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2021 Programme announced

The Middy Events Department has announced its proposed programme for 2021 – all events being subject to the current regulations and guidelines in place at the time of the event. The programme opens with the Easter Steam Up Day April 4th which will also incorporate the postponed Historic Lighting Association’s Exhibition of lamps from new…
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Easter Steam Up & Historic Lighting Exhibition

The 2021 Easter Steam Up will take place on Easter Sunday 4th April. This will be the Middy’s first open day, so we hope that members, friends and supporters will beat a pathway to Brockford Station for their first Middy ride of the year. We are also pleased to announce that our friends from the…
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North Pole Halt - the arrival view from the Midland brake van.

Santa Success

Despite the corona virus restrictions and limitations, the Middy Santa Specials were a total success with all trains sold out well before their ‘right away’ and the worrying aspects of social distancing and separate carriage compartments were perfectly organised under the skilful direction of Events Manager, Rose Weller. Many visitors expressed their thanks to volunteers…
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Steam & Light Festival – a coronavirus casualty

Due to the latest coronavirus restrictions imposed by the Government we have sadly had to postpone the Steam & Light Festival scheduled for 1st January 2021. But it is only a postponement and we hope to be able to announce a new date as soon as the situation improves – possibly before Easter. Keep watching…
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Lockdown Latest

  Planned Santa Specials and New Year’s Day 2021 Steam & Light Festival will go ahead as Government guidelines have decreed Suffolk to be in Tier 2 from 2nd December. The Middy is compliant with Tier 2 restrictions. Obviously the MSLR trustees will keep these decisions under constant review. The museum will ensure that these decisions…
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Santa Specials and Lockdown

Lockdown ends at Midnight on the 1st December and Suffolk will be in Tier 2 from 2nd December. We have organised our site and passenger compartments to be Covid compliant so we can be open for the Santa Specials. But we will need our visitors to play their part in observing individual personal guidelines. Of…
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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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