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Our future events, when confirmed, can be viewed on this page, and while this list may not be extensive, please rest assured that much is going on behind the scenes. It is a fact that the events that PLEG attempts to organise are at the harder end of the organisational spectrum. If they were easy to organise, other groups, or the railways themselves, would have already organised them in the past. A lot of what we attempt to organise meets with various stages of resistance in the process, but rest assured that we do our utmost to persevere, and only come to a dead end when, disappointedly, a railway basically says 'We are just not interested!' That is of course a shame for us, and for them, as we would never propose anything to a railway unless we believed the railway would make money from the event. At this moment in time we are currently working on, or involved in, proposals with a number of different sites. We don't know as yet which of these proposals will go through to a 'live' event, but you will find out about it on this website first. And don't forget, PLEG still has a 100% record! Everything we have ever advertised to work at one of our events has produced on the day! You can view our past events by clicking here.


Any potential events will be added to this page when they are ready, plus will also be shared on our Yahoo Group.

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Great Central Railway

Saturday 22nd July 2017

The Rothley Rodder

The Branch Line Society and the Preserved Locomotive Enthusiasts Group are delighted to announce this summer's evening charter on the Great Central Railway featuring interesting track and traction. The charter will traverse rare lines in the Swithland and Loughborough areas and visit the full length of the Mountsorrel branch, including the associated connection.

Haulage interest is included with no less than three Class 08 locomotives, including the sought after new addition to their fleet 08907 and residents 08528 and 08694

A trip on the Mountsorrel branch in a DMU is also included at no extra cost.

The charter will depart Loughborough at 18.00 and return at 20.30.

Fares will be £20.00 for BLS/PLEG members and £32.00 for non-members of either group.
Please note that with the kind support of the GCR you can add a Day Rover to your charter ticket for just £10 extra! On the day of our charter there will be 3 steam and 1 diesel locos in use, plus the DMU and other attractions such as TPO drops and much more. So why not make a day of it? The £10 Day Rover fare is only available to those holding a charter ticket and is not transferable, they are not available separately). Accompanied under 18s benefit from a £5.00 reduction on the total fare.

Full details of the charter and all the minutiae are on a downloadable booking form docFull details and Booking Form