Visit the West Shed to see historic steam locomotives and railway

carriages with displays, films and an active engineering workshop.

Whether you’re a railway enthusiast or just looking for a fun family

day out, there’s something for you here!

Coronavirus  -  Unfortunately the WEST SHED is closed until further notice



  • Two powerful 1930s steam locomotives - 6233 'Duchess of Sutherland' and 6203 'Princess Margaret Rose'.
  • A 1920's Special Saloon used by Royalty and dignitaries including Winston Churchill during the Second World War.
  • LMS No.1 Dynamometer Car testing vehicle.
  • Ex-Butlin’s 21-inch gauge miniature locomotives.
  • British Railways Standard Tank engines.


and more...!


For more information about the locomotives and carriages

you can see at the West Shed, please see ‘The Collection’

section of our website.


Visit for a day and explore the other attractions at the Midland Railway-Butterley:

Find out more through films and hands-on activities

Join us in the school holidays for some creative craft activities!



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PLEASE NOTE: As some of our locomotives and coaches are operating vehicles, they are not always on display in the West Shed and may be hired out to other organisations. If you are making a special visit to view a particular vehicle, please contact us before-hand to find out whether it is available to view.

For a preview of what you can see at the West Shed

take a look at this ‘Visitor Guide’

To view full screen (on desktop only) click this

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