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Midland Railway Society

About The Society


The Midland Railway Society is a society dedicated to all aspects of the former Midland Railway including its predecessors, successors and joint lines. The Society aims to bring together those interested in the Midland Railway, to research into its history and to disseminate information through available channels.

The Society, in partnership with Derby Museums, runs the ‘Midland Railway Study Centre’, part of the Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill.

Benefits of Membership

  • Membership of a society that is dedicated to the Midland Railway and seeks to further its memory and understanding through its meetings, activities and publications

  • Access to the ‘Midland Railway Study Centre’ being the largest publicly accessible collection of primary research material on the Midland Railway

  • Two member meetings per year (usually March and October), in addition to AGM

  • Magazine, ‘Journal’, issued 3 times per year

  • Newsletter issued quarterly

  • Annual weekend get-togethers exploring areas of Midland Railway interest around the country

  • Archive and library

  • Significant modelling aspect





Membership Fee


How to Join

Join via the Society’s website. You can use the following link:

Membership queries can be directed to the Membership Secretary, Alan Cox, by email at

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