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Filming Facilities

Locomotives and rolling stock

The Midland Railway – Butterley is able to provide period locomotives and rolling stock as well as interesting settings for filming requirements.

Whether you require to feature a key item in your production or a historic background for your filming, we may be able to help you to find the perfect location. Our large complex offers plenty of space to accommodate any vehicles associated with your production.  We are also able to offer a hire service for railway items for use in your studios.

For more details of how we might help and the costs involved, please contact us.

As Featured In

The Midland Railway – Butterley has been featured in the following:

  • The operational vintage carriages dating from the 1860s to 1910 provide an excellent setting for travel in Victorian and Edwardian times. These vehicles have featured in the BBC’s production of “The Rainbow” by DH Lawrence and “Florence Nightingale”. In the latter production we also provided a number of extras.
  • The 1950s through to the 1970s can also be accommodated with both steam and diesel locomotives and period railway carriages. These were featured in a Channel 4 production about the life of Ronnie Biggs, where scenes from the great train robbery were re-created.
  • Background views of the Midland Railway – Butterley have been used by the BBC for an “Inside Out” programme in which the future of train making in Derby was covered. These shots were used to illustrate the heritage of train building in the city.
  • One of our locomotives was hired for use at Pinewood Studios for an episode of ITV’s Poirot series “Murder on the Orient Express”.
  • Most recently we featured in the BBC programme “Railways: The Making of a Nation”
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