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Great Central Railway

Loughborough Central Station | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Loughborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Brilliant day out had a lovely place to eat on eat on the station also a lovely breakfast is available on the train.

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had a diesel driving experience. Drove a class 47 up and down their railway five times. Best day of my railway loving life!!!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Yesterday we went on the Saturday Dining trip on a steam train from Loughborough to Leicester. The weather was awful when we arrived so the train was moved up under the canopy so we could all board in the dry.Since I'm disabled I was delighted to discover a lift to get me down to the platform which a helpful chap... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Great Central Railway is excellent in most respects. As an enthusiast, I enjoyed the diversity and quality of exhibits - the standard of preservation is very high and, as a photographer, I enjoyed my intentional ploy of going on a non-event day. There were trains running but few bipedal obstructions to my photographs. Preserved railways inevitably balance authenticity with... More

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storridge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Called in on our way back from Newark. Left car at Rothley, where there is free parking in station yard and set off down line behind their lovely red engine to Leicester, from where we did a round trip back and had some excellent refreshments in the cafe in the yard.. As a volunteer on the Severn Valley Railway it... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Along with our two friends we spent a very pleasant couple of hours on the railway having lunch. The food was excellent, service very attentive making the whole experience very enjoyable. Unfortunately the weather was one of the hottest days of the year and one of the party was taken ill at the end of trip. One of the GCR... More

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Leicestershire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have used and enjoyed the railway for years and our grand-daughter is now old enough to enjoy it and learn from it Buying tickets for all the family can seem a bit expensive but you get a lot for your money, especially if you choose an event day with lots of activities and displays at the various stations. Car... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Just back in from a family day on the railway. I am not railway enthusiast, have no idea about that sort of thing. But we have just had the most fantastic day. The family hired a carriage, the one that does the buffet rather than the dining car. It has lots of low armchairs around the edge of it, which... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I hadn't travelled on this line since it extended to Leicester North and decided to have a round trip from Leicester North to Loughborough on the midweek Wednesday service a few weeks ago. Being a retired ex BR employee, I read up on whether I could use my safeguarded travel facilities on the ATOC website and found that these were... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was a very good day out, the first run of the day on a steamed hauled train several miles through the countryside with a lot to see and everything very well kept and with a very professional feel. Staff or volunteers are all very passionate about their railway and are all very knowledgable. Back at the main station a... More

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