Tour Parties and Charter Travel

Middleton Railway welcomes enquiries from the travel trade and special interest groups about bringing parties to visit the Middleton Railway.  We can usually accommodate such visits on days when we will be operating trains, but they do need to be booked in advance.

With adequate notice we may also be able to arrange visits for parties on other days, when trains are not scheduled to be running, but special prices will apply. 

For a typical tour party we can offer the following facilities as standard:

  • A train ride, behind either a steam locomotive or a diesel locomotive
  • A visit to the railway’s museum
  • A reserved coach on the train for your party
  • Free parking for a bus or coach
  • Discounted fares for a party of 10 or more
  • Hospitality for the organiser or coach driver
  • Shop and cafe open for the purchase of light refreshments

We can also arrange for a buffet for the party at an additional cost.

Subject to the availability of volunteers, we may, by prior arrangement, be able to offer the following:

  • A guided tour of the railway’s museum
  • A talk on the history of the Middleton railway
  • A guided tour of the railway’s workshops.

More Information

If you would like to find about more about chartering a train, or bringing a group to visit us, please email commercial@middletonrailway.org.uk or call 07376 744 799 between 10:00 and 16:00.

As the Railway is run entirely by volunteers, please be aware there may not always be somebody available to take your call. If that is the case then please leave your name and telephone number and message and we will call you back within a few days.