We are now closed for Winter Maintenance. Our next events are the Santa Specials from 7th December. This is a pre-booked event only, tickets can be purchased here.

The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway is Suffolk’s only standard gauge heritage railway, offering steam open days and events to the general public. We run steam engines on both standard operating days and special event days – such as our popular Santa Specials. For the full 2019 programme visit the What’s On pages of this web site.

The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, affectionately known as the ‘Middy’, was a classic case of a railway built too late for the great railway age. It never paid its way and was effectively broke before it opened. Operating in receivership from the start the line was never fully completed, the rails petering out in the middle of a field. However it still managed to struggle on against all the odds for 50 years.

In 1991 after almost all traces of the line had disappeared a group of enthusiasts decided this country railway, once so important to the area, should not be forgotten. The ‘Middy’, a fine example of rural English history, is now resurrected as Suffolk’s only standard gauge railway museum and ironically is busier now than it ever was.

A section of the railway at Brockford has been recreated with original station buildings which capture the atmosphere of this quirky line. In 2012 the MSLR was awarded the Heritage Railway Association’s Interpretation Award. In October 2014 the ‘Middy’ was voted Suffolk Museum of the Year in competition with 40 other Suffolk museums.

Today’s ‘Middy’ is not only a museum but runs regular steam trains and has a programme of carriage and wagon restoration complementing its efforts to recreate this slice of Edwardian England.

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Next MSLR Event

Santa Specials 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd December

7 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019

Santa Specials 2019.

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Norwich Model Boat Club at Model Mania 25th & 26th August

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Norwich Model Boat Club have confirmed they will be joining the Middy’s Model Mania & Hornby Collectors Weekend. They may have Model Boat in their Club title but they will also be bringing a range of model trucks and radio controlled off-road cars. Middy volunteers will be building a suitable pond for the boats and…
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Norwich Vintage Car Club visit 11th August

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the promised visit of the Norwich Vintage Car Club has had to be cancelled. We are still hoping to have some vintage vehicles on display and our guest loco Sirapite will be in action. Watch this space! Nice picture by Brian Scott of Sirapite with the Shredded Wheat Shunter.
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