Middleton Railway has had a very muted celebration of its Diamond Jubilee this year due to Coronavirus, but it’s not over yet with services running throughout October and November.
A Diesel-pulled service will run each Sunday plus a mid week service during half term on Wednesday 28 October. Trains run from 11am-3pm. You can book in advance via their website here between Monday and Thursday, or turn up on the day – there are usually seats available on all trains.
Trains have been running on the historic Middleton Railway for over 200 years. It was the first railway in the world to use steam locomotives commercially and was designed to bring coal from pits in Middleton to Leeds to power the industrial revolution. The museum in the engine house also reveals the history of Hunslet as the centre of the locomotive manufacture for the world. The railway has been run by the volunteers of the Middleton Railway Trust since 1960.