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Press Release – Railway looking for a General Manager

The Midland Railway – Butterley is looking for a General Manger to head up the heritage railway.

A group of Midland Railway Trust directors has been running the railway over the last few years and the board has now decided that the time is right to look for a new General Manger.

The successful candidate will need to be able to manage a very varied business with a lively mix of volunteers and paid staff who operate and develop the Midland Railway – Butterley.

The railway has some ambitious plans for the future and needs to expand the managerial team to take it forward.

Alex Gibson the Trust Chairman said “ We are very grateful to the team that has run the railway over the last few years, and they will all continue to put in a lot of effort to lead the Midland Railway – Butterley forward. However we need to expand what we are doing and see the need to appoint a General Manager who will take this important attraction forward. If anyone reading this thinks that they have got the ability and experience to take on this challenging position please send your details through to me at the Midland Railway Trust. “ Further information is available from the above contacts - get in touch with the Midland Railway – Butterley here.


Press Release – Teddy Bears Picnic and Tugs display at Midland Railway – Butterley

The Midland Railway – Butterley will be hosting a very special Teddy Bears Picnic Over the two weekends of 26th and 27th September and the 3rd and 4th October. Throughout the weekend there will be special Teddy Bears Picnic displays and a competition. As a special offer any Child brought in by their own Teddy Bear will be able to travel Free of charge.

The Railway Museum, and Country Park will be open, as will the Demonstration Signal Box, Victorian Railwayman’s Church, model railways and the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust West Shed. The narrow gauge Golden Valley Light Railway will also be running trains through the Country Park.

In addition over the 26th and 27th September the Star Tugs Trust will be organising a special display of their collection of exhibits from the children’s television series. First broadcast in 1988 this series was created by the team that had brought Thomas and friends to the TV screen. The display will include some of the original props and material from the series.

Alan Calladine the Midland Railway Trust Development Officer said, “This is going to be a great couple of weekends with the chance for the whole family to enjoy a trip on a train, see plenty of Teddy Bears, take part in a competition and the chance for children to travel free of charge, providing that they remember to bring their Teddy Bears along.”

Further information is available from the above contact - get in touch with the Midland Railway – Butterley here.

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