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Class 66 locomotive for Midland Railway Butterley Diesel Gala

The Midland Railway Butterley has announced that the Class 66 locomotive which will be visiting the line for their Gala has been confirmed. DB Cargo has confirmed that the Class 66 that will be visiting...
20142 to haul the swanage railway Purbeck Explorer railtours by Swanage Railway

Class 20 locomotive confirmed for Midland Railway Butterley Diesel Gala

Midland Railway Butterley has announced that Class 20 locomotive No.20142 will be joining them for their Diesel Gala. 20142 is returning to the Midland Railway Butterley after time away on tour to heritage railways and...

LMS Fowler Jinty steam locomotive class – Class Information

Following on from the last Class Information, which featured the GWR 2800s and 2884s (viewable here), this week, we turn our heads to the LMS Fowler Jinty class of steam locomotive. If you don't know...
Midland Railway - Butterley host memorial for Sapper Amos

Family reunited at 1st World War Commemoration at the Midland Railway Butterley

Distant cousins have met for the first time at Butterley Station on the 12th May 2018 when the Midland Railway Butterley held a special ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of...
Butterley Station at Midland Railway Butterley

Midland Railway – Butterley to hold commemoration for Sapper Amos

A special commemoration is to take place at the Midland Railway - Butterley on the 12th May 2018 to mark the centenary of the death of Sapper Alfred Frederick Amos. Sapper Amos was based at...
80080's Boiler // Credit Paul Wood

Steam Locomotive No.80080’s boiler is prepared for steam testing

The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust, who are based at the Midland Railway Centre - Butterley, has posted pictures on their Facebook page showing British Railways (BR) Standard 4 (2-6-4T) No.80080's boiler being prepared...
A1 No. 60163 Tornado stands at Skipton ready to depart for Appleby // Credit: RailAdvent

Midland Railway – Butterley cancel steam locomotive ‘Tornado’ visit

The Midland Railway at Butterley has announced that they have taken the difficult decision to cancel the visit of steam locomotive No.60163 'Tornado'. The locomotive was due to visit the railway on the 21st and...
60100 // Credit Midland Railway Butterley

First Guest for Midland Railway Butterley’s 2018 Diesel Gala Announced

The Midland Railway Butterley has announced that 60100, a DB Cargo UK Class 60, will be the first visiting guest for the line's 2018 Diesel Gala in June. About the Class 60s After a number of...
Official Photo of 1029 "County of Worcester", last engine built // Credit John Speller's Web Pages

1014 The G.W. County Project (steam locomotive No. 1014 “County of Glamorgan”) – Project...

Returning back to a New Build Project focusing on a Great Western Railway (GWR) design, this week, we are looking at 1014 The G.W. County Project and their progress on building a replica 1014 "County...
6201 "Princess Elizabeth" on it's way to Carnforth // Credit Carl Stephens

Latest news on steam locomotive No. 6201 “Princess Elizabeth”

The Princess Elizabeth Locomotive Society have posted their plans for steam locomotive No. 6201 "Princess Elizabeth". Problems and plans for 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" After suffering problems with the small boiler tubes, the decision was taken by...