With less than a week to go the volunteers have been working hard.
Much of the scaffolding around the Heritage Centre building has also been removed in readiness for the opening weekend.
Details of the locos and coaches have also now been agreed:
Each train will consist of two coaches, the suburban coach (pictured above) and the GCR’s Arrowvale observation car. Together they can carry around 70 people, with 40 tickets for each train allocated for advanced booking.
It appears that our weather booking has been accepted (see Metcheck Weather), so with fine weather forecast and two thirds of the tickets already sold, why take a risk? Book now at
There will still be tickets available for every train to buy on the day (cash only), but we recommend advance booking to avoid having to queue at busy times over the weekend. Remember that this is the only weekend you’ll be able to ride the Mountsorrel Railway for the foreseeable future. Future plans for passenger trains are still to be determined. With two steam locos hauling each train, October 24th/25th is certainly a weekend not to be missed!