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Santa Specials sell out in less than a week

It’s a bit like the curate’s egg! On the one hand delighted that we have sold out of Santa Special compartments; on the other a bit sad for those who will not be able to visit us this Christmas. We have opened a list for any one who would like to be available for any…
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Middy’s 30 Years of Progress

The founder member of the new Mid -Suffolk Light Railway, Paul Davy, has reminded us that the first meeting to get the museum project off the ground was held on the last Friday in August 1990, just 30 years ago. “From the beginning our aim was to preserve, rebuild and recreate the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway.…
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New bridge at Dovebrook

Despite being closed to the public this summer, volunteers (Covid compliant) have been able to continue working on the railway’s major development projects. An essential part of the extension plan is to create proper access to and from the Dovebrook platform and picnic area. This is now all but complete with a fine new bridge.
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Steam & Light 1st Jan 2021

More good news! The Middy will be open on New Year’s Day 2021 for the very popular Steam & Light Show. Train rides and a great exhibition of vintage oil lamps by the Historic Lighting Society gives a fascinating view back in time to see how the Victorians and Edwardians illuminated their world before electricity.…
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Santa Specials to go ahead

We are pleased to announce that, subject to new or additional Covid-19 regulations, the Middy will be running Santa Specials this Christmas. Trains will run on three Sundays, 6th, 13th and 20th December and, although a more restricted service than originally planned, there will be more trains each day. As usual all seats must be…
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Middy opening plans – including Santa Specials

Although we have had to cancel the majority of our 2020 programme, plans are in hand for Santa Specials and New Years Day Light & Steam. We are receiving strong support from our Contributor partners and hope to provide firm details of what, when and how to book very soon. As you can imagine we…
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Important Addition to Middy Museum Collection.

The Kenton Station Running-in Board One of the very few genuine station running in boards known to exist since the closure of the old railway, the Kenton sign is no longer on loan to the Middy, but now a permanent part of the Museum’s collection of artefacts. After the closure of the line in 1952,…
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New Permanent Way Storage Van

Well new to us that is! The Belstead Village Hall Committee have very generously donated an ex-BR van body to the MSLR. When restored the P.W. team will use it for their tools and equipment. It will be a highly useful and very welcome addition to our storage facilities. Shown here in its new position…
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Middy to remain closed until further notice

Despite the recent easing of some Coronavirus outbreak restrictions, the Trustees of the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway have reluctantly decided that they still cannot reopen the museum to the general public until further notice. The main issues arising for the MSLR in terms of Covid-19 precautions and, as an accredited museum and a registered charity, are…
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