The Midland Railway Trust is welcoming a visiting Main Line Diesel Locomotive.
The Locomotive is a Class 33 number D6501 built in 1959 by the Birmingham Carriage and Wagon Company.
It operated on various services for the Southern Region of British Railways until withdrawal and preservation at the South Devon railway in 2008.
It has now been fully restored to working order and painted in the green livery that would have graced it when first built.
The locomotive makes its debut over the weekend of 8th and 9th July 2017 as part of the Midland Railway – Butterley 1960s weekend.
The Midland Railway – Butterley is grateful to the locomotives owners for allowing it to visit the railway.
Alan Calladine, the Midland Railway Trust Development Officer said “This is a chance to see a locomotive that would have not operated in this area and to travel behind it.
There will also be a variety of other steam and diesel locomotives in action over the weekend of the 8th and 9th July as part of our popular 1960s weekend. The weekend will also see the entry into traffic of the former Ffestiniog Railway carriage on the Golden Valley Light Railway, the Garden Railway Event at Butterley Station and on Sunday, a Road Rally featuring a large collection of classic vehicles ranging from motor bikes to double deck buses on show. This will a splendid weekend to visit the Midland Railway – Butterley”