For those interested in the Midland Railway; its predecessors, successors, joint lines and working arrangements.
Incorporating the Roy F. Burrows Collection.
We are a society and charity of over 400 members whose interests cover all aspects of the Midland Railway.
Members receive a high quality Journal three times a year and a newsletter four times a year. There are events throughout the year where members can socialize and learn more about the Midland Railway. We also help run the Midland Railway Study Centre and publish books and pamphlets on historical aspects of the Midland Railway.
Members also get exclusive access to high resolution scans of selected maps and plans from the Society’s archive collection through the Midland Railway Study Centre web site.
The Annual General Meeting of the Midland Railway Society will once again be held at the Midland Hotel, Derby on Saturday 13th April 2019. The format will follow the same pattern as the previous year and the Executive Committee are delighted to say that there will once again be a subsidised lunch. Ian Howard’s Presidential Address will be on the Sheffield & Rotherham Railway. A formal Notice will be circulated closer to the time and pre-booking for the lunch will also be taken then.
The Midland Railway Society is proud to announce the publication of their new book “The Nottingham Loop of the Midland Railway” by Michael Woodward
A well researched book details the history of the Midland’s alternative route to Nottingham from Kettering via Oakham and Melton Mowbray.
Our illustrated Journal is published three times a year and includes articles on all aspects of the Midland Railway.
We hold regular meetings and tours throughout the year. Meeting’s will feature a talk on an aspect of the Midland Railway and give members a chance to socialise and purchase books from our bookstall.
The Midland Railway Study Centre houses the largest publicly accesible collection of Midland Railway ephemera and documentation. The Study Centre is brought to you by: The Roy F. Burrows Midland Collection Trust, The Midland Railway Society and Derby’s Museum of Industry and History.
“Midland Retrospective” by John Earl & Steve Huson
“A high quality publication that certainly meets the authors’ wishes of producing a volume that is different to most railway books and consequently one that stands out from the crowd.” — Railway Magazine, October 2017.
Read a select of online essays and short articles written by Society members and others on various aspects of the Midland Railway.
We have created a couple of online photo galleries featuring Midland Railway stations and locomotives from photographs in the Society collections.
The Derby Registers held at the National Railway Museum list many of the photographs taken by the official Midland Railway photographers and their successors in the LMS and British Railways.