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

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