Mid-Suffolk Light Railway


Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Brockford Station
Station Road
United Kingdom
IP14 5PW

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Introducing “The Middy”

The only standard gauge preserved heritage railway in Suffolk
Winner of the 2015 Suffolk Museum of the Year
2012 Award-Winner of Heritage Railway Association Interpretation

The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, nicknamed “The Middy,” was a great example of an inadequate railway that was constructed too late for the railway age. The railway was financially insolvent before it even opened, and the rails just stopped in the middle of a meadow. Nevertheless, it persevered for 50 years against all odds.

After all signs of the railway had vanished in 1991, a bunch of enthusiasts determined that this nation railway, which had been so important to the area, should not be forgotten. Now, the only standard gauge railway museum in Suffolk is once again open for business, and it is probably busier than ever before. The ‘Middy’ and Museum today offer a glimpse into how a rural railway served the community a century ago.

The history of the Middy can be seen at Brockford Station, where there are original buildings, artefacts, displays, and exhibitions. MSLR locomotives are maintained and restored on-site, in addition to an on-site MSLR museum, café, shop, and pub coach, The Kitchener Arms.

A 1/4-mile stretch of track from Brockford Station to Dovebrook allows for steam train rides in authentic Great Eastern Railway four-wheeled coaches. The route is also followed on the track-side walk of the future extension of the line, which will extend the line to over twice its current length.

There are currently three steam locomotives, which include the magnificent Cockerill Belgian tram engine, built in 1906.

Special Offers and Events

Find a programme of all our exciting events on our website.

Additional Features

Kids Love It!

Steam train rides

Unique Day Out

Enjoy a Family Day Out

Interesting History

Suitable for all

  • Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
  • Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
  • Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
  • Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

See What’s on in Suffolk

If you liked this you may also like these:

  • Ipswich Tourist Guides Association

    Ipswich Tourist Guides provide a fascinating range of guided walks for the public around the town. With a …
    find out more

  • The New Wolsey Theatre

    A multi-disciplinary venue full of surprises! We offer a range of inspiring productions throughout the year, …
    find out more

  • Jim Lawrence

    Jim Lawrence is based in the historic market town of Hadleigh, Suffolk. The beautiful, 5000 square foot …
    find out more

  • Orwell Lady

    From April to October, Orwell Lady be cruising up and down the beautiful and historic River Orwell, offering …
    find out more

  • Beacon Rally Karts

    Open 7 days a week during school holidays…
    We offer out door off road karting for everyone between 5 and …
    find out more

If you liked this you may also like these:

50 Best and Fun Things To Do In Lowestoft, Suffolk

The 50 Most Popular Things To Do In Lowestoft, Suffolk 50. Haven Hopton Owners Lounge 5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews) Location: Hopton Great Yarmouth 49. South Beach Lowestoft 4.7 ★★★★★ (3 reviews) Credit: Tim...

38 Best and Fun Things To Do In Dorchester, England

Although best known for its association with English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy, this quaint market town has a rich history dating back to the Iron Age. The area also...

28 Best and Fun Things To Do In Southwold, Suffolk

The 28 Most Popular Things To Do In Southwold, Suffolk 28. Walberswick River Trips 4.7 ★★★★★ (3 reviews) Credit: Walberswick River Trips, Google Maps Location: The Walberswick Ferry Hut Ferry Road...