Santa with train

Our Santa Special trains are now running, but are all fully booked - Click here for more details.

To avoid disappointment, please do not travel to the railway for these trains unless you have already booked your tickets in advance. If you do have tickets booked, then please make sure that you arrive in good time for your train.

Santa with train

We are now taking advance bookings for our Santa Special trains - Click here for more details.

You can book online for trains where seats are still available.

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Things to do in Leeds - This is an easy to use website for finding places to visit with your family all over the UK. Searchable by age of kids, county, town, postcode and indoor or outdoor attraction.



South Leeds Life - Website of the South Leeds Life newspaper group.

Railway-Oriented Links

Slough & Windsor Railway Society - Website of the Slough & Windsor Railway Society who are the custodians for Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 "Slough Estates No.3".

Leeds Engine Builders - A website run by Andrew Johnson and Kris Ward, two Middleton members, which provides extensive information about the Leeds locomotive building industry.  This site also includes the material for the South Leeds Industrial Heritage Trail, which started out as a walking route from Leeds City Station to Middleton Railway's Moor Road station. The route was devised by Kris Ward, and goes via several of the sites of the former Leeds locomotive building firms.

Sentinel Steam Loco 7109 - A blog about the restoration of Sentinel 7109 'Joyce'.

Wensleydale Railway - Website of The Wensleydale Railway.

Manning Wardle (E.B.Wilson and Co.) - A web site about the history and restoration of preserved Manning Wardle locomotive no. 1795 'E.B.Wilson'.

EM2 Locomotive Society - Owners of the Drewry Car RDB998901 (ex Overhead Line Inspection Vehicle).

Stoom Centrum, Maldegem, Belgium - Middleton Railway was formally twinned with this preserved railway in Belgium at a ceremony in 2000.

For more than a century, The Railway Magazine has been at the heart of the railway scene. It provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of the scene - from steam through to modern developments - and is aimed at enthusiasts, professionals and the industry's leading decision makers.

Steam Railway Magazine

UK & Ireland Heritage Railways - this site has links to other Heritage Railways in the UK and Ireland.

The Vintage Carriages Trust owns various locomotives and carriages including Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST 'Sir Berkeley'.

Sir Berkeley

The Trust also owns and operates the Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow near Keighley. The VCT web site includes the Preserved Carriage Database with 3,800 entries and 3,000 images.

The Don Valley Railway Ltd is the name of a group dedicated to re-opening the railway line between Stocksbridge and Sheffield.

DC Kits & D&E Videos - Run by Middleton member Charlie Petty.

Other Links - The premier online guide to Great Britain.

TransPennine Express - For main line rail travel to and from Leeds.

Belzona - A Harrogate based company which specialises in advanced polymer repair systems, that have helped to keep several of our steam locomotives running.

The Friends of Middleton Park were formed in 2003 to promote local interest and involvement in the park and its woodland.

iKnow Yorkshire - Hotels, B&Bs and Cottages in Yorkshire.

Rail Holiday - Self- catering holiday accommodation for rail enthusiasts in Cornwall.

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