Somerset & Dorset Weekend – 13th & 14th October 2018

We're delighted to announce that our extremely popular Autumn Steam Gala guest 34092 "City of Wells" is staying at GCR for another weekend and will be hauling passenger trains on 13th and 14th October 2018 before returning home.

We're running an all-steam weekend with a Somerset and Dorset theme with authentic motive power for that much-mourned line with 34092 "City of Wells" joined by resident BR Standard Class 5, and 9F 92214 "Leicester City".

Our normal high season timetable will be in operation, and normal fares apply! The full timetable including locomotive diagrams is available below.

34092 "City of Wells" BR Standard 5 73156
9F 92214 Leicester City
9F 92214 "Leicester City"


The timetable is available for download here.

Locomotive shed tours

Volunteer members of the Boscastle team will be offering informative tours of the locomotive shed at Loughborough on 13th and 14th October 2018.

For more details, please see follow this link.

Fares for 13th and 14th October 2018

Our best value "off peak" day fares from Loughborough Central are shown below. Similar fares are applicable from our other stations.

 £ Adult     Child     Senior    
Day runabout  (see Notes 1 & 2) £17.00 £9.00 £16.00
Day return Quorn £6.00 £3.00 -
..        ..     Rothley £11.00 £6.00 -
..        ..     Leicester (see Notes 1 & 2)     £15.00 £8.00 -
Single Quorn £3.00 £2.00 -
..        Rothley £6.00 £3.00 -
..        Leicester £8.00 £5.00 -
Family runabout (1A + 3C)       (see Notes 1 & 2) £30.00
Family runabout (2A + 3C)   (see Notes 1 & 2) £40.00


1. Day returns to Leicester at £15 adults (no senior concession) and children £8 are available after 2.30 pm. These tickets can be used as runabouts, without restriction.

2. Registered disabled visitors are charged at the concessionary senior fare; an accompanying registered carer is offered a free complimentary fare.

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

4. The above fares structure may be suspended for special events.

5. Children's fares apply to those aged between 5-15; children under age 5 travel free (except at certain special events).

7. Senior fares apply to visitors who are age 65 or over and are available on day runabout tickets where shown.

8. Dogs, cycles and large items of luggage are a flat fare of £2.

9. Students (on production of a valid NUS card) may claim any concessionary fare applicable to seniors.

10. For visitors with Heritage Railway Association passes, Privilege rate fares apply as per Note 3. above (on production of a valid membership card); this concession will NOT apply for certain special event days.

11. Our standard adult runabout fare (valid on all advertised services with standard class accommodation, except reservation only services (including Santa trains)) is £40 - this is valid for use on one day only during the 31 days from date of issue.

For fares for Group Bookings please contact the Booking Office on 01509 632 323

For a full list of our conditions of carriage, click here

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.
All railway locomotives release, on occasions, oily deposits into the atmosphere, including cinders from steam locos. We regret that we cannot take responsibility for damage to visitors’ clothing, vehicles or other personal belongings caused by these occurrences.

Our next running day

This Wednesday
Two steam locomotives are sharing duties on passenger trains on Wednesday, with our Diesel Railcar also in service.

BR Standard Class 9F 92214 Stanier 8F 48624
Metro Cammell Diesel Railcar

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