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Hurricane Flypast at Middy in the 1940s 28th May

Very pleased to announce that we are scheduled for a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hawker Hurricane IIC on Saturday 28th May, subject as always to ‘weather permitting’. The Hurricane played an essential part in the Battle of Britain and other theatres during the 1940s. Despite being overshadowed by the Spitfire, the…
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Platinum Jubilee Steam 5th June

Our Steam Day falls at the end of four days of celebrating the longest reigning monarch in our history. The old Middy (see featured pic.) closed in the year Queen Elizabeth acceded to the throne and we offer our respect and congratulations. There will have been many more exciting events during this period, so we…
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Middy in the 1940s 28th & 29th May

So as not to clash with the celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday, this year’s Middy in the 1940s event will take place over the Saturday and Sunday before. Plans are already well advanced for the grand array of displays and exhibits and, of course, many of our favourite re-enactors and ‘personalities’, including…
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Easter Steam Up 17th & 18th April

The Middy’s first major weekend opening for 2022 will be Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday 17th and 18th April. All the MSLR attractions will be open, Museum, Cafe, Bar, Restoration Shed visits and, of course, steam hauled rides on the train of genuine Victorian 4-wheel coaches, local craft stalls and The Kitchener Arms real…
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New Year’s Day Steam & Light Festival – Event Postponed

Due to to the continued uncertainty surrounding the ability to run a safe event, the Events Committee of the Mid Suffolk Light Railway have regrettably reached the decision to postpone the opening on New Year’s Day. This decision means that the Museum and railway will be closed both for the exhibition and running of trains…
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2021 Santa Specials

There will be six days of Santa Specials running this year – 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th December. For a magical Christmas treat for children up to 10 years old, a trip on a Mid Suffolk Light Railway Santa Special is not to be missed.  Steam trains run from Brockford Station to ‘North…
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Additional Steam Railway Day 12th September

We are happy to announce an extra opening day for 2021 season on the 12th September. This is to help make up for some of the lost days at the beginning of the year. We have been very pleased with the support we have had from members, visitors and volunteers during these unprecedented times and…
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Love Your Railway

MID-SUFFOLK LIGHT RAILWAY GETS ON BOARD ‘LOVE YOUR RAILWAY’ NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN The Middy is joining organisations from as far afield as Cornwall, Suffolk, North Wales, North East Scotland and Northern Ireland* in a new nationwide campaign to raise awareness of heritage railways. Spearheaded by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR), ‘Love Your Railway’ is a six-week…
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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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