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Newsletter: Spring 2019 - You might have thought that Spring was here in mid February however meteorologically spring started on the 1st March, (or for the budding astronomers amongst you, not until the 20th March). The fine weather certainly brought visitors flocking to Granites and the nature trails over the half-term week; we had… Continue reading Newsletter: Spring 2019 Newsletter: Christmas 2018 - Where has the year gone? As well as the usual DMU shuttle services on the railway there were again services onto the GCR’s main line. Our Mountsorrel Granite Wagons were also out and about as part of the GCR’s Goods Galore gala. Our restored Brake Van saw its first outing… Continue reading Newsletter: Christmas 2018 Newsletter: November 2018 - Well winter is fast approaching, and dare I mention Christmas. With the recent mild weather the garden railway has continued to run at weekends although “leaves on the line” takes on a whole new meaning when you are only one 22nd scale! Whose idea was it to build the track… Continue reading Newsletter: November 2018 Discovery Centre: July 2018 - Discovery Project: Lottery Funding Application Sadly our application for £800,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for our Discovery Project has been unsuccessful. Recent changes at HLF have seen a significant reduction in the maximum amount they award to projects, and there has been a shift in emphasis towards… Continue reading Discovery Centre: July 2018 Events: March 2018 - The Great Central Railway have confirmed that they will be running steam trains along the Mountsorrel Railway over the weekend of March 24th & 25th. This is the first time steam passenger trains have run since the opening of the line back in 2015, and it is the only confirmed steam weekend for this year, so don’t miss it! Continue reading Events: March 2018