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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Opening Weekend Update

Unfortunately 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. 

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Steam Locos For Opening Weekend

We are very pleased to say that two steam locomotives will be visiting for the opening weekend. All trains will be hauled top and tailed by 0-4-0 Peckett "Teddy" and 0-4-0 Barclay "Colin McAndrew".

0-4-0 Peckett "Teddy"
"Teddy" is named after the rev Teddy Boston who setup the Cadeby Light Railway in the grounds of the Cadeby village rectory. The loco was based there from 1982 until 2006. It is wonderful to see the loco back in Leicestershire again.

0-4-0 Barclay "Colin McAndrew"
"Colin McAndrew" was built in 1911 and was a former railway contractors locomotive.

Both locomotives are ideal for the Mountsorrel Railway with its tight curves and steep gradients and we are very grateful to the owners of both locomotives for allowing them to come and be part of the historic opening!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Book Online for Mountsorrel Railway Opening!

Advanced tickets are now available for the historic opening of the Mountsorrel Railway on October 24th and 25th. Full details of the event and advance tickets can be purchased on the Great Central Railway web site by clicking here.

The VIP opening of the railway will take place on the Saturday morning, so please come along to see the train break through the banner and the opening celebrations. Further details will follow nearer the time.

Public trains will commence at 12:30. There will be 5 trains on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday 25th 10 trains will run starting at 9:30am.

To avoid disappointment we recommend booking in advance, although tickets will be available from the train staff on the day.

Stonehurst Farm have very kindly agreed to allow the use of the corner of their field directly next to the station for overflow parking. This should ease the parking situation over what we hope will be a very busy weekend. Additional parking will also be available at the new heritage centre site on Swithland Lane, some 300m away. If you are coming as a part of a group please try to car share. If you are local and able to walk/cycle to the station then please do.

If you have booked your tickets in advance please arrive at least 20 minutes before your departure time, in case the station car parks are full and you need to allow time to walk from the heritage centre car park.

Mountsorrel Station can be found on Bond Lane, Mountsorrel. The station doesn't have a post code but for SATNAV purposes the nearest post code for Bond Lane is LE12 7AA some 400m or so away.

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