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 http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/ 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 http://heritage-centre.co.uk/category/trains/
GCR Trains: April 2019 - The Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line on Sunday 28th April. For just £7 (£4 for children) you can take a trip on their Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) taking a circular route stopping at Quorn, Nunckley Hill, Mountsorrel, Rothley and… Continue reading GCR Trains: April 2019 Steam Trains: 31st March 2019 - We have a very special day on March 31st. The GCR will be running steam passenger trains on the Mountsorrel Branch line. These will be top and tailed by the Jinty and Austerity tank engines and will run through to the GCR's main line stations. You can join the train at either Quorn, Rothley or the Heritage Centre stations and ride a round trip for only £6 adults and £3 children! You can break your journey at any of the stations to enjoy all the things to see and do at each station. Continue reading Steam Trains: 31st March 2019 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 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