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Diesel Gala – Cancelled

June 27 - June 28


Start: 27/06/2020 End: 28/06/2020 Timetable: Special Timetable
This event has now passed.

We have unfortunately made the decision to cancel our Diesel Gala for 2020. Please stay tuned for dates and details for 2021!

Join us for a spectacular Summer Diesel Gala, when visiting diesel locomotives from the national network will be supported by our home fleet.

An intensive timetable will be in operation over the weekend to allow you travel behind as many of the operating locomotives as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at this special weekend to enjoy modern and heritage diesel locomotives spanning the last 50 years.

Various visiting and home fleet locomotives will be on static display and operating. – TBC
All locomotives and rolling stock are subject to availability.

Get off the train at Swanwick Junction and explore the Museum Complex, where you will be able to visit the Matthew Kirtley Building (Railway Museum), Demonstration Signal Box, Victorian Railwayman’s Church, the West Shed and the Country Park.

The narrow gauge Golden Valley Light Railway will be operating during this event using a variety of diesel locomotives from its collection. Please note a separate fare is payable on this railway. The Historic Model Railway Society will also be open with displays.

Today’s Train Fares

Ticket TypeWith Gift AidWithout Gift Aid
Over 60£18.00£16.00
Child (aged 5-16)£7.75£7.00
Child (under 5)FreeFree
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5 – 15)£47.75£43.50

All tickets are valid for unlimited travel throughout the day.

Parking at Butterley Station is FREE.

About Gift Aid

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.