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INDIETRACKS 2016 COMPILATION RELEASED
The Indietracks festival has released a sparkling 41-
All proceeds will go to the Midland Railway Centre; the steam railway charity in
Derbyshire where the festival takes place on 29-
The compilation ranges from upbeat pop and electropop to fuzzy guitar punk and acoustic folk.
It includes well-
The Indietracks 2016 compilation is available to download and buy now from: http://indietracks.bandcamp.com/
The compilation costs a minimum of £3 to download, and extra donations will be very much appreciated by the Midland Railway charity.
This year’s Indietracks headliners include Saint Etienne, The Aislers Set, The Spook School, Comet Gain, The Lovely Eggs, Darren Hayman and Emma Pollock.
Indietracks 2016 Compilation – Tracklist
1. Stabatha Sonic the Comic
2. Binary The Spook School
3. Tali Song Humousexual
4. The Perfect Valentine Frankie Machine
5. Fay Ruth PO!
6. Flowers On The Windowsill Songs for Walter
7. Shut Up City Yelps
8. Such A Stupid Fool Expert Alterations
9. Pull My Arm Flowers
10. I'm Giving Up White Town
11. Breaking Up Is Easy Red Sleeping Beauty
12. Some Nights Deerful
13. Colour Me Dark Iko Cherie
14. Vacant Stare Emma Pollock
15. Drift Away Secret Shine
16. Seeing Double Witching Waves
17. I Want YR Cooties Charla Fantasma
18. Lovesong for the geek Soda Fountain Rag
19. Crying in public iAy Carmela!
20. Through The Swells The Aislers Set
21. Foreign Pollen Haiku Salut
22. In Another Lifetime Gavin Osborn
23. The Rule Of Small Things Wintergreen
24. That Lucifer Summer Comet Gain
25. Even Though I Have Regrets Nervous Twitch
26. BNOC Alimony Hustle
27. Marble Fountain Jessica and the Fletchers
28. Viene Lo Mejor Vacaciones
29. Universal Love Simon Love and the Old Romantics
30. Like John Candy Lorna
31. Lunar Garden Party Charlie Tipper Conspiracy
32. Tomorrow Robberie
33. Transition Dirty Girl
34. Protagonist Prize Fighter
35. Dream Of Firsby Station Pete Green
36. Friday Night At The Festival Disco Falling and Laughing
37. Big Brother Helen McCookerybook
38. Mitzi Maggie8
39. The Mad Girl PO!
40. Vimto Song Kriss Foster
41. Josie Willow Honey Joy
This is the tenth annual Indietracks festival, which takes place at the Midland Railway in Ripley, in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. The first weekend event was held in July 2007. For more information visit our webpage.
Around 50 indiepop bands from across the globe will be playing across four stages: the outdoor stage; the indoor stage, the church and on the steam trains themselves. The festival will also host a range of art and craft workshops and a selection of discos after the bands finish. Previous headliners at Indietracks have included Teenage Fanclub, The Go! Team, Camera Obscura, Edwyn Collins, Gruff Rhys, The Hidden Cameras, Slow Club, The Wedding Present, Los Campesinos!, Summer Camp and The Vaselines.
The Midland Railway Trust has secured a grant of £35,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting project, “Securing the Future”, at the Midland Railway – Butterley, Ripley, Derbyshire. Led by volunteers, the project will result in the a comprehensive Forward Plan for a sustainable future, with more visitors having improved experiences, and is expected to last until February 2018.
“Securing the Future” will involve a detailed review of the Midland Railway Trust’s vision, governance, management structure, business model and marketing, make recommendations for change and commence the implementation of those changes.
Although the project appears to focus on matters that are behind the scenes, it is
expected to have a wider impact on people who work at or visit the Midland Railway-
Midland Railway Trust Chairman, Alex Gibson, said “We are delighted to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. This project will enable us to ensure that the Midland Railway Trust has a secure future and will continue to give people of all ages opportunities to appreciate and enjoy the railway heritage of the region.”
Jonathan Platt, Head of HLF East Midlands, said: “Derbyshire contains some stunning
heritage and it’s important that we have strong organisations in place to look after
these sites and collections which attract thousands of visitors each year and make
a significant contribution to the local economy. HLF is investing National Lottery
money in the resilience of heritage organisations such as the Midland Railway Trust
and we look forward to seeing the results of this in-
Visiting Steam Locomotive
The Midland Railway – Butterley will be hosting a visiting steam locomotive from the 30 July 2016.
The locomotive should be hauling trains every weekend throughout the summer and is a Great Western Railway 2 – 6 – 2 tank locomotive known to enthusiasts as a ‘Prairie Tank’. This locomotive was built at the Great Western Railway’s famous Swindon Works in 1927 as number 5521.
After a busy life 5521 was withdrawn from service in 1964 and ended up in the infamous Woodham’s scrapyard in Barry. It was restored to steam in 1980 at the Flour Mill workshop who own 5521. Since then it has been very active appearing on a number of heritage railways and even in Poland hauling passenger trains on the main line.
In 2013 5521 was painted in London Transport livery as L150 to celebrate 150 years of the Metropolitan Railway and it is still in that livery. It is currently in the livery of London Transport and numbered L150.
The Midland Railway Trust is grateful to the Flour Mill workshop for the loan of this locomotive.
Great Western Railway 2 – 6 – 2 tank locomotive
Alan Calladine, the Midland Railway Trust Development Officer said, “We are delighted to see this locomotive visiting the Midland Railway – Butterley and look forward to seeing how a Great Western Railway locomotive performs in the heart of Midland Railway territory. L150 is bound to be a great attraction for our visitors.”
Diesel Event Success
The Midland Railway – Butterley held one it’s most successful events over the weekend of the 23 and 24 July 2016.
This was a Diesel Locomotive event that featured five visiting locomotives normally only seen on the main line consisting of two class 37’s two class 56’s and one very popular class 31.
Trains were busy throughout the weekend with visitors riding behind and photographing these unusual locomotives. Although aimed at the enthusiasts the event proved popular with other visitors with the variety of locomotives and intensive service.
Alan Calladine, the Midland Railway Trust Development Officer said, “We were very pleased with the very encouraging numbers of visitors that were seen at the Midland Railway – Butterley over the weekend making a great start to our summer season.”
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