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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


Proposed Events for 2018

These are proposed dates to be confirmed at the AGM.


Wednesday 28th March.

Spring Twilight Run. An evening run just before the clocks go forward for the summer. Running starts at 12.00. You can order Fish & Chips if you're here by 5.00. It should be dark just after 6.00 and we can run as long as we like if it's a nice evening.


Saturday & Sunday 21st & 22nd April.

Tornado Weekend. Supporting the visit of Tornado to the Midland Railway Butterley.

Details shortly.


Sunday 29th April 2018.

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 February.

This date has been revised to avoid conflicting with Mothering Sunday.


Sunday 6th May.

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


Saturday 23rd June.

Mamod Day

An open event for 16mm Association members and BGRA members. Details soon.


Saturday and Sunday 7th & 8th July.

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


Sunday 12th August.

Loco Olympics (for BGRA, 16mm Members and Guests) A fun day with competitive events for your locomotives. Details to follow.

Barbecue (for BGRA Members ONLY) Rolls and salad provided, anything else is up to you, we have a gas-fired grill available. From 1PM, nearest and dearest welcome. A list will be put out purely so food quantity can be estimated.


Saturday September 15th.

Fish & Chip Supper (for BGRA Members ONLY). Order will be placed at 5:00PM, giving time for everything to be fried, sit down to eat 5:30PM approximately


Wednesday 10th October.

Autumn Twilight Run. Our 2nd evening run for 2018. Running starts at 12.00. You can order Fish & Chips if you're here by 5.00. It should be dark before 6.00 and we can run as long as we like.


Sunday 2nd December.

Christmas Party (for BGRA Members ONLY) Commence at 3PM, food provided, nearest and dearest welcome. A list will be put out purely so food quantity can be estimated.


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