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“Your Middy needs you.”

A message from Ian Meigh, Chairman, Mid-Suffolk Light Railway. “The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway have the line extension built, now we need the legal authority to run public trains along it. We are about to apply for a Transport & Works Order (T&WO). Please send your message of support for this application to the Middy at…
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1219 arrives for the Easter Steam-up

Andrew Barclay no. 1219 arrived at Brockford by low loader from the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway on Wednesday 20th March to begin familiarisation trials in readiness for the Easter weekend.   1219. Also known as ‘Caledonia Works’, the loco is an 0-4-0ST built in Scotland in 1910, so although the type never worked on the…
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34th Bomb Group Exhibit sited at the Middy during 2024

In an exciting development a newly created exhibit to commemorate and honour the men of the USAAF 34th Bomb Group will be on display at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway from March 31st and will be open during normal Middy opening hours (10.30  – 16.30) whenever the MSLR Museum is open for the rest of the…
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Middy announces guest loco for the 2024 season

The duty locomotive for 2024 will be Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST works no 1219 and named ‘Caledonian Works’. 1219 was built in 1910 making her 114 years old. Nonetheless this tough little shunter is more than capable of hauling MSLR two and three coach trains.  Subject to final boiler certification and contract, ‘Caledonian Works’ will be…
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New year’s Day Steam & Light Festival to have Bus Service

Join us for your first steam train ride of 2024 and visit the Historic Lighting Association’s spectacular display of vintage oil lamps dating from the mid-Victorian era. The Middy makes a superb setting for these wonderful appliances, many of the real works of art in their own right. To make the day even more fun,…
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1st Bus Shuttle Stowmarket Station to Brockford for Vintage Fair.

26th November is the date for the Middy’s Vintage & Bygones Fair & Exhibition and also the first day of our new Shuttle Bus Service from and to Stowmarket Railway Station. The bus will be a red Dennis Transbus Dart reg. KVO3 ZFE carrying this sign for identification. We hope this will be the first…
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Santa Specials now sold out

All Santa Special trains are currently sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list in case of cancellations, please go to the Book Tickets page on our website  https://www.mslr.org.uk/book-tickets/, select the date and time you are interested in booking and then select join waiting list.  You will then automatically be notified should we…
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Tea Room Bistro Christmas Menu

The Middy Tea Room Bistro has a special Christmas Menu available from Friday 1st December then every Friday for the rest of the month. You can choose from a fixed pice three course or two course selection, both of which offer delicious dining and great value as you will see below. To book please call…
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26th November Vintage & Bygones Fair & Exhibition

The 26th November is not only the second Vintage & Bygones Fair & Exhibition at the Middy, but the first time we will be having a shuttle bus service courtesy of the Eastern Counties Bus Preservation Group. There will be a FREE bus service throughout the day from Stowmarket Station to the Middy, so visitors…
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More steam with the Santa Specials

Santa Special visitors will be, of course, treated to a ride on a steam train to North Pole Halt and a meeting with the man himself but, amongst other attractions, will be these two beauties on display and in steam. ‘Percy’ and the aptly named ‘Old Chap’ will be steaming gently outside the  Middy tea…
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