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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.

Various visiting and home fleet locomotives will be on static display and operating. These will be:


Class 60 – 60063

Class 60 – 60066 “John Logie Baird” – Courtesy of DB Cargo

Class 66 – 66136 – Courtesy of DB Cargo

Class 66 – 66431 – Courtesy of Direct Rail Services

Class 66 – 66623 – Courtesy of Freightliner – Static Display Only.

Please note: 66623 will be on static display only and will  not be operating on trains.

Home Fleet:

Class 20 – D8059
Class 20 – 20189
Class 20 – 20205
Class 46 – D182 (Acting as brake translator only and will not be powering.)
Class 47 – 47401 “North Eastern”
Class 108 Diesel Multiple Unit
Class 141 Diesel Multiple Unit

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.

Train Times

Timetables for Saturday and Sunday with locomotive allocations are now available.



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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