While we were down at Dave’s mum over the Christmas break we went for a trip to the Great Central Railway station at Loughborough. The Great Central Railway is a bit of mainline steamtrain tracks that have been preserved, running from Loughborough to somewhere on the edge of Leicester. Loughborough is the main centre of it and it’s pretty amazing: the whole station is set up in a vintage style, mostly 1940s and 1950s I guess, there’s trains arriving every 20-30 minutes, and lots of engines and carriages to look at while they’re being restored. The whole thing is run entirely by volunteers, but you wouldn’t know, because it’s really professional. Very impressed!
Milo had fallen asleep in the car on the way there, so we were a bit worried he was going to take ages waking up when we go there, but amazingly he was totally fine! He wasn’t even apprehensive of the steam engines even though they’re super noisy, and it only took him ten minutes to start running around.