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TUGS Exhibition Weekend – Timetable B

April 30 - May 2


Start: 30/04/2022 End: 02/05/2022 Timetable: Timetable B – Diesel Multiple Unit
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Take a trip down memory lane as we display a selection of original characters models, production props and more from the 1980’s children’s TV series TUGS, all created by the same production team that brought you the original Thomas The Tank Engine TV series.  The display is free to enter and will take place at Swanwick Junction.

Access to the display is via the train from Butterley Station on one of the Midland Railway – Butterley’s heritage Diesel Multiple Units. 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

When you are at Swanwick Junction you can also 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.

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£11.50£10.00
Child (aged 5-16)£6.25£5.50
Child (under 5)FreeFree
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5 – 15)£31.25£27.50

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.