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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by martinr1, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. martinr1

    martinr1 New Member

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    The recently arrived L&Y locomotive 1300 carrying its BR number and livery as 52322 successfully ran three Wirksworth to Duffield services both Saturday and Sunday last weekend and will see service on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays until the end of August. It looks just the part with 4 maroon coaches. There is just one exception for the Multiple Memories Weekend of 10 and 11 August.

    All the details on www.e-v-r.com
     
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    Here are a couple of shots of 1300 (a.k.a. 52322) this weekend:

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    This image courtesy of Andrew Fowler of Railway Herald:
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    Neil
     
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    Very nice shots, thanks.

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    We reviewed a very busy week for the Railway today with services now running both at the weekends, Tuesdays and Thursdays with a Share Holders Day last Wednesday and declared that we are largely getting it right! 52322 will be in operation again this weekend and it will be good to host the Loughborough Standard Loco Owners Group in the Royal Saloon tomorrow - after all they do own it!
     
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    Sheff Resident of Nat Pres

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    Something just looks "right" about 52322 on the line....and that's from someone whose into diesels!
     
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    It sharpens the mind trying to keep to a timetable designed for a DMU service, with a steam loco !
     
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    nanstallon Part of the furniture

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    I had a great trip last week on the bubble car with my wife and an old friend, with a group from Cornwall joining us later in the afternoon. The bubble car used to do yeoman service on the Cornish branches pre- Sprinterisation. Sadly we could not come again later that week to ride behind steam, but the photos above show how 'right' the steam visitor looks on this line.

    I'll look for an excuse to visit again! And Wirksworth is a lovely country town.
     
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    Had to strengthen the Duffield service today with passengers turning up in substantial numbers and a pleasant surprise of a coach party. Makes it all worth while!
     
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    The warming fire has been put into 52322 for Thurday's activities. It seems that it will be very warm on the footplate though!
     
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    Will you be providing appropriate refreshments for the poor souls on the footplate tomorrow?
     
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    Yes! Lots of water.
     
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    A remarkable response to today's services with tills ringing in a most satisfactorily. Onwards to the weekend!
     
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    Despite it's L&Y origin, it's not a million miles from an elderly Midland 0-6-0.
     
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    Looking forward to another great day with 52322 - forecast looks good!
     
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    Sounds like the so-and-sos who started the fire may have been identified. Meanwhile the report in the Matlock Mercury referred to a brake van as " a van in which guards take their breaks".

    52322 looks just right on the train, but also very good just drifting across the pointwork from the shed to the running line at the top end of the yard. A few wagons standing about there would set it off perfectly.

    Tim
     
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    Top journalists in the Matlock Mercury!
     
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    52322 is warmed through again for another day of steam in the Valley. Not that many opportunities left to ride behind this venerable old lady!
     
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    I called in at Wirksworth late this afternoon on the way back from Barrow Hill. There were still a lot of people about and a very happy buzz. Looking forward to the bank holiday weekend.

    Tim
     

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