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First Trains In New London Transport Livery

April 17, 2017 - On Sunday 20227 debuted in its new London Transport red livery at the Midland railway Trust, Butterley, having been rece...
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D8001 Ready To Go...South

April 10, 2017 - After a very long day last Thursday all the faults on D8001 were finally resolved, the wiring to the firebell in the cab...
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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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D8001 Back in Operation - Finally

March 28, 2017 - It's been a long time, but we are pleased to say D8001 is finally back in operation for the first time since September 2...
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20227 Ready For It's Summer By The Sea

April 11, 2016 - 20227 made a return to traffic this weekend operating a test train at the Midland Railway in readiness for its Summer Se...
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8001 Power Unit Refitted

March 21, 2016 - Finally, 8001/20001 has had its power unit re-fitted last week after a light overhaul and the generator repairs that cau...
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But Where's D8001 - Indietracks 2015

August 02, 2015 - Just for a change the diesels were turfed out of their shed at the Midland Railway Trust for the railway Centre's the an...
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It's All Good Man

July 04, 2015 - In addition to our fleet of locomotives we have also owned an LMS Brake Van for quite a few years, which needed some run...
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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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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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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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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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Caption Competiton

November 01, 2014 - As Spotted by Lee and Trevor at the Midland Railway, the Buffer embedded in a tree has got be ideal for a caption contes...
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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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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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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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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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Railex 2014 Exclusive

January 05, 2014 - The date for this years Railex Model Railway Exhibition at the Midland Railway Trust is the 16th & 17th August, the even...
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Mark II Update - Donate Now

December 30, 2013 - Following the post back in November, in addition to the work being carried out on 20205 and our other loco's, we have al...
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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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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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Members Coach

November 01, 2013 - ADB977528 was built at Derby Works in 1969 to Lot 30789, as a Mark 2b corridor First 13484 and was one of only 48 built.
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