Midland Railway, Butterley

(Derbyshire Attractions)

Butterley Station
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As soon as you enter Butterley Station you are transported back in time. The station building has been lovingly re created on its original site even down to the milk churns and egg boxes in the booking hall.



Walking out on to the platform you can have a cup of tea in the buffet, look at the model railway or browse the shop whilst waiting for your train. It soon pulls in ready to take you through the Derbyshire countryside on its 40 minute trip to the museum complex at Swanwick Junction.

Here we suggest that you alight to explore this remarkable site. Created from a reclaimed colliery this is huge area that can be explored.
The Station building was moved and re built from Syston near Liecester with a footbridge from Belle view near Manchester that used to carry visitors to the famous zoo.

The Museum Complex includes the Golden Valley Light Railway, a narrow gauge line that takes visitors a trip through the Country Park, the Mathew Kirtley Building with its collection of historic locomotives and rolling stock, The West Shed Experience showing the collection of railway vehicles and artifacts in the care of the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust, The Victorian Railwayman's Church, Demonstration Signal Box, Model Railway and on certain days the Stationary Power display, Fork Truck Heritage Collection and Road Transport buildings are also open.
On summer Sundays you can also ride on the Butterley Park Miniature Railway from its miniature station complete with tiny signal box.
The Johnsons Buffet is available for that essential refreshment after exploring this remarkable complex before heading back to the station for a trip back to Butterley.

There is a comprehensive list of special events that can be seen in the timetable leaflet and, of course on the website at www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk

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