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

  1. kestreleyes

    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    http://www.renownrepulse.com/news-reports/entry/2014/06/20/work-party-report-15th-jun.html

    Another update on the class 50's progress from the team restoring Renown and Repulse
     
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    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    Not to forget according to the timetable on the website; 22nd June & 14th September – Vintage Car Rally

    The Derbyshire Ford Enthusiasts Club will have on show a selection of their popular Ford Cars some going as far back to the 1980’s.

    All will be on display in the picnic area at Rowsley South Station from around 10.00am onwards.

    Normal timetable and fares will apply for this event.
     
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    The 1980's isn't that long ago, the 1950's is though!
     
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    i had a little chuckle too when i saw 1980s, probably will be people of our age whose first cars they really got to know were around the 1980s, most of my cars ended up being cheap tenth hand under a hundred quid cars from that period, shame as if they`d still been round now most would have been classic :)
     
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    Makes me feel prehistoric after 1980s Fords are referred to as "VINTAGE!"
     
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    small update;

    With the good weather still upon us the Penyghent crew were hard at it cleaning down the roof ready for a repaint today, the cab on Pioneer is also back on its frames and being painted,David,Ruth and myself were working upon painting the Rowsley box inside and sorting out the signalling stores.
     
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    Cheedale had a run out on passenger duties the other day as the class 14 was being naughty,there`l be more to report upon tommorow as hopefully it`l be dry enough to complete yet more concreting in Darley Dale shed.
     
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    Monday 7 July 2014 at 7.30 pm

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

    "COLOUR-RAIL LIVE"
    digital - Paul Chancellor (Bromsgrove)

    "Mr Colour-Rail" himself presents a brief background of the Colour-Rail business, and then treats us to a wide selection of images from the Colour-Rail transport archive. Images from around the country including steam, modern traction, and also some infrastructure, buses and trams.


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    All welcome. 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.

    Dave

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    (E): d.sharp@sheffield.ac.uk
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    The branch programme, and directions
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    http://www.peakrail.co.uk/SheffieldBranch

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    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    image.jpg Some more concreting work was completed on mr Briddons shed the other day with the rear wall side image.jpg walkways being completed. Next comes the final bit completing the mainline side walkways. image.jpg
     
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    Can someone get pictures of the Royal Train tomorrow?
     
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    Heard it's only going to Derby, then HRH transferring to a Vomiter or whatever to Matlock. Perhaps a Pacer? Methinks not.
    Dave
     
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    A 4-car Meridian replaced the scheduled unit for the 09:20 NOT->MAT, HMQ and entourage got the 1st class car plus the adjacent std class as a 'buffer'. This change was shown in realtimetrains etc. (as DMU 125mph).
    HMQ got on at Derby, transferred from Royal Train.
    The Meridian (fairly obviously) returned as the 10:36 MAT->NOT even though this showed as a sprinter in realtimetrains etc.
     
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    Locos

    Unrestored Zebedee has moved off to pastures new going to the Linconshire Wolds railway

    Mr Briddons shed

    Now the footpath end wall has Ben concreted work has transferred to getting the meshing and shuttering ready on the trackside ends for a final pouring in a weeks time.


    Ticketing between train and bus

    Thanks to Dave Sharp for spotting this one.

    http://m.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news...the-ticket-for-peak-district-travel-1-6705754

    Recoveries and S&T

    It's been a busy month with several recoveries on the cards. We've had a frames worth of locking and tappets donated which will help out with rowsleys locking

    In a joint operation between the Churnet Valley Railway and Peak Rails signalling departments we trotted off to the western region yesterday to collect a lorry load of location cases for both railways, a fun day if not exciting as the truck kept us on out toes all day with minor nuisances :)

    Thanks to the contractors at the Reading end we loaded the locs very quickly an the offloading wasn't that hard at Rowsley or Cheddleton thank goodness. And the locations come complete with all the links fuses and gear too so a great bonus.

    David John and Ruth have been busy in my absence this week continuing with the painting inside of Rowsley box and other things

    Visit by HRH Queen Elizabeth 2nd

    The queen visited Matlock by train this week arriving by royal train into Derby, then transferring by meridian to Matlock Town station en route to Chatsworth, but of a shame she didn't continue via PR down to Rowsley on our line but that's out of our hands.
     
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    photo 1.JPG photo 2.JPG photo 3.JPG photo 4.JPG couple of images from the last few days, the concreting of the working aprons in Mr Briddons shed is complete following an early morning concreting effort from Andrew,Peter,Terry,Myself and the Cempump guys, next comes the blockwork around the walls then the sheeting of the building.

    Also at Rowsley on the turntable D9500 has been displayed,in sympathy with the class 14 gala over at the East Lancashire Railway,the other class 14 14901 was out on passenger duties as well today.

    I carried on today with some boarding of the floor in Rowsley box before installing some faulting monitoring gear at Church Lane recently recovered with a load of locations from Pangbourne,very usefull for faulting.

    other than that we got very wet :(
     
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    Mr Briddons class 14 :14901 has headed off to the East Lancashire railway for the upcoming Teddy bear Class 14 gala this weekend and on the back of that movement a Hudswell from the Middleton railway has arrived for restoration by Andy and Pete

    A link to that and the recent shed work ; http://www.weekendrails.co.uk/wrails2/latest-post/208.html

    If you read the blog all I can say is my wellies have been sacrificially burned now ;)
     
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    Why have PR Sold Zebedee? Surely that's going to reduce their number of available steamers albeit Zeb needed an overhaul
     
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    She did need a lot of work before she would become reuseable again, the other j94( he says with his I don't know much about locomotives hat on) is coming along nicely in the shed, the pipe work in the frames is going together nicely and the cab and bunkers refitted
     
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    Monday 4 August 2014 at 7.30 pm

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

    "THE MIDLAND IN THE EAST END OF SHEFFIELD - part 1"
    digital - Ted Hancock

    The first airing of a brand new show featuring over 100 photographs and maps covering the lines from Midland station / Wicker (the original Sheffield & Rotherham Railway) to Grimesthorpe Junction, plus connecting linesincluding those of the LNWR.

    During his years as a railway book dealer, later specialising in railway postcards, and more recently during his in-depth researches for his forthcoming volumes on the Hope Valley Line, Ted has amassed a wealth of information, interesting material and photographs (some very rare). A very full and interesting evening is in prospect.


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    All welcome. 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.

    Dave

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    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch

    (E): d.sharp@sheffield.ac.uk
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    The branch programme, and directions
    to The Harlequin can be found at:

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

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    Zebedee needed a great deal of work to overhaul it, it's coupling and connecting rod brasses were very worn and needed replacement but the firebox was the main problem. It needs a new inner firebox. It has gone to the Lincolnshire Wolds railway.
     

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