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

  1. Corbs

    Corbs Well-Known Member

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    Magnificent looking carriage that.
     
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    First signs of cycleway work.
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  3. kestreleyes

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    The stairway to the upper floort in the workshops at rowsley,the handrails have now been finished, plans are underway for a water tower next to address the issues of loco watering which we use the water tanks at the platform ends for presently, more on this as and when details are finalised.
     
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    With John today we finished concreting the box steelwork legs into the ground,in between the rainshowers,I also had a look up at the narrow gauge as the gang there have been busy preparing their floor for the new shed framework and were busy maintaining some of the fleet out the rain too. WP_20151005_08_54_17_Pro.jpg WP_20151001_16_02_32_Pro.jpg
     
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    A bit of a busy place today rowsley,one dmu carriage going out after a repaint and another coming in for restoration by the shed folks, a wickham trolley and its supporting waggon have also arrived for restoration too

    Harveys been working hard restoring one of the service carriages in the loco shed which has had its window sides rebuilt up following corrosion round the windows and the window frames and glazing have been refitted now , at Darley Mr briddons shed cladding has arrived so hopefully it won't be too long now before it starts getting fitted and the shed starts to become weatherproof for the first time for proper, on s and t we've been busy doing training at riverside and have also spent a day looking at sluggish electric locks as well as replacing some chafffed cable to one of Darley dales crossing gate lamps that had worn where it constantly moves around. WP_20151008_15_33_57_Pro.jpg WP_20151008_15_08_52_Pro.jpg WP_20151008_15_33_57_Pro.jpg WP_20151008_15_08_52_Pro.jpg
     

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  6. kestreleyes

    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    Bit of branch news for a change

    Opening of Peak Rail Derwent Valley branch

    Peak Rail is opening a new branch in Matlock covering the Derwent Valley. Details of the first meeting are given below

    Tuesday 17th November

    ‘The story of Peak Rail – slides and digital images by Roger Hallatt and Dave Sharp’

    Duke William
    91 Church Street
    Matlock
    DE4 3BY
     
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    MR Briddons building is coming along nicely,the external cladding is being fitted and looks the part, hopefully soon I will have some more pics to show

    The cycleway progresses southwards too, the widened section between rowsley and church lane is now almost upto the crossing itself and the base material has been put down too
     
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    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    Monday 2 November 2015 at 7.30pm
    For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome to:

    "Trams & Trolleybuses on the Sheffield to Rotherham Route"
    - slideshow + memorabilia - Paul Fox

    With trams to Rotherham once more in prospect, Paul looks at the first incarnation which operated between the years 1899-1949. Paul will also be bringing along some memorabilia, and would be delighted to see or learn of any other remaining artefacts the audience may be aware of.


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    AT THE INTERVAL, an expensive night:-
    • calendars & christmas cards on sale.
    • Pie, Pea & Chips Supper (+ Quiz + 'YourPix'') tickets (£6) for 7 December.
    • Ian selling tickets (£7 in advance) for Rob Foxon Railways Remembered Film Show on Monday 16 November. Subject: "British Narrow Gauge Railways"
    But there will also be a 100 Club Draw, so 3 lucky people will be able to spend without inhibition.

    For the december suppers, Liz only cooks to order. I need firm numbers which then have to be paid for. Please buy your ticket on Monday. If you are unable to, please e-mail or text me to reserve.

    John Wade has offered to do a Quiz at the supper. Will there be prizes? So that we can still include some of 'YourPix', Roger has agreed to a 45 minute guillotine on his 'State of the Union' address before the supper.


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

    Following the major re-shuffle from 1 November 2015, the new bus route numbers stopping near the front door on Nursery Street will be 3, 7, 8, 8a, 83 and 83a.

    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 (text or call)

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

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


    Also some good progress on rowsley cabin,the weight adjusters have been bolted to the box timber as these were the biggest bits to go in downstairs and had to go in before the brickwork was built else they wouldn't go in,also being so large they need to be positioned before the other single wheels which will have to be mounted on a steel plate bolted off the front off them.

    In the shed the guys were busy working on penyghents brakes while she's under restoration and the dmus and wickhams are under restoration too
     
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    The weight adjusters for rowsley box coming along and also rowsley box with all the work David and Ruth have been putting in too WP_20151030_17_21_06_Pro.jpg WP_20151030_15_54_41_Pro.jpg WP_20151030_17_21_06_Pro.jpg
     
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    I saw an article on FB showing a page from PureBakewell magazine regarding the extension but I can't find it to upload :-( :-(

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
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    Called in briefly. To replace the Darley stove today and called in on Mr Briddons new shed which the contractors were busy cladding,pictures to follow, also called in at Rowsley where dome more of Mr Waterman s collection have arrived,another sleeping coach and an 08 shunter as well, the gang in the shed were busy working on the brake piping on Penyghent, and I also managed to chat about the ongoing work on her,the pistons are away being rebored,the liners are next to be replaced with new gaskets too, the Wickham which is a contract job has been stripped to its frame with the bodywork removed for inspection, the cycleway. Is also progressing well with work starting on the section from rowsley through to Harrison's way I see WP_20151106_11_26_59_Pro.jpg WP_20151106_11_28_37_Pro.jpg WP_20151106_11_31_43_Pro.jpg
     
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    Some pictures of the rapidly coming together shed of Mr Briddon at Darley Dale, fairly roomy inside too.
     
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    Looking good, I take it that Mr W isn't bringing any track with him
     
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    oooh cant wreck the lovely heritage centre, I like the place too.
     
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    A view of an uncovered part of the large over stream bridge at the entrance to the Rowsley site having been uncovered for the cycle trail by the contractors,the trail will wind to the right behind the industrial unit
     
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    So that's the alignment of the original mainline.

    Dave
     
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    I guess you won't be running over this, but experience with a similar bridge (No. 4 at Peasebrook Farm) showed it to be badly rusted where the ends of the steels sit on the concrete underneath. (covered in the GWSR Bridges blog a year ago). Not a brilliant design, apparently.
     
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    Kev was saying it was apparently upgradd not long before the lines closure to handle the heavy milk traffic, interesting :)

    Nipped down today and spent a few hours trying to drill a piece of old sole plate to mount the remaining pulley wheels onto for rowsley cabin lead off, we've also been given four cast signalbox window frames from colleagues over at Chacewater which will be cleaned up and glazed and these will go in the downstairs room when built, elsewhere the gang in the shed were getting on with Penyghent,getting ready for crimbo and Harv was cracking on with the base coat of paint on the coach, the dmus have now got some nice shiny paint on and the windows are starting to go back in too, the contractors working on the cycle path seem spread out thinly, they start on the bit from church lane to Darley on Monday and also the bit from the end of our site towards Harrison's way.
     

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