Background

The mission of the Mountsorrel Railway project is to recreate this once forgotten industrial steam line, which was crucial to the local Leicestershire community. We have nearly finished recreating the railway - thanks to your support!

But in 2014 the work does not stop there and the project enters a major new exciting phase - with the proposed Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre.

Please make a donation today, or volunteer your skills. Thank you.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Final Mountsorrel wagon completed - all three to run at GCR gala!

The restoration of our three replica Mountsorrel Granite Company wagons is now complete. All three wagons have been marshalled together and they look truly fantastic!

All three replica Mountsorrel Granite wagons on display at the Great Central Railway

The Great Central Railway will be including the wagons in a demonstration freight train at the 1960s gala this coming weekend (March 27th and 28th). It's great to see that even within only a few days of completion, the wagons are already satisfying the purpose of their restoration, which was to allow historical recreations. Once track laying on the Mountsorrel branch line gets under way (see our track appeal) this will open up an whole raft of historical and educational possibilities.

Third restored replica Mountsorrel Granite wagon

Come and see the wagons for yourself this coming weekend at the gala and be sure to visit our project stand on Rothley station (see map below). Our volunteers will be on hand to talk about the restoration and the wider project in general, and very attractive cardboard cut out models of the wagons will be on sale too!


View Route of Mountsorrel Railway in a larger map

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