Class 25 Diesel Running Friday with D5185 – Friday 16th August 2019

Join us for an afternoon/evening 'Diesel Running Friday' featuring Class 25 D5185.

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!

Sulzer power is the order of the day, and D5185 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.

Also, a special evening menu is also available as follows... Please order your special by 5pm. These will be served on the 6:30pm departure from Loughborough Central.

  • Toad in the hole, mash, peas and gravy £6.50 (v option available)
  • Chilli con carne and rice £6.50
  • Chick pea curry and rice (v) £6.50


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 2019 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.


Our next running day

This weekend
Two steam locomotives, one diesel loco, and our Diesel Railcar are due to be in action this weekend.

BR Standard Class 2 78018. BR Standard Class 9F 92214 "Leicester City".
Brush Type 4 1705 "Sparrowhawk". Metro Cammell Diesel Railcar.

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