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Great trains

Very interesting visit loads of trains and carriages to look at good day out. There were men... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
deejayappp
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Fabulous exhibits and welcoming staff

The exhibits in the shed are top class.Information boards clearly explain things and the staff are... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Hamish42
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting visit loads of trains and carriages to look at good day out. There were men working on trains in the shed and you could stand and watch them if you wanted to.

Thank deejayappp
Reviewed 12 June 2018

The exhibits in the shed are top class.Information boards clearly explain things and the staff are only too keen to help you further. There are also some activities for younger children.

Thank Hamish42
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Has so much to see at these engine sheds. The Magnificent princess locomotives, royal train carriages to see, also lots of displays a must to go and see.

Thank bazonian2015
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a must see exhibit at the Midland Railway-Butterley. West Shed is home to the two surviving examples of the LMS Princess Royal Class (Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margater Rose), as well as the LMS Coronation Class 'Duchess of Sutherland', and former Royal Saloon...More

2  Thank Sam H
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This was a steam train enthusiast's paradise to see the Princess Royal Steam Train and rolling stock up close. Sir William Stanier was portrayed in his office and exhibits included a narrow gauge replica of The Princess Margaret Rose engine that ran for Bultlin's plus...More

1  Thank Jonah61
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Home to the Coronation class locos, Duchess of Sutherland, Princess Margaret Rose, Princess Elizabeth & several other smaller steam locos. My visit was much enhanced by the knowledgeable, helpful staff who showed me around. The royal carriage as used by Winston Churchill as well as...More

1  Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The West Shed is by far the stand out attraction on the Midland Railway. We were bowled over by the enthusiasm of the people we met... amazed to see the Princess Elizibeth loco ... nicest and cheapest tea and superb model railway ... will spend...More

1  Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A great addition to a visit to the Midland Railway. A good collection of engines and other things here - the narrow gauge ones were unexpected. The exhibits are well presented, and if time wasn't pressing so much, I could happily spend hours here. This...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

came here on a visit to midland railway. takes you back in time to when steam trains were the norm. I will visit again.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Situated at Swanwick Junction, on the Midland railway, we visited West shed as part of our railway day. It is fantastic here. The amount of work that has gone into restoring the steam locomotives and rolling stock is excellent. We were fortunate enough to be...More

2  Thank David M
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