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More Ticketing News after 19th July: walk-in or pre-book

At last signs of normality as Mid Suffolk Light Railway visitors will once again be able to turn up and buy their ticket(s) at the gate booking office. However we will also be retaining our pre-booking system via the website which has been a great success. So now there’s a choice and those who prefer…
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Middy Bookings from Steam Railway Day 25th July

We are delighted to announce from our 25th July event we will be able to accept both website bookings and ticket office bookings as Covid restrictions are eased, so visitors can book in advance or on the day of arrival as they choose. We have been very pleased with the response to the website booking…
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Two Locos in steam from July 18th

After the carefully choreographed opening to the 2021 summer season, the Middy will be offering more of its unique railway credentials and providing an even more interesting show for visitors by running two locos in steam for the next four weekends from July 18th. Our Bagnall saddle tank, ‘Nick’ works no. 2565, will continue as…
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Middy Shop Refit

As you will know the shop has been closed for most of 2020 and the first part of 2021. During this time, we have taken the opportunity to refit the shop and now, our new shop volunteers Chrissy and Tony Holt (and Chrissy’s mum Frances left in accompanying photo) have opened a bright and spacious…
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Tea Room under new management

 It’s all change in the Middy Tea Rooms with Sue and Michael Pearce, who have both worked in the catering sector for over 30 years including pubs, 19th holes, canteens, war zones and 4 years in a Greek taverna, hence the Mediterranean influences. Michael and Sue have taken on the management of the Middy Café as…
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Lawrie’s Mechanical Marvels live on 20th June

As an extra attraction to our Steam Railway Day this weekend we have been able to obtain the services of Middy Driver, Lawrie Rose, to give live presentations on two of his passions, the Ruston & Hornsby 48DS shunter. (previous owned by Sir William McAlpine) and his Dennis Jupiter fire engine, which he will also…
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Steam Railway days up to 18th July

Despite the extension to coronavirus restrictions the Middy will be open every Sunday as we are showing on our What’s On page. For the time being and for all events up to 18th July openings will have to be pre-booked and visitors must buy their tickets online at the Book Tickets page of the website, but visitors…
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Middy in the War Years – a steaming success

The Middy in the War Years weekend was a brilliant success with all tickets sold before the first train set off. Aided by the fabulous weather, most un-bank-holiday-like, Brockford and Dovebrook were festooned with a great turnout of reenactors, including a small detachment of German Mountain soldiers (who sounded more like they were born within…
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1604 news keeps getting better

After Andrew Reen (the Boiler Inspector on the 1604 case) had given the go ahead to continue work on1604’s boiler the firebox was fitted on Thursday 20th May. This is (another) massive step reached in the work on the boiler. Still an awful long way to go, but the home straight is now in site.
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Steam Railway Days 6th, 13th and 20th June

The Middy is Good to Go again with a programme of Sunday openings during June and then, all being well, throughout the Summer and into September. For the first three Sundays in June 6th, 13th and 20th Covid rules will still apply so visitors will need to buy their tickets online at the Book Tickets…
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