Midland Railway – Butterley

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Midland Railway - Butterley
Preserved steam locomotive 7F 2-8-0 53809 on the Midland Railway Butterley.jpg
Preserved locomotive S&DJR 7F 2-8-0 No. 53809 crosses the Butterley Reservoir causeway
Terminus Hammersmith, &
Pye Bridge
Commercial operations
Name Ambergate to Pye Bridge Line
Built by Midland Railway
Original gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Preserved operations
Owned by Midland Railway-Butterley
Operated by Midland Railway-Butterley
Stations 3
Length Three and a half miles
Preserved gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Preserved era Different era on a different day but normally 19th century
Commercial history
Opened 1 February 1875
Closed to passengers 23 December 1968
Preservation history
Headquarters Butterley Station
Midland Railway – Butterley
Ambergate to Pye Bridge Line
A38 road
Hammersmith
Butterley Reservoir
Butterley
Swanwick Junction
Swanwick Colliery
Riddings
Ironville
Pye Bridge
Midland Main Line

The Midland Railway – Butterley is a heritage railway at Butterley, near Ripley in Derbyshire.

Overview[edit]

The Midland Railway – Butterley lies on the Ambergate to Pye Bridge Line of the old Midland Railway, although the present-day heritage line terminates at Hammersmith. It is operated by the Midland Railway Trust. The railway is also home to the Golden Valley Light Railway: a narrow-gauge line built on the trackbed of a former ironworks railway.

The line currently runs for 3 12 miles (5.6 km) from Hammersmith via Butterley, Swanwick Junction and Riddings to Ironville

Stations of the MR (Butterley)[edit]

  • Hammersmith
  • Butterley - Headquarters of the Midland Railway (Butterley)
  • Swanwick Junction
  • Riddings (run-round loop, currently no platform at present, Ironville Junction close by, Current terminus of the 'MR (B)', until further notice).

Special events[edit]

The railway runs a variety of special events, ranging from standard Day out with Thomas specials on several weekends and half-terms each year to Gala events featuring the GVLR's stock in addition to the standard gauge collection.

  • Vintage trains
  • Seasonal steam, diesel and DMU galas
  • The Midday Midlander dining trains
  • Open day gala events
  • Various events set on important days of the year, e.g. Mothers Day
  • Bonfire nights
  • The annual Indietracks music festival
  • DMU shuttle trains along the old Swanwick colliery branch and along Codnor Park curve
  • Santa specials

The railway is also licensed to host weddings and parties.

Steam locomotives[edit]

The steam engines of the Midland Railway Trust that run passenger services are mostly ex-LMS and BR locomotives of similar designs to each other. Rarer industrial and mainline classes (one from as early as 1866), are usually static in the Swanwick museum site.

Operational[edit]

Number & Name Description History & Current Status Livery Owner(s) Date Photograph
No. 1163 "Whitehead" Peckett 0-4-0ST Built in 1908, "Whitehead" was used in the major Welsh industries. On withdrawal it was purchased by the Great Western Society and moved to the West Somerset Railway. Arrived at Butterley in 1999. Previously in the fictional guise of 'Taffy' during Thomas the tank engine events. "Whitehead" still reprises her role as 'Taffy' in Jinty events and 'Taffy' weekends. Green. Private Owner. 1908

Peckett 1163 (6241188526).jpg

No. 47327/23 LMS Fowler Class 3F
0-6-0T
Formerly Thomas the Tank Engine - Operational. Portrayed as 'Jinty' during former Thomas events. S&DJR Prussian Blue. Derby City Council. 1926 47327 Midland Railway Centre.jpg
No. 80080 BR 2-6-4T Class 4MT Operational, 80080 worked on the old London, Tilbury and Southend Railway branches. On withdrawal it was sent to Barry in the 60s. 80080 was, with 80098 also at Butterley, first sent to the Peak Rail and they were moved to their current location in 1983.They were soon restored to work on the mainline railtours. Currently the loco is on loan to the East Lancashire Railway) BR Lined Black with Early Crest. Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust. 1954

80080 Penarth (390430821).jpg

No. 73129 BR 4-6-0 Class 5MT Operational. This engine is the only surviving Standard Class 5 built by British Railways fitted with the Caprotti valve gear. BR Unlined Black with the early crest Derby City Council. 1956

73129 Understeam at Railex 2013 Butterley 01.jpg

No.46233 "Duchess of Sutherland" LMS Coronation Class Operational, certified for main line running. BR Green with early crest Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust 1938

LMS 8P 46233 Green Appleby 14.06.12R edited-2.jpg

Stopped for repairs or maintenance[edit]

Number & Name Description History & Current Status Livery Owner(s) Date Photograph
No locos ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Undergoing restoration, overhaul or repairs[edit]

Number & Name Description History & Current Status Livery Owner(s) Date Photograph
No. 53809 S&DJR 7F
2-8-0
Stopped early for 10 year overhaul due to various boiler problems. BR Unlined Black with the late crest. 13809 7F Preservation Group. 1925 53809 Midland Railway Centre (5).jpg
No. 80098 BR 2-6-4T Class 4MT 800s 80 and 98 shared similar histories during their services with BR, both worked on the old London, Tilbury and Southend Railway branches, both were later allocated to other sheds and later sent to Barry in the 60s. Its boiler ticket expired in late 2009 and it quickly moved into the workshop. Previously in the fictional guise of 'Peter' during Thomas the tank engine events. Undergoing overhaul.[1] BR Lined Black with Late Crest. Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust. 1954
Steam train - geograph.org.uk - 561513.jpg
"Castle Donington Power Station No. 1 RSH 0-4-0ST Stored pending overhaul Dark Blue. Midland Railway Trust. 1954

Castle Donington No.1 at the Colne Valley Railway (1).jpg

"George" RSH 0-4-0ST from British Celanese Works at Spondon undergoing restoration at PRCLT West Shed Undergoing major restoration at PRCLT West Shed Dark Green Midland Railway Trust 1945 ~
No. 47357 (16440) LMS Class 3F Jinty Undergoing its ten-yearly overhaul. Previously in the fictional guise of 'Desmond' during Thomas the tank engine events. BR Black Derby City Council 1926 47357 at Butterley (3645196556).jpg
No. 47445 LMS Class 3F Jinty Under major restoration with work currently focused on the frames NCB Orange/ Black Derby City Council 1927 ~
Lytham St Annes Peckett 0-4-0ST Under overhaul Lined Blue Private Owner 1949 ~

Stored or static[edit]

Number & Name Description History & Current Status Livery Owner Date Photograph
No. 158A Midland Railway 156 Class Static display in the Mathew Kirtley Museum. This engine has not run under her own steam since arrival at the trust, and is part of the National Collection. Midland Railway Maroon National Railway Museum 1866 MR 158A at Swanwick 1.jpg
No. 46203 "Princess Margaret Rose" LMS 4-6-2 Class 8P Currently on display in the West Shed, Stored, Out of use. Awaiting restoration. BR Maroon Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust 1935 No.46203 Princess Margaret Rose (6157098620).jpg
No. 47564 LMS Class 3F Jinty Stored, as a kit of parts behind the new Diesel Depot, Not on the waiting list for restoration. BR Black Derby City Council 1928 ~
"Gladys" Markham & Co. 0-4-0T A static display in the Matthew Kirtley Museum Dark Green Midland Railway Trust 1894 ~
"Stanton 24" Andrew Barclay 0-4-0T Crane Tank A static display in the Matthew Kirtley Museum Dark Green Midland Railway Trust 1925 ~
Brown Bailey No. 4 Nasmyth, Wilson and Company 0-4-0ST Permanently plinthed outside Allport's Emporium, known as the trust created Thomas and Friends character "Oswald the Talking Engine" Light Blue Midland Railway Trust 1894 Midland Railway Centre, Swanwick Junction - geograph.org.uk - 1635381.jpg
Boots No. 2 Fireless 0-4-0T A static display in the Matthew Kirtley Museum Boots Blue (with logo) Midland Railway Trust 1955 ~
"Victory" Peckett 0-4-0ST A static display in the Matthew Kirtley Museum Dark Green Midland Railway Trust 1919 Victory at Swanwick.jpg

Extra Note: A pair of 21 inch gauge steam-outlined replicas of the PRCLT's Pacifics and a carriage were given to the Trust as a gift and two roads in the West Shed and about 50 metres of track have since been laid for them.

Diesel and electric locomotives[edit]

Number & Name Description Current Status Livery Owner Photograph
"Andy" Fowler 0-4-0DM Stored, Engine runs, needs major gear box attention. Dark Red MRT Shunter Group
"Albert Fields/Emfour 9" D1114 Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 Shunter In need of repair BR Green Midland Railway Trust
No. 416 Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 Shunter Awaiting engine overhaul Green Midland Railway Trust
No. RS12 Motorail Simplex No RS12 Stored - Poor condition but 90% complete Brown Midland Railway Trust
No. RS9 Motorail Simplex No. RS9 Stored - Very poor condition - 60% complete Blue Midland Railway Trust
No. 441 Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 Shunter Under going clutch repairs Blue Midland Railway Trust
No. D1154 Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 Shunter Under Restoration Green
No. 5337 Mercury Tractor 0-4-0 Stored Blue Midland Railway Trust
No. 384139/D2959 Ruston & Hornsby Under Overhaul BR Green Midland Railway Trust
No. D2858 BR 0-4-0 Class 02 Static display - gear box failure BR Green Midland Railway Trust D2858 - Midland Railway Centre (12408521854).jpg
No. D2138 BR 0-6-0 Class 03 Out of traffic. Power unit seized. Undergoing overhaul. BR Green Midland Railway Trust/NCB
No. 08590 "Red Lion" formerly 'Diesel' from Thomas events BR 0-6-0 Class 08 Operational, Butterley Yard Pilot BR Blue (Aug 09) Private Owner/Midland Railway Trust No.08590 (Class 08 Shunter) (6662491491) (2).jpg
No. 12077 BR 0-6-0 Class 11 Operational - Swanwick Yard Pilot BR Green Midland Railway Trust 12077 - Midland Railway Centre (12408569904).jpg
No. 20048 BR Bo-Bo Class 20 Operational BR Blue Midland Class 20 Association
No. 20205 BR Bo-Bo Class 20 Undergoing restoration BR Blue Class 20 Locomotive Society 20907 at Swanwick 1.jpg
No. D8001 (20001) BR Bo-Bo Class 20 Under repair off site BR Green Class 20 Locomotive Society D8001 (20001) Midland Railway Centre (9334017630).jpg
No. 20227 BR Bo-Bo Class 20 Operational - mainline certified London Underground Class 20 Locomotive Society Amersham station MMB 29 20227.jpg
No. 25321 BR Bo-Bo Class 25 Operational BR Green - not historically correct for actual locomotive or subclass Derby Industrial Museum D7671 - Midland Railway Centre (12408486594).jpg
No. 31108 BR A1A-A1A Class 31 Operational BR Railfreight Red Stripe A1A Locomotives 31108 at Swanwick.jpg
No. 31418 "Boadicea" BR A1A-A1A Class 31 Undergoing Restoration (Stored) N/A A1A Locomotives 31418 Swanwick.jpg
No. 31271 "Stratford 1840 - 2001" BR A1A-A1A Class 31 Operational - On loan to the Nene Valley Railway Railfreight Construction A1A Locomotives 31271 Midland Railway Centre (3).jpg
No. D212 "Aureol" BR 1Co-Co1 Class 40 Under repair off site BR Green Class 40 Appeal D212 Midland Railway Centre (2).jpg
No. 37190/ 37314 "Dalzell" BR Co-Co Class 37 Under repair off site, Built in 1964. BR Large logo blue Class 40 Appeal 37190 Great Central Railway.jpg
No. 44004 (D4) "Great Gable" BR 1Co-Co1 Class 44 Stored pending generator repair, on display at the front of the Mathew Kirtley Museum BR Green Peak Locomotive Company No.D4, BR no.44004 Great Gable (Class 44) (6103871205).jpg
No. 45108 BR 1Co-Co1 Class 45 Operational, Built in 1961. BR Blue Peak Locomotive Company 45108 - Midland Railway Centre (12408153315).jpg
No. 45133 BR 1Co-Co1 Class 45 Operational off site BR Blue 45/1 Preservation Group 45133 at Swanwick.jpg
No. D182 BR 1Co-Co1 Class 46 Undergoing major bodywork overhaul. Primer Peak Locomotive Company D182 Midland Railway Centre.jpg
No. 47401 "North Eastern" BR Co-Co Class 47 Operational BR Blue 47401 Project 47401 at Swanwick.jpg
No. D1516 (47417) BR Co-Co Class 47 Under restoration BR Two-Tone Green 47401 Project D1516 - Midland Railway Centre (12408612034).jpg
No. D1048 "Western Lady" BR Co-Co Class 52 Under Restoration, Built in 1962. BR Blue Private Owners D1048 Western Lady Swanwick Junction.jpg
No. 27000 Electra BR Class 77 'EM2' 1500V Electric In operational condition, though generally an exhibit in the Matthew Kirtley Museum Lined Black EM2 Locomotive Society 27000 at Swanwick.jpg

DMUs and EMU sets[edit]

0 Number & Name Description Current Status Livery
1 Unit. 51118+56097 BR Class 100 Stored, pending restoration, owned by the Llangollen Railcar Group BR Green
2 DTC Unit. 54342 BR Class 101 Stored since arrival in 2006 Built in 1957. BR Blue and Grey
3 DTC Unit. 56484 + DMBS 51937/ADB977806 BR Class 108 Under repair, With automatic gear-change N/A
4 Unit. 977775+977776 (50015+56015) BR Class 114 Under Repair Built in 1956. BR Blue
5 Unit. 50019+56006 BR Class 114 56006 operational. 50019 undergoing interior restoration BR Multiple Unit Green
6 Unit. 51591+59609+59659+51625 BR Class 127 51591, 59609 and 51625 operational. 59659 undergoing interior restoration BR Green,white crest.
7 Unit 141113 (formed of 55513+55533) BR Class 141 Operational Red and White
8 DMBS Unit. 79018 BR Derby Lightweight Stored BR Green
9 DTCL Unit. 79612 BR Derby Lightweight Under Restoration BR Green
10 Unit. 76298+70855+70824+76322 BR Class 438 trailer unit Stored, pending restoration LUL Maroon
11 Nos. 29666 and 29670 BR Class 505 (Trailers only) Awaiting restoration in Matthew Kirtley Museum, owned by the Altrincham Electric Railway Preservation Society N/A

Golden Valley Light railway stock[edit]

In addition to the standard gauge stock on the Midland Railway, The Golden Valley Light Railway, a separate organisation altogether, owns a collection of locomotives, ex colliery manriders, Ashover coach No.4 and ex industrial wagons, many of which are being restored to work on the line.

0 Number & Name Description Current Status Train Brakes Livery Owner
1 TDA CIVIL No.1 "JOAN" 0-4-2IST Operational Single Pipe Air SDJR Blue Private Owner
2 O&K 7529 0-4-0WT Undergoing restoration Single Pipe Air N/A Private Owner
3 60SD364 "Campbells" Simplex Operational Single Pipe Air CBW Yellow GVLR
4 101T020 "Ellison" Simplex "T" Class Operational Single Pipe Air Blue Private Owner
5 "Hunslet Husky" HE7178/71 Stored, pending restoration None Fitted N/A GVLR
6 222068 "Berry Hill" Ruston 20HP Operational None Fitted Brunswick Green GVLR
7 3753 "Darcy" Bageueley Drewry 70HP Operational Single Pipe Air Purple/pink Private Owner
8 10249 Deutz 11.8HP Operational None Fitted Blue Private Owner
9 3742/31 Lister/Blackstone petrol engine Under restoration None Fitted N/A Private Owner
10 53726 Lister/Blackstone 15HP Operational None Fitted Lister Green Private Owner
11 40SD 529 "Shitty" (named by its former job) "Simplex" 40HP Operational Single Pipe Air Simplex Yellow Private Owner
12 8739 "Pioneer" "Simplex" 40HP Operational None Fitted Green GVLR
13 11177 "Holwell Castle" Motor Rail 60HP Under Restoration - Dorman engine to be replaced Twin Pipe Air - will be converted for GVLR use. Blue GVLR
14 11246/63 Motor Rail Stored None Fitted N/A GVLR
15 RH191646/38 "Lyddia" Ruston 4wDM Out of traffic with major oil leak None Fitted Dark Green GVLR
16 MR8667/41 "Tubby" 28HP Simplex 4w DM Operational Twin Pipe Air - to be converted to Single Pipe Air Dark Green (with yellow warning stripes) GVLR
17 3703 "NG24" Baguley Drewery battery loco Operational None Fitted MOD Green with wasp stripes GVLR
18 WR5 "Baby Jane" BEV Type battery loco Requires significant components None Fitted Yellow Private Owner

Butterley Park Miniature Railway stock[edit]

0 Number & Name Description Current Status Livery
1 5801 GWR 5800 Class "5" Replica Operational GWR Green
2 70038 "Robin Hood" BR Standard Class 7 "5" Replica Operational BR Lined Green
3 "Lion" "Lion" 0-4-2 Replica Operational Green

Coach stock[edit]

Midland Railway vintage set[edit]

These coaches are only in use on vintage days and are generally coupled with 47357 or 47327 in their maroon liveries or else a visiting engine.

0 Number & Name Description Current Status Livery
1 No. 6 LDECR TZ in Lined Operational, stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum when not in use MR Red
2 No. 253 MR BTZ Operational, stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum when not in use Lined MR Red
3 No. 78 MR TY Operational, stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum when not in use Lined MR Red Livery
4 No. 90 LYR FO On display in Matthew Kirtley Museum awaiting full restoration Plain Maroon
5 No. 26481 MR CCTY Operational, stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum when not in use Grey
6 No. 1910 MR ROY Can not and does not carry passengers, used by HC&W volunteers as saloon, stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum when not in use Lined MR Red
7 No. 42608 LMS HBY Operational, stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum when not in use LMS Red
8 No. 2944 MR BCK On display in Matthew Kirtley Museum, awaiting full restoration Plain Maroon
9 No. 1250 MR BT Stored at Swanwick Junction Historic C&W sidings. Plain Maroon
10 No. 2885 MR CK Undergoing restoration in Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop Brown Livery
11 No. 34068 MR BZ Under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop Brown
12 No. 1119 MR TZ Under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop Grey

Mk1 and Mk2 coaches[edit]

As with most railways, BR Mk1s are the staple passenger stock of the MRB

0 Number & Name Description Current Status Livery
1 No. E9300 BR Mk1 BSO Operational Blood and Custard
2 No. W4904 BR Mk1 TSO Operational Blood and Custard
3 No. M1862 BR Mk1 RMB Operational Blood and Custard
4 No. 99040 (21232) BR Mk1 BCK Operational – Currently in use with 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' LMS Crimson
5 No. NE4537 BR Mk1 TSO Operational Lined Maroon
6 No. E13328 BR Mk1 FK Operational Lined Maroon
7 No. M1802 BR Mk1 RMB in Maroon Livery Operational Lined maroon
8 No. 84020 (81020) BR Mk1 BG Operational Lined Maroon
9 No. 4816 BR Mk1 SO Operational Lined Maroon
10 No. M4804 BR Mk1 SO Out of traffic Lined Maroon
11 No. 4480 BR Mk1 SO Operational Lined Maroon
12 No. M1779 BR Mk1 RBK Stopped for repair Lined Maroon
13 No. 84144 (81144) BR Mk1 BG Operational Lined Maroon
14 No. 99041 (35476) BR Mk1 BSK Operational, based at PRCLT West Shed, 6233's Support Coach Lined Maroon
15 No E3809 BR Mk1 TSO Stored out of use Lined Maroon
16 No. 80782 BR Mk1 BG Stores vehicle Plain Maroon
17 No 9281 BR Mk1 BSO Stored Lined Maroon
18 No. 4366 BR Mk1 SO Sold out of MRT owner ship. Stored. Plain Maroon
19 No. 80590 BR Mk1 BG Stores vehicle Plain Maroon
20 No. 86696 BR Mk1 GUV Owned and used as stores vehicle by Electra Preservation Group Plain Maroon
21 No 93881 BR Mk1 GUV Used as stores vehicle by Historic Carriage and Wagon Department BR Blue
22 No. 93380 BR Mk1 GUV Used as stores vehicle by MRT Railcar Group BR Blue
23 No. 93180 BR Mk1 GUV Stores vehicle Maroon
24 No. 34255 (DB975534) BR Mk1 BCK Stored. Butterley Goods Dock Plain Green
25 No. 6390 (80723) BR Mk1 BG In use as Class 20 Locomotive Society general storage container Intercity Executive
26 No. 5045 BR Mk1 TSO In use as static waiting room at Swanwick Junction. Plain Maroon
27 No. 2902 BR Mk1 Royal Dining/Kitchen Saloon On display in Matthew Kirtley Museum Claret
28 No. 13484 (ADB977528) BR Mk2b FK Class 20 Locomotive Society Mess Coach, at Swanwick Junction Research Colours
30 No. 5461 BR Mk2b TSO A1A Group Mess Coach, at Swanwick Junction Blue and Grey

LMS coaches[edit]

While some other railways have an active rake of LMS coaches, most of Butterley's collection is still unrestored.

0 Number & Name Description Current Status Livery
1 No. M27093 LMS BTK Stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum Lined LMS Maroon
2 No. 45047 LMS INSP Stored in Matthew Kirtley Museum, owned by 7F Preservation Group LMS Maroon
3 No. 30225 LMS POS On display in Matthew Kirtley Museum Maroon
4 No. 5734 (DM395898) LMS BTK Under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop Green
5 No. 2884 LMS BGZ Undergoing restoration in Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop Maroon
6 No. 10257 LMS SRFO Currently on display in Matthew Kirtley Museum Maroon
7 No. 14425 LMS SLT Under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop Brown
8 No. 14281 LMS TK Under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop Brown
9 No. 14718 LMS TO Under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop Brown
10 No. 5682 LMS TO Stored at back of Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop, deteriorating severely, consequently this would mean that most of the coach would be new components, rendering it almost worthless Lined LMS Maroon
11 No. 16553 LMS TO Under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop Grey
12 No. 16782 LMS TK Under sheeting at Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop Maroon
13 No. 612 LMS SLT Contains asbestos. Recently attacked by arsonists. To be scrapped. Stored at Butterley Engineering. Lined LMS Maroon
14 No. 31299 LMS BG Was previously used as disco coach, now store, owned by Mansfield Model Railway Society, in front of Historic Carriage and Wagon Workshop LMS Maroon

Other coaches[edit]

As with most other railways, Butterley owns several unique carriages, which are only used on very special occasions, e.g. tributes to fellow servicemen.

0 Number & Name Description Current Status Livery
1 No. 6320 (18562) LMS BFK Based at PRCLT West Shed, used as an inspection saloon; currently undergoing a repaint Lined LMS Maroon
2 No. 45000 LNWR SPEC Arrived November 2005, on display at PRCLT West Shed Lined LMS Maroon
3 No. 45050 LYR SPEC Purchased by PRCLT September 2005, Operational Lined Maroon
4 No. 1176 SR PMV Currently stored in Tamper sidings, used as S&T Stores Van Brown
5 No. 1865 SR PMV Currently stored in Tamper sidings, underframe for MR 211 Blue
6 No. 2151 SR PMV Currently stored on end of Ashpit road Maroon

Attractions and exhibits[edit]

The main museum site is at Swanwick Junction, with many attractions and groups based there. There are other attractions at Butterley.

  • Butterley railway station
    • Ais Gill Signal Box – Formerly situated at Ais Gill on the Settle to Carlisle line, this is the working signal box at Butterley. It is technically a ground frame. There is no public access.
    • Alfreton Model Railway Society
    • Butterley Station Building – The original brick-built station buildings were demolished after the line closed. The new Station Building (acquired from Whitwell railway station) is made of stone and contains a shop and booking office.
    • Butterley Tea Rooms – Butterley station's catering facility, serves hot and cold snacks and drinks almost every day of the year.
    • Carriage Shed – A depot with repair and overhaul facilities. Is generally closed to the public.
    • Garden Railway – An outdoor 16mm scale model railway which runs on most Sundays and some Saturdays.
    • Heanor Model Railway Club – This building contains a 4mm scale OO Gauge layout (Alderthorpe) and a 7mm O gauge Shunting Yard layout. Open on various dates throughout the year.
  • Swanwick Junction railway station
    • Station Building – Moved from Syston railway station and rebuilt on Swanwick Platform 2, Toilets, Booking offices and a Waiting room.
    • Island Platform Waiting Room – A replica of the original Station building at Broom Junction. It is located between Platforms 3 and 4. There is currently only public access on certain events. The original building was intended to be used, but it was destroyed by vandals before recovery.
    • Signal Box – The operational signal box at Swanwick Junction, moved from Kettering Station in 1988. There is no public access.
    • Matthew Kirtley Museum – The main museum on the Swanwick site, it houses various locomotives, coaches and wagons. The main workshops are also situated in this building. There is no public access to the workshops, although there is a viewing area.
    • Historical Model Railway Society – Was opened in 2005. It contains a large display area, study centre and small shop. Normally only open by appointment it is sometimes open at special events.
    • The West Shed – Home of the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust, owners of 6233 "Duchess of Sutherland" and 46203 "Princess Margaret Rose". BR Standard Class 4 Tanks 80080 and 80098 and a small collection of classic LMS Saloons including the famous Dynamometer car are also stationed here.
    • St. Saviour's Church – Moved from Westhouses, this Railwayman's church also holds occasional services.
    • Upcast Colliery Headstocks and Winding Gear.
    • Johnson's Buffet – Swanwick Junction's catering facility, Toilets are located nearby on the same building.
    • Golden Valley Light Railway – Laid on the trackbed of a former Ironworks Railway, this line runs for just under a mile to Newlands Inn. The terminus of this 2 ft Gauge line is just above the entrance to the Cromford Canal Tunnel. The Swanwick Terminus gained a new engine shed in 2007.
    • Allports Emporium – The main shop at Swanwick.
    • Swanwick Junction Model Railway Club – The model railway at Swanwick Junction, currently in St Mary's gatehouse.
    • Derby St Marys Gatehouse – Situated at the entrance to the site, this small building was moved to Swanwick from the goods yard at Derby St Marys.
    • Demonstration Signal Box – Recovered from Linby railway station. Now in use at Brands Crossing as a demonstration signal box, with public access.
    • Linby Colliery Sidings Signal Box – Currently in use as a bookshop.
    • Static Power Museum – Normally open at busy periods and at special events the building houses a good number of working machines.
    • Richard Levick Workshop – The main machine shop at the Swanwick site. Named after Richard Levick, who was killed when working on one of the machines here. There is no public access to this area.
    • Butterley Park Miniature Railway – Operates Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, miniature replicas of classic steam and diesel engines of both 3.5" and 5" gauge operate on a raised circuit of track. The public are permitted to ride for a small charge. The line consists of about 1/6 of a mile of track, a traverser, tunnel, decorative speed signs and signal box.
    • Historic Carriage and Wagon – A large number of coaches and wagons await restoration here, either in the sidings or the large shed in which the Society is based. On certain days it is possible to see work being done inside the shed.
    • National Fork Truck Heritage Centre and Road Transport Gallery – This recently completed building houses a collection of heritage buses, lorries and other forms of road transport and fork lift trucks. On certain special events, some of the vehicles are put on display out in the open.
    • 47401 Project Shop – Fundraising shop for 47401 and 47417, located in the Fork Lift Truck Heritage Centre**Diesel Depot – Currently housing some of the centre's diesel fleet. An extension is under construction.
  • Riddings
    • There is no station here- at this point the locomotive is run around its train.
    • The Erewash Valley Line passes close by to the running line.
    • The connecting line to the Erewash Valley, Codnor Park Jcn is situated just before the run round loop.
    • Evidence of a future extension to Pye Bridge can be seen.
    • The MR(B) aims to build a station here as part of the future extension to Pye Bridge.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 53°03′48″N 1°23′57″W / 53.0632°N 1.3993°W / 53.0632; -1.3993