Highlights of 2015

Well what a year it has been! Your support has helped us to achieve so much.
Thank You.
Why not take a few minutes to read about our achievements. Continue reading Highlights of 2015

Museum and Exhibition Buildings take shape

Many of you who donated to our Phase 2 Appeal will be wondering what is happening with the Museum and Exhibition buildings. Well your donations, combined with a grant from Tarmac’s Landfill Community Fund, has enabled work to start. Construction started on Tuesday 9th December and by the 20th the… Continue reading Museum and Exhibition Buildings take shape

Progress at Nunckley Hill Station

Nunckley Station Platform

  The branch line’s second station at Nunckley Hill is now complete. The new station will serve the heritage centre site, allowing passengers to join and leave the train to visit the many attractions and areas of interest the heritage centre site has to offer. The only remaining item to… Continue reading Progress at Nunckley Hill Station

Phase 2 Appeal Update

Railway museum and exhibition buildings

Our fund raising is now firmly focused on the phase 2 Mountsorrel Railway Museum and Exhibition buildings in the base of the old quarry. The museum will allow historic railway vehicles from the old Mountsorrel quarry to be displayed to the public and the exhibition building will tell the story… Continue reading Phase 2 Appeal Update

Mountsorrel Village Fete

We have a stall at the Mountsorrel Charities Fête, run by the Scouts, on Saturday 13th June from 10 ’till 12. So if you are in the area, and would like to know more about the Heritage Centre and the Mountsorrel Railway, why not pop along for a chat. For… Continue reading Mountsorrel Village Fete

Break-in at the Wickham Shed

I’m very sorry to say that when we arrived on site this morning (28th March), we found that the Wickham shed had suffered a break in, we now know this to have been on Tuesday evening. Approximately £2700 worth of power tools were stolen. Items lost were: Cembre Impact Wrench… Continue reading Break-in at the Wickham Shed

March 2015 – Mountsorrel Station Completed!

Mountsorrel Station is now complete! Only signage and some painting in the warmer months remains to be done. Track laying has also been completed through the station. A buffer and sand drag have been installed on the other side of the bridge at Bond Lane. The granite outcrop problem that… Continue reading March 2015 – Mountsorrel Station Completed!

February 2015 Project Update

We’ve been moving as much ballast into place as quickly as possible,  whilst we have the help of volunteer Nigel operating the digger for us, and thankfully all the trackbed is now fully ballasted. The Time Office has now been dismantled with even the corner bricks and bits of metal… Continue reading February 2015 Project Update

January 2015 Project Update

Its been a cold start to the year but despite the snow we have managed to lay track into Mountsorrel Station. It’s been two years since we last laid track! We are always looking for extra volunteers and this is a task that requires high numbers, so if you would… Continue reading January 2015 Project Update