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Midland Railway Trust Railcar Group
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DMU Gala, Midland Railway Centre
28th & 29th March 2009
The MRT Railcar Group
is pleased to announce the DMU Gala to be held at the Midland Railway Centre,
We are planning to run an extensive 30-minute interval timetable commencing at 9.55am on both days (full working timetable TBC) finishing at approximately 9.30pm on Saturday and approximately 5.30pm on Sunday (last trains from Swanwick to Butterley).
Swanwick platform will have a Real Ale bar featuring a number of Ales from local microbreweries open all weekend, with trains running into the evening on Saturday. Indeed join us after 5pm on Saturday and pay only £5 (A fiver after five & please pay on the train for this service) and remain on the trains until approx 9.30pm.
The sheds at Butterley will be open for visitors to inspect vehicles & to view progress on the latest projects currently receiving attention. Other units currently being restored will also be displayed in Butterley yard with volunteers on hand to answer any questions.
A Fish and Chip special is being run in the early Saturday evening again; this proved very popular last year so we have included it in this year's event. Food can be ordered at anytime during the day at Swanwick stationmasters office, last orders will be taken at 6pm. Food will be served on the train at Butterley at 7.15pm, as a guide fish, chips and peas costs £5.00, subject to confirmation, and alternatives will be available.
It is expected to have as many units working as possible which will include the Class 141, (courtesy of Llangollen Railcars), and the remaining home fleet which include Class 101, 114/1, 127 & 2nd Generation Class 141. All Diesel Multiple Units appear with consent from their owners and are subject to availability. The usual conditions of cancellation and substitution apply. A visitor courtesy of East Midlands Trains is also expected, subect to confirmation and availability of the East Midlands Trains fleet during this weekend.
Further updates & details will be posted nearer the event.
The continuing appearance of a DMU Gala in the calendar at the Midland Railway - Butterley depends on the success of this years event, like many other railways careful monitoring of attendance as well as takings means that a poorly supported event will result in no Gala in 2010, so please support this weekend if you can. Our 2008 Gala was deemed a success and we hope to build on this to keep a DMU Gala in the calendar here at Butterley.
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