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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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    From the Peak Rail enthusiasts forum-Peak Rail presents:-

    Rob Foxon "Railways Remembered" Film Show
    Thursday 29 December 2011

    The Library Theatre (near The Crucible), Tudor Square, Sheffield S1 1XZ.
    Doors open 1900, show starts 1930
    Tickets on the door £6.50, or for U16/Snr Citizen £6.00.

    "End of Year Special"

    Light-hearted with some old favourites, special requests, and material
    which doesn't fit into the year's other themed evenings. Programme includes:-

    * Steam in the Thirties.

    * Railways in Wartime.

    * 60 Years of Railway Preservation.

    Interval drinks are available (please pre-order on arrival).

    In the foyer will be our usual sales stand with bargain-priced second-hand
    books, model railway items & videos/DVDs.

    We will also have 2012 Calendars from Platform 5, with the Steam and the
    Modern Tra_ction versions available at £7.00 (RRP £7.50).

    Also you can pick up a copy of our Sheffield Branch programme leaflet for
    2012 which includes details of our monthly meetings (open to all), next years
    Film Show dates, and a calendar of local ralway events.

    With Best Wishes for the New Year.


    Dave
     
  2. philw2

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    I notice the 'Peak Forrester' is re-scheduled again in May 2012 with 70013.

    Not on Peak Rail webite though - that's still stuck in 2011.. lol
     
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    Couldn't be a more appropriate loco, hope it happens this time.

    Dave
     
  4. kestreleyes

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    very quickie update, signalling work continued over christmas and new year (yep we dont stop) ,also braving the excess` of crimbo dinner was the HST,CLASS 50 and LMSCA lads, Happy New Year to you all out there in preservation land from us down the line, looking forward to the charter as you say..

    Dom n the S&T depts
     
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    The current projects page still states :---"For many years now it has been the aim of Peak Rail to achieve that goal of operating a train service into Matlock Station and at long last, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    The first phase of the work is to get the line reconnected at Matlock Riverside and we are clearing the site of vegetation to facilitate slewing our existing track over to meet that of Network Rail. Signalling work will include the installation of the Luffenham Signal Box which is currently being restored at Rowsley."

    It hasn't changed since the new site went live.
     
  6. kestreleyes

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    could do with a revamp il mention it to the boss!
     
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    Rowsley

    apart from landscaping works,volunteers were busy working away in the shed on stock,i noted the LMSCA were down in theirs

    Darley Dale

    Peter and the gang were fitting new carpeting to the floors in the up building and museum.

    Riverside

    Rob and Paul were busy attending to a stubborn bit of flora n fauna,the s&t were carrying on with signalling and snagging works.
     
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    Ta 4 update KE. Wots the plan 4 the sbox superstructure @ riverside?
     
  9. kestreleyes

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    basically we have a 19 lever 4 inch frame mounted in the ex luffenham cabin, which will be transported to riverside and lifted ontop of the blockwork( same as NNR HOLT cabin),the cabin will have an internal staircase and standalone facilities for the foreseeable future,signallers will have PNB needs accomodated within the building,-eg toilet-sink etc,weve spent over a year restoring it,changing the windows over to anti vandal materials etc........

    the exterior signalling is all in place ready to be connected upto the box once lifted,

    hope that helps boss
     
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    Update

    S&t

    Telecoms were busy working on their side as well as sorting out a supply for our point heaters.

    we were busy clearing out the riverside cabin for moving and attending to stores work, thanks to to Mr Briddon for helping us too.

    Johns been busy working out exactly where the compensators need to be spliced into the run and David was busy doing some painting work.

    Locos n stock

    Mr Briddon senior and younger were busy with work on the Drewry (WD) general maintenance etcetera, Mr Powell was workign upon the interior of the Delacher vans, hes nearly ready for some painting on the exterior,we had a long chat about the original colours of the stock,never realised there was a brown and blue liveries.(ps does anyone have any specs for the colours they could pass onto John as he is looking at getting the colours matched)

    Noted the Class 50 lads were busy as well as LMSCA.

    Darley Dale

    we had a film crew down for the day,quite a crowd too.
     
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    What news on the Darley Dale footbridge - great S and T site by the way
     
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    il ask Midland Relic when next down and i see him as per an update sir :)

    carried on with Riverside instalation work with John the other day,more to do this week too.
     
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    I like it,some joined up thinking by all sides,makes good use of all the central facilities too

    Woodster--not seen Midalnd Relic yet so not had chance to ask your question yet, more updates at the weekend when next down.
     
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    today the ex Luffenham cabin was craned into place on its new blockwork at Matlock Riverside,work started immediately to finish off the matching stonework etcetera.
     
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    Drove through Matlock yesterday - the box is looking good. Did you use the steam or diesel crane (or a n other)?
     
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    Pictures of the box being installed at Riverside are now on Flickr

    Pete
     
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    And a couple of pics taken today Friday. I believe the blockwork will be clad in due course.

    Cheers
    Dave
     

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    I see that Warrington aka 68013 is back in steam, when did it return to traffic please?
     

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