Tag: Middleton Railway

Middleton Railway Vice President wins major award

The Middleton Railway is delighted to announce that our Vice President, Ian Smith, has been awarded the Railway Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award for services to preservation. The award was given for “Outstanding work and personal dedication to the Middleton Railway for 50 years” The citation reads: “For more than 50

Middleton Railway receives lifeline grant from recovery fund

The Middleton Railway Trust is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. 445 organisations will share £103 million, including The Middleton Railway Trust to

Heritage trains will run throughout October and November

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

Leeds’s largest free heritage festival launches on Friday

Heritage Open Days is the country’s largest free heritage festival, with over 5,000 events held annually. This year’s festival runs between the 11-19 September 2020. Leeds Civic Trust is proud to be the local coordinator for the city. This year, the festival will be going ‘digital’ for the first time

Santa Trains and Beeston Panto cancelled

It’s going to be a very different festive season this year with two staples of the South Leeds Christmas already cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Today (17 August 2020) Middleton Railway announced that they would not be running Santa Trains this year and St Andrew’s Pantomime Group said they