please give details of the trains route and distances.
Trains depart from the Butterley Station which is on the B6179 just outside Ripley. The site has free parking.
The train travels through a long scenic cutting before arriving at the Swanwick Junction site. At this site there are two museums, a children's play area, a light railway, signal boxes and a buffet serving snacks and hot food.
The site hosts many volunteer groups who renovate historic vintage, diesel and steam engines, so expect to see anything from pristine engines to those needing time and a little patience to restore.
For the energetic there is a country park of about 40 acres through which you can walk and explore.
The track is 3.5 miles and passes a reservoir, gladed cuttings on route to this island of industrial heritage.
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