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1980s Weekend


Start: 08/06/2024 End: 09/06/2024 Timetable: Special Timetable

Join us as we step back to the 1980s at the Midland Railway – Butterley on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.

Visitors will arrive at Butterley Station and will take an iconic train of the 80’s to the Swanwick Junction site.

Once arriving at Swanwick, visitors can be met by THE icon of 80s, Ecto 1 with working lights and sounds!

Along with its very own Ghostbuster.

Plus we have 80s theme arcade with retro arcade games of the era, 80s disco and 80s movie trailer and adverts show in the Church.

Plus, we have a special selection of models from the 1980s show Tugs.

Traction for the weekend will be a HST 125 set from the 125 group.

43089 and 43159 “Rio Warrior” are currently planned for the operation.

Our other attractions will be open at Swanwick Junction which include, children’s play area, Victorian Railwayman’s Church, the West Shed, stationary power, road transport, forklift museum, diesel shed, Butterley park miniature railway, Golden Valley light railway and the Country Park.

Fancy dress in 80’s attire encouraged!

We reserve the right on All attractions and locos advertised to change or alter at any time.


Ticket TypeWith Gift AidWithout Gift Aid
Over 60£16.50£15.00
Child (aged 3-15)£9.25£8.50
Child (under 3)FreeFree
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 3 – 15)£45.25£41.50

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.