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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.

Visiting and home fleet locomotives will be in operation. These will be:


We are very pleased to announce the visit of Freightliner Class 66623! 

66623 will be joining us in Freightliners new corporate colour scheme which will shine in the summer weather! We understand, this will be 66623’s first ever Passenger workings which makes this visit rather special!

Our thanks goes to Freightliner for the loan of the locomotive and we look forward to seeing it at the head of our service trains in June!

Home Fleet:

To be confirmed

Rolling Stock:

To be confirmed

All locomotives and rolling stock are subject to availability.

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.

Train Times

To be confirmed


Today’s train fares:                                                  With Gift Aid                Without Gift Aid

Adult                                                                                        £20.00                                £18.00

Over 60                                                                                   £18.00                                 £16.00

Child (aged 5-16)                                                                    £7.75                                   £7.00

Child (under 5)                                                                       Free                                      Free

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.



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