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150th Anniversary of Pullman Coaches


Start: 25/05/2024 End: 27/05/2024 Timetable: Timetable B – Diesel Multiple Unit
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The Midland Railway – Butterley is marking the 150th anniversary of the Pullman Coaches, which were assembled in Derby.

Our achieve team are putting together an exhibition from the collection which includes early pictures of Pullman Coaches being assembled in Derby.

Plus, we are offering a limited and rare opportunity to go on a tour of the Pullman Coach in the Exhibition Hall. Times will be advertised on arrival and on a first come, first served basis.

Experience the way travel used to be with a train ride through the wonderful Derbyshire countryside on one of the Midland Railway – Butterley’s heritage Diesel Multiple Units (the 108). These trains have really large windows and so there is an excellent view all round. Plus you can see into the cab and see the driver in action, as well as the track ahead.

Trains Depart From Butterley At: 11.00am, 11.50am, 12.40pm, 2.00pm, 2.50pm & 3.45pm

Get off the train at Swanwick Junction and explore the Museum Complex, where you will be able to visit the Demonstration Signal Box, Victorian Railwayman’s Church and the Country Park. Other attractions may also be open.

Deeley’s Tearoom will be open in Swanwick Junction Station serving drinks, light snacks and ice cream.

Trains return from Swanwick Junction at:  11.35am, 12.25pm, 1.15pm, 2.35pm, 3.25pm & 4.00pm


Ticket TypeWith Gift AidWithout Gift Aid
Over 60£12.50£11.00
Child (3-15)£6.25£5.50
Infant (Under 3)FreeFree
Family (2A + 3C)£33.75£30.00

Parking at Butterley Station is FREE.


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.