List of attractions at the Midland Railway Centre

The Midland Railway, Butterley is a complex of railway museum exhibits within the "Midland Railway Centre" at Butterley, near Ripley in Derbyshire.

Overview

The Midland Railway - Butterley lies on the Pye Bridge, near Ironville, to Ambergate line of the old Midland Railway, although the present-day heritage line terminates at Hammersmith. The centre is also home to the Golden Valley Light Railway: a narrow-gauge line built on the trackbed of a former ironworks railway.

The line runs for three miles from Hammersmith to Riddings.

Locomotives

*Operational Steam Locomotives
**LMS 4-6-2 Class 7P no. 6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" (in Mainline use, current boiler ticket expires in 2009)(Occasionally away for main line duties)
**LMS Class 3F Jinty no. 16410 (47327) (current boiler ticket expires 2016 - Midland Red livery in similar style to 16440)
**BR 4-6-0 Class 5MT no. 73129 with Caprotti Valve Gear (current boiler ticket expires in 2015)
**S&DJR 2-8-0 Class 7F no. 53809 (current boiler ticket expires 2016)
**BR 2-6-4T Class 4MT no. 80098
**BR 2-10-0 Class 9F No. 92214

*Resident Steam Locomotives currently elsewhere
**RSH 0-4-0ST No 7817 Castle Donington No. 1 (Currently at the Colne Valley Railway)

*"'Steam Locomotives Undergoing Restoration:
**LMS Class 3F Jinty no. 47445
**LMS 4-6-0 Class 5MT no. 45491
**RSH 0-4-0ST "George" from British Celenase Works at Spondon (undergoing restoration at PRCLT West Shed)

*"'Steam Locomotives Undergoing Overhaul:
**LMS Class 3F Jinty no. 47357
**BR 2-6-4T Class 4MT no. 80080
**Peckett 0-4-0ST Lytham St Annes
**Peckett 0-4-0ST No 1163 "Whitehead"
**LMS 4-6-0 Class 5MT No. 44932

*"'Steam Locomotives on Display or Stored:
**LMS 0-6-0 Class 4F no. 44027 (National Collection)
**Midland Railway 156 Class no. 158A (On display in museum, (National Collection)
**LMS Class 3F Jinty no. 47564
**LMS 4-6-2 Class 8P no. 46203 "Princess Margaret Rose" (on display at the PRCLT West Shed)
**BR 2-10-0 Class 9F no 92219
**Markham & Co. 0-4-0T "Gladys"
**Andrew Barclay 0-4-0T Crane Tank "Stanton 24"
**Nasmyth Wilson and Company 0-4-0ST Brown Bailey No 4 (Plinthed by site entrance at Swanwick Junction, named "Oswald")
**Fireless 0-4-0T Boots No2
**Sentinel Steam Locomotive "Neepsend No2"
**Peckett 0-4-0ST "Victory"

*Operational Home Fleet Diesel Locomotives
**BR 0-6-0 Class 02 no. D2858
**BR 0-6-0 Class 03 no. D2138
**BR 0-6-0 Class 08 no. 08590
**BR 0-6-0 Class 08 no. 08331
**BR 0-6-0 Class 11 no. 12077
**BR Bo-Bo Class 20 no. D8048
**BR Bo-Bo Class 20 no. 20227
**BR Bo-Bo Class 25 no. 25321
**BR A1A-A1A Class 31 no. 31108
**BR Bo-Bo Class 33 no. D6586
**BR 1Co-Co1 Class 40 no. D212 "Aureol"
**BR 1Co-Co1 Class 45 no. 45041 "Royal Tank Regiment"
**BR 1Co-Co1 Class 46 no. D182 (Working Steam Heat Boiler)
**BR Co-Co Class 47 no. 47401 "North Eastern"
**BR Co-Co Class 50 no. 50007 "Sir Edward Elgar"
**Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 Shunter no. 416 in Green livery
**Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 Shunter: "Albert Fields/Emfour 9" D1114

*"'Resident Diesel Locomotives Currently Running Elsewhere
**BR Bo-Bo Class 20 no. D8001 (Ecclesbourne Valley Railway)
**BR Bo-Bo Class 20 no. 20189 (London Underground)
**BR A1A-A1A Class 31 no. 31162 (North Norfolk Railway)
**BR A1A-A1A Class 31 no. 31271 "Stratford 1840-2001" (Nene Valley Railway)
**BR Co-Co Class 37 no. 37314 "Dalzell" (Great Central Railway)

*Diesel Locomotives undergoing Restoration/Overhaul
**BR Bo-Bo Class 20 no. 20205 (Carries number "20907")
**BR A1A-A1A Class 31 no. 31418 "Bodicea"
**BR 1Co-Co1 Class 45 no. 45108
**BR Co-Co Class 47 no. D1516
**BR Co-Co Class 52 no. D1048 "Western Lady"

*"'Operational Diesel Locomotives undergoing repaints or light work
**BR 1Co-Co1 Class 44 no. 44004 "Great Gable"
**BR 1Co-Co1 Class 45 no. 45133

*Stored Diesel Locomotives
**BR 0-6-0 Class 08 no. D3420
**BR Bo-Bo Class 33 no. 33018
**BR Bo-Bo Class 33 no. 33046
**BR Co-Co Class 47 no. 47761
**Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 Shunter no. 441 in Blue livery
**Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 Shunter No D1154
**Mercury Tractor 0-4-0 No 5337
**Ruston & Hornsby No 384139/D2959
**Fowler 0-4-0DM "Andy"
**Motorail Simplex No RS9 in Blue Livery
**Motorail Simplex No RS12 in Brown Livery

*"'Electric Locomotives on Display
**BR Class 77 'EM2' 1500V Electric No 27000 Electra (in operational condition)

*Operational Diesel Multiple Units
**BR Class 101 unit 101692 (formed of 53170+59303+53253, or 53170+53253)
**BR Class 114 unit 50019+56006
**BR Class 114 unit 977775+977776 (50015+56015)
**BR Class 127 unit 51591+59609+51625
**BR Class 141 unit 141113 (formed of 55513+55533)
**BR Derby Lightweight DMBS 79018

*"'Operational DMUs Currently Running Elsewhere
**BR Derby Lightweight DMB 79900 (Ecclesbourne Valley Railway)
**BR Class 101 DMBS 51188

*"'Diesel Multiple Units in Store or Under Repair
**BR Class 100 unit 51118+56097 (Stored pending restoration, Llangollen Railcar Group)
**BR Class 101 DTC 54342 (arrived Nov 2006, stored)
**BR Class 108 DTC 56484 + DMBS 51937/ADB977806 (With automatic gear-change)
**BR Class 117 unit 51341(117704)+59486+51398(L702) (Arrived March 2007, stored for Swanage Railway)
**BR Class 117 unit 117301 (formed of 51353+59521+51395, Arrived March 2007, stored for Swanage Railway)
**BR Derby Lightweight DTCL 79612 (undergoing restoration for Derby Lightweight Preservation Group)

*Electrical Multiple Unit Vehicles
**BR Class 505 trailers nos. 29666 and 29670 (awaiting restoration in Matthew Kirtley Museum)
**BR Class 438 trailers nos. 76298+70855+70824+76322 (Stored)

Rolling Stock

*Coaching Stock in Operational Use
**LDECR TZ No 6 in Lined MR Red Livery (part of Vintage set, stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum when not in use)
**MR BTZ No 253 in Lined MR Red Livery (part of Vintage Set, stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum when not in use)
**MR TY No 78 in Lined MR Red Livery (part of Vintage Set, stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum when not in use)
**MR CCTY 26481 in Grey Livery (part of Vintage Set, stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum when not in use)
**MR ROY 1910 in Lined MR Red Livery (part of Vintage Set, cannot and does not carry passengers, used by HC&W volunteers as saloon, stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum when not in use)
**LMS HBY 42608 in LMS Red Livery (part of Vintage Set, stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum when not in use)
**BR Mk1 BSO No E9300 in Blood and Custard Livery
**BR Mk1 TSO No NE4537 in Lined Maroon Livery
**BR Mk1 TSO No W4904 in Blood and Custard Livery
**BR Mk1 FK No E13328 in Lined Maroon Livery (first class coach)
**BR Mk1 RMB No M1802 in Maroon Livery (Carries original lined maroon livery on north side, plain maroon paint on south side with no numbers)
**BR Mk1 RMB No M1862 in Blood and Custard Livery
**BR Mk1 SK No 26157 in Lined Maroon Livery (Doesn't carry numbers)
**BR Mk1 BG No 84020 in Maroon Livery (Used as disco coach and Santas Grotto on Midlander Set)
**BR Mk1 SO No 4816 in Lined Maroon Livery (Doesn't carry numbers, half is converted into on train bar, in operational use on Midlander set)
**BR Mk1 SO No M4804 in Lined Maroon Livery (in operational use on Midlander set)
**BR Mk1 SO No 4480 in Lined Maroon Livery (doesn't carry numbers, in operational use on Midlander set)
**BR Mk1 RK No M1779 in Lined Maroon Livery (in operational use on Midlander set)
**BR Mk1 BG No 84144 in Lined Maroon Livery (Has Santas Grotto and disco inbuilt and revised window arrangement, doesn't carry numbers)
**BR Mk1 BSK No 99041 (35476) in Lined Maroon Livery (based at PRCLT West Shed, 6233's Support Coach)(With 6233 at Crewe)
**LMS BFK No 6320 (18562) in Lined LMS Maroon Livery (based at PRCLT West Shed, used as an Inspection Saloon, currently undergoing a repaint)
*"'Inactive Coaching Stock/Coaching Stock on Display
**LNWR SPEC No 45000 in Lined LMS Maroon Livery (arrived November 2005, on display at PRCLT West Shed)
**LYR SPEC No 45050 in Lined Maroon Livery (Purchased by PRCLT September 2005, currently undergoing restoration at Derby Technical Centre)
**LYR FO No 90 in Plain Maroon Livery (on display in Matthew Kirtley Museum, awaiting full restoration)
**GWR AUTOCOACH No ADB150375 in Maroon Livery (stored outside Matthew Kirtley Museum, owned by 7F Preservation Group)
**MR BCK No 2944 in Plain Maroon Livery (on display in Matthew Kirtley Museum, awaiting full restoration)
**LMS BTK No M27093 in Lined LMS Maroon Livery (stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum)
**LMS INSP No 45047 in LMS Maroon Livery (Stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum, owned by 7F Preservation Group)
**BR Mk1 TSO No 5045 in Plain Maroon Livery (In use as static waiting room at Swanwick Junction, was taken out of operational use due to inactive steam heating)
**BR Mk1 TSO No E3809 in Lined Maroon Livery (currently stabled in Swanwick Yard)
**BR Mk2 Royal Dining/Kitchen Saloon No 2902 in Royal Train Livery (on display in Matthew Kirtley Museum)
*"'Stored Coaching Stock
**MR BT No 1250 in Plain Maroon Livery (at Butterley Goods Dock, used by EM Gauge Society)
**MR CK No 2885 in Brown Livery - Wood (undergoing restoration in Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop)
**MR BZ No 34068 in Brown Livery (under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop)
**MR TZ No 1119 in Grey Livery (under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop)
**LMS SLT No 612 in Lined LMS Maroon Livery (faded) (filled to the brim with asbestos, currently stored up at Butterley Engineering)
**LMS BG No 31299 in LMS Maroon Livery (faded) (Was previously used as disco coach, now store, owned by Mansfield Model Railway Society, in front of Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop)
**LMS POS No 30225 in Maroon Livery (on display in Matthew Kirtley Museum)
**LMS BTK No 5734 (DM395898) in Green Livery (under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop)
**LMS BGZ No 2884 in Maroon Livery (undergoing restoration in Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop)
**LMS SRFO No 10257 in Maroon Livery (currently on display in Matthew Kirtley Museum)
**LMS SLT No 14425 in Brown Livery (under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop)
**LMS TK No 14281 in Brown Livery (under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop)
**LMS TO No 14718 in Brown Livery (under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop)
**LMS TO No 5682 in Lined LMS Maroon Livery (stored at back of Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop, deteriorating severely)
**LMS TO No 16553 in Grey Livery (under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop)
**LMS TK No 16782 in Maroon Livery (under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop)
**SR PMV No 1176 in Brown Livery (currently stored in Tamper sidings, used as S&T Stores Van)
**SR PMV No 1865 in Blue Livery (currently stored in Tamper sidings, underframe for MR 211)
**SR PMV No 2151 in Maroon Livery (currently stored on end of Ashpit road)
**BR Mk1 BG No 80782 in Plain Maroon Livery (currently in use as store coach next to Richard Levick Workshop)
**BR Mk1 BSO No 9281 in Lined Maroon Livery (Stored outside Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop, planned conversion to disabled coach did not materialise.)
**BR Mk1 SO No 4366 in Plain Maroon Livery (Stored at Hammersmith, planned conversion to conference coach did not materialise)
**BR Mk1 BCK no 21059 in Plain Maroon Livery (Awaiting repairs from 1996 Fire Damage, stored outside Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop)
**BR Mk1 BCK no 34625 in Plain Maroon Livery (44932 Support Coach, stored outside Matthew Kirtley Museum)
**BR Mk1 BG No 80590 in Plain Maroon Livery (repainted in August 2005, in use as seat store at Hammersmith)(Recently moved from Hammersmith to Butterley due to vandalism)
**BR Mk1 GUV No 86696 in Maroon Livery (owned and used as stores vehicle by Electra Preservation Group)
**BR Mk1 NJV no 93881 in BR Blue Livery (used as stores vehicle by Historic Carriage and Wagon Department)
**BR Mk1 NKV no 93380 in BR Blue Livery (used as stores vehicle by MRT Railcar Group)
**BR Mk1 NKV no 93180 in BR Blue Livery (arrived Jan 2008 after spending 20+ years in Derby Station south dock siding!)
**BR Mk1 BCK no 34255 (DB975534) in Plain Green Livery (Used as store, in Butterley Goods Dock)
**BR Mk2b TSO No 5461 in Blue and Grey Livery (A1A Group Mess Coach, at Swanwick Junction)
**BR Mk2 CF No 13484 (ADB977528) in Research Colours (Class 20 Locomotive Society Mess Coach, at Swanwick Junction)
**BR Mk2 SO No 6412 in Plain Maroon Livery (Currently in use as Bufferstop Buffet and Shop in Swanwick Platform 1)
**BR Mk1 BG No 6390 (80723) in Intercity Livery (In use as Class 20 Locomotive Society general storage container)
**BR Mk1 BCK No 99040 (21232) in Blood and Custard Livery (Mainline ticket expired Sept 2006. Future mainline career looks doubtful at the moment.)

Attractions and Exhibits

The main museum site is at Swanwick Junction, with many attractions and groups based there. There are other attractions at Butterley.

*Butterley Station
**Alfreton Model Railway Society - A large 00 gauge model railway is owned by this club and operated on most weekends.
**Butterley Station Building - The original brick-built station buildings were demolished after the line closed. The new Station Building (acquired from Whitwell Station) is made of stone and contains a shop and management offices.
**Butterley Buffet - Butterley station's catering facility.
**Garden Railway - An outdoor 16MM scale model railway which runs on most Sundays and some Saturdays.
**DMU and Coach Shed and Workshop - A depot with repair and overhaul facilities.
**Heanor Model Railway Society - This contains a small 00 gauge layout and an unfinished 0 gauge layout.
**Ais Gill Signal Box - Formerly situated at Ais Gill on the Settle to Carlisle line, this is the working signal box at Butterley. It is technically a ground frame. There is no public access.

*Swanwick Junction
**Swanwick Junction Model Railway Club - The model railway at Swanwick. There are 00 gauge, TT gauge, N gauge and 0 gauge layouts.
**Broom Junction Building - A replica of the original Station building at Broom Junction. It is located on Platform 3 and 4. There is currently no public access.
**Syston Station Building - Currently being moved from Syston and rebuilt on Swanwick Platform 2. This should be completed in 2008.
**47401 Project Shop - Fundraising shop for 47401 and 47417, located in a Mark 2 coach alongside Swanwick Platform.
**The West Shed - Home of the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust, owners of 6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" and 46203 "Princess Margaret Rose".
**Brittain Pit Farm - Small farm area, also contains remains of Upcast Colliery Headstocks and Winding Gear.
**Johnsons Buffet - Swanwick Junction's catering facility.
**Golden Valley Light Railway - Laid on the trackbed of a former Ironworks Railway, this line runs for about half a mile to Newlands Inn. The terminus of this 2ft Gauge line is just above the entrance to the Cromford Canal Tunnel.
**Allports Emporium - The main shop at Swanwick, which is opened for most special events. The shop also contains a small museum and 0 Gauge model railway layout which is being restored by Rugby Model Railway Society.
**Derby St Marys Gatehouse - Situated at the entrance to the site, this small building was moved to Swanwick from the goods yard at Derby St Marys. It is used by the site manager as an office.
**Linby Station Signal Box - Now in use at Brands Crossing as a demonstration signal box, with public access.
**Kettering Signal Box - The operational signal box at Swanwick Junction. There is no public access.
**Linby Colliery Sidings Signal Box - Currently in use as Swanwick Station Office. It is likely to be moved when the new Syston building opens.
**St. Saviour's Church - Moved from Westhouses, this Railwayman's church also holds occasional services.
**Matthew Kirtley Museum - The main museum on the Swanwick site, it houses various locomotives, coaches and wagons. The main workshops are also situated in this building. There is no public access to the workshops, although there is a viewing area.
**Static Power Museum - Normally open at busy periods and at special events the building houses a good number of working machines.
**Historical Model Railway Society - Was opened in 2005. It contains a large display area, study centre and small shop. Normally only open by appointment it is sometimes open at special events.
**Richard Levick Workshop - The main machine shop at the Swanwick site. Named after Richard Levick, who was sadly killed when working on one of the machines here. There is limited public access to this area.
**Butterley Park Miniature Railway - Operates Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, miniature steam engines of both 3.5" and 5" gauge operate on a raised circuit of track. The public are permitted to ride for a small charge.
**Historic Carriage and Wagon - A large number of coaches and wagons await restoration here. On certain days it is possible to see work being done inside the shed.
**National Fork Truck Heritage Centre and Road Transport Gallery - This recently completed building houses a collection of heritage buses, lorries and other forms of road transport and fork lift trucks.
**Diesel Depot - Currently housing some of the centre's diesel fleet.

* Ironville Junction
** There is no station here- at this point the locomotive is run around its train.
** The Erewash Valley Mainline passes close to the running line.
** The connecting line to the Erewash Valley, Codnor Park Jcn is situated just before the run round loop.

External links

* [http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk The Centre website]
* [http://www.prclt.co.uk Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust]
* [http://www.dieseltraction.org.uk The Midland Diesel Group]
* [http://www.gvlr.org.uk Golden Valley Light Railway]
* [http://www.mrt-railcargroup.co.uk MRT Railcar Group]
* [http://www.freewebs.com/alfretonmrs Alfreton Model Railway Society
* [http://www.amrs.fotopic.net Alfreton Model Railway Society's photo website
* [http://www.mrtg.org.uk Midland Road Transport Group]
* [http://www.midland-railway-signalmen.org.uk Midland Railway Signalman's Association]
* [http://www.hmrs.org.uk Historical Model Railway Society]


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