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Victorian Train Weekend
May 5 - May 7
Step back in time and experience travel as it would have been over 100 years ago, as the restored vintage carriages are brought out of the museum to operate train services for visitors. A newly restored carriage which took to the tracks for the first time in 2017 after 18 years of hard work will be in service again. So if you missed it last year, why not take a trip in this amazing carriage in 2018. The train will be steam hauled and there will also be a “classic” train service on Sunday and Monday.
Midland Railway Trust volunteers will be on the vintage trains in period costume to add to the atmosphere and answer your questions and for children there’s a special vintage themed I-Spy competition.
The Victorian Train will leave Butterley at: 10.30am, 11.40am, 1.25pm, 2.50pm and 4.20pm. Return trips will depart from Swanwick Junction at: 11.15am, 12.35pm, 2.20pm, 3.45pm and 5.10pm. The “classic” train services will slot in between these services on Sunday and Monday.
It is planned to use Peckett No.2111 on the Victorian train and Austerity 68067 on the “classic” train, but we are unable to guarantee that these locomotives will be in service.
Visitors in Victorian costume travel at half price. All of the usual attractions will be open.
Please note: Passengers travelling on the 4.20pm departure from Butterley will not have time to explore the Swanwick Junction museum complex.
The narrow gauge Golden Valley Light Railway will be also be running trains today using the historic Ashover Light Railway Carriage No.4 for which a separate fare is payable.
Today’s train fares: With Gift Aid Without Gift Aid
Adult £15.50 £14.00
Over 60 £14.50 £13.00
Child (aged 5-16) £7.75 £7.00
Child (under 5) Free Free
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5 – 15) £38.75 £35.00
Parking at Butterley Station is FREE.
About Gift Aid
Gift Aid is available to UK tax payers, enabling the Midland Railway Trust to reclaim 25% of the amount paid from the government. Gift Aid visitors will receive vouchers to spend in the shops and buffets as a thank you for payment by this method. This represents excellent value for the visitor as well as benefiting the Midland Railway Trust.