80080 Returns to Steam joined by the Duchess of Sutherland
March 2 - March 3
After a major overhaul Standard Tank 80080, a BR steam locomotive, is returning to haul passenger trains. She will shortly be moving to another heritage railway, so do not miss out on this opportunity to travel behind her.
**Breaking News** we are pleased to announce that 80080 will be joined by 6233 The Duchess of Sutherland!*
The 11:00 Butterley departure will be 80080 & 6233 “top and tailed” with 6233 leading out of Butterley.
Then Double headed on 12:25, 14:00 & 15:20 departures from Butterley only. 80080 will be the lead loco to Ironville on each trip, both days! (full running timetable below)
On arrival at Ironville 80080 will run around the train to form “top and tailed” consist for the return leg of the journey.
We hope you enjoy this rare opportunity to capture both PRCLT locomotives together running on home metals!
So, if you are looking for a day out, then the Midland Railway – Butterley might just be the place you are looking for!
Plus, enjoy a warming hot drink in Butterley Tea Room or Johnson’s Buffet, plus there will be opportunities to indulge yourself with a tempting treat. Special Children’s lunch deals are also available.
*Please remember these are all subject to availability and recommend checking social media or telephoning before starting your journey.
Trains depart from Butterley at: 11.00am, 12.25pm, 2.00pm & 3.20pm.
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. Other attractions may also be open. (Please note that this is not possible on the 3.20pm departure.)
Trains return from Swanwick Junction at: 11.50am, 1.10pm, 2.50pm & 4.00pm.
Today’s train fares: With Gift Aid Without Gift Aid
Adult £12.50 £11.00
Over 60 £11.50 £10.00
Child (aged 5-16) £6.25 £5.50
Child (under 5) Free Free
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.