Tag: Middleton Railway

‘Sir Berkeley’ to get a new livery

The Middleton Railway is pleased to announce that it is working with the Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT) to restore Manning Wardle contractor’s locomotive “Sir Berkeley” to its original “Logan and Hemingway” livery. When back in service in 2020, this locomotive will be the only working example of a Manning Wardle

Festive events this weekend

As we draw closer to Christmas we have another weekend packed with community events. Sunday (9 December 2018) will see the St Anthony’s Christmas Fayre in the church hall at the top of Old Lane (12-4pm). The Fayre includes crafts, gifts and candy stalls plus of course Santa’s grotto. Refreshments

Middleton Railway ‘Highly Commended’ at tourism awards

The Middleton Railway is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a “Highly Commended” certificate for “Small Attraction of the Year” category in the Visit Yorkshire White Rose Awards for 2018. The judges commented: “The building in which the Trust is housed is modern, light and welcoming, ideally suited

Last Coals To Leeds success to be followed by Star Rails

Middleton Railway’s weekend of events to commemorate fifty years since the closure of the last coal mine in Leeds proved a great success last weekend (29 & 30 September 2018). The event was supported by the Railway’s new President Hilary Benn MP who waved the first train of the day

Railway weekend marks 50 years since last pit closed

‘Last Coals To Leeds’ will be a special celebration of the role of coal in the life of South Leeds at the historic Middleton Railway on Saturday and Sunday (29 & 30 September 2018) commemorating the closure of the last coal mine in Leeds, Middleton Broom Colliery, which closed 50

Last Coals To Leeds: Pupils launch railway’s new book

Pupils from Hunslet Carr and Windmill Primary Schools helped Middleton railway launch its new booklet about Middleton Broom Pit today (14 September 2018). The children heard from the railway’s Vice President Ian Smith and received their copies of the booklet from Cllr Judith Blake and Cllr Paul Truswell. They then

Middleton Railway strikes Gold at Yorkshire In Bloom

Middleton Railway was amongst the groups from South Leeds receiving awards at the RHS Yorkshire In Bloom ceremony at York Racecourse on Tuesday (11 September 2018). The railway was awarded a Gold Award in the “Tourist Attraction” category. The judge said the floral displays on the Moor Road station platform

Young and old pulling together at Middleton Railway

Local volunteers, young and old, are pulling together at Middleton Railway – to restore historic rail wagons damaged by last month’s fire at the neighbouring Jewson builders yard, and also to run this iconic local organisation year-round. South Leeds Life caught up with some of their younger volunteers this week,