Leicester Transport Heritage Trust

Leicester Transport Heritage Trust

Researching, preserving and promoting our local road transport heritage


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The Leicester Transport Heritage Trust is a charity which aims to research, preserve and archive the history of transport across Leicester. We have a growing collection of local historic vehicles and a valuable archive of transport related material documenting the evolution of Leicester’s unique transport story.

Alongside our preservation and archiving work, we hold regular Zoom and face to face meetings with guest presenters who offer a wide ranging insight into bygone transport. Our quarterly “Leicester Wheels” journal for members is also eagerly anticipated too when it hits the doormat!

Our public rallies and open days showcase our historic vehicles to the public, allowing a nostalgic glimpse into the buses and coaches that once ruled the roads of Leicestershire.

Your donations are much appreciated and go towards restoring and preserving Leicester’s heritage vehicles for future generations.

Special Event

Midland Red Spectacular – Saturday 20th August 2022

For full details of our upcoming event, please click the link below to view our event page.

Please click here for full details

Quorn & Woodhouse Station
(in conjunction with Great Central Railway)

Celebrating 100 years since the opening of Midland Red’s first garage in Leicestershire

Free bus rides on a variety of urban and rural routes (including to and from Loughborough Central (GCR) and Loughborough Midland (EMR) stations).

Enhanced train service with steam and diesel locomotives and diesel railcar

Short-hop train fares available, enabling you to travel between Quorn and Loughborough one way by free heritage bus and one way by steam or diesel train

Transport sales stands inside the marquee at Quorn and in the station yard.

Vehicle displays, large bus parking area and special Midland Red displays

Dennis ‘n’ Friends – Following his very popular appearance at our last bus rally, Dennis The Dominator and his friends will make an appearance at the event. Bring the family along to meet him and have your picture taken with him – he’s a very popular bus celebrity!  Follow Dennis on Instagram by clicking here!

Our Annual Bus & Train Spectacular

Our Bus and Train Spectacular took place at Quorn and Woodhouse Station on Saturday May 7th 2022.

It was our biggest ever event. Thank you so much to everyone that attended and made it such a special day!


We plan to continue our monthly meetings at the Braunstone Civic Centre for as long as COVID regulations allow. All of our face to face meetings will follow the latest government safety guidelines.

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Whether you want to come along to our monthly meetings at Braunstone Civic Centre with a cuppa, take part in our monthly virtual Zoom meetings or would like to be more involved, we’ve got something for everyone!

At our rallies, why not try conducting or being the face of the organisation at one of our stalls. Why not delve into The Trusts vast archive of Leicester transport history – help us catalogue and uncover the unknown facts that shaped our transport history?

We have plenty of opportunities to get hands on with our fleet of historic vehicles too. Our volunteer team take pride in restoring and maintaining our fleet in historically accurate condition, just as you might remember it.

Become a member today and then contact us via the web site for further details.