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Great Central Railway

Loughborough Central Station | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Loughborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Had lunch on a steam train what a great time we had. The food was great freshly prepared and the views are amazing. Really excellent value for money.

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We went on the bank holiday as they were having a steam fair at one of the stations. Entrance included a day pass on the line. The fair was small but interesting. The railway itself is a joy, well looked after and well run. At the leicester station were more stalls and vintage vehicles. Great!

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Derby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've been coming to the great central railway since the mid to late 1990s. There use to be a time, when it use to not be doing so well. it even fell victom to vandels at 1 point. however since then, it has picked it's self up and has been doing extremely well especially in more recent years. When ever... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Have just returned home from a great day out at the Great Central Railway at Loughborough .this included unlimited train rides both steam and diesel coupled with a cream tea treat at Ellis's tea room at Rothley station. This experience was from my eldest son and his wife in the form of a voucher asa Christmas present.The whole time spent... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

a model railway event ,with real train as well, what more could you ask for, this was a great combination, as you can ride all the trains and view all the model railways and trader's as well, so its a family and the model railway man's treat, with plenty to do and see for all ,with over fifty layouts and... More

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Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I visited on a 'green' timetable day - 6 trains in each direction over the 7~8 mile line. The service alternates between Steam engine and Diesel - on the day I went it was a Deisel Multiple unit. Each station has a character of the age and it is worth getting a rover ticket so that a full one way... More

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

bought 2 tickets steam train advertised was substituted with diesel which wasnt a problem except we were told in the ticket office it was steam, travelled to the other end but nothing there to see so came back on same train buffet car food expensive poor choice

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great central railway offers a wonderful steam train experience, enjoy a ride on an old fashioned carriage, being pulled by a big old steam train, with all the atmosphere of yesteryear, the smell of the smoke, the smuts- if you put your head out of the window, and maybe enjoying some refreshments from the buffet car, all served with a... More

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Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited the Great Central Railway on the Diesel Gala Weekend. It was very well organised and the rides on the diesel hauled trains were very nostalgic. The railway staff being dressed in era costume; the period posters and station furniture added much to the event. The station at Quorn with the cafe set under the bridge in what was... More

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Derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a great place for a day out with all your family. It is also great on special events days for the railway enthusiasts. Plenty to see and do, with a good choice of eating venues too. In fact I would recommend a meal on the evening service of Sunday lunch. Both are good value and something different too.... More

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