Steaming through to beat the weather

The Mid Suffolk Light Railway opened for the season with a steam weekend over Easter. Picture: PAUL

The Mid Suffolk Light Railway opened for the season with a steam weekend over Easter. Picture: PAUL GEATER - Credit: Paul Geater

The Easter Steam Up event at Mid Suffolk Light Railway has steamed through to beat the weather.

There is plenty of family entertainment at the event at the Middy, based at Brockford Station in Wetheringsett, near Stowmarket. It was continuing today after a successful Easter Day.

A 1923 Y7 is in steam for the event, marking the launch of the spring and summer season. As well as train rides, there are Easter egg hunts and quizzes for children.

Railway marketing manager John Reeve said today: “We are all very pleased with the turnout, especially bearing in mind the weather. We had a full house yesterday right from the start - the first train was absolutely full,”

The Kitchener Arms real ale and cider bar was also open, together with the museum, shop, refreshment room and model railway.


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The Middy will next open on May 6 and 7 for its popular Middy in the War Years event with re-enactors and military vehicles, which will this year include a Sherman tank for the first time.

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