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Victorian Train Weekend

May 4 - May 6


Start: 04/05/2024 End: 06/05/2024
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Join us over the Bank Holiday Weekend, 4th, 5th and 6th May and step back in time to experience travel as it would have been over 100 years ago. The restored vintage carriages will be brought out of the museum and steam hauled for visitors to enjoy a taste of rail travel of the past.

The weekend will feature steam locomotive Robert Stephenson & Hawthorne Ltd Forth 7063 No.15 Eustace Forth!

Midland Railway Trust volunteers will be on the 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.

Visitors in Victorian costume travel at half price (on the day ticket sales only).

The Golden Valley Light Railway at Swanwick Junction will also be operating steam hauled services featuring O&K 7529!

Trains depart from Butterley at:  10:30, 12:15, 14:00 & 15:30

Get off the train at Swanwick Junction and explore the Complex, where you will be able to visit the children’s play area, Victorian Railwayman’s Church, the West Shed and the Country Park. Other attractions may also be open.  (Please note that this is not possible on the 3.30pm departure.)

Trains return from Swanwick Junction at: 11:30, 13:35, 15:00 & 16:30


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 (under 3)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 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.