Diesel Running Friday with D6535 – 17th August 2018

Join us for an afternoon/evening 'Diesel Running Friday' featuring Class 33 D6535 on Friday 17th August 2018.

This date was originally due to feature Class 45 D123 which is now unfortunately unavailable for the event.

For a rover fare of just £17 (GCR's normal rover fare), the event offers up to 5 round trips between Loughborough Central and Leicester North – that’s just 21 pence per mile!

D6535 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 (£17 adult, senior concessions £16, 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 upon production of passes - £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.

Specials will also be available on the day from the Griddle Car as follows:

  • Belly of pork, mash, veg and gravy
  • Sausage, mash, veg and gravy
  • Chilli con carne and rice
  • Chick pea curry and rice


Real ales

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


Other diesel events

See our 2018 Diesel Events Calendar for the latest loco roster and news on forthcoming events.


While every effort will be made to maintain services, we do not guarantee that trains will arrive/ depart at the times stated. We reserve the right to alter or suspend any train or attraction without notice. No liability for any loss, inconvenience or delay can be accepted.


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