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Butterley Garden Railway Association


Programme of Events

Regular Events Include:

Afternoon & Evening Steaming on the Second & Fourth Wednesday in each month

Regular Steaming Sunday Afternoons

We have regular running sessions all year and the site is open every day other than Christmas Day.


Butterley Garden Railway

Some of the Events for 2019 have now been decided (see below). Please check back in the new year for a full schedule.


2019 Events


(More events to be published soon)

Sunday 24th February 2019.

Club AGM. For matters to be decided at the meeting they must be on the Agenda. To have items put on the agenda talk to a committee member or contact John Rymer directly. The proposed Agenda will be published during January.


Wednesday 27th March 2019.

Spring Twilight Run. An evening run at the beginning of spring. Running starts at 12.00. You can order Fish & Chips if you're here by 5.00. It should be dark by 6.30 and we can run as long as we like if it's a nice evening.


Sunday 5th May 2019.

Vintage and Oscillator Day. Coinciding with the Midland Railway Vintage Weekend.

Everyone is welcome to run but vintage and oscillator locos are especially welcome.


Saturday and Sunday 22nd & 23rd June 2019.

BGRA Open Weekend. We open the doors to the public and run all weekend. Traders, Plant Stall and 2nd Hand Goodies and other attractions.


Future Event Date Unknown.

Tornado's visit in April 2018 was postponed due to the failure of Tornado at Peterborough but they have promised to visit later. If this happens then the BGRA will support the event.


We also support shows and exhibitions whenever possible.


Boiler test in progress

Boiler Test Day.

If you need a boiler testing then we are able to do this for you. We have one of the 16mm Association kits and a qualified tester.

We aim to be able to do tests on the first Sunday of each month and at any regular Wednesday running session throughout 2018.

But you MUST contact Mike Riley to confirm.

E-mail: m(dot)riley(at)ntlworld(dot)com

Telephone: 01509 554574

Mobile: 07522 554446


Boiler testing is NOT compulsory at present but is recommended as good practice. See the 16mm association website for more details.