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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.


Santa Special Trains

Santa Special Trains

The Midland Railway – Butterley started its Santa Special trains on Saturday 21st November 2015. The trains are already very busy with bookings coming in every day on the phone, on line, and in person. Book online here!

The Santa Special trains are the most popular trains of the year and have Santa travelling in his own railway grotto giving a present to every child. Adults are not forgotten and they get a miniature bottle of spirits and a mince pie whilst travelling through the Derbyshire countryside. This year the grotto has been designed and decorated by Swanwick 2nd Beavers with a woodland theme and Santa in his own log cabin. When the train gets back to Butterley Station there is chance to see the Pinxton Puppet Theatre show in the heated marquee in front of the Station. More information here

Alan Calladine, the Midland Railway Trust Development Officer said, “Our Santa trains have a very special atmosphere all of their own and have been a very popular part of our operation for many years. Some of our visitors are now bringing the second generation of young visitors to enjoy the Santa Specials.” For further information - get in touch with the Midland Railway – Butterley here.

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