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

  1. kestreleyes

    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    C90CF2CF-0668-4B65-9B39-76D9727E0715.jpeg Weekly update

    The work on the class 25 painting continues, she’s looking good but no pics till she’s finished being painted

    The HST gang also had some of their fleet out of the shed Today being checked and ticking over

    Elsewhere we kept bumping into the pway lineside and the Mencap group were doing site work, ourselves we
    We’re replacing a few damaged roof tiles up at Riverside and then working on connecting Rowsley points for testing and also to finish off the Rowsley box safety mesh work , plus some Electrical faulting works.

    The MR brakevan is presently having its roof refitted in the LMSCA shed. Which should be well on its way by the weeks end
     
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    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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

    Bank Hol Monday 6 May 2019 at 7:30pm
    "Distant Trails" - Ted Parker (professional video producer, Yarm)


    "Sit back and enjoy Ted's films of steam in the landscape, and the stories behind them. There is a memorable sequence filmed from a helicopter showing 'Tornado' with wonderful exhaust trail sweeping its train along the scenic Cumbrian Coast against a backdrop of the Lakeland hills".


    As if that were not enough, Ted recently added...


    "I have recently been scanning some very old negs I took early 1960s around Sheffield ... it is amazing how they have come up .... some very nostalgic scenes .... some very interesting non railway pics of how Sheffield used to be including a 'clippy' on the top deck of a brand new Atlantean bus, the old 'Rag and Tag Market' etc. plus of course Sheffield Vic & Midland in abundance".





    Ted hails from Sheffield and is joint author with Ken Horan - who joins us tonight - of 'On Parallel Lines' photo books. A professional photographer in the steel industry, he went freelance in 1989 and apart from corporate and documentary work, he has been providing material to "Transport Video Publishing" for over 30 years.



    I hope you can join us.

    Dave




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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, 3a, 7, 8, 8a, 83 and 83a stop near the front door.
    (all of these routes have stops on Arundel Gate close to The Crucible)

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    David Sharp
    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch

    (E): 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


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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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  3. kestreleyes

    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    AEDB103D-C7B0-4D97-BDBF-D96AF04C5552.jpeg DFDD9CB7-F495-42AD-8FAF-0C5E6240E106.jpeg The Permanent way department plus others have been busy retimbering Riverside platform , my own department have been getting more point related works done on Rowsley Box, spending part of the day getting rained on again and the other part making up connecting rods and such, we also managed some time checking out the monthly maintenance test of riverside too.

    The Ashover light railway folks have continued the extension of their running line around the picnic site
    Field, more ballast has been delivered and more track panels to go in too, the packing and lining are yet to be done

    d8 was having some maintenance undertaken and the continued sanding and repainting of the class 25 continues in the shed, the other RMB is having some panel work attended to as well as new steelwork in its ends, so far one bottom running plate out of two has been welded in and fitted.

    I noted the HST gang were at work in their shed but didn’t call in as was passing through to the LMSCA who’ve roofed the brakevan now and are onto the roof sanding and covering next


    Some more Loco related news from
    Mr Briddon on RS8 and such, whom has also been busy having some locos go out and come in midweek ,the class 31 Athena is also due to depart and was being shunted today ready.
     
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    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to upload the LMSCA’s brakevan restoration photos D50A7090-44ED-432C-96E6-4665172927AD.jpeg E7F82F32-C3E7-4D84-8839-5A3CE62CDAEE.jpeg D50A7090-44ED-432C-96E6-4665172927AD.jpeg
     
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    Is this the first brake van ever with a toilet roll? :D
     
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    The guard's potty was just out of shot.
     
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    A slightly early shout out for the following event up at Rowsley on 25/26th at the Heritage Shunters Trust

    THE ANDREW WILSON MEMORIAL GALA


    In memory of one of our colleagues, our first Gala of the year features an eclectic mix of 7 or 8 ex British Railway Diesel shunting locos, selected from our large collection based at Rowsley South, operating each day.

    Brake van rides will be available as will guided tours of our facilities, along with a free complimentary handout explaining how our collection evolved included in the price of your ticket.

    If all goes to plan, we will be reintroducing our Class 14 into our roster of running locos for its return after an eight-year overhaul. One of the true “White Elephants”, of the early Beeching plan in action, that were “surplus to requirements” when being introduced.

    A great day out for all the family, and of course the occasional railway fan. Trade stalls will be in attendance.

    In a tribute to Andy, 7 or 8 shunters should be working from the following list; D2953, D2854, D2139, 03113, D2205, D2284, D2587, 07001, 08016, PWM654, Bigga and D9525.

    The Heritage Shunters Trust reserves the right to add/alter/cancel any of the details of this event without prior notice.

    For further information about this event please visit www.heritageshunterstrust.com

    Peak Rail trains will also be in operation from 11.00am and normal fares and timetable will apply to these dates.



    Also

    pra-sheffield] MONDAY at 19:30 "Railways Remembered" Film Show, Library Theatre, Sheffield

    40th Anniversary Show!
    Details in copy of flyer below:-.



    Drinks & refreshments available at the interval. Please pre-order on arrival.

    A mini Peak Rail Sheffield Branch Sales stall in refreshment area - many new (to the stall) second-hand books on sale, also selected titles of brand new books from Platform 5. Selection of second-hand VHS and DVD titles.

    <http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch>
    Hope to see you.
    Dave


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    d.sharp@sheffield.ac.uk<mailto:d.sharp@sheffield.ac.uk>
     
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    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    Some pics from the Friday set up by the Heritage Shunters Trust getting ready for the weekend gala FBB3DF6F-FE6B-4A3A-8524-63D7D7EE1840.jpeg ED286BCE-B574-4881-A294-154822D2323B.jpeg And a couple of shots from a video by mr A McKinley of one of the heritage shunters trusts operating days last weekend

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    kestreleyes Well-Known Member

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    Small update before the weekend

    On the 2nd June the railways hosts a meeting of Ducati motorbikes both old and new up at Rowsley.

    Details from the railways website


    060DE 1382 has returned to Cottesmore Rocks by Rail after an extensive overhaul at Mr Briddons facilities at Darley Dale
     
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    498698BB-3AE7-4562-9634-BFBE8987736A.jpeg 003F3FD6-14B2-4CBD-8445-B8274A798BC0.jpeg 83C5312E-8465-4E45-8D9E-0374E4F88A52.jpeg 498698BB-3AE7-4562-9634-BFBE8987736A.jpeg The class 25 is down to its varnishing layers now and the transfers next, the batteries have been removed ready for changing or overhauling

    The class 37 work Also continues and the boss was changing an oil filter over on it and giving it a start up by the time I was leaving

    The narrow gauge track has reached the edge of the picnic ground roadway and some ballasting work has been done but there’s still lifting and levelling to be done yet and while we had a chance we pulled up the old cranks from the ground on the DDNGR and moved them down the site

    Apart from that my own dept did some
    Welding up of drive rods, a bit of faulting and some maintenance work too
     
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    For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome to:

    Monday 3 June 2019 at 7:30pm
    "55 years of Railway Photography"

    - slideshow - Les Nixon (Hathersage)


    The title gives Les plenty of scope for a hugely varied presentation of his high-quality pictures of the steam era, preservation, railtours, and modern image, both at home and abroad. Should be plenty to suit everybody!



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    At the interval - 100 Club Draw.


    (you've got to be in it to win it

    - Colin Peskett will sign you up!)


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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, 3a, 7, 8, 8a, 83 and 83a stop near the front door.
    (all of these routes have stops on Arundel Gate close to The Crucible)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    David Sharp
    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch

    (E): 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


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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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    For those interested in both buses and trains the following dates may be of interest for 15/16th June up at Rowsley South,Peak Rail

    June 15th. Four free bus routes around the local area giving a chance to visit thirty local establishments

    Buses timed around every fifteen minutes, the routes are

    183:Rowsley peak rail to Bakewell -Ashford in the Water- Monsal head- Little Longstone- Great Longstone- And back to Rowsley

    184: Rowsley peak rail-Bakewell -Hassop -Calver -Baslow-Pilsley-Bakewell -Rowsley

    241: Matlock - Matlock Bath -Cromford crossroads - Lea - Wessington

    Also on the following day it’s the Peak Park Preserved Bus gathering with vintage and heritage buses at Rowsley on display,stalls and rides to Matlock,Bakewell and Darley Dale between 1130am and 4pm alongside trains

    Details from the railways website below of both days

    https://www.peakrail.co.uk/steam-tr...district/derbyshire-bus-and-beer-running-day/

    https://www.peakrail.co.uk/steam-tr...ys-out-peak-district/peak-park-bus-gathering/
     
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    B47C0938-39F2-4258-878F-FEA65BF112BA.jpeg 0A43A898-7D95-414A-BB05-15349A374AB6.jpeg 27ED7BFB-71EE-449F-9782-C26288D0628D.jpeg B47C0938-39F2-4258-878F-FEA65BF112BA.jpeg 0A43A898-7D95-414A-BB05-15349A374AB6.jpeg B47C0938-39F2-4258-878F-FEA65BF112BA.jpeg Today’s weather is certainly a mixed bag with rain and bright warm sunny periods

    I started the day doing some deceleration at church lane before moving onto maintenance and cleaning the gate locks down at darley dale , then upto Rowsley for some more work, thanks to the bobbies for the brews too

    Managed to bump into a few folks while there, the Ashover chaps were busy deveging too and also have been busy building the framework up for a box van on one of their old flat wagons, I also noted the boiler has been temporarily mounted inside the chassis on their oil fired steam Loco, it’s a long way off yet

    Up in the HST shed they were cleaning out the filters on the 06 to sort out a fault

    The other buffet carriage continues to have sections replaced on its north end, with new panelling and framework being welded in slowly but surely

    The industrial Loco mr Civil owns has had new cab sides made up and this is slowly coming along nicely too. As is the class 25, awaiting new batteries but the generator and connections are this weeks work

    Up at Darley the station gang have started with fencing work on the platform as well as the old ODM hut guttering , I missed a chance to see how mr Briddon was getting along but I can link upto the weekly blog for an update

    Lastly more of the platform timbers at Riverside have been replaced I’m told but rain called off finishing the job, I must get up and get a photo soon

    And on top of all that the first day of the bus event was on, looked fun I noted two Trent buses
     
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