Tag: Middleton Railway

Local History: John Blenkinsop 1783-1831

John Blenkinsop was a Mining Engineer and Steam Locomotive designer who was born at Felling, near Gateshead, County Durham. When he was old enough he was apprenticed to his cousin, John Straker, the Coal Viewer for Charles John Brandling’s Felling Colliery. Brandling lived at Tilling, County Durham; and he married

Restored Sir Berkeley back in steam at Middleton Railway

The Hunslet-built steam engine ‘Sir Berkeley’ was back in service after a re-dedication ceremony at Middleton Railway yesterday (15 April 2023). The engine, built in 1891 by Manning Wardle, is owned by the Vintage Carriages Trust and operated by Middleton Railway. Ian Smith, Vice President of the Middleton Railway Trust

Find your new role at Middleton Railway

Running an award-winning heritage railway isn’t just about the grease monkeys that keep the magnificent locomotives moving. There are host of roles from serving teas in the café to selling tickets with a smile and tending the flower beds that make the visitor experience special. Middleton Railway have a range

Middleton Railway’s youngsters shortlisted for top award

The Middleton Railway is delighted to announce its Youth Team has been shortlisted in the Heritage Railway Association annual awards. A new category for 2023, the ‘Rising Stars’ Award recognises the achievements of an organisation or group that is less than ten years old. The Youth Team has been running

Hunslet greenspaces set for improvements

Cllrs Paul Wray and Cllr Mohammed Iqbal (Labour, Hunslet and Riverside) have announced plans to improve two greenspaces in Hunslet: the area of parkland opposite Middleton Railway; and a small area of parkland in between The Oval and Jack Lane. Following feedback from residents and Middleton Railway, the following proposals

South Leeds strikes gold at Yorkshire in Bloom

Three Gold Awards were handed to organisations in South Leeds at the recent Yorkshire in Bloom awards ceremony. Beeston in Bloom won in the Urban Community category; Middleton Railway in the Tourist Attraction category; and White Rose Shopping Centre in the Large Business category where it was joint Category Winner.