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Transport Festival

July 10


Start: 10/07/2022 End: 10/07/2022 Timetable: Special Timetable
This event has now passed.

Join us for a great day out for all of the family. Today’s festival of transport will delight people of all ages.

Today’s services will be aboard one of our DMU’s:

  • Travel on the narrow gauge railway.
  • View up to 80 motor cycles, motor cars, lorries and buses from yesteryear – “Ooh! Grandad had one of those!”
  • Explore the museum complex at Swanwick Junction – there’s so much to see.
  • Enjoy the miniature, model and garden railways.
  • The Historic Model Railway Society will be open with various displays.

All attending vehicles must be pre-booked. Unfortunately we can not accept non-booked vehicles on the day.

This Event has now reach capacity for attending show vehicles. 

The narrow gauge Golden Valley Light Railway will be operating during this event using a variety of diesel locomotives from its collection. Ashover Light Railway carriage No. 4 and Ffestiniog carriage FR119 will also be in use. Please note a separate fare is payable on this railway.

The arena of the Swanwick Junction museum complex will be filled with an array of visiting road vehicles, together with our resident collection, demonstrating the changes through time of a wide variety of road transport. There should be something to interest everyone, with vehicles from the 1920s to a more modern period.

Trains depart from Butterley at: 11.00am, 11.50am, 12.40pm, 2.00pm, 2.50pm & 3.45pm

Visitors arriving for the 15:45 departure will not be able to explore the museum complex at Swanwick Junction. We recommend arriving at Butterley no later than 14:50 if you wish to look round at Swanwick Junction.

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

Today’s Train Fares

Ticket TypeWith Gift AidWithout Gift Aid
Over 60£15.50£14.00
Child (aged 5-16)£8.25£7.50
Child (under 5)FreeFree
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5 – 15)£41.25£37.50

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.