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Steam And Stuff !

Updated: Feb 16, 2020

Last weekend we visited Midland Railway Butterley with some of the family. (See link at end of page).


Based in Derby, the MR (1844 – 1923) was at the forefront of the development of railways in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.  It was then incorporated into the London Midland and Scottish Railway, which subsequently became part of British Railways. 

Here are some of my images of locomotives, people and assorted bit and pieces.

80080 Returns to Steam joined by the Duchess of Sutherland





Leaving Butterley - a view from the carriage window

I can eat my sandwiches now we're moving


On the way to Swanwick


On-route. Lots of photographers looking at us, looking at them.

Another view from the window ... and a mysterious reflection ?


A shared view


Swanwick Junction - waiting for a new life?


Look, there's an old church ...

... Just a minute, I need to finish playing first

Inside St. Saviour’s Church

This Victorian “Tin Tabernacle” Church is a haven of peace and tranquility and is open for visitors to enjoy. Originally provided for railwaymen and their families, it is now used for meetings and occasional religious services, including wedding blessings (although not the actual marriage ceremony for legal reasons), funerals and memorial services.

Historical note: This Church from 1898, and built with support from the Midland Railway Company, was originally located in Westhouses in Derbyshire, a village that grew up around the company’s locomotive shed there.

Link : Midland Railway, Butterley

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