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Great Central Railway

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Great Central Road | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
+44 1509 632323
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Brilliant Day!

Went to the steam gala on Sunday 31st January. Caught the 0900 out of Loughborough ordered... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2016
chris d
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
First Visit

Being steam enthusiasts my wife and I decided to visit the Great Central Railway for the Winter... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2016
Brian L
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Great Central Road | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
+44 1509 632323
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Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Went to the steam gala on Sunday 31st January. Caught the 0900 out of Loughborough ordered breakfast on board served in about 5 minutes, really nice well presented girl serving was lovely and really busy. Spent the day on the railway bought a couple of...More

Thank chris d
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Being steam enthusiasts my wife and I decided to visit the Great Central Railway for the Winter Gala on the 29/30th January 2016. We bought rover tickets online and on the 30th journeyed up and down the line. Numerous locomotives were in steam, and the...More

1  Thank Brian L
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Nine engines in steam plus one in light steam the double track allows for constant action very atmospheric

1  Thank 490ken
Reviewed 31 January 2016

How short-sighted the Government was to close this railway, which once formed part of a link between London, Leicester, Nottingham, and Sheffield. The preservation society has done a fine job in restoring part of the line to its 1950's appearance, with steam trains, freight trains,...More

2  Thank MikeP231146
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Had an absolutely fantastic day, at very well organised gala on the uk's only twin track preserved rail line. A must see for all! enthusiasts I am disabled so booking essential for car park in advance by email, just give your name & vehicle registration....More

Thank 239NigelG
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Just been to the Winter Steam Gala today at the railway and the Steam Trains were in immaculate condition. There was even sunshine along with a bit of rain for my photography of the trains. If you are like me and prefer to photograph the...More

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

I like to visit the railway as a firm of distressing the smells the sounds people watching all worth it. You get the sense of being back in the 1930 when steam was alive and the transport system of the day. Would I visit again...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Five of us dined aboard a steam locomotive for a Saturday luncheon, we all really enjoyed the whole experience. We arrived early so we had time to look around the station and museum, and then were greeted by a steward who showed us to our...More

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

What a great place to take (daughter & husband along with ) my two under 4 year old grandchildren. Will be mega busy next weekend with the Winter Steam Fayre, so opted for this weekend instead. First trip with the Jinty, home for lunch and...More

Thank Midlands_T
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

The only reason i have given it 3 stars is because my child seemed happy enough. No one seemed very happy at all. Maybe everyone had an off day.

1  Thank Xd1g1t
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Paul A
Hi how much does it cost to hire the arrow vale belle for a evening meal
21 May 2017|
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Response from OldWulf | Reviewed this property |
Phone them on 01509 632323
Hi Can anyone tell me how long does the santa deluxe train ride from Loughborough station usually lasts for please?
25 October 2016|
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Response from Michael J | Reviewed this property |
I don't know
Peter B
H i can you let me know how long the Santa train ride lasts? Thanks, Pete
20 December 2015|
Response from Cablegram |
Journey takes about 30 mins each way with a 5 min break at Leicester North. Santa walks through the train as soon as it leaves Loughborough and hands out the present to the children. Kids usually get some juice and some... More