Belper - Milford Tunnel

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ChrisM

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Not bad.
Maybe run them through neat image and you could get them with a little less noise.
Just a suggestion as i can see the shoting conditions were not great,never is this time of year.
 

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Have to agree that looks a nice location with some good results even in the winters gloom.

Got to imagining a summers day lounging around there with a few tinnies and jumping, up camera in hand, whenever an approaching train was heard. Then I realised I had no idea where Belper is. Looking on the net, it is in Derbyshire, has a waterless fountain and a park full of geese which the locals complain pooh too much!
 

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Its a great location. You can see the trains running south a long time before they get to you. Also you can hear the northbound services rumble through the tunnel before they get to you. I would recomend the location to anyone visiting Derbyshire
 

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It is on the Derby to Matlock branch, although some trains diverge towards Nottingham in the Belper area. The trains to Matlock run every two hours. Not sure about the diverging trains or freight.
 

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It is on the Derby to Matlock branch, although some trains diverge towards Nottingham in the Belper area. The trains to Matlock run every two hours. Not sure about the diverging trains or freight.
 

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Coxster said:
It is on the Derby to Matlock branch, although some trains diverge towards Nottingham in the Belper area. The trains to Matlock run every two hours. Not sure about the diverging trains or freight.

No they dont. The only chance to leave the Main Line's at Belper, are to enter Belper Engineers sidings, which are a mile south of the Station.

The branch for Matlock leaves at Ambergate Junction just over 2 miles North of the Station.
 

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Jamie C. Steel said:
Coxster said:
It is on the Derby to Matlock branch, although some trains diverge towards Nottingham in the Belper area. The trains to Matlock run every two hours. Not sure about the diverging trains or freight.

No they dont. The only chance to leave the Main Line's at Belper, are to enter Belper Engineers sidings, which are a mile south of the Station.

The branch for Matlock leaves at Ambergate Junction just over 2 miles North of the Station.
Ambergate isn't that far away from Belper in the grand scale of things... :roll:
 

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Jamie C. Steel said:
No they dont. The only chance to leave the Main Line's at Belper, are to enter Belper Engineers sidings, which are a mile south of the Station.

Nah it's only about 1/4 of a mile, but the sidings are never used now. Traffic is:

Voyagers, HSTs, 9 Car Meridians, + 2 4 cars a day I think, Freightliner ntermodals, Mixed EWS Freight (mostly steel, cement, aggregate), Freightliner Heavy Haul Coal, various test trains from Derby RTC, and one Central Trains unit a day for the Derwent Valley (Matlock) service.

I found the location when I was out walking, and didn't think it was well known, but when I went down on Deltic day (28th) there were no fewer than 9 others waiting to photograph the locomotive.

Also if you're interested, theres plenty of history in Belper with its mills and river gardens. There are also plenty of nice works in the countryside. Even if you don't come for rail enthusiasm purposes, Belper is definately worth a visit.

I can't think of this non-working fountain though...
 
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Coxster said:
It is on the Derby to Matlock branch, although some trains diverge towards Nottingham in the Belper area. The trains to Matlock run every two hours. Not sure about the diverging trains or freight.


no trains diverge to nottingham from belper

you may be on about clay cross junction which is nearer chesterfield
 

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Also if you're interested, theres plenty of history in Belper with its mills and river gardens. There are also plenty of nice works in the countryside. Even if you don't come for rail enthusiasm purposes, Belper is definately worth a visit.

I can't think of this non-working fountain though...[/quote]

Not really a fountain at all....
http://www.derbyphotos.co.uk/areas_a_h/belper.htm
(fourth photo down)

Does look a nice place though, might come and take a look in the summer.
 
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