Stations & Cafes

The Great Central Railway boasts four stations on its eight mile railway. Each has a different character and each has a buffet or cafe for visitors.

Loughborough Central station (LE11 1RW)

Loughborough is the main station on the line and the Locomotive Shed is based there. It has the atmosphere of a busy main line station. A buffet is on the platform and is open during running days. The headquarters of the railway is based in Lovatt House (LE11 1SL), adjacent to the station, in the former Goods Offices of the original railway.

Quorn & Woodhouse station (LE12 8AW)

Quorn is a country station with a large open station yard used as a base for many of the railway's events. It sports a turntable and the Butler Henderson Cafe Bistro is opn all week.

Rothley station (LE7 7LD)

Rothley is a station with an enclosed station yard giving the real atmosphere of a country station. The Charnwood Forest Garden Railway and the Carriage and Wagon Works are based here and the Ellis's Cafe is open all week.

Leicester North station (LE4 3BR)

Leicester North is a new station built just south of the original Belgrave & Birstall station. Catering is provided at The Platfrom on Greenacres just south of the station.

For more information about our stations and their facilities click on the links - or explore the drop down menu.

Our next running day


Two steam locomotives and two Class 33 diesel locos (including visitor 33063) in operation this weekend. Our DMU is also operating on the Mountsorrel Branch.

6990 " Witherslack Hall" title= 777 "Sir Lamiel
Visiting Class 33 33063 Class 33 D6535
Class 101 DMU

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