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

  1. kestreleyes

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    Matlock NR station side canopy and platforms undergoing restorative works WP_20180911_12_11_52_Pro.jpg
     

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    nice to see Network Rail (or whoever) making good use of the lack of trains to carry out some much needed restoration work.. hopefully they will sort out the asbestos roof at the North end too.. also good to see Miller's Dale viaduct being sorted after many years neglect, a big thumbs up...
     
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    a ferry van has left from Mr Briddons collection to the Ecclesbourne valley railway for their use as storage and at the same time a shunter has arrived from the Ecclesbourne to the Heritage Shunters Trust, work also continues on Rs8 up at Tunstead works, a link to that : https://www.weekendrails.co.uk/blog/of-multiple-andrews.html
     
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    John and myself have carried on with both faults and telephone work this week, Rod has disassembled the stairs ready for re-election in rowsley box now so that’s the dep’ts next job

    Loco wise

    Work on rebuilding the north end cab of the class 25 continues,most of the bottom beam had corroded and been repaired back in BR day’s so Martins making good with new framing et al.

    Work on the prairie continues,as does the 08 which is in yellow primer undercoat now,yet more layers to go on and then it’s cylinders and liners to go back in.

    Mencap and the pway were busying themselves in the late Indian summer too.

    Down at Matlock mainline station the contractors have finished painting and were about to start reglazing the canopy with palsun glazing polycarbonate which we used to do the box windows in too.
     
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    very small update this time as spent all day on my own departments work putting in the stairs for Rowsley box with Rod,John,David and Bill ,work of art ,fitted easily thanks to a lot of Andrews careful cad measurements and Rods skills at metalwork.

    the lms 10000 group were doing some interviewing work on an ex derby works design chap who used to be involved with the project to build the original itself.

    Bens been busy with other things but progress on the midland brake continues.

    I should have a bit more news next time rather than hiding under the box keeping warm :)



    parish notices;



    Bamford & District History Group presents...

    "Building Ladybower Reservoir and The Involvement of the Railways"

    by Ted Hancock


    Further information from: Kath Hearnshaw 01433 651624


    Email: bamford.history@gmail.com

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    Hello folks. Not sure how many know that the Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society are located at Peak Rail with the aim of recreating the Britain's long lost first mainline diesel, 10000. This loco was built by the LMS at Derby and the society have just released a promo video giving a brief history on the loco and the aims of the society. The video can be found on their website here: https://lms10000.co.uk/
     
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    A well made and informative video with some good archive photos - I enjoyed watching it.
    Ray.
     
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    Cool. Feel free to share it. The society is trying to boost interest and awareness at the moment as they need to raise money for the next phase, which is the purchase and overhaul of the bogies.
     
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    104C7D70-F458-4CA9-90A4-DDEEC807FC1E.jpeg Spent Friday cutting out the extra floor joist in Rowsley box and starting and starting upon the handrails and replacing flooring on the stair edges as well as sorting all the bolts out in the weight bars

    Down in the shed work on the north end cab of the class 25 has finished welding and painting in primer has started so the cab can be put back into its body. The class 37 is in the shed to have its bodywork started next and the class 08 is already in its gloss coats now and well on its way

    The Allianz crew have been sprucing up the station at Rowsley with fencing and painting works and down in the lmsca shed the midland brake continues apace

    The network station has reopened following derbys resignations no works and the canopy glazing is completed in opaque material.
     

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    Darley dales bargeboarding has been repainted and also all the maroon bar the window sills, at Rowsley the stair sides have been fitted as well as some finishing off the stair woodwork on the sides , and the electric cable duct has been buried. John and Andrew have fitted the new fuse box and have started to wire up the electrics in the box.

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    Work continues on the MR brakevan.

    The cladding boards for the outside are being machines up by Ben , the internal lockers made and the buffers have been fitted, the floor is next

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    Work on the large Prärie continues with boiler work to remove the old rivets around the firebox ongoing

    The 08 is continuing as is the work on the 25
     

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    Were there any other Midland Railway (MR) boxes with internal stairs, or is this something you've had to do at Rowsley specifically to cater for your site? Only most MR boxes I've seen in the flesh or in photos had external stairs, as we have at St Albans South.
     
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    I think its to help minimise the potential for vandalism and break ins, sadly.
     
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    it is indeed, plus we plan to allow some public access to the box with the frame being unique so the weight gear is downstairs and behind a secure screen,hence coming in through the downstairs via the weight gear then upstairs to view the frame area.

    working for the mainline railways for long enough to realise boxes that are manned permanently have no problems,but if you make an opportunity vandals will be in
     
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    A sign of the times regretfully.
     
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    Thanks for the replies - your particular setup obviously needs the way you have designed it. Hope to look in one of these days when it's finished.
     
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    Work has started digging out the pit at the back of the loco shed on No.1 road. Not sure who is doing the work.
    Dave
     
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    Hope they save those bricks from the original shed. They would probable come in handy for some jobs round the railway and also keep some the history on the railway too. :)

    I wonder how old those timbers are?
     
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    Magnificent thing it was:
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    What are they planning to do with the uncovered pit road?
     
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    A few years ago I found half the hexagon top of the chimney, but I don't know what happened to it. Hope it wasn't destroyed or buried again and it would make a good part of a display for the history of the site one day.

    I think they are going to run some rails out the back to they can work on stuff outside.
     

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