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DMU Gala


Start: 17/06/2023 End: 18/06/2023
This event has now passed.

The DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) Gala is an opportunity to ride on the DMU collection at the MR-B.

This years DMU Gala is Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June.

Confirmed for the DMU Gala 2023 are;

  • An intensive service using three of our line’s multiple units will take place.
  • A half-hourly service will operate from Butterley station, starting at 1000 and with the last round trip leaving at 16:30.
  • Operating units will include the sole-working Class 141113 ‘Metro’ unit, which will appear alongside our Provincial-liveried Class 142011 as well as our BR-liveried Class 108(LO262), which is celebrating its 63rd birthday this year.
  • Also on static show at Butterley will be the recently repainted power car from our classic Class 114 set.
  • The unique Class 100, which is under long-term restoration.
  • At Swanwick our second class 142013, which will soon lose its Northern colours, will be available to view in Swanwick Junction yard.
  • Our Class 127 suburban set will be in platform two at Butterley during the event.
  • The Class 141113 and 142011 will operate in multiple for part of the event, bringing together a combination of liveries not seen since the 1980s.

Experience the way travel used to be with a train ride through the wonderful Derbyshire countryside on one of the Midland Railway – Butterley’s heritage Diesel Multiple Units. These trains have really large windows and so there is an excellent view all round. Plus you can see into the cab and see the driver in action, as well as the track ahead.

Get off the train at Swanwick Junction and explore the Complex, where you will be able to visit the Demonstration Signal Box, Victorian Railwayman’s Church and the Country Park. Other attractions may also be open.

Today’s Train Fares

Ticket TypeWith Gift AidWithout Gift Aid
Over 60£16.50£15.00
Child (aged 3-15)£9.25£8.50
Child (2 and under)FreeFree
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 3 – 15)£45.25£41.50

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 shop and as a thank you for payment by this method. This represents excellent value for the visitor as well as benefiting the Midland Railway Trust.