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Great Central Railway

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Address: Loughborough Central Station | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
Phone Number: 015090632323
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Excellent Birthday Treat!

Had lunch on "The South Yorkshireman" last Saturday as part of my wife's birthday present. We've made this trip before so knew what to expect but it was up to the usual standard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had lunch on "The South Yorkshireman" last Saturday as part of my wife's birthday present. We've made this trip before so knew what to expect but it was up to the usual standard. The food and service were excellent, it's a real treat to experience what rail travel was like in times gone by. A nice touch at the end... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we really enjoyed the whole weekend, there is plenty to do and see the atmosphere is fantastic. we had our son and 3 year old grandson with us next year they are dressing up as well brilliant

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Schwelm, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We did an excellent photo charter on the GCR organized by TimeLine Events. Staff on the GCR was friendly and extremely cooperaitive.

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Aldridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Dispite the rainy day this was an event not to miss, huge marques housed the model show, a feast of layouts to suit all tastes, and a fair number of suppliers, although I thought that there may have been a few more. But still managed to pick up a bargain. Travel on the train also included in the ticket price... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Good Afternoon Ritchard, I paid for a 1st Class Dining experience in loughborough 13/06/15 for my Parents 20th wedding anniversary Which is suppose to be ranked 12th in the world, but my parents have come home ill even though they left very hungry. Food No ciabatta with starter and cheese taste very odd so was left. Soup was like dishwater... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The GCR runs from Leicester North to Loughborough on what's probably the longest stretch of preserved double track in the country. This means it's able to run quite intensive services for peak events, as trains don't have to just pass each other in stations. It also means that it has specialised in being a base for larger, tender locos, several... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We received a gift from our family for evening dinner on the Charnwood Forester - what a fantastic evening - a six course meal - travelling along by steam amazing. There was a stop along the journey to stretch our legs and view the steam engine at close quarters - all the staff were first class.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Visited The Great Central Railway steam train weekend. Bought a ticket which allows you to get on & off all day onto different trains.All the stations we visited were immaculate & ols style,really lovely. A great bit of nostalgia.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It was a fun outing and we learned a lot from the visit. The station is well maintained and still has many of the items from the past. We had tea on the train too.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Volunteer staff friendly and helpful. Only Loughborough Central was staffed. Exit to Quorn station was through yard as main entrance locked. Travelled on 1420 Quorn to Loughborough, guard stood in cab with driver blocking the forward view of the line for paying passengers. Female tea room staff member sat at table on platform at Loughborough smoking in full view if... More 

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Additional Information about Great Central Railway

Address: Address: Loughborough Central Station | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
Phone Number: 015090632323
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Loughborough
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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