Steam Punk Weekend – 4th and 5th July 2020.

Our Steampunk weekend takes place on 4th and 5th July 2020.


Great Central Railway would like to transport you back to the Victorian days mixed with industrial, everything clockwork and those pulled by steam for the return of our very successful Steampunk festival now for 2 days with Live Music on the Saturday evening.

Offering the finest assortment of entertainment to amaze and even educate us all. Folk Music and amazing feats of physical skill await you. There will be a market too so you can take a little piece of steampunk home with you.

For your aural and optical pleasure we invite you to dress up or dress down but come to any of 4 stations and get involved - This is the best backdrop for Steampunk inspiration.

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Featuring a marvellous market and platform Face painter

Time   Performance

1000   Host-meet and greet - Sweeney Todd and Miss Lovett

1100   Cherry Twirls

1200   Tea Duelling Competition (family ticket up for grabs)

1300   Cherry Twirls

1400   Host-meet and greet

1500   Cherry Twirls

1600   Close



Featuring fabulous fairground organ and our Mini Funfair

Time   Performance

0930   Host-meet and greet

1000  Fire Performance

1100   Bare Bones Morris

1200   Host-meet and greet

1300   Fire performance

1400   Host-meet and greet

1500   Fire Performance

1600   Close



Featuring a marvellous market and The Ford Marque 4 Classic Car Club

Time   Performance

0930  Host- Count Rostov

1000   Dr Corvus Marconi

1200   Fashion Show - NOT TO BE MISSED

1230   Competition-Best Dressed (family ticket up for grabs)

1300   Dr Corvus Marconi

1400   Count Rostov - A little Humour

1500   The Cogkneys

1930   NEW - Live music - Cranberry Flick



Time   Performance


Entertainment to be confirmed


Your Train Journey

Start and finish your journey at any one of our 4 stations and hop on and off along the way all day long!
Enjoy a 16 mile return trip behind a steam engine

Join any of our trains at any of our four stations, for a fun packed day for all the family.


The timetable for the SteamPunk will be announced soon.




Family Ticket: £40 (2 adults & up to 3 children)
£30 (1 adult & up to 3 children)
Adult: £18
Children: £9 (aged 3-16 inclusive)
Under 3s: Free of charge
Car Club Priv rate tickets will be available
Return, single short hop tickets available between stations after 3.30pm where normal fares apply
Normal discounts apply for members of Friends of Great Central Main Line to buy Privilege rate tickets.
*Members of Friends of the GCML are entitled to the normal privilege fares upon production of membership card.
*HRA - pass holders can travel at priv rates.
*Working members of other heritage railways with whom GCR has reciprocal arrangements for reduced fares, will be eligible for Privilege fares upon production of valid working membership cards.
Same arrangements apply as above for holders of ex British Rail and Train operating Company passes.



Loughborough:  LE11 1RW. On street parking is available but the surrounding roads will be busy. Many double yellow lines have been added to roads in the area, so parking is increasingly scarce.

Quorn: LE12 8AG.  This is GCR's main car park.

Rothley: LE7 7LD. There is very limited free car parking in the station yard due to the children's funfair and the designated disabled area.

Leicester North: LE4 3BR.  There is limited free car parking on the immediate approach to the station.

Passengers are conveyed by the Company's trains in accordance with the Company's "Conditions of Carriage" (as shown on this website). All train services, locomotives, exhibits and other attractions appear subject to availability and are subject to change without prior notice.

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