What’s On at the Midland Railway – Butterley?

Throughout the year we have a variety of special events suitable for all the family. To see normal operating days and other events, view the Calendar.

Victorian Train Weekend

Step back in time and experience travel as it would have been over 100 years ago. Come in Victorian costume and travel at half price!

How it Worked

New for 2020, “How it Worked” lets you get up close and personal with the way a railway and its staff operated in bygone eras.  You can pick up a shunters pole and try [...]

Diesel Gala

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.

Transport Festival

Join us for a great day out for all of the family. This festival of transport will delight people of all ages. Steam and diesel trains, narrow gauge, miniature and model railways, plus a road rally featuring up to eighty cars, motorbikes, buses and lorries from yesteryear.

Victorian Trains to the Seaside

Over the bank holiday weekend of the 29th to 31st August the Midland Railway –Butterley will be running its very special vintage train. The vintage train is a remarkable collection of coaches, a real piece of [...]

Indietracks Festival

Indietracks is a unique three day summer music festival which combines steam trains and indiepop music from over 50 indiepop bands. It takes place each year at the end of July.

Wizards and Spooks

Halloween at the Midland Railway – Butterley is a very ‘spooktacular’ affair. Wizards & Spooks trains run every day of the Derbyshire Schools' autumn half term week. Magical entertainment and wizard competition.

  • Fireworks

Fireworks Night

Join us for a spectacular fireworks display on the Saturday closest to Bonfire Night with train journeys, food and other attractions. Perfect for the whole family.