Class 25 Diesel Running Friday with D5185 – Friday 11th June 2021

Join us for a Diesel Running Friday with D5185, on Friday 11th June 2021, in only the second diesel event of the year at the GCR following the national lockdowns.

Class 25 D5185 is due to work six round trips of the line, a total of 96 miles, with trains departing from Loughborough Central, beginning in the early afternoon.

We're offering tickets for compartments of up to six people, and also for tables of two.

Tickets must be booked in advance. 



Trains will depart from Loughborough Central (LE11 1RW) at 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm, and 8:05pm.




We're offering special pricing for this event to herald the return of regular diesel running at the GCR.

Compartment for up to 6 people: £75

Table for up to 2 people: £30


HRA and other travel passes, and reciprocal travel arrangements with other railways will not be valid at this event. 



Tickets for this event can be booked online here:



An at-seat refreshment service will be available, providing food and drinks throughout the event.

An option to pre-book Fish & Chips, served on the 6:30pm departure from Loughborough Central, is available during the online booking process.

We are expecting 12 Real Ales and 2 Ciders for this event:

Moonface Brewery - Mid Atlantic Pale (4.7%)

Moonface Brewery - Citra (4.5%)

Nottingham Brewery - Cock & Hoop (4.3%)

Nottingham Brewery - EPA (4.2%)

Nottingham Brewery - Rock Mild (3.8%)

Nottingham Brewery - Rock Bitter (3.8%)

Lenton Lane Brewery - Twist & Stout (5.0%)

Rocket Ales Cambs - Black Arrow Porter (4.0%)

Rocket Ales Cambs - Sidewinder Citra (3.6%)

Rocket Ales Cambs - Apollo 11 APA (3.9%)

Rocket Ales Cambs - First Man Bitter (4.2%)

Charnwood Brewery - Salvation (3.8%)


Lilley’s Cider - Fire Dancer (4.5%)

Lilley’s Cider - Cherries & Berries (4.0%)

Lilley’s Cider - Bee Sting Perry (6.8%)


Ales are priced at £3.40 Per Pint and Ciders at £4.00 Per Pint.

* All appear subject to availability, delivery and confirmation


The Griddle Car also offers:
A selection of soft drinks, wines, lagers, gins & whiskeys alongside hot drinks.
The Griddle light menu of Sausage/Bacon/Egg/Veg Sausage Baps served until early evening.



All locomotives and attractions appear subject to available, and are subject to change without prior notice.

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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