Trains and Shunting demos

DMU at Nunckley Hill
Trains and Shunting Demos
Volunteers & Weather Permitting


The Great Central Railway are responsible for running trains on the Mountsorrel Branch Line. They list running days in their Special Events section. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the website, or cash only on the day from the guard.

We have a small team of volunteers that give shunting demonstrations from time to time. We use our Ruston and Hornsby diesel to manoeuvre our collection of wagons our the base of the quarry. Please check out the calendar for the next demonstration.

Future Train Weekends

Details of the train running weekends will be posted below and updated as and when information becomes available.

Recent Train Weekends

Details of our most recent train weekends are listed below. A full listing of past train days can be found at

DMU at Nunckley Hill Trains 21st & 22nd July 2018- Once again the Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line. Their Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) will be running a circular route stopping at Quorn, Nunckley Hill, Mountsorrel, Rothley and then back to Quorn. It is over a year since trains last ran onto the GCR main line so make a note in your diary. Continue reading Trains 21st & 22nd July 2018
Heritage centre banner image Steam Trains 24th & 25th March 2018- The Great Central Railway 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! Trains are running along the branch line only, there is no through running from GCR main line stations. Continue reading Steam Trains 24th & 25th March 2018
DMU at Nunckley Hill Trains Running: 21st and 22nd October- We are pleased to announce that the GCR will again be running their DMU on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October. Ticket prices are £5 for adults, £3 for children available in advance from the GCR. Continue reading Trains Running: 21st and 22nd October
DMU at Nunckley GCR Diesel Gala 9/10 September- The GCR will be running trains along the Mountsorrel Branch line during their forthcoming diesel gala weekend. Only day runabout tickets will be available at a cost of: adult £18, and child £10. Continue reading GCR Diesel Gala 9/10 September
Granite Wagons Through Trains Video- An excellent day with lots of passengers on the trains, our first day of shunting demonstrations and a steady stream of youngsters trying their hand at driving our miniature trains. A quick thank you to all the volunteers for marshalling the site running the attractions.