Yesterday I had a ride on a DMU along the new GCR Branch Line - the Mountsorrel Railway. Despite being just over a mile long, there are two stations, a large cafe with an adjoining museum section and the beginnings of a quarry museum section with sidings, a large shed and three restored local private owner railway wagons. There is also a good nature trail with outstanding views over the countryside to Bradgate Hill. This was the weekend of first public running and provided a very worthwhile visit, which many families were enjoying. Well done to Steve Cramp (who was/is a huge driving force to the project, the local community,GCR and all other supporters and sponsors. It remains to be seen how the Branch will integrate with the main GCR in terms of direct connection via Rothley?? ......But it is an excellent addition to the railway preservation scene.