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The Midland Railway Trust Ltd. is a company registered in England No. 1097382 and as a charitable trust No. 502278.

The Retail, Catering and Engineering operations are operated by the Midland Railway Enterprises plc, a subsidiary company of the Midland Railway Trust Ltd.


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Midland Railway - Butterley

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Yes, for that special after Christmas treat, why not spread the Christmas Season with a trip behind our very own “Jinty” and an extra present for every child from the Railway Director in his special rail borne office. Adults are not forgotten with a miniature bottle of spirits and a mince pie. There will also be a show from the Pinxton Puppets and an animatronics display in our heated marquee. See more information below.


During the Christmas period we run Santa Specials for all the family. Santa’s grotto is on the train and the children will meet Santa during the train ride. There is a quality gift for every child. Every adult will receive a mince pie and a miniature bottle of spirits. The Pinxton Puppets will put on a show after your train ride.



Adults: £12.50, Children 3-14: £10, Under 3: FREE £7.50 (if present required)


November 2013

Saturday 16: Trains depart 11.00 12.30 and 14.00

Sunday 17: Trains depart 11.00 12.30 and 14.00

Saturday 23: Trains depart 11.00 12.30 and 14.00

Sunday 24: Trains depart 11.00 12.30 and 14.00

Saturday 30: Trains depart 11.00 12.30 and 14.00




December 2013

Sunday 1: Trains depart  11.00 12.30 and 14.00

Saturday 7: Trains depart  11.00 12.30 14.00 and 15.15

Sunday 8: Trains depart  11.00 12.30 14.00 and 15.15

Thursday 12: Trains depart  11.00 12.30 and 14.00

*Saturday 14: Trains depart  11.00 12.30 14.00 and 15.15

*Sunday 15: Trains depart  11.00 12.30 14.00 and 15.15

*Friday 20: Trains depart  11.00 12.30 14.00 and 15.15

*Saturday 21: Trains depart  11.00 12.30 14.00 and 15.15

*Sunday 22: Trains depart  11.00 12.30 14.00 and 15.15

*Monday 23: Trains depart  11.00 12.30 14.00 and 15.15

*Tuesday 24: Trains depart  11.00 12.30 14.00 and 15.15

*£1.00 supplement each applies on 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 December 2013

Party discounts: 20-49 = 15%, 50-99 = 20%, 100+ please contact us


This very popular service must be booked in advance. The train will depart on the dates shown at 16.45 (4.45pm) and includes a train ride with a visit to Santa’s Grotto. There is a present for every child and a picnic tea hamper will be served to your table on the train.


Adults: £17.50, Children 3-14: £15.50

Under 3: FREE £10.00 (if present required)


December 2013

Saturday 7: Trains depart 16.45

Saturday 14: Trains depart 16.45

Saturday 21: Trains depart 16.45


We recommend that you arrive at 4.00 (16.00) for the Puppet Show

New for 2013 we are launching our Christmas Past, Christmas Present feature here at the Midland railway - Butterley. From the 27 December until the 1 January, “Jinty” will be hauling trains and the Railway Director will be giving presents away to children from the office in his carriage.


December 2013/January 2014

Friday 27: Trains depart at 11.00, 12.30 14.00

Saturday 28: Trains depart at 11.00, 12.30 14.00

Sunday 29: Trains depart at 11.00, 12.30 14.00

Monday 30: Trains depart at 11.00, 12.30 14.00

Tuesday 31: Trains depart at 11.00, 12.30 14.00

Wednesday 1: Trains depart at 11.00, 12.30 14.00



Adults: £12.50, Children 3-14: £10,

Under 3: FREE £7.50 (if present required)


In the event of cancellation or exchange of pre-booked tickets for our Santa Specials there will be an administration charge of £5.00 ‘Weather Warning’ - refunds will not be made if trains can operate.


Whilst every effort will be made to maintain the above services, the Midland Railway Trust Ltd. does not guarantee that trains services will depart at the times stated and reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice. No liability for loss, inconvenience or delay can be accepted.


That gift with a difference! Why not buy a voucher for our celebrated Footplate Experience Day? Drive a full sized steam locomotive - only £250 for a full day. Please click here for full details.



Get the full tour, including going behind the scenes and hear the stories from those directly involved. Gift Vouchers from £70. Please click here for full details.


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Please Note: For the Santa Specials here at the Midland Railway - Butterley you are advised to arrive at Butterley Station at least 30 minutes before your train departs to allow time for parking and to look around before you board your train. Pinxton Puppets and a large marquee provide entertainment and shelter.