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West Shed

| Midland Railway Centre, Ripley DE5 3QZ, England
+44 1773 743986
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Fabulous exhibits and welcoming staff

The exhibits in the shed are top class.Information boards clearly explain things and the staff are... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Hamish42
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London, United Kingdom
Brilliant Engine sheds

Has so much to see at these engine sheds. The Magnificent princess locomotives, royal train... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
bazonian2015
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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| Midland Railway Centre, Ripley DE5 3QZ, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The exhibits in the shed are top class.Information boards clearly explain things and the staff are only too keen to help you further. There are also some activities for younger children.

Thank Hamish42
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Has so much to see at these engine sheds. The Magnificent princess locomotives, royal train carriages to see, also lots of displays a must to go and see.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a must see exhibit at the Midland Railway-Butterley. West Shed is home to the two surviving examples of the LMS Princess Royal Class (Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margater Rose), as well as the LMS Coronation Class 'Duchess of Sutherland', and former Royal Saloon...More

2  Thank Sam H
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This was a steam train enthusiast's paradise to see the Princess Royal Steam Train and rolling stock up close. Sir William Stanier was portrayed in his office and exhibits included a narrow gauge replica of The Princess Margaret Rose engine that ran for Bultlin's plus...More

1  Thank Jonah61
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Home to the Coronation class locos, Duchess of Sutherland, Princess Margaret Rose, Princess Elizabeth & several other smaller steam locos. My visit was much enhanced by the knowledgeable, helpful staff who showed me around. The royal carriage as used by Winston Churchill as well as...More

1  Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

The West Shed is by far the stand out attraction on the Midland Railway. We were bowled over by the enthusiasm of the people we met... amazed to see the Princess Elizibeth loco ... nicest and cheapest tea and superb model railway ... will spend...More

1  Thank Jonathan W
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

A great addition to a visit to the Midland Railway. A good collection of engines and other things here - the narrow gauge ones were unexpected. The exhibits are well presented, and if time wasn't pressing so much, I could happily spend hours here. This...More

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

came here on a visit to midland railway. takes you back in time to when steam trains were the norm. I will visit again.

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Situated at Swanwick Junction, on the Midland railway, we visited West shed as part of our railway day. It is fantastic here. The amount of work that has gone into restoring the steam locomotives and rolling stock is excellent. We were fortunate enough to be...More

2  Thank David M
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

This shed is full to the brim of beautifully renovated coaches/engines.Many exhibits over 100 years old and have been restored to their former glory.Well worth an afternoon visit

1  Thank HELGRA22
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