Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Mountsorrel branch reopened today

From the Loughborough Echo:
A newly restored railway line in Mountsorrel will be opened this weekend, the latest addition to the Great Central Railway. 
The project to restore the Mountsorrel Railway, which once served the granite quarries of the village, has been undertaken entirely by volunteers from the local community and beyond ... 
Not content with restoring the railway, the group then set out to create a brand new railway station at Mountsorrel. 
Steve added: “When the Mountsorrel Railway was built originally, it was always intended that Mountsorrel would have a station but that dream was never realised. 
"That was something that we wanted to put right so that the public could ride the railway that we had restored."
Thanks to a grant of £66,000 from Tarmac’s Landfill Community fund, and more work by the volunteers, Mountsorrel now has a railway station, on Bond Lane.

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