Heritage line prepares for Easter steam up

04 April 2022
Suffolk’s only standard gauge preserved railway and museum plans ahead for two days of family entertainment.

The first big weekend of the 2022 season at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, affectionately known as ‘The Middy’ is its Easter Steam-Up on Sunday April 17 and Monday April 18. Easter Weekend emphasis will be on entertainment for families with children.

The railway and museum facilities will be open with steam train rides, museum, visits to the restoration shed, shop and café, plus Easter Bunny hunts with prizes and quizzes for younger visitors. The duty locomotive will be the 115-year-old Cockerill vertical boilered steam tram engine backed up by the Heritage Railway Association award-winning Fowler diesel mechanical 0-4-0, 'Shreddie', formerly used by the Shredded Wheat Company as its shunter.

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The railway's Fowler 0-4-0 diesel mechanical 'Shreddie'. Read more about this locomotive here.

John Reeve, Marketing Manager for the railway said, "A visit to Brockford Station presents a fascinating picture of what life was like on and around a rural railway during the early part of the last century. The MSLR style has been recreated with original buildings and a unique collection of locomotives and rolling stock. It's a fascinating day out for families and railfans alike."

Tickets are available from the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway website and at its ticket office on the day.


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