Special Events

In addition to its normal train services the Great Central Railway provides a series of themed galas and events for the enthusiast and family alike. Details will be posted on these pages nearer to the event.

Following the announcement on 22nd February of the roadmap for the country's exit from lockdown, we will be publishing details of our event calendar in the coming days.

Quorn Swap Meet
27 Jun 2021 to the 27 Jun 2021

Class 20 Diesel Running Day With D8098 - Friday 16th July 2021
16 Jul 2021 to the 16 Jul 2021

Beer Festival and Vintage Weekend
22 Jul 2021 to the 25 Jul 2021

Quorn Swap Meet
05 Sep 2021 to the 05 Sep 2021

1940s Wartime Weekend
10 Sep 2021 to the 12 Sep 2021

Autumn Steam Gala
30 Sep 2021 to the 03 Oct 2021

Our next running day

Passenger trains have now returned to the GCR, running every Saturday and Sunday, and on selected weekdays.

All four stations are due to reopen from Saturday 26th June 2021, with tickets available on the day from Booking Offices.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway as we progressively return to normal operation, as the national situation improves.

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Reunification appeal - Reuniting the two halves of the Great Central Railway

Locomotive Shed Appeal
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Special Events

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