Steeple Grange Light Railway & EVR DMU Gala March 17th

Discussion in 'Railtours & Preservation' started by MK Tom, 14 Mar 2019 at 18:24.

  1. MK Tom

    MK Tom Established Member

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    Given I'll be attending the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway for their DMU gala on Sunday 17 March, I reached out to the Steeple Grange Light Railway to see if they'd be willing to run a service that day for those of us travelling from afar who'd like to do both railways in one.

    Somewhat to my surprise, they agreed! They've said they'll run an on-demand service on the Sunday, departing whenever there are passengers.

    The SGLR station is a short walk from Ravenstor on the EVR along the old Cromford & High Peak line, so weather permitting it should be relatively easy and also very interesting to combine the two lines together.
     
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  3. geoffk

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    Steeple Grange has an ex-BR loco, ZM32, which was at Horwich Works for eight years. It's a friendly line and, even if this loco is not running, you will probably be able to inspect it.
     
  4. gazthomas

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    Good result!
     
  5. Ralph Ayres

    Ralph Ayres Member

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    Popped up to see them yesterday and was made very welcome. Thanks for the tip.
     
  6. xc170

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    I attended the DMU gala at Wirkswoth on Saturday, decent, well organised event and always a pleasure to ride on a Derby Lightweight.

    My only minor criticism, volunteers in hi-vis coats and vests everywhere, determined to get in every photo taken!

    I've got one photo from the day I'm happy with, not a hi-vis in sight!

    [​IMG]Idridgehay to Stansted Airport by Adam P, on Flickr
     
  7. STEVIEBOY1

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    Good photo (and Interesting new rail route :D )
     

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