Press Releases

You can get more detail about some of the Midland Railway – Butterley’s latest news by reading our Press Releases.  If you are a member of the Press and require more information then please contact us.

Midland Railway Trust receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

October 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Midland Railway Trust receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

The Midland Railway Trust has been awarded £149,156 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a [...]

INDIETRACKS 2020 tickets on sale

March 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on INDIETRACKS 2020 tickets on sale

LOS CAMPESINOS!, WHYTE HORSES AND PIP BLOM TO HEADLINE INDIETRACKS 2020 Los Campesinos!, Whyte Horses, Pip Blom, Rozi Plain, Shopping and Josie Long are among 42 artists confirmed today for this year’s Indietracks festival. [...]

Middleton Press Book Signing

April 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Middleton Press Book Signing

The Midland Railway – Butterley is pleased to announce that leading author and publisher of railway books Vic Mitchell will be on hand to sign copies of his books on the afternoon of Saturday 4th May. [...]

The Arrival of ‘Lord Phil’

April 8th, 2019|Comments Off on The Arrival of ‘Lord Phil’

Midland Railway - Butterley are very pleased to announce the 2019 visit of Hunslet WD 0-6-0 saddle tank 3883 'Lord Phil' for the 2019 running season!‘Lord Phil’ was built in 1944 for the War Department [...]

New Marketing and Events Manager

January 15th, 2019|Comments Off on New Marketing and Events Manager

The Midland Railway – Butterley has appointed a new Marketing and Events Manager. Laura Greaves joins the railway to strengthen its position as one of the area’s leading tourist attractions. Laura, 33 from the Ripley [...]

Swanwick Junction Roadway Project Transforms the Midland Railway – Butterley

July 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Swanwick Junction Roadway Project Transforms the Midland Railway – Butterley

A major grant awarded by the Rural Development Growth Programme for England has enabled the Midland Railway – Butterley’s museum complex at Swanwick Junction to be transformed by the application of a high quality tarmac [...]

Family Re-united at First World War Commemoration

May 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Family Re-united at First World War Commemoration

Family Re-United at First World War Commemoration Distant cousins met for the first time on Butterley Station Platform on May 12th when the Midland Railway – Butterley held a special ceremony to mark the [...]

Sapper Amos Commemoration

April 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Sapper Amos Commemoration

A special commemoration will take place at the Midland Railway - Butterley on Saturday 12th May 2018 to mark the centenary of the death of Sapper Alfred Frederick Amos.   Sapper Amos was based at Butterley [...]

“Tornado” to visit Midland Railway – Butterley

February 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on “Tornado” to visit Midland Railway – Butterley

The Midland Railway Trust is delighted to announce that the famous newly built steam locomotive “Tornado” will be paying a special visit to the Midland Railway – Butterley over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd [...]

Visiting Steam Locomotive

February 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Visiting Steam Locomotive

The Midland Railway – Butterley will be having a visiting Steam Locomotive to haul its trains throughout 2018. The locomotive is an 0-6-0 Saddle tank that is normally based at the Great Central Railway. This locomotive [...]