History of the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Early Days of the MSLR Museum

By Steve Crane30th May 2020Our own archives include more than 8,000 photographs illustrating the development of the Museum. Here are a few from the earliest days (and even before!): looking back and comparing the site then to the present day, you certainly realise how much determination and hard work has been put in by countless volunteers over a period of…
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Finding Out More About the Middy

By Steve Crane30th May 2020Would you like to find out more about the Mid Suffolk Light Railway? Here we provide a guide to a wide range of published information and other material. For a very small railway which carried goods and passengers for less than 50 years, there is a surprising amount available, primarily documents and photographs but some significant…
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Middy Staff in the 1911 Census

By Steve and Hazel Crane27th May 2020Although we know the names of many of the people who worked for the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway and its successors (the London & North Eastern Railway and British Railways), it can be difficult to get a full picture of the workforce at any given point in time. We have attempted to systematically identify everyone…
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Prince Albert and the MSLR

By Steve Crane27th May 2020You may well ask what connection can there be between the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway and Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria?  After all, he died in 1861, almost 40 years before the MSLR was granted its Light Railway Order.  But there is a story linking the two which has appeared from time to time in various…
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