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Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by kestreleyes, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. kestreleyes

    kestreleyes Member

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    yeh its been on local High Peak radio too, about trying to reopen the whole route - main problem with reopening ideas is that they only see the line thats missing,not the fact the lines it connects to also has to be upgraded and thats what turns a 8 mile missing piece into a 40 mile job very quickly, obvious problems such as the constant problems with the tunnels at Doveholes being a good example,single line at the Matlock end, problems with national parks,additional capacity at the other ends,realtering signalling schemes to cope,ooh it goes on and on.....seen a lot of this in my years in the buisness,well planned cases,very little capital for the whole, still never say never,all the best to them!!!
     
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    hello all,back from hols in france on the narrow gauges!!

    down the railway this weekend, it was deisel running day on saturday and nice n sunny to boot, the 31 and the 44 were out running well,the narrow gauge was running about as well, on s&t Dave,Pete,Elliot and me in the s&t swapped over the old darley dale footbuttons to the new replacement block shelf units,built and fitted up another wheel bench for riverside and planted it into the ground,thanks too to all those doing the repainting at the moment.

    elsewhere the class 50 lads,mr Briddon,the HST lads were working on their respective locos,Paul was working on the queen Mary brake in the locoshed and Harvey on carriage roofs,Rob and the gang were continuing with getting the work done for Riverisde which is coming along very nicely now.
     
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    Hello
    I have just uploaded new pictures to my Flickr site
    Matlock Station, The Monsal Trail and some of Rowsley yard taken from a hot air balloon
    The link is below
    Pete

     
  4. kestreleyes

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    update 20/6/11

    S&t

    Pete and myself fitted the telephone cupboards at Riverside and wired them up,then went and assisted Ben a little with things for Matlock

    the gang are doing well at Matlock and the surface (temporary) has started to go down, the area is being improved by planters and other items too.

    Rowsley

    Class 50 lads working away taking the good weather to their advantage, the site was having a prune and tidy up with the gardens gang and others.

    petes fotosite http://www.flickr.com/photos/peakrailprogress/
     
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  6. kestreleyes

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    update from the Peak Rail Enthusiasts site;

    Monday 4 July 2011 at 8.00 pm.


    For a requested £2 donation on the door, all welcome to:

    "Reedy's Railway Rambles"
    slideshow - Gordon Reed (Leeds)

    Now the volunteer official boilersmith to the NRM & to the KWVR, tales from
    Gordon's railway career starting at Darlington Works, through National Service
    on Marchwood Military Railway (Soton), and then engine shed life in the days of
    steam at Bishop Auckland MPD, plus many interesting diversions along the way.

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    AND A QUICK COMMERCIAL!

    and long-awaited too!

    A reminder that this weekend is Peak Rail Matlock Station Festival re-opening.
    Details at: http://www.peakrail.co.uk

    I shall be with the Sheffield Branch Sales Stand in the Marquee at Rowsley South
    on all 4 days if you are coming along.

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    Slideshow presented by: Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch) at
    The Harlequin Pub (upstairs function room)
    108 Nursery St, Sheffield S3 8GG

    bus routes 47, 48, 53 and 87 pass the door.

    Hope to see you!
    Dave

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    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch
     
  7. philw2

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    Suggestions for new thread title please:

    Peak Rail extension to Rowsley Town?
     
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    I think it's a village Pete!
     
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    I'd give the guys a few days rest and let the Matlock operation bed down for a while. Create a coach stop at Rowsely Village and then you can go by rail and conncting bus to Chatsworth.
     
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    You can already do that up to a point...

    There's a bus stop at the end of the access road down to Rowsley South and from there you can catch the hourly service 214 to Sheffield via Chatsworth. On Sundays service 215 runs to Sheffield via Chatsworth and Bakewell (but I don't think this is quite as frequent). Besides those services I'm fairly sure there ought to be some others which go from Rowsley to Chatsworth - just have a look on the East Midlands Journey Planner.

    The only difference between those and what I think you were getting at is that you'd have a short walk from Rowsley South to the bus stop and the buses may not connect with the train as such... however I'd quite happily have a look around the Rowsley site and have a drink prior to walking to the bus stop nearer the time when the bus was due.

    A vintage bus service running from Rowsley South to Chatsworth and Bakewell would be very nice though... Time to have a word with some of the local bus preservation groups perhaps?
     
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    Diesel Running Day, Saturday 16th July

    31 270 (in Regional Railways white and blue livery) and Peak D4 “Penyghent” (early BR Green livery) will be working the passenger service.

    These will be the first trains hauled by D4 into Peak Rail’s new platform at Matlock Town station.

    First train from Rowsley South is at 11.15 and returns from Matlock at 11.44.

    Plenty of diesel traction on view in the sidings and shed roads at Rowsley.

    A Day Rover is excellent value at just £7.50.
     
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    Just a slight correction, it's D8, D4 is Great Gable. Should look good at Matlock.

    Dave
     
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    It did! Arriving with the 16.19 from Rowsley South.

    Dave
     

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    Message to daveannjon,

    I agree, D8 (!) did look good today. I particularly like the way it looks with the small yellow panel - really suits it in my opinion.

    I like the three images you have posted. The third one - the head-on close-up - is a an absolute beauty. Well done.
     
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    Thanks, I knocked off early from work in the carriage shed and was lucky with the sun, it had been a fairly showery day.

    Dave
     
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    quick update;

    s&t; replaced the woodwork on part of the door on Church Lane box,the stairs are due to be replaced soon and the wood is on order for that, Pete,Elliot,Joe,David and myself also finished off freeing up the items to go under the box at Riverside,changed a seized crank over,rejointed a previous track cable fault,straigthened the rodding run out from the traps at Riverside,John has finished off getting the dept`s drill up n running in the workshop, and David and Joe have been continuing to paint up the cabins at Darley and Church Lane.

    Elsewhere when it wasnt raining and was lovely and sunny, the HST and Class 50 guys were working on their locos, the fiftees lads seemed to be working on the cabs of the two locos,i noted dave with a table full of parts to be refurbed!, the NRM coach is having paint applied along various parts now of its exterior.
     
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    some brief footage of Buxton steam centre and also Dinting.

    [video=youtube;k7TL2sW6AKc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7TL2sW6AKc[/video]
     
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    Nice to see and brings back happy memories. Thanks for posting
     
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    very small update

    rodding work has started again at Riverside

    The LMSCA were working on rebuilding an end on one of the coach ends outside, the class 50 lads were working on their locos electrics and cabs and the water tank was having stencilling added,other jobs were on going around the site but we decided to stick ourselves down foxholes at riverside putting the stools in so didnt get to see much else.

    oh yes Mr Briddon was overseeing a move of the Planet loco to the DVR,part of various works on their engines between the railways.

    back to regular updates next time
     
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    pete,elliot and myself carried on with rodding works up at Riverside, elsewhere Chris was busy in the loco shed on castelfield our shed shunter,the lmsca and hst lads were also about on their locos.

    cant report more as we spend most of our time down big holes at present ,so becoming moles to a degree prevents many updates! :)
     

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