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Middy and the Covid-19 effect

In common with other heritage railways and museums around the country, the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway has had to cancel all immediate opening days and postpone events scheduled for Spring and early Summer, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This is an enormous disappointment to the Middy’s volunteers after such promising start to the year with a…
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VE Day and War Years to VJ Day?

As readers will know we have regretfully had to postpone the VE Day and War Years pageants due to the current crisis. But we are hopeful that the situation will have improved sufficiently by the summer to enable the VE Day and Middy in the War Years to move to the VJ celebration weekend 15th…
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Middy cancellation and postponement plans

In common with other heritage railways, the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway has taken the decision to cancel all immediate opening days and postpone events scheduled for late Spring and early Summer, due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. We will re-open and reschedule major events as soon as the situation improves. We will be constantly reviewing the…
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Easter Steam-Up first Coronavirus cancellation at the Middy

With regret, the MSLR Board have decided to cancel the first opening event of the 2020 season due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak. Other events may have to follow unless the situation improves. Excerpt from MSLR Chairman John Stark’s statement. “Obviously the current crisis will affect some of our planned events. Please consult the MSLR website…
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Everything Goes 24th & 25th May – CANCELLED

EVENT CANCELLED Everything Goes weekend is for rail fans and visitors to see all our locomotives in action at one time. We have three operational steam locos resident at the Middy and now a further three diesels (see the rolling stock pages for full details), including Ruston & Hornsby 48 no. 294266, previously owned by…
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Easter Steam Up 12th & 13th April – Cancelled

The Middy’s first open weekend of 2020 is scheduled for the Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. The full range of Middy facilities will be available including plenty of steam train action and the Easter Bunny hunt for the younger visitors. See the What’s On page for more details.
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Middy in the War Years 2020 – Postponed

This year’s War Years pageant at the Middy will be bigger and better than ever before, not least as it will run for three days to complement the 75th anniversary of VE Day in line with the national bank holiday celebration. As ever the Middy will be staging displays and demonstrations by re-enactors and the…
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Christmas and New Year’s Day ‘sell outs’ at the Middy

What a superb end to 2019 and a cracking start to 2020. The Middy Santa Specials were all sold out nearly a month before the first train ran and the waiting list was, “The longest we’ve ever had”, said Chris Baddeley, Head of Santa Bookings and, “For the first time we ran 6 days of…
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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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