Tag: Middleton Railway

Middleton Railway nominated for prestigious award

Middleton Railway have revealed that they are in the running for the prestigious Steam Railway magazine award from the Heritage Railway Association (HRA), but they need your help. They have been nominated, along with the Vintage Carriage Trust, for the overhaul of Manning Wardle 0-6-0 ‘Sir Berkeley’, which we reported

Bloomin’ ‘eck it’s Gold for Beeston and Middleton Railway

The results are in from this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom awards showing that both Middleton Railway and Beeston in Bloom have won Gold, with Beeston also winning joint best in category. Beeston was competing in the Urban Community and won jointly with Starbeck (near Harrogate). In their comments the Judges

A group of ten young people pose with a certificate in front of a steam locomotive called 'Sir Berkeley'

The young people that are the future of Middleton Railway

Middleton Railway was celebrating its Youth Group who took over the running of the railway today (6 August 2023). The group was awarded their runners up certificate in the Rising Stars category of the Heritage Railway Association (HRA). Presenting the award, Noel Hartley, a Director at the HRA, said: “It’s

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