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HST 125 Operation Day


Start: 01/07/2023 End: 02/07/2023 Timetable: Timetable B – Diesel Multiple Unit
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Join us over this weekend for a special running day of the HST 43159 in collaboration with our friends at the 125 Group.

For the first time unveiling its new livery, it is a unique opportunity to ride the loco at the Midland Railway – Butterley.

The operations over the weekend are planned to use our record breaking power cars 43159 (the World’s fastest diesel) and 43048 (the first to operate in preservation at 125mph) with Mark 3 coaches 40741, 41067, 42119. 42120 & 42337.

While on board, visitors can visit the Buffet 125 serving refreshments and snacks throughout the day and enjoy your trip in first class comfort. Shop 125 will also be open with a wide selection including our new 125 Group and Speed Record branded items.

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 Deeleys Tearooms, the Demonstration Signal Box, Victorian Railwayman’s Church and the Country Park. Other attractions may also be open.

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£16.50£15.00
Child (aged 3-15)£9.25£8.50
Child (2 and under)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 shop and as a thank you for payment by this method. This represents excellent value for the visitor as well as benefiting the Midland Railway Trust.