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Quite A Busy weekend...and First Glimpse of 227's Repaint

April 04, 2017 - The repaint of 20227 to London Transport red has just been completed at Boden's, Birmingham and transport has been arran...
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A Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2017

December 24, 2016 - We wish a Merry Christmas and our Best wishes for the New Year to all our members, associates and friends, thanking you...
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Autumn Members Update

September 26, 2016 - Here is our latest and longest members update, covering the work preparing 20227 for its very successful Summer running...
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Latest Members Update

January 02, 2016 - A Happy New year to you all, here is our latest members update covering events over the last few months and recent devel...
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Happy Christmas and Best Wishes For The New Year

December 23, 2015 - A Happy Christmas and Best wishes to all our members and followers for 2016, well we've had a quite a year, my highlight...
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Winter 2015 Fleet Update

December 01, 2015 - Over the past few months 20205 has continued to be on hire at Dagenham, for shunting and transferring Euro-tunnel freigh...
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August and September fleet Update

October 20, 2015 - The last couple of months have been busy for us and our loco's up and down the country, both 20227 and 205 returned to t...
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Latest Working Weekend and Loco News

August 16, 2015 - A lot was achieved last weekend following a couple of months cleaning and repainting the engine compartment of 20001 01...
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Annual General Meeting 2015

June 20, 2015 - Our biggest success of the year was the completion of the restoration of 20205, which allowed the popular ‘Mini Chopperf...
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May Members Update

June 09, 2015 - Apologies for lack of updates recently, here is our latest Members News Update, summarising our activities and latest ne...
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Thanks to whoever fixed the coach door handle - Latest Fleet Update

April 25, 2015 - As usual there is a lot going on up and down the country with our small fleet of loco's, its thanks to a dedicated band...
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20001 Returns to Butterley and Locomotive Update

March 29, 2015 - After a rather long wait 20001 has returned to Butterley to have the generator repairs carried out. Lester and Steve wel...
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The February 2015 Members Update

February 28, 2015 - Welcome to our latest members update, Chris Stevenson summerises our activities over the last nine months covering the r...
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One Spectacular Weekend - 20205's First Trains In Preservation

February 10, 2015 - On Sunday, I was the last car in the Butterley Station Car Park stuck wheel spinning in the mud in the freezing cold and...
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20205 Mainline Test Train and First Official Run at Midland Railway

February 06, 2015 - The mainline test train for 20205 had to be rescheduled and is now planned for Saturday 7th February, the loco will be p...
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20205 Latest - Restoration Nears Completion

February 03, 2015 - Following the top end overhaul at the end of last year, we had been running 20205 for around ten minutes under test it b...
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January Working Members Meeting

January 27, 2015 - Our New Year Working Members meeting was held the other weekend at the Midland Railway to discuss planned work and propo...
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Pistons At Dawn - Your Chance to Get Some Exclusive Railwayana

December 27, 2014 - Not Impressed with the Socks you got on Christmas Day? now's the chance to avoid the sales and get what you really want.
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Happy Christmas And all The Best For 2015

December 24, 2014 - A Happy Christmas and best wishes for the the New Year for all our Members and followers. Well 2014 has certainly had it...
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20205 Top End Overhaul

December 08, 2014 - After some initial test runs, 20205 has been in for a major mechanical overhaul, the engine was purchased eighteen years...
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Restoration Update 20205, plus news on 227

November 21, 2014 - A lot of hard work done this weekend by Lee, Lester, Michael, Steve, Trev, Will, and Chris 227’s dodgy oil pump removed...
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Indietracks 2014, Midland Railway

August 26, 2014 - Indietracks 2014 continued to build on the the success of last year, with 3500 people visiting the railway over the week...
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Sound and Vision of 205 Running

August 23, 2014 - Following the recent successful starting of 20205 was recorded by Steve Moores, so sit back and enjoy 15 seconds of the...
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The Forgotten Twenty Restarted

July 28, 2014 - For the first time in more than three years 20205 - referred to as the forgotten Class 20 in Trains Illustrated, has bee...
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20205 Progress Update - Bogies Refitted

July 19, 2014 - The restoration of 20205 continues to make real progress with the the loco being lowered on to its restored bogies on 12...
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June Working Weekend

June 29, 2014 - Another good weekends with seven members working to progress the restoration of 20205, there's still plenty of work to d...
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The May 2014 Members Update

June 07, 2014 - The attached members update records the highs and lows of a rather hectic few months since the end of last year, with co...
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Latest News 20227 Back on Mainline & 20205 Restoration

May 14, 2014 - After a couple of months at Barrow Hill being prepared 20227 makes a return to mainline running tomorrow on S stock trai...
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Transverse Objectives - AGM 2014

April 06, 2014 - This years AGM was a quieter affair than usual, but we were still able to discuss the important issues and plans for the...
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20205 Latest

April 03, 2014 - The restoration of 20205 is beginning to reach the stage where we are re-fitting more than we are removing, so real prog...
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yerself is steam

March 15, 2014 - No 205 isn't part of a 'Spinal Tap' Stage set, but mid way through steam cleaning the underside before being re-united w...
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Washford Heath, Ruslip and Ripley

March 08, 2014 - A quick update on the status of our loco's and the incredible amount of work that is being carried out, up and down the...
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20205 Progress Update

February 23, 2014 - The refurbishment of 20205 continues to move forward, in the last few weeks the power unit has been inspected and given...
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January/February Working weekend

February 03, 2014 - This weekend eleven of our volunteers were at Butterley continuing to restore 20205. Highlights of the weekend included...
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20057 & 205 Restoration Latest

January 18, 2014 - What a way to start the New Year, 20057 arrived at the Midland Railway Trust, Butterley on the 13th January. The engine...
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December Working Weekend

December 21, 2013 - Another successful weekend progressing work on 20205 at Butterley. Most of the time was swopping the batteries that used...
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December Members Newsletter

December 15, 2013 - No-one said it was going to be easy!!! Chris Stevenson takes us through the societies sometimes manic activity over the...
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November Working Weekend

November 30, 2013 - Our working weekend of the 23 and 24th November was dedicated progressing work on 20205, currently she looks quite spect...
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