Meetings, Exhibitions and Events.

All events take place at the FTMR Building, near the main car park of Markeaton Park in Derby unless otherwise specified.

Public Opening of Famous Trains.

Click on the links below to download and view a calendar of when the Famous Trains model railway Building in Markeaton Park is open to the public.

Download a 2017 Calendar in M/S Word

Download a 2017 Calendar in PDF

Weekends 4th to 6th, 11th to 13th, 18th to 20th November. Trains of Remembrance weekends.

On the first three weekends of November, Famous Trains will be running wartime trains on the large Chinley model railway. This is part of our effort to commemorate the lives of all people who took part in the conflicts that have aimed at bringing freedom to nations, including our own; in particular we remember those who died for our country, and for theirs.

Some of our model trains will represent what you might have seen in the Midlands if you were here during the second world war, including troop trains; heavy coal trains full of quite colourful wagons from private owners, collieries and other firms; and express and local trains hauled by engines in LMS and LNER colours (with maybe a few interlopers from other railways!).

We expect to be running a few trains from the first world war, too.

Overhead, if our members repeat what they successfully set up in the last few years, the skies over Chinley will be filled with aeroplanes!

Visitors will be welcome to see all this, and to contribute to the work of the Royal British Legion, who will have a display in the Famous Trains building.

Just to remind you, Famous Trains is open to the public every Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am to 4pm. Our building is in Markeaton Park, Derby, alongside the main car park which is accessed from the Markeaton Island at the junction between the A38 from Burton and the A52 from Ashbourne. Our entrance fee is just £2 for an adult, £1 for a child and £4 for a family.

Weekends 4th to 6th, 11th to 13th, 18th to 20th November. Trains of Remembrance weekends.

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