Tickets to be all inclusive of train fares and exhibition entry at all four stations

£ One Day Two Day Three Day
Adult 20 38 56
Child 3-16 (Under 3 free) 14 26 38
Privilege/ Friend Adult 16 30 42
Privilege/ Friend Child 10 18 26
Family 1A+3C 34
Family 2A+3C 52

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We are operating an intensive timetable at The Model Event with three steam locomotives, two diesel locos and our diesel railcar in service:

Locomotive roster

Three steam locomotives, one diesel loco, and our diesel railcar are in action at the Model Event. The locomotive roster is as follows (please note that this is subject to change):

BR Standard Class 5 73156 Stanier 8F 48305
Stanier 8F 48624 Metro Cammell Diesel Railcar
Class 37 37714 “Cardiff Canton”
(Friday and Saturday)
Brush Type 4 1705
(Saturday and Sunday)
Peak Type 4 D123 “Leicestershire & Derbyshire Yeomanry”
(Friday and Sunday)


Free heritage bus shuttle:

Provided the the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust in association with the Great Central Railway and Soar Valley Model Railway Club.

A free heritage bus service will be operating between Loughborough Midland (East Midlands Trains) and Loughborough Central (GCR) stations for the GCR Model Event on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th June 2019.

For further details and the bus the timetable, click here.



GROUP BOOKINGS 10% DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS OF 20 PEOPLE OR MORE – For enquiries and bookings please call 01509 632315

1.Entry to car parks and station platforms is not available.  This applies to Friends members who must buy travel tickets.
2.Return, single and short hop tickets will not be available.
3.Members of Friends of the GCML are entitled to Privilege fares upon production of membership card.
4.Heritage Railway Association passes are suspended for this event.
6.Working members of other heritage railways with whom GCR has reciprocal arrangements for reduced fares, will be eligible for Privilege fares upon production of valid membership cards and work permits.
7. Same arrangements apply as in 6. above for holders of ex British Rail and Train Operating Company passes.
8. Full line return tickets may be purchased after 3.30pm on Friday & Saturday and 3.00pm Sunday at the prices applicable on a normal operating weekend.

DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP AN EVENT PROGRAMME – a detailed 32 page guide to the event.  They are just £2.00

All locomotives and attractions appear subject to availability.  GCR reserves the right to amend or cancel any service: a full copy of GCR’s Conditions of Carriage is available for inspection at our Booking Offices.

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