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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by martinr1, Sep 12, 2014.

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    The "Bounce Back" bubble tickets continue to work very well, the pre-booked tickets mean we know who will be travelling in which compartment on each train, which gives us an excellent opportunity for selling refreshments in advance.

    There is strong demand for the Christmas trains; some days are fully booked already. The receipts will be held in reserve until the trains have happened, just in case.

    The structure for the new bracket signal has been erected at Shottle, and we expect to be able to order the signal box cladding very shortly.
     
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    Any news on the arrival and operation of 9466 ?
     
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    I believe it is due to arrive during October, but Christmas specials apart, we only issue definite plans a few weeks ahead at the moment, please keep an eye on our website.
     
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    Much digging at the back of the maintenance shed; the aim is to extend one track towards Cemetery Lane bridge to allow bogie examinations to take place. Once this is complete, work on the shed extension will resume. The length is being increased from 1 1/2 to 2 coach lengths, at present there is one coach and one locomotive on each of the three tracks. The projects inside at the moment are the LMSCA open, an LNER full brake under repair for the NYMR and an EVRA SK which is under active repair for the Santa bubble trains. I am pleased to say that our services have been heavily booked so far, despite the end of the summer season; the fish and chip tickets on Saturdays have been particularly popular. We will be operating on Saturdays only during October. Bookings for the Santa trains are still very strong, despite recent government announcements, so far they are about five times what they were at this time last year.
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