Opening Weekend change to Loco

Freshly overhauled NER 1310 from the Middleton RailwayUnfortunately steam loco “Colin McAndrew” has had to withdraw from hauling the opening weekend trains due to a mechanical fault. The loco has been replaced at very short notice by LNER Y7 from the Middleton Railway. A big thank you goes to everyone who has been involved in arranging the late hire of this loco.

Advanced tickets for some of the weekend trains had sold out so we are pleased to say that additional advance purchase tickets have been released for all of the weekend’s trains. Tickets can be bought from the GCR’s website until 4pm on Friday and will be sent to you by email.

There will still be tickets available for every train to buy on the day, but we strongly recommend buying your tickets in advance from the website to avoid the need to queue on the day.

With two steam locos working hard on the branch line gradients, plus guided tours of the new heritage centre site, it should be an opening weekend not to miss! Remember that this will be your only chance to ride the Mountsorrel Railway for sometime.

Toilets and a catering van will be provided at Mountsorrel Station. Disabled access is also available to the trains, but we ask that visitors who require wheel chair access contact us in advance so we can ensure that space is available.