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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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Newly restored Fowler Diesel to be resident at the Middy

Newly restored 1934 Fowler Diesel Mechanical 40hp 0-4-0 will be resident at the Middy from mid June. The loco was built for the Shredded Wheat Company 85 years ago and was recently rescued in a very dilapidated state by current owner Tony Goff. In November 2018 it was delivered to the Norfolk works of brothers…
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‘Sirapite’ steaming schedule for Summer Season

For those enthusiasts who have only heard about ‘Sirapite’ or just seen the loco cold at the Long Shop Museum here is the good news about the steaming programme at the Middy. Subject to usual caveats about old steam locomotives, regular shunting and light freight demonstrations are planned for the legendary Aveling & Porter 0-4-0…
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‘Sirapite’ arrives at Brockford 26th April

The Middy guest loco for the 2019 summer season ‘Sirapite’ from the Long Shop Museum at Leiston arrived by low loader on Friday 26th April. Also seen here on shed at Brockford m.p.d. Although the loco is not fitted with vacuum braking and therefore cannot be used on passenger traffic, it will be seen frequently…
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