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Fascinating place, one of the UK's top Steam loco maintenance facilities.

This place is a real must for those with even a slight interest in maintaining and running express... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ripley, United Kingdom
engine workshop

Being interested in photography it was ideal to spend time in the workshop no rush and the people... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Ripley, United Kingdom
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| Midland Railway Centre, Ripley DE5 3QZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a real must for those with even a slight interest in maintaining and running express steam locomotives. Look on the website to see the facilities. All indoors with clean floors and helpful staff. The Mezzanine walk way gives one a good insight,...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Being interested in photography it was ideal to spend time in the workshop no rush and the people made us very welcome.

Thank hawkeye161
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Very interesting visit loads of trains and carriages to look at good day out. There were men working on trains in the shed and you could stand and watch them if you wanted to.

Thank deejayappp
Reviewed 12 June 2018

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
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.

Thank bazonian2015
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
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 BRIAN J
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
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
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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