East Coast Weekend

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Recreate life in the Early to Mid 1960s with Steam Traction from Tornado & Standard 5 73156, Diesel Traction from 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier as well as our Diesel Railcar on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th January 2022.

This is the last chance to ride behind Tornado before its overhaul beginning before the end of January.

With a busy timetables featuring Freight Trains, Double Headers, Top&Tail Running this event is a great warm up before our Winter Gala.

Tornado appears courtesy of the A1 Steam Locomotive trust and Royal Highland Fusilier appears courtesy of the Deltic Preservation Society.


Peppercorn A1 60163 Tornado BR Standard 5 73156
Napier Deltic 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier  Metro Cammell Diesel Railcar

All Locomotives appear subject to fitness to run and contract and may change at any time.




We have special fares in place for this event

All-day runabout tickets- unlimited travel on the date of issue:

£ Sat or Sun
Adult £24
Child (3-16 inclusive) £13
Privilege/Friend (Adult) £18
Privilege/Friend (Child) £9
Family 2A + 3C £50
Family 1A + 3C £42

Under 3s: Free of charge

No short hop tickets available between stations. Return tickets may however be purchased after 3.00 pm at the prices applicable on a normal operating weekend.

Platform tickets at Loughborough Central and Quorn are available for £5 at this event, these can be offset against runabout tickets.

* Friends of Great Central Main Line may purchase Privilege rate tickets upon production of membership card.
* HRA passes & 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.

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One steam locomotive and our Diesel Railcar are in action this weekend 22nd and 23rd January 2022.

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