Friday, 30 September 2016
Thursday, 29 September 2016
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Today was the Funeral of our colleague John Evans, our Training and Safety Manager, who sadly died suddenly on Thursday 15th September. The service held at Chesterfield Crematorium was attended by family, friends and many of his railway colleagues and uniformed railway personnel provided a Guard of Honour at the crematorium entrance. A wake was held at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway with 2 special trains running, a DMU ran between Wirksworth and Shottle and a Steam Engine ran on the incline. A collection held raised £330, may I ask for suggestions of how this money would be best spent to commemorate John’s work at the railway.
Michael A Evans
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Another successful day for our brunch/afternoon tea train which is the last of the year. Once again hauled by class 33 Swordfish.
The DMU duo were required to second man the loco. One covering the vacancy and our apprentice having a days training on the art of coupling and uncoupling a diesel loco
The Pway team packed the new shed road with ballast on the north end and chippings on the temporary stretch
All for now
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Hello Everyone,Another satisfactory day down at Derbyshire's favourite branch line saw a steady stream of visitors throughout the day. Down the yard the Quick Fix Fitters undertook a pretty complex shunt involving a number of wagons and coaches. A small number of the DMU team could be found working on an A exam and Dan was located preparing wood for varnishing in the BSK. My thanks to John Rhead who again found himself multi-tasking this weekend on the Duffield service. Unfortunately the two car set developed the same brake problem as last week but thanks to the quick fix fitters a replacement set consisting of the 108 and Royal 119 entered service with minimal impact upon the timetable before they speedily set about identifying and rectifying the problem. Some refresher driver training was undertaken with Breeze today.The Booking office attended to Jazz and chips bookings as well as Santa enquiries which bodes well for the coming weeks. Today's service was supported by the Pullman Buffet, EVRA shop and Model Railway. Finally it was good to see enhanced driving skills evident in the cab of Breeze today. (photo attached)All the best, Tom
Friday, 23 September 2016
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Monday, 19 September 2016
We just want to send some photos along with our thanks for our brilliant trip on 29th August.
The team in the engine gave my husband David a wonderful experience to celebrate his birthday
John was an amazing "guide" giving us all a great time in the brake van
Our young friends , Tyler and Logan shared with many people about the way they stopped the "runaway train"!
We wish you and the EVRA TEAM all the best as you continue to develop this facility that has put Wirksworth on the Tourist Map
Thank you from us all
Jean and David Harvey"
Sunday, 18 September 2016
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Another glorious day which obviously helped to make our brunch/afternoon tea train hauled by 33103 Swordfish a success. Thanks to all the Pullman Buffet Staff
Down the yard the PWay team continued with the new point which will eventually lead to the steam shed.
The Steam Team although small in numbers made a push so that Cathryn can sit on it's wheels
The DMU duo commenced an A exam on railcar 53599 and moved a large amount of sleepers to the car park which will be for sale
All for now
Sunday, 11 September 2016
The sun was shining and people came to the Festival in their droves which quickly filled the car park. The trains weren't badly loaded either, boosted on the last train by a coach party too.
Down the yard, Iris was positioned for collection by road tomorrow and some more manoeuvring was done. Faraday had some paint applied in the important area too (these being sanded and bare bits).
Saturday, 10 September 2016
Friday, 9 September 2016
Thursday, 8 September 2016
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Fairly sedate day now Wednesdays have stopped running for the season. Derek and Dan continued reconstructing the compartments in BSK 34625 and some of the A exam on Iris was undertaken. Faraday had some of the old paint on the roof needle gunned off too.
The PW team tripped down the line to sort out some full wagons at Shottle and also remove the redundant van from Duffield.
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Sunday, 4 September 2016
Not a good start to the day weather-wise but it did brighten up as the day went on. The service bobbled up and down happily and some people went on the steam to Ravenstor too.
Down the yard, Iris had a leaky engine sump plate resealed as the date of departure for her starring role at the Dean Forest Railway looms. Barry, the Bubble, had some more welding done on the cab area whilst the fibreglass dome is away for repair.