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Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Steam Trains to Run on the Mountsorrel Railway this Weekend!
On Saturday/ Sunday 27th & 28th April the Great Central Railway are running their Swithland Sidings gala. The event will show the full potential of the new signalling scheme at Swithland Sidings for the first time. They’ll be a special viewing area to allow GCR visitors to see all the action close up. See the GCR website for full details.
The event will also see steam trains running on the Mountsorrel Railway with the three Mountsorrel Granite Company wagons that were restored by local children three years ago. Demonstration freight trains will run from Swithland Sidings onto the branch line and continue as far as the farm track accommodation crossing, some 450m along the line. Several runs along the branch line will be made on both days of the event.
Please note that on this occasion the branch line trains will be demonstration only and no passengers will be carried.
The Mountsorrel Railway Project display stand will be setup in the Swithland Sidings viewing area, so please come along to see us. Our volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the project and we are also running our “Sponsor a check chair for £15” fund raising drive to raise the money required to buy the last 100 check chairs we need for the tight curves either side of Swithland Lane.