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 Midland Railway Society is proud to announce the publication of their new book “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.
The 2018 AGM will be held at the Midland Hotel, Derby on Saturday, 14th April. The meeting will commence at 11:00 and Robin Cullup’s Presidential Address “The Midland Railway in Northamptonshire and the Soke of Peterborough” will begin at 14:00. A formal notice and agenda will be sent to members during March. Meanwhile the minutes of last year’s meeting can be download as .pdf file.
Our illustrated Journal is published three times a year and includes articles on all aspects of the Midland Railway.
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.
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.
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.