New Years Eve Celebration

Happy New Year – with the Great Central Railway.

Kiss out the old and wave in the new. Our New Years Eve celebration will blow away the cobwebs and leave you steamed up for the days ahead. Take three steam hauled return trips between Loughborough and Leicester, departing on the 31st of December and arriving back after midnight on the 1st of January!

GCR Cromwell Pullman Launch

You’ll ride in our first class carriages and stewards will serve a six course meal to you. Make it a resolution to join us.

Tickets cost £92 per person.


Choice of:
Luxury Scotch egg on a bed of dressed rocket served with toasted brioche and pickle

Cock-a-leekie soup served with petit pain

Leek and Potato soup served with petit pain (v)


Choice of:
The Chieftan Royal Highland haggis with Champit tatties n bashed neeps and a wee drap o’ the Cratur

Traditional oak smoked Scottish salmon with smooth oat cakes


Choice of:
Prime fillet of Highland beef with all the trimmings

Arbroath smoked haddock and ham pots served with a creamy butter sauce

Roast Gressingham duck breast & black cherry sauce

All served with chef’s selection of vegetables


Choice of:
Steamed ginger pudding with Dundee marmalade sauce & vanilla ice cream

Scottish trifle with Drambuie soaked sponge


A muckle o’ cheese wi wangs o’ oats


Coffee or Earl Grey tea with Scottish shortbread

Vegetarian Choices

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

Mushroom, Brie, rocket & redcurrant filo bundle

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

Call 01509 632323 to make a reservation. Please note, all food choices must be pre-booked when arranging your ticket.

Our next running day

We are operating steam-hauled passenger trains this weekend 15th and 16th August 2020 (pre-booking is essential).

Our on-train dining services remain suspended at present, but we are reviewing this situation regularly and will be pleased to transfer existing bookings to a future date when dining services resume...
More information...

Our appeals

Reunification appeal - Reuniting the two halves of the Great Central Railway

Locomotive Shed Appeal

Make a donation

To make a donation to our supporting charity click the Donate button below

Donate to our supporting charity...
View our official Facebook page View our official Twitter page

Subscribe to our newsletter

Main Line Xtra

If you are a Friend of the Great Central Railway, you can access Main Line Xtra which provides additional news, special offers and features. To access Main Line Xtra click here

Want to become a Friend? Join now by clicking here

Special Events

This is a selection of our special events, to see the full list, click here

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

Visit England Quality Assured Attraction