Since Steve Cramp and a large team of volunteers began work in 2007, most of the mile-long route between Swithland Sidings and Lafarge Quarry, disused since the 1950s, has been cleared and ballasted. Not only that but the bridge over the track has been repaired, three replica Mountsorrel wagons have been recreated, and over 300 children have taken part in activities with their schools and groups on the trackbed.
All this for only £4,500! (mostly the labour, machinery and ballast on the project has been donated by volunteers and local companies, for which we are extremely grateful)
Projects on the scale of the Mountsorrel Railway typically cost £1 million per mile of track to complete. We “only” need £150,000 to complete the project, which will cover buying, lifting, transporting and laying a mile of rail and 1,500 sleepers, and other items required to complete the railway.
Please see the Mountsorrel Railway track appeal donation form for more information about the appeal. You can help by donating whatever money you can afford, for example:
- You could sponsor one or more sleepers at £15 each
- You could sponsor one or more lengths of rail at £180 each
- You could setup a standing order donation to the appeal, which would help reopen the Mountsorrel Railway even sooner
- a personal, extensive tour of the Mountsorrel Railway led by project leader Steve Cramp
- travel on a Travelling Post Office during a non stop mail exchange on the GCR (not normally available to the public)
- an invitation to ride on one of the first trains to travel on the recreated Mountsorrel Railway!
Please support the Mountsorrel Railway track appeal and print off and complete the appeal form today. If you have any questions please contact George Overton. Thank you for your support.