Don’t miss your chance to follow in the footsteps of the stars of ITV's "Victoria"
Those that enjoyed ITV's new drama "Victoria" might be interested to know that the railway scenes featured in the series were filmed at the Great Central Railway's Mountsorrel branch line. In the drama Queen Victoria and Prince Albert enjoy their first exhilarating experience of riding on a train through the Leicestershire countryside.
The Mountsorrel Railway will be open to the public on October 22nd and 23rd for the final time this year, allowing visitors to ride in the footsteps of Victoria and Albert. Volunteer Steve Cramp commented "It has taken over a one hundred thousand volunteer hours, over the past 9 years to restore the railway, so we were thrilled when the production company came to us wanting to film scenes for Victoria. The railway looked fantastic and the cameras really picked out the unique charm of the branch line. Passenger's riding the trains over the weekend of October 22nd and 23rd will be able to see the locations used in the series and volunteers will be on the trains to answer passenger's questions".
Passengers can join the train at either Mountsorrel Station on Bond Lane, Mountsorrel or at the Mountsorrel & Rothley Community Heritage Centre on Swithland Lane, Rothley. Tickets are priced at £5 adult, £3 child for one return journey or £7 adult and £5 child for an all-day ticket allowing multiple rides. The first train is at 10:30 and trains run approximately every 40 minutes throughout the day.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.gcrailway.co.uk and are available CASH ONLY on the day from the staff on the train.