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

  1. daveannjon

    daveannjon Well-Known Member

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    Old, and not quite so old diesel traction at Rowsley today, EMT's 43047 on the Peak Rail Pioneer and D8 on the service train. Unfortunately the weather had turned a bit murky by 2pm.

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    An update from the LMSCA on the restoration of the NRM carriage 7828

    http://lmsca.org.uk/blog/2014/03/7828-feb-2014/

    Elsewhere this week both the signalling and the permanent way departments have been busy with the resleepering of the Derwent Bridge point at Riverside and the reconnecting and testing afterwards, on Friday it looked even busier with orange hi-vis' as NR were filming a safety film on their side of the connection.

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    Picture rotated for easier viewing. Ralph..
     

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    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    For an outrageous £1.50 including refreshments!!

    Friday 21 March at 19:30 hrs at Holymoorside Village Hall
    'The Matlock Tram System' by Glynn Waite

    According to Google Maps the postcode for SatNavs is S42 7DX

    Presented by Holymoorside History Society.
     
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    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to Ian Cosford for spotting this and forwarding details.........

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    Spotted in Saturday’s Sheffield Star:

    “Navvies on the Dore and Chinley Railway” is the subject of a talk by Clive Leivers at Chesterfield Labour Club, Saltergate at 2pm Saturday 15 April.

    Clive’s great-grandfather was among the workforce in the 1890’s.

    More details from the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Labour History Society, 22 Boythorpe Avenue, Chesterfield, S40 2QE or call 01246 270628 or email hilary.cave@btinternet.com.
     
  6. kestreleyes

    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    The incoming charter at the weekend hauled by Braunton went well and at least part of the day was in glorious sunshine.

    Everywhere was busy again with a full carpark and stations along the line, the Heritage Shunters Trust were operating brake van rides from the loading dock to their display sheds and the LMSCA, Renown and Repulse and narrow gauge gangs were all about also, a busy but enjoyable day for all. image.jpg
     
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    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    After a few weeks on nights I'm back and busy again, there'l be more to update from my own department at the weekend as I plan to fit the new timber beam to the door end of Rowsley's box tommorow. But for now other news

    We had a tamper in the other week to undertake some training using the section of line at Rowsley South, further to that there is a number of training dates for NR staff familiarisation being undertaken over the next two months on token and absolute block circuits of which we have in use, il update more on that after Monday.

    Lastly for tonight ;


    Monday 7 April 2014 at 7.30 pm

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

    "33 YEARS AS A RAILWAY CIVIL ENGINEER"
    slideshow - Tony Icke (Macclesfield)

    A behind-the-scenes look at projects and disasters, 1962-1995.


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    AT THE INTERVAL
    Colin will be holding the 100 Club AGM.
    Don't blink, or you will miss it!
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    AN ADVERT
    This weekend SHEFFIELD MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION
    Birkdale School, Broomhill, Sheffield S10 3DH
    Both days: 10:00-17:00
    I'll be there with the Peak Rail sales stall
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    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

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    David Sharp
    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch

    (E): d.sharp@sheffield.ac.uk
    (H): 0114 274 5478
    (M): 07950 787 231

    The branch programme, and directions
    to The Harlequin can be found at:

    http://www.peakrail.co.uk/SheffieldBranch

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  9. kestreleyes

    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    photo 1.JPG photo 2.JPG Bit of a late update this week with family buisness;

    Monday we hosted a small gathering of colleagues from Network Rail Manchester for a token and Absolute Block familiarisation day,using the railways token and block machines at Church Lane,as well as some classroom presentations on the inner workings, this is the first of four dates coming over the next few months.

    the department have also spent a day replacing the beam timber on the outer end of the Rowsley box (its easier calling it that now) with all its morticing and tennon jointwork, not an easy task, at the same time i reskinned the door end side where the timber was rotten and Harvey is making us up some more for the front of the cabin.
    elsewhere the hardcore floor has been dropped in Mr Briddons new shed at Darley awaiting the concreting next and the two shed roads to be built.

    till next time,enjoy the sun all :)
     

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    a few shots of the steam cranes main jib,the original L.N.E.R & Cowans lettering has started to appear following the removal of the old paint as part of its restoration
     

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    Ian and myself finished off the tongue and groove boarding on the box with it being nice weather today before moving onto errecting scaffold and painting yet again.

    Loco

    Elsewhere the lads in the loco shed were busy rivetting the new bunker onto the j94,as well as other rivetting work,making threaded components for the brakes and things that generally confuse a mere s and t man like myself.

    The lettering has really appeared on the cleaned down steam crane jib now,you can make out LNER and Cowans Sheldon very well :)
     
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    rowsley.jpg Only a singular update as family have taken over this weekend so ive not been down the line other than to leaflet drop at all the local information places, however I have included a nice picture of the end of the line at Rowsley down to Rowsley village,as its 50 years since the end of Rowsley sidings as a railway marshalling yard this year. (our site extreme right, rowsley village extreme left)as taken from across the river at Stanton so your looking at the treeline as the old sidings itself.

    Trackwork is being attended to in Darley Dale`s south Yard as part of the alterations to Mr Briddons shed.

    more to report on after easter

    have a good easter all :)
     
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    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    The LMSCA have a link on their site relating to carriage building as 2014 is the 175th anniversary of the railways reaching Derby

    http://lmsca.org.uk/
     
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    photo ttt1.JPG
    while out and about heres a couple of railway related photographs, above the original Rowsley station building,now part of the Rowsley Shopping Village site and occupied curently by a sweet emporium, a small corner of which has some of the Rowsley Miscellany series books on display/sale. photo ttt2.JPG
    and a shot of Cauldwells viaduct at Rowsley village through the spring foliage, from the river bridge
     
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    IMG_5907.jpg The much travelled narrow gauge tamper is moving to the South Tynedale railway following resale,after first going for a complete overhaul elsewhere , pictured at Rowsley narrow gauge sidings prior to relocation
     
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    Two imminent meetings may be of interest:-

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    Monday 12 May 2014North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology SocietyDAVID WILMOT MEMORIAL LECTUREMartin Smith: 'The Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway'
    7.30pm, St Thomas' Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton,
    Chesterfield S40 3AW (directly opposite Vauxhall garage/Bristol Street Motors)

    Visitors welcome, £2 (www.nedias.co.uk)

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    Monday 19 May 2014
    Great Central Railway Society, Killamarsh
    Some of you will have already received direct notice from Frank Greaves that the booked speaker (Ken Grainger) has had to cancel this date but GODFREY HOLMES has kindly stepped into the breach and will be giving a presentation entitled 'THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE RAILWAYS OF ENGLAND & WALES'
    7.30pm 'The Travellers Rest', Mansfield Rd, Highmoor, Killamarsh, Sheffield S21 2BW. (Superb chips served at the interval!) (www.gcrsociety.co.uk/events.html)
    Dave
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    bit of a late update thanks to internet phone problems :)

    S&T

    The hole in the floor for the stairs has been made in the ex Bamford cabin over the weekend and the joists strengthened to cope, we also tidied out the inside so that only whats desired to be in there eventually is in there,(basically a relay cupboard,register desk and box locker) as most midland cabins would have thus allowing maximum free visitor space as well as clearing the floor for us to get on with painting the inside next.

    PWAY

    Over the last couple of weeks a significant quantity of redundant rail,complete with chairs etc, has been recovered with thanks to the National Network, who kindly offloaded it from recent track renerwals on the branch,for us to collect from Matlock under possession,our thanks to all incolved.

    Trackwork in Darley yard continues as part of Mr Briddons shed trackworks.
     
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    Any pictures?
     
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    unfortunately not , I wasnt on the job ,but there may be some photos from others out there?
     
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