Running days in July 2023

A side onimage of power car 43159 in Midland Mainline RIO livery

Join us for 43159‘s unveiling & first outing in her new livery with our friends at Midland Railway – Butterley over the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July

Our operations over this weekend are planned to use our record breaking power cars 43159 (the World’s fastest diesel) and 43048 (the first to operate in preservation at 125mph) with Mark 3 coaches 40741, 41067, 42119. 42120 & 42337. Timetable & ticket information for the weekend can be found here.

While on board, come and check out Buffet 125 serving refreshments and snacks throughout the day and enjoy your trip in first class comfort as we operate the Railway’s Yellow timetable of six services each day. Shop 125 will also be open with a wide selection including our new 125 Group and Speed Record branded items.

Other site attractions will be available should you break your journey. Why not take the chance to view 43089 at Swanwick Junction (please note there is no public road access to Swanwick) and maybe take a ride on the Golden Valley Light Railway?

Please come along and support our operation, meet the team and enjoy our early preservation operations along the beautiful Midland Railway.

125 Group would like to take this opportunity to say how very grateful we are to Midland Railway – Butterley for their continued support in both storing and using our lovely HST.

Sales Update – February 2023

As you are hopefully aware, sales income from our online and on train stores is vital to supporting our preservation efforts. In light of this, we are currently working on some new item ranges and opportunities which we aim to launch this spring. Watch this space…..

In the meantime, we will be reducing some of our current range of items to clear some space! Our sale starts today (7th Feb) and from now until the end of February (or stocks run out) you will find a wide range of discounted items in our online shop here. All prices shown include Postage and Packing to UK addresses (usual surcharges will apply to international sales).

Here is a small selection of the products included in the sale:

Don’t forget to look out for our new products arriving soon!