Charnwood Forester & Model Event – Fri 16th June

Charnwood Forester - and enjoy the Model Event on Friday 16th June.

We're running an additional Charnwood Forester service, our popular evening 1st class dining train to coincide with the first day of our Model Event, one of the UK's leading model railway exhibitions on Friday 16th June 2017. Pre-booking for this service is essential.

Your six course dinner is served aboard our First Class Restaurant Cars as one of our historic main line steam locomotives takes you on a leisurely journey through the Leicestershire countryside. The train departs from Loughborough Central and your meal is served during the journey.

There will be an interlude at the delightfully atmospheric Rothley station complete with original Edwardian gas lights. The train departs from Loughborough Central at 7.30pm, returning at approximately 10.00 p.m. Tickets are £54.00 per adult which includes entry to the Model Event and unlimited rail travel (the model event is open 10am to 4pm) during the daytime. The price includes the full cost of the train ticket.

For more information on the Model Event, please click here.



Vine tomato and mozzarella salad with a basil dressing
Chef’s soup of the day served with a warm bread roll
Choice of

Roast rack of lamb served with a rich herb gravy

Scottish salmon steak served with hollandaise sauce

Roast chicken with sage and onion served with red onion gravy

All served with chef’s selection of seasonal vegetables
Choice of Two gateaux or fresh fruit salad
Cheese and biscuits served with celery and grapes

Coffee served with chocolate mints

Vegetarian Choices

Butternut squash half, filled with cannellini beans, mozzarella cheese, peppers & tomatoes, topped with pumpkin & sunflower seed crumb

Roast pepper stuffed with courgette, sun dried tomato cous cous and topped with feta cheese

Mediterranean casserole with peppers, courgettes, lentils, sweet smoked paprika and thyme – suitable for vegans

Please note. Menu choices must be pre-booked

To check availability and to book your tickets call 01509 632323.

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This Weekend
Two steam locomotives, one diesel loco, and our diesel railcar are in service this weekend.

9F 92214 J94 68067
English Electric Type 1 D8098 Metro Cammell Diesel Railcar

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