Diesel Running Friday with D123 – 7th June 2019

Join us for an afternoon/evening 'Diesel Running Friday' featuring Peak Type 4 D123 "Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry".

Tickets can be purchased on the day or online in advance:

Click here to buy tickets online


For a rover fare of just £18 (GCR's normal rover fare), the event offers up to 5 round trips between Loughborough Central and Leicester North – that’s just 23 pence per mile!

D123 will take solo charge of all five trips, departing from Loughborough Central at 12:00, 13:45, 15:15, 17:00, and 18:30.





· Normal runabout fares apply (£18 Adult, Children £9 etc)

· Friends of Great Central Main Line members are entitled (upon production of current valid membership card) to reduced runabout fares of £10 (£6 child).

· Heritage Railway Association passes will be valid, with reduced runabout fares applicable on production of pass - £10.

· Working members of other heritage railways with whom GCR has reciprocal arrangements for reduced fares will be eligible for reduced fares upon production of valid membership cards and work permits - £10.

· Same arrangements apply as above for holders of ex British Rail and Train Operating Company passes.

· There will be no short hop or return tickets available.


Hot food

Hot food will be available from our Griddle Car all day from our usual menu.

A special menu will also be available in the evening, served on the 18:30 departure from Loughborough Central. Please place your order during the day at the Griddle counter.

  • Sausage, mash and peas
  • Chilli con carne and rice
  • Three bean chilli and rice (v)


Real ales

An interesting and varied range of real ales from Nottingham Brewery will be served throughout.


Other diesel events

See our 2019 Diesel Events Calendar for the latest loco roster and news on forthcoming events.


While every effort will be made to maintain services, we do not guarantee that trains will arrive/ depart at the times stated. We reserve the right to alter or suspend any train or attraction without notice. No liability for any loss, inconvenience or delay can be accepted.


Our next running day

This Weekend
Two steam locomotives and one diesel loco are in service this weekend.

Steam locomotive (selection to be confirmed) Steam locomotive (selection to be confirmed)
Class 50 50017 "Royal Oak"

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