Steam trains and added attractions every Sunday.
Steam train rides in genuine Victorian 4-wheel coaches and the Mid- Suffolk Light Railway’s summer programme has an added attraction every Sunday including classic and vintage vehicles and the annual model trains and boats and planes exhibition.
Each day the railway is open. Visitors can enjoy train rides as many times as they like. All the MSLR facilities – Museum, shop, café, Restoration Shed visits and real ale bar will be open too.
Middy steam locomotives are often joined by Heritage Railway Association award winning Shredded Wheat shunter giving shunting demonstrations. This pretty little engine may be diesel powered, but its copper capped exhaust chimney gives it a very steam like effect.
6th August – Steam Railway and Vintage Bus Day
Vintage busses courtesy of our friends at the Eastern Transport Society will be on hand to give rides around the local area and, of course, there are plenty of vintage steam train rides on the Middy.
13th August – Big Bus Show and Steam Punk Day
The Middy has a new a special arrangement with The Big Bus Show to run busses from Brockford to Stonham Barns and return. Visitors will be able to have a two centre day out with free rides to the Stonham Barns complex. Brockford will also be visited by Steam Punks and displays from their extraordinary steam technology world.
20th August – Steam Railway and Royal Enfield Motor Cycle Club Day
A great day out for anyone interested in British motor-cycle history and this famous marque. Like so much of the UK motor-cycle industry Royal Enfields, were once a common sight on our roads, so it will be good to see a collection of them in our station concourse.
27th & 28th – August Model Mania and Hornby Collectors Days
A welcome return to modellers with their many variations of the modelling hobby featuring trains, boats, planes and road vehicles. Plus displays and layouts by collectors of the late lamented Hornby and Hornby Dublo model railways.
3rd September – Steam Railway and Vintage Tractor Day
Our last open day of the the 2023 season with all the Middy attractions up and running plus the annual display of vintage tractors by the Tivetshall Old Ram Vintage Tractor Club, who always put on a splendid show for us.
Venue: Mid Suffolk Light Railway – Suffolk’s award winning and only standard gauge heritage railway – Brockford Station, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket, IP14 5PW
Opening times: 10.30 to 16.30.
Prices: £12.00 adults, £6.00 children under 16, families (2 + 2) £30.00, concessions (over 65) £10.00.
The Middy, together with added attractions, make a fascinating visit for families and rail fans alike. For more information see mslr.org.uk.