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New Year’s Day Steam & Light

Join us on 1st January for your first steam train ride of the year in genuine Victorian coaches and visit the Historical Lamp Society’s display in our Restoration Shed – a superb setting for vintage oil lamps dating from the mid-Victorian era. As seen in the grand houses and the practical work places. Get your first breath of steam…
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2020 Events Programme

The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway’s steaming programme will be published shortly and will show the first major open weekend to be Easter with ‘bunny hunt’ as usual, 12th and 13th April, next year followed by a longer Middy in the War Years programme as the Bank Holiday Weekend has been extended to three days to accommodate…
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Santas sold out for 2019

The perennially popular Santa Specials have broken all records by selling out over a month before the first train, even when the Middy is running more trains than ever this year. We have opened a waiting list in case of cancellations, so please keep in touch via the Santa Bookings page, there may still be…
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Lady McAlpine visits the Middy

On 12th October the Middy was graced with a visit from Lady McAlpine, the wife of the late Sir William McAlpine, the well known railway enthusiast, to name the Ruston & Hornsby 48 which Middy Volunteer Lawrie Rose had bought from Sir William a few weeks before his sad passing. Lawrie had agreed with Sir…
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Ipswich Model Engineers at The Country Railway Gala 7th & 8th September

The Ipswich Model Engineers will be bringing some of their latest creations and portable track, “To give the youngsters and the young at heart a trip as most people don’t believe us when we tell them our little locomotives can pull a fair load” , says Club Secretary Terry Woodward. (Sunday only.) Terry has recently…
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Norwich Model Boat Club at Model Mania 25th & 26th August

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

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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Middy’s first diesel day

Although no diesel locomotive ever ran on the MSLR in a revenue earning capacity, the railway does already have two Ruston & Hornsby engines in the collection. Rarely used on public open days, this will be an opportunity for visitors to see the other side of the Middy’s motive power in action. For Middy historians…
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Middy Motor Show

As we get into the summer season proper, casual Middy observers might be forgiven for thinking that Brockford Station is becoming more of a motor show venue than the MSLR HQ, as the number of special vehicles descending on the car park is getting thicker and faster. On 3rd June we were pleased to host…
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