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Everything Goes 24th & 25th May

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 the late…
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Easter Steam Up 12th & 13th April

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

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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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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