RIPLEY: Railway to host steam celebration weekend

The new footbridge over Midland Railway Butterley.

The new footbridge over Midland Railway Butterley.

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The Midland Railway – Butterley is set to host a winter steam event from Friday, March 7, until Sunday, March 9.

The three day event, to be opened by BBC east Midlands Today’s Dominic Heale, is to feature four steam locomotives from the railway’s home fleet as well as a visiting locomotive.

Organiser Paul Bardill, said “The event will give visitors the opportunity to travel behind five different locomotives. With the new footbridge at Swanwick Junction and with the special timetable operation visitors will be able to catch trains going in three different directions!”
Call the centre on 01773 747674 for more information.

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