Our Forthcoming Events for 2017
We are pleased to announce our planned events and operating dates for the next few months are as follows -


Regular Working Volunteers Weekends - Midland Railway Trust, Epping to Ongar and North Norfolk Railway. 

Your Chance to get your hands dirty, repainting the cab and preparing D8001 and 20007 for the coming operating season. Just contact us if you want to come along and help.


20227 Running Midland Railway Trust, Butterley - 16th April 2017

Prior to leaving the Butterley for the North Norfolk Railway, 20227 will be running its first trains following its repaint in London Transport Red along GWR tank engine 5619. Final times to be confirmed.

Epping Ongar Railway Autumn Diesel Gala - 22nd & 23rd April 2017

The Spring Gala at the Epping Ongar Railway, will feature D8001 returning to London after a few years away and hauling its first passenger trains on the line. To keep up their record of producing interesting guest locomotives D8001 will be joined by Class 33 D6501 visiting from the South Devon Railway, in addition to their resident loco's. It is guaranteed to be a great weekend, additional attractions normally include real ale trains, heritage buses and the opportunity of cab rides. 

Tickets on sale soon see the EOR website -



North Norfolk Railway Summer Diesel Gala - 9th to 11th June 2017

We are pleased to confirm 20227 will be taking part in the North Norfolk Railway Summer Diesel Gala, the full line up is to be confirmed but will include visiting 45133 and 46 D182, alongside resident Shunters and DMU.


Summer Diesel Gala - Midland Railway Centre - 17th & 18th June 2017

Even on a Winter Sunday there's a good chance you will see five Class 20's, so there's a good likely to choppers operating as part of the annual diesel gala along with guest loco's and the extensive resident diesel fleet. Details to be confirmed nearer the time.

For details see the MRC website, for details of this and other special events including Railex and the 1960's weekend -



Indietracks - Midland Railway Centre - Midland Railway Centre - 28th to 30th July 2017

The unique music festival at Butterley, now in its Eleventh Year, featuring over fifty bands including 'The Wedding Present' and the fabulous 'Wave Pictures', plus a return by friends of the society the 'Milky Wimpshakes' over three stages across the railway centre along with many other fabulous attractions.

For more details and tickets when released -


London Transport Class 20 Heritage Special - date To Be Confirmed

The original April date for the tour has been unfortunately postponed by London Transport until later in the year. The tour planned to be hauled by 20227 and 20142 both in London Transport Red, will include mainline running in the Chilterns. Full details and ticket prices will opefully be announced shortly.