Diesel Running Friday with 50017 – 12th July 2019

Join us for an afternoon/evening 'Diesel Running Friday' featuring Class 50 50017 "Royal Oak" in its first appearance in this event slot since arriving at GCR earlier in 2019.

Tickets can be purchased on arrival on the day, or online:

Click here to buy tickets online

For a rover fare of just £18 (GCR's normal rover fare), the event offers up to 5 round trips between Loughborough Central and Leicester North – that’s just 23 pence per mile!

50017 will take solo charge of all five trips, departing from Loughborough Central at 12:00, 13:45, 15:15, 17:00, and 18:30.





· Normal runabout fares apply (£18 Adult, Children £9 etc).

· Friends of Great Central Main Line members are entitled (upon production of current valid membership card) to reduced runabout fares of £10 (£6 child).

· Heritage Railway Association passes will be valid, with reduced runabout fares applicable on production of pass - £10.

· Working members of other heritage railways with whom GCR has reciprocal arrangements for reduced fares will be eligible for reduced fares upon production of valid membership cards and work permits - £10.

· Same arrangements apply as above for holders of ex British Rail and Train Operating Company passes.

· There will be no short hop or return tickets available.


Hot food

Hot food will be available from our Griddle Car all day from our usual menu.


Real ales

An interesting and varied range of real ales from Nottingham Brewery will be served throughout.


Other diesel events

See our 2019 Diesel Events Calendar for the latest loco roster and news on forthcoming events.


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