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Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by kestreleyes, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. daveannjon

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    Joltingly - were you referring to the effect of loco Jennifer?

    Cheers
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    Indeed. A very pronounced back and forth transmitted from the steamer. Slightly surprising when going north with the diesel leading.


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  3. 61624

    61624 Part of the furniture

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    Looks as though the Severn Valley have given up hope of ever receiving a boiler to fit to these frames.
     
  4. kestreleyes

    kestreleyes Active Member

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    Peak Rail presents:-

    Rob Foxon "Railways Remembered" Film Show
    'BRITISH RAILWAYS & NATIONALISED TRANSPORT'
    Monday 20 November 2017

    Central Library Theatre (near The Crucible), Tudor Square, Sheffield S1 1XZ.
    Doors open 1900, show starts 1930

    Tickets on the door £7.50

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    'Archive films of nationalised transport from 1948 including British Railways, British Road Services and British Waterways, carrying passengers and goods traffic with all the confidence and assurance that only an integrated system provides'



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    Details of 2018 Meetings & Film Shows are in the new Sheffield Branch Programme 2018 which will be available in the foyer.

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

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

    Multiple titles of second-hand railway magazines are offered as free re-cycling give-aways,but a modest donation would not cause offence or embarrassment ☺

    Finally, and seasonally, on sale the 2018 Calendars from Platform 5 (Steam and Modern Image versions, £9 each) and a selection of railway-themed Christmas Cards including:-

    ** A6 size ** - £3 for a pack of 5 identical cards with envelopes. Five different designs painted by Eric Leslie depicting the former Ashover Light Railway.

    ** A5 size ** - £1 each (envelope included) of 22 different designs by David Charlesworth, mostly local and mostly railway. A B1 departing Nottingham Victoria, a blue A4 and a green A3 each storming south over Retford crossover are all hot sellers, but new stock are (1) a Jubilee on the up 'Waverley' crossing over the GC at Horns Bridge, Chesterfield and (2) stags in an autumnal scene of Chatsworth House.


    I hope that you can join us for the evening.
    Dave

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    David Sharp
    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch

    0114 274 5478
    07950 787 231 (text or phone)

    d.sharp@sheffield.ac.uk

    For Sheffield Branch programme details (including parking and directions):

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

    (update for 2018 is currently in hand)

    All meetings are open to non-members.
     
  5. D1039

    D1039 Well-Known Member

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  6. kestreleyes

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    Following on from last weeks update on groups I managed to miss chatting with both the Ashover light railway gang and Mr Briddon who were busy in their respective sheds beavering away at things, to remedy that here's the link to Mr Briddon's weekend rails page, he tells me more good progress was made on RS8 engine, the ex Dinting railway centre yellow beast of my childhood Here's the link.

    https://www.weekendrails.co.uk/latest-posts/388.html

    I see from my Facebook that the Ashover gang has been busy removing the second ex Duxford coaches bodywork,so they can restore the framework prior to rebuilding, when I next get down il try and get some pics if I can,they have also started to put up some extra storage space for stock as well as some painting and shed work too.

    On my own side Andrew and Myself had a late evening midweek to replace the lamp case on Darley Dales down distant signal with one of the adapted led units,we also managed to locate a damaged cable joint under all the leaves in total darkness,which was lucky and made a temporary fix on that till next weekend, lastly I've had the chance to talk about the department at Kidderminster at the weekends Institute of Railway Signal Engineers biannual meeting of heritage and minor railways S&T .
     
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    WHITE PEAK LOOP - LATEST NEWS
    Rail Crossing near Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock

    Derbyshire County Council (DCC) has an unopposed order to divert the existing sub-standard public footpath opposite the Arc Leisure Centre onto the level crossing that is currently closed off. DCC is free to confirm the order once the works to upgrade the new crossing are complete. The works are to be carried out in January 2018 when Peak Rail is closed.

    Cyclists will be able to use this crossing on a permissive basis, following an agreement between DCC and Peak Rail, whilst an alternative route for cyclists, is investigated, that does not involve a crossing on the rail tracks.
     
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  8. kestreleyes

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Got a few more jobs done today at Darley and rowsley on signalling side, apart from that the LMSCA have been busy continuing the finishing of the CCT as a mobile workshop , also the carparks has had a new surface layer prior to being tarmacced and the second ex Duxford carriage is in the Ashover railways workshop now being stripped and refurbished, the HST and class 50 chaps were about but with rain,snow,rain,snow (some sun) outside time was at a minimum

    Get the stove on its a bit cool out there
     
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    Not so much a pic of D8 Penyghent, more of the tarmac that Derbyshire County Council are laying in the car park at Rowsley.

    Dave
    Tarmac.JPG
     
  10. kestreleyes

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    I'm told the central strip is Tarmac and the environs will be same as the cycleway material , no news this week but some pics of the Santa train at Darley Dale.
     
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  11. kestreleyes

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    Update this time from other folks as haven't been down this week wth work and such, this time starting with the Ashover Light Railway volunteers who've been busy dismantling the old roof and wooden sides from the ex Duxford carriages, the steelwork has also been worked on with a view towards recreating the Ashover "Wembley" carriages which will require some work to the chassis ends, all time consuming but when done they will be a credit to those who've done a good job.

    The photos come courtesy of the ALRS themselves.

    I see the shed gang have been working on the eccentrics for wd150 as well as other bits, I should be down before Christmas so hopefully a bigger update next time.

    Stay warm folks.
     

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    hello
    just checked the peak rail website , really needs up dating !!
     
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  13. kestreleyes

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    Only news from my own side this time,except the LMSCA were busy in their shed finishing off the CCT (the van converted for use in restoring seating and trim etcetera)

    S and t

    It's been a busy end to the year this week, Andrew John Ben and myself have spent a couple of days finishing replacing the bit of rotted timber on the leg of rowsley cabin, where water had got in round one of the bolt holes over its life, thanks to Andrew and Ben for sorting out the wood removal and its replacement.

    We've also stripped down one of ex spare lner style ground signals to fit a better spindle and back weight to the Darley south yard one sometime in the new year once we've completed other jobs,

    Ben has completed the original Midland blockshelf for the rowsley cabin and we trialed fitted it today and quickly discovered the old brackets are slightly different in length, so we spent some time replacing hem with another set that do match ,the brackets have been primed ready for the white gloss and Ben is also making some pieces up to bring the shelf up above the lever height as we don't want to catch anyone's fingers when the levers are operated,we've also got the finials to fit one day now that Bens made them up to.

    We also managed to look at a couple of faults, the block bells have had their contacts cleaned and checked as were missing beats and also two track lights were illuminating at Darley which was a wire off behind the panel,so that's resolve red back on.

    We also tried to swap over the cl14 spt but the new one didn't work,so it's a case of get the manuals out and find out why before replacing that again.

    David has also been busy restoring the donated midland railway signal that will go back up on cl6 in the new year.


    So lastly all I have to add is for you all to have a good and merry Christmas and il see you all in the new year, all the best to you and your families and have a happy new year too.

    Dom
     

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    Dom - I was interested to note that you were painting your block shelf brackets white. When I did the ones for St Albans South nearly 10 years ago, they were black and had always been so. Other examples I've seen have also been black. Any reason for yours being white?

    Re block bell contacts - we clean ours about twice a year even though they are not used a great deal; we've also found the front contact can work loose a little after several years of use.

    Season's greetings to you too - thanks for keeping us updated.
     
  15. kestreleyes

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    Good question that,I've always been used to white ones on our side of the hills,just kept it going as such,now you've got me interested though,it's only in primer so still needs its top coat gloss on,may do it in black as you say

    Yes indeed bell contacts,occasional pains especially when they're rebuilt from second hand bits, the hammers back contacts always get a good hammering (pun intended)

    Keep up the good work down in the southern Midlands I've still to get down to St Albans, will try very hard this year sir
     
  16. kestreleyes

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    please take note of Daves comment below ;


    Happy New Year!


    It never occurred to me the Harlequin may be closed on New Years Day. I learned by chance at the end of November and manually altered 650 printed programmes before distributing to the model shops and libraries, but approx 100 copies had already been taken at the Rob Foxon November Film Show.


    COULD I PLEASE ASK YOU TO CHECK WITH YOUR PALS TO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T HAVE A WASTED JOURNEY ON MONDAY. THANKYOU.


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

    TUESDAY 2 January 2018 at 7:30pm
    "Austrian Adventures" - slideshow - Geoff Proctor


    "See loaded lorries piggyback on trains as their drivers relax; street-running; a visit to Linz docks and marshalling yard; Jenbach with 3 gauges; heavy timber trains steam-hauled with loaded standard-gauge wagons on transporter wagons; Zillertahlbahn steam to Meyrhofen; cable cars climbing to the permanent snow; and all of this in glorious colour and sunshine!"



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

    bus routes 3, 7, 8, 8a, 83 and 83a stop near the front door.

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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)

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

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

    (2018 update should appear soon - details sent 2 Dec, chased-up 18 Dec)


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    Aizlewoods Mill car park. The menacing parking notices are to tackle daytime abuse. Aizlewoods confirm Harlequin patrons can continue to park in evenings. 'Policing' only done by Aizlewoods staff (who finish at 1700). The London security firm is used just to process any parking notices instigated by Aizlewoods.

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    Andrew and myself changed over the worn spindle and casting parts on south yard dolly today before moving on to getting the hole dug and cable pipe run in for the MR lamppost at Church lane as well as.a.few small side jobs too. Dave,John and Peter have been continuing with phone and signal restoration

    Locos n bits

    Had a quick chat with Martin about the class 25 whose radiators have been overhauled,the seals are still bedding in and apart from a few minor leaks which have been found and fixed its coming along nicely.

    Kev was busy looking at a sleeper changer (pway machine) that's being troublesome at starting and just needs some tlc ...tap it,lube it with wd40,crank it
     

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    Peak Rail presents:-

    Rob Foxon "Railways Remembered" Film Show
    'SPECIAL NEW YEAR PROGRAMME'

    Monday 15 January 2018

    Central Library Theatre (near The Crucible), Tudor Square, Sheffield S1 1XZ.
    Doors open 1900, show starts 1930

    Tickets on the door £7.50

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    The evening’s varied programme includes:-


    ** British Narrow Gauge Railways

    ** Railways in Wartime

    ** Loco Spotting Days


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    Details of all our 2018 Meetings and Film Shows are in the new Sheffield Branch Programme 2018 available in the foyer, or on line at www.peakrail.co.uk/SheffieldBranch

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

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

    2018 Calendars from Platform 5 (both the Steam and the Modern Image versions, £9 each).

    Hope to see you.
    Dave

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    David Sharp
    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch

    0114 274 5478

    07950 787 231 (text or phone)


    d.sharp@sheffield.ac.uk

    For Sheffield Branch programme details (including parking and directions):
    http://www.peakrail.co.uk/SheffieldBranch


    (all meetings open to non-members)
     
  20. FearOfManchester

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    Going to leave this link here for any interested parties to view https://www.peakrailaction.co.uk, a well organised and positive grassroots movement for change at the railway can only be a good thing in my view, change is the only way forward now, as things cannot go on with more of the same. I hope things will lead to a positive outcome and brighter future for the railway and its supporters.
     
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