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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.  Plus there is a Sea Fish Special on Saturday evening.  Join us for a Modern Traction Chippie Tea.

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:

Class 60 – 60100
Class 66 – 66065
Class 67 – 67005 “Queen’s Messenger” and 67006 “Royal Sovereign”

Class 60, 66, and 67 are visiting courtesy of DB Cargo.

Prior to the event 60100 will be named “Midland Railway – Butterley” in a special ceremony.  This will be the first DB Cargo locomotive to carry the name of a heritage railway.  The Gala presents a unique opportunity to travel behind a locomotive carrying the name of the venue.
66065, currently in DB Cargo Red livery. As far as we know this will be 66065’s first passenger workings in 8 years!
67005 and 67006 – travel behind the royal locomotives.

Home Fleet:
Class 31 – 31108 (Sunday only)
Class 45 – 45041
Class 47 – 47401
Class 20 – 20142 and 20189 (both returning from a period away)
Class 108 – Diesel Multiple Unit

Rolling Stock:
London Underground 4TC

All locomotives and rolling stock are subject to availability.


Plus the narrow gauge railway will be running a selection of diesel locomotives from their collection.  (Please note a separate charge is payable on this railway.)


Train Times
Timetables available here:     Saturday 16th June       Sunday 17th June


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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