Saturday 9 October 2021 – Members Outing to the Great Central Railway at Quorn
A visit to the Great Central Railway – the only preserved double track, main line railway in Britain. Today is the ‘Bus and Train Spectacular’ with free, local bus services as well as the usual train services. The railway has been in preservation since 1976 and runs between Loughborough and Leicester, a distance of 8.25 miles. Each of the stations is ‘themed’. Loughborough station is home to the museum, engine sheds and workshop, signal box, emporium and a buffet. Quorn and Woodhouse station has a picnic area, café and NAAFI style buffet whilst Rothley station boasts two tea rooms and nearby is a miniature railway. Leicester North station is the end of the line and has a tea room. The line is very scenic running through the edge of Charnwood Forest and crossing Swithland reservoir.
Depart from Victoria Street at 0830 hours
Return from Quorn at 1700 hours to arrive back at Victoria Street around 1900 hours