Beer on the tracks

NRHN 061011 Rail Ale Festival 2011
NRHN 061011 Rail Ale Festival 2011

TRAINS, tankards and a bevvy of top tunes greeted crowds at the Midland Railway - Butterley over the surprise scorcher of a weekend.

Starting on Thursday evening drink enthusiasts flocked to the second Ripley Rail Ale festival to sup on award winning beers and sample top entertainment courtesy of Rolling Stones tribute act Rolling Stoned and comedy skiffle band Kick n’ Rush.

More than 1,000 people attended over the three days at the Butterley station .

Alan Calladine of Midland Railway - Butterley, said: “A lot of beer was drunk and everyone seemed to have a really good time!”