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

  1. Woodster21

    Woodster21 New Member

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    Nice - any pictures?
     
  2. kestreleyes

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    indeed i have, il send em to the facebook signalling site,if you know how to copy them across from there to this picture site on here
    :)


    Monday 4 March 2013 at 7.30 pm (our new EARLIER start time)

    For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome to:

    "BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS"
    filmshow - Nick Wheat

    A programme featuring lesser-known British Transport Film classics from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. The programme includes

    # Joe Brown at Clapham (Clapham Museum, not Clapham Junction!)
    # Thirty Million Letters
    # The Driving Force (the transition from steam)
    # Merry-Go-Round (filmed around the North Notts coalfield)
    # Right Time Means Right Time (the 07.55 from Sheffield to St Pancras hampered by accumulating minor delays)
    # A Round Trip To Glasgow (APT)
    # Today's Success, Tomorrow's Opportunity (the then new Railfreight Sector and its sub-sectors: Coal, Metals, Construction, Petroleum, and Distribution).



    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    presented by Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch) at

    The Harlequin Pub (upstairs function room), 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield S3 8GG

    Bus routes 47, 48, 53 and 87 stop near the front door.


    hope to see you!
    Dave
     
  3. bluediamondman

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    Not long to go now to the BLAZING SADDLES EVENT this weekend...Blazing Saddles
     
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    I was wondering if this was the biggest gathering of this loco design, seven if you include the non-runners. It may well be in preservation terms, but a quick look at my 1964 Locoshed book revealed that no less than 13 were allocated to Darlington at that time - I only copped 12 of them :(

    Dave
     
  5. kestreleyes

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    Excellent are any of those you spotted in the weekends line up at all?

    Other news

    S&T

    Very very busy day getting the staff and token systems swapped over, also finished more painting at riverside as well as fitting the last lense and down rod to do on 11 signal, marking up for the tamper for next week and recovering some redundant bits to store

    Very nice line up of locos on the disposal pit outside the shed this afternoon

    Elsewhere much shunting of the two passenger takes and some gents were working on repainting up the steam crane too
     
  6. kestreleyes

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    and what a great weekend, much too-ing and fro-ing in use with the Balzing Saddles gala,two passenger train working ,freight working,multiple heading of trains and the days end quadruple headers, all had good fun and the token machines saw their first active service since commisioning.

    some pictures on facebook,ideos on youtube

    Peak Rail - Blazing Saddles Quadruple Header Matlock-Darley Dale 10/03/2013 - YouTube

    and one of my own; photopr2.JPG
     
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    Mungo respects sherif. He beat him fair n square in fist fight
     
  9. kestreleyes

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    Snow prevented some play from last week for the S&T ,we did manage to get some of the signal and point testing at Riverside completed which was finished today with the aid of colleagues from other lines too, so now were next onto livening up the lineside circuits back to the cabin for testing.

    Elsewhere Sapper has headed off on her travels again and everyone has been busy clearing snow away from platforms and track ready for buisness as usual.
     
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    When do you expect the signalling to be operational?
     
  11. kestreleyes

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    in mid testing now luv,couple more days testing to complete our side,depends on when the snow lets us get on with things etc
     
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    I noticed a heavy police presence at Matlock Riverside tonight - vandals or metal fairies?
     
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    I was rostered on the train today but didn't notice anything untoward at Matlock Riverside...
     
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    The police were "in discussions" with three or four people at the north end of the Riverside loop, there three police cars parked up on the pavement to the Riverside Station it was around 5.30pm
     
  15. kestreleyes

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    Not heard anything reported to me about signalling so more likely its related to the persons who keep leaving either needles or beer cans about under the bridge which has been reported lately. Having said that I do regularly have to tell people to stop trespassing up there.

    Anyhow on other news. The interlocking at riverside has been part powered up and the incoming repeating relays and circuits tested plus a full test if the mechanical locking

    A start had been made on building the box toilet with the framework in place and John has refitted the phone concentrator

    Elsewhere Mr Briddon was working on the 14, the HST, Class 50 and LMSCA and narrow gauge lads were about working up at Rowsley. And the start of the Matlock station building works are due to start soon

    We also now have the ex Barrow Hill up sidings LMS turnover lever frame from the NRM to go in Rowsley box when moved
     
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    Just a quick shout out to say the incoming "Peak Forester " railtour on Sunday coming to the railway from Kings Cross will be hauled by "Tangmere" coming onto the connection to Peak Rail at Matlock around 1359hrs. Then heading to Rowsley

    Details of the tour can be found on the following link Day trips and tours by train in the UK, Europe and Worldwide

    Note the time is shown as different from the above website

    details as reported via the office.
     
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    THE PEAK FORESTER RAIL TOUR - Sunday 14th April 2013

    The Railway Touring Company will once again be bringing a charter train through to Rowsley South Station hauled by Battle of Britain class ‘Pacific’ steam locomotive No. 34067 “Tangmere”

    The rail tour is expected to arrive at Matlock Platform 1 at approx 1359 and will then make its way onto Peak Rail’s metals arriving at Rowsley South Station at approx 1429 and departing at 1650 from Rowsley South arriving at Matlock Platform 1 for the 1715 departure back to Derby.

    Peak Rail trains will be in operation during the day hauled by steam locomotive 0-6-0 ST “Lord Phil” (North end of coaches) and Class 31 (31270) (South end of coaches), but we will be operating to a limited train service to facilitate the rail tour.

    Rowsley South Depart 1115 1231 1342 1715
    Darley Dale Arrive 1120 1236 1347 1720
    Darley Dale Depart 1122 1238 1415 1722
    Matlock Platform 2 Arrive 1137 1253 1430 1737
    Matlock Platform 2 Depart 1144 1300 1437 1742
    Darley Dale Arrive 1159 1315 1452 1757
    Darley Dale Depart 1201 1317 1524 1759
    Rowsley South Arrive 1206 1322 1529 1804

    Every effort will be made to operate services according to this timetable but unforeseen circumstances may cause alterations or cancellation. Peak Rail reserves the right to vary any of the provisions for this event without prior notice.

    Peak Rail train fares will be Adults, £7.50, Senior Citizens £6.00, Children 3 – 5 years £2.00 and Children 6 – 15 years £4.00 and are valid all day.
     
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    Looks good
     
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    the diagram for Riversides in place now -thanks James :)

    also the woodwork on the understairs toilet is finished and weve also done more electrica testing on the interlocking,next comes the relay side testing

    therel be more to report on after the incoming railtour

    have fun all :)
     
  20. kestreleyes

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    A few movies of yesterdays railtour to Rowsley "The Peak Forester" from James and Nick

    YouTube

    YouTube

    Mr Briddon was also busy, a link to Andy's blog site of the days events below;

    Home


    In other news the Class fifty lads and lasses of the Renown & Repulse loco group have some news also, with an order placed for the rebuilding of four KV10 units with modern components, Dominic Jackson provides the link to the news below;

    Order placed for rebuilt KV10s and CU1 testing - Restoration diary
     

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