Suffolk’s only standard gauge heritage railway
A fascinating visit for all the family.
The Mid Suffolk Light Railway or the ‘Middy’, as the line was affectionately known, is Suffolk’s only standard gauge heritage preserved railway.
You can enjoy steam train rides in genuine Great Eastern Railway 4-wheel coaches hauled by one or more of our resident steam locomotives and experience the atmosphere of a rural railway in its community up to 100 years ago.
At Brockford the MSLR style has been recreated with original buildings, passenger and goods vehicles. Facilities include The Railway Museum, café, souvenir shop, real ale bar, Carriage & Wagon Workshop and Heritage Lottery funded restoration shed. We carry out all but the heaviest maintenance and repairs ourselves.
We run steam trains every summer Sunday and stage several special weekend events including ‘Middy in the 1940s’ and this year, ‘the Coronation Steam Gala’ plus, of course, Santa Specials.
– In 2015 we were Suffolk museum of the year
– in 2021 we won the Heritage Railway Association’s Restoration Award for restoring the Shredded Wheat Co’s Fowler 0-4-0 diesel shunter
– We will double our route length in Jan/Feb 2023 to approx. one kilometre
– We expect have our own locomotive restored and in steam during 2023.
Children under 16 £6.00
Families (2+2) £30.00
Concession (over 65) £10.00
See website for open days
10.30 – 16.30
- Accessible toilets
- Wheelchair accessible
- Baby changing
- Dog friendly