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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by martinr1, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. gwalkeriow

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    To clarify using the normal screw coupling the Pullman and standard gangways can be coupled using gangway adaptors ( if fitted ) when using the emergency coupling the gangways cannot be coupled and should be locked out of use.
     
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    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Annual Classic Transport Weekend

    Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July 2018

    Cars, motorcycles, lorries - plenty of classic gather at Wirksworth for a weekend of travelling back to the past. An intensive train timetable will operate on the Duffield line - two train operation using the passing loop at Shottle. The ideal opportunity to view progress on the signalling work so far. Please see our website for more information and timetable.

    Meanwhile, an ex Network Rail ferry van has arrived from Peterborough, to be used as a stores vehicle; it is dual air and vacuum braked and must be one of the very last steam age freight vehicles left theoretically on the network, though I gather it stood out of use in an overgrown siding for 20 years or so.
     
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    Interesting briddon blog this week showing a ferry van being delivered to Wirksworth, what's it being used for and where's it being kept?
     
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    The ferry van is intended for mobile storage duties in the Wirksworth station area.
     
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    The roster for the Transport Weekend, 14/15 July, both days, is 47406 on five coaches, plus a 3 car met-cam DMU on the Duffield service, plus a Barclay tank on brake van rides on the incline. 31 206 will work the Tuesday afternoon tea service.

    Meanwhile the perspex bottom ex-Blackpool battery tram is back for more bogie tests.
     

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