Midland Railway Society

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

Incorporating the Roy F. Burrows Collection.

About Us

We are a society and charity of over 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.

Members also get exclusive access to high resolution scans of selected maps and plans from the Society’s archive collection through the Midland Railway Study Centre web site.

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2017 AGM

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Midland Railway Society will be held at the The Roundhouse Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE on Saturday, 8th April 2017 from 11am.

The AGM will be followed at 2pm by the Presidential Address given by Adrian Tester on “Midland Locomotives — Myths and Misconceptions.”

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Journal 62 cover

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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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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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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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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