On Train Dining Services

Here you can find details about all our first class services, our griddle cars, our thrilling murder mystery trains, or even how to charter your own private carriage or train.

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The 'Duke' and Cromwell Pullman 13-10-10

Our first class trains run all through the year.  Enjoy a four course meal on our Saturday luncheon train, a traditional  four course Sunday luncheon service and a luxurious six course Saturday evening feast on board 'The Charnwood Forester'

For a very different night out, try one of our very popular murder mystery dining trains and in November and December look out for our Christmas trains.

Your train will normally pause on Swithland viaduct with breath taking views over the reservoir.

Santa Specials - Malcolm Ranieri

Dates 2015 - Follow the links below


5/12/19/26 - South Yorkshireman
6/13/20/27 - Elizabethan
5/12/19/26 - Charnwood Forester
11 - Murder Mystery Full Stop Murder
18 - Wine Tasting Evening
25 - Murder Mystery The Last Connection


10/17/24 - South Yorkshireman
11/18/25 - Elizabethan
10/17/24 - Charnwood Forester
9 - Murder Mystery Awayday to Murder 
23 - Murder Mystery The Going is Fatal!


7/14 - South Yorkshireman
1/8/15 - Elizabethan
7/14 - Charnwood Forester
21/28 (Saturday) - Christmas Jubilee Luncheon
21/28 - Christmas Forester Dinner
21/29 (Sunday) - Christmas Jubilee Luncheon


5/12/19 (Saturday) - Christmas Jubilee Luncheon
6/13/20 (Sunday) - Christmas Jubilee Luncheon
5/12/19 - Christmas Forester Dinner
16 (Wednesday) - Murder Mystery
25 - Christmas Day feast
26 - Boxing Day Luncheon
31 - New Year’s Eve celebration


Whether you are planning a private party or a business dinner, or (perhaps even your wedding breakfast!) a Great Central Railway Private Charter can guarantee you a unique and memorable event for up to 100 people.

You can charter our first class dining train, our luxurious Cromwell Pullman train, or for something more intimate, try our directors saloon.

To see the full range of train charter options click here, or call 01509 632339 to enquire. We offer group discounts and would be delighted to tailor make an experience for you!

Whatever your choice, the ambience will be matched by wonderful food prepared by our chefs. Treat yourself, give your family a celebration to remember or impress your clients with a Great Central charter. (Don't forget - if you need somewhere to meet before you dine, try the impressive ambience of Lovatt House).


For good food on the go - without the need for a reservation - try our griddle car. Our famous all day breakfast is a real treat and we serve other good hearty meals all day long.

You'll find these favourites aboard our griddle car, along with a bar serving beers, wines, spirits and hot drinks on most trains. Children's meals are also available.

The Griddle car is available on selected trains, as per the timetable. Look for the trains with the plate & fork symbol.

For all enquiries, please contact our booking office on 01509 632323

Cancellation Policy - First Class & Pullman trains

  1. Cancellations made with more than one month to your dining experience date may be re-booked at no extra charge or refunded in full.
  2. Cancellations made between one month and one week before your dining experience date may be re-booked on payment of an additional £5.00 per person or refunded less £10.00 per person administration charge.
  3. Cancellations made within the last week to the date of your dining experience date may be re-booked on payment of an additional £10.00 per person or refunded less £20.00 per person administration charge.
  4. Passengers who do not arrive in time to catch the train from Loughborough Central at the advertised departure time will not be entitled to a refund.

Our next running day:

Our annual Autumn Steam Gala returns with an intensive timetable.

6990 Witherslack Hall is expected to return at the weekend following overhaul.

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