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Midland Railway Society

For those interested in the Midland Railway; its predecessors, successors, joint lines and working arrangements

About Us

We are a society and charity of about 400 members whose interests cover all aspects of the Midland Railway.

Members receive a high quality Journal three times a year and a newsletter four times a year. There are events throughout the year where members can socialize and learn more about the Midland Railway. We also help run the Midland Railway Study Centre and publish books and pamphlets on historical aspects of the Midland Railway.

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Journal

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Our illustrated Journal is published three times a year and includes articles on all aspects of the Midland Railway.

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Study Centre

The Midland Railway Study Centre houses the largest publicly accesible collection of Midland Railway ephemera and documentation. The Study Centre is brought to you by: The Roy F. Burrows Midland Collection Trust, The Midland Railway Society and Derby’s Museum of Industry and History.

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Events

We hold regular meetings and tours throughout the year. Meeting’s will feature a talk on an aspect of the Midland Railway and give members a chance to socialise and purchase books from our bookstall.

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Articles

Read a select of online essays and short articles written by Society members and others on various aspects of the Midland Railway.

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Photographs

We have created a couple of online photo galleries featuring Midland Railway stations and locomotives from photographs in the Society collections.

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Derby Registers

The Derby Registers held at the National Railway Museum list many of the photographs taken by the official Midland Railway photographers and their successors in the LMS and British Railways.

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