Visit by the Duke of Gloucester

Prince of Wales visit

On the 24th July we were thrilled to host our second royal visitor in less than three years. The Duke of Gloucester spent over an hour touring the site, chatting with our volunteers and visitors, investigating some of the content on our interactive screen, meeting some of the sponsors and… Continue reading Visit by the Duke of Gloucester

Prestigious Exhibit For Railway Museum

Our volunteers have been hard at work with their £50,000 project to extend the popular Mountsorrel Railway Museum. The project will enable the current restoration area in the museum to be moved into a purpose built extension, which will double the amount of museum space available for public display of… Continue reading Prestigious Exhibit For Railway Museum

Prince of Wales Video and Photos

Prince of Wales visit

Sorry it took so long to work though all the photos and video. Rather than post dozens (hundreds?) of photos we have put together a video of the day. We hope you like it. Continue reading Prince of Wales Video and Photos

Filming Victoria on the Mountsorrel Railway

Planet at Mountsorrel

“Planet” was being used to film various railway scenes for a new drama, Victoria, expected to be screened on ITV in the Autumn, and the Mountsorrel branch line had been fitted out with a new station, out of sight from Nunckley Hill and the local roads. Depending on how filming went we could expect to see “Planet” any time from 5 ’till 9. Continue reading Filming Victoria on the Mountsorrel Railway

Ben Jackson interviews Steve Cramp

This time last year the new Mountsorrel Heritage Centre was pretty much just a field on the outskirts of the village. Twelve months on it’s a thriving building with people practically queuing to get in. It’s a great new facility that tells the story of two Charnwood villages and how… Continue reading Ben Jackson interviews Steve Cramp

48 Hour Documentary Competition – Track by Track

Louis Birch is one of our former volunteers, who is now at college studying a film and television course. He was given 48 hours to make a short film and the topic he was given was restoration. What better subject than the project he spent so much time with a… Continue reading 48 Hour Documentary Competition – Track by Track

Pictures from the Official Opening

First an enormous thank you to everyone that turned out to make our opening weekend an outstanding success. Every train was sold out! We hope you all enjoyed your day and please look out for the Heritage Centre opening in the Spring of 2016. Here are some of our photos… Continue reading Pictures from the Official Opening

Ben Jackson takes a tour around the Heritage Centre

After eight years of hard work, the Mountsorrel Railway is close to re-opening after years of neglect. It was so neglected in fact that most local people had forgotten it even existed. Well, there’ll be no forgetting now, because not only is the railway close to being operational once more,… Continue reading Ben Jackson takes a tour around the Heritage Centre

Loughborough Echo: Heritage Railway’s £5,000 boost

You can read about our £5000 grant from the OneFamily Foundation in the Loughborough Echo at http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/heritage-railways-5000-boost-9758851

Listen to Steve Cramp on BBC Radio Leicester

Listen to Steve being interviewed by Ben Jackson on Radio Leicester at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02t8zx2 (from 1:37:45). He discusses the background to the project and asks for your help with the OneFamily vote at