We have a fascinating collection of objects which between them illustrate the history of the Middleton Railway, the history of industrial railways like it, and the history of the industry that grew up in the Leeds area for building railway locomotives, cranes and other associated machinery. These pages will tell you more about these objects.
Rolling Stock Collection
Our collection of railway rolling stock (ie locomotives, coaches, wagons, etc) is the heart of our museum collection. Separate pages give more details of different groups of rolling stock, as follows.
- Steam Locomotives;
- Diesel and Electric Locomotives;
- Coaches (and other passenger vehicles);
- Goods wagons;
- Made in Leeds
Some of these items of rolling stock are operational, meaning that you may be able to see them running in trains (or even ride in them or behind them), while others are in the course of being restored to operational condition in our workshops, so that normally you will not be able to see them. Many of the rest are on display while they are waiting for work that will restore them to operational condition; and there are just a few that are simply waiting for this sort of work, but are not yet in a condition to be displayed properly.
Details of other items in our museum collection will be added to these pages in due course.
A separate page summarises the history of the Middleton Railway, as follows.
A much more detailed account of this history is published in our official history, which is available from our shop.
Other pages provide more information about: