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 from the day for you to enjoy.
Further photos can be found at Clive Hanley’s photostream at http://evergreen.zenfolio.com/p592529507#h5e66daff and http://evergreen.zenfolio.com/p247083266 and Steve Bottrill’s stream at
There was also extensive coverage on TV and radio which you can catch up with as follows :-
- BBC East Midlands Today with Maurice Flynn at https://www.facebook.com/bbc.emt and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-34631435
- ITV Central News at (in pictures) http://www.itv.com/news/central/2015-10-24/in-pictures-mountsorrel-railway-grand-reopening/ or in video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgjSx811ZWQ
- BBC Radio Leicester with Ben Jackson at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p034lvvw (between 01:41:30 and 01:56:20)
- BBC Radio Leicester, Tony and Julie live at (between 01:32:00 and 01:49:00)
Below you can watch Andy Bennett’s video of the opening day and unveiling ceremony:-
Or you can watch one of our volunteer videos of the day (Sunday starts at 3:04)
There is an extended version of this video at https://youtu.be/Ej5o_ZXdt50 which includes photos taken during the construction of Mountsorrel Station. If you view this video on YouTube then click on more in the description for a list of chapters you can jump to.