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Step back in time and experience travel as it would have been over 100 years ago, as the restored vintage carriages are brought out of the museum to operate train services for visitors.  A newly restored carriage which took to the tracks for the first time in 2017 after 18 years of hard work will be in service again.  So if you missed it last year, why not take a trip in this amazing carriage in 2018.  The train will be steam hauled and there will also be a “classic” train service  on Sunday and Monday.

Midland Railway Trust volunteers will be on the vintage trains in period costume to add to the atmosphere and answer your questions and for children there’s a special vintage themed I-Spy competition.


The Victorian train will leave Butterley Station at:  TBC.

Return trips will depart from Swanwick Junction at: TBC

Visitors in Victorian costume travel at half price. All of the usual attractions and the beach at Swanwick Junction will be open.

The narrow gauge Golden Valley Light Railway will be operating during this event using the historic Ashover Light Railway Carriage No. 4. Please note a separate fare is payable on this railway.

The Historic Model Railway Society, located in the Matthew Kirtley Building, will also be open with various displays on Saturday and Sunday only.


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

Adult                                                                                        £16.50                                £15.00
Over 60                                                                                   £15.50                                 £14.00
Child (aged 5-16)                                                                    £8.25                                  £7.50
Child (under 5)                                                                       Free                                      Free
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5 – 15)         £41.25                                 £37.50

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.