Diesel Running Friday with D5830 and D8098

Join us for an afternoon/evening 'Diesel Running Friday' featuring Class 31 D5830 and Class 20 D8098 on Friday 14th July 2017.

Class 31 D5830

For a rover fare of just £16 (GCR's normal rover fare), the event offers diesel fans up to 6 round trips between Loughborough Central and Leicester North – that’s just 16 pence per mile!

D5830 will take solo charge of three trips, the first departing Loughborough at 1200, and then will ‘top and tail’ three more trips with the Class 20 - the last train returning to Loughborough at 2011.

Class 20 D8098

Please note that trains may be boarded at Loughborough and Rothley only.


Please follow the link: Diesel Friday's Timetable 2017 to down load the timetable


· Normal runabout fares apply (£16 adult, senior concessions £14, children £9 etc.)

· Friends of Great Central Main Line members are entitled (upon production of current valid membership card) to reduced runabout fares of £9 (£5 child).

· Heritage Railway Association passes will be valid, with reduced runabout fares applicable upon production of passes - £9

· 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 - £9

· 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, including all-day breakfasts, omelettes & breakfast cobs. With the following specials available in the evening on the 18:00 departure from Loughborough.

  • Spaghetti Bolognese & garlic bread
  • Toad in the Hole
  • Chickpea curry with rice and garlic bread

Real ales: An interesting and varied range of real ales from Nottingham Brewery will be served throughout:
Extra Pale Ale 4.2% abv
Rock Bitter 3.8%
Foundry Mild 4.7% 

All at £3.00 per pint or £1.50 per half pint

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.

Are you looking to stay a little longer...? There are some fantastic Bed & Breakfast establishments well within the reach of the railway and the following are within walking distance from Loughborough Central Station - click here

Our next running day

This Friday 
- Class 31 Running Day
Class 31 D5830 is in action in our latest Diesel Running Friday.

Class 31 D5830

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