Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Home Fleet Gala Weekend

Event Information

Home Fleet Gala Weekend

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 2011
The information below is correct at the time of last update however it may be subject to alterations.
Class 33035 Class 33 035 is expected to have arrived at her new home in time to run passenger trains at the Gala
About the Event

This event is a showcase for rail enthusiasts and the general public alike of our principle locomotives and other rolling stock.

The event will feature our first Diesel locomotive hauled passenger trains to Duffield.

We are pleased to announce that British Rail Class 33 number 33035 will have a new home at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and should have arrived with us in time to carry her first passenger trains during the gala!

Whats Running?

Below is a list of locomotives and carriages that are expected to take part:

  • British Rail Class 33 035
  • British Rail Class 31 414
  • Andrew Barclay Ferrybridge No.3 ‘Brian Harrison’ steam locomotive
  • Derby Lightweight Single Car Unit M79900 ‘Iris’
  • LMS and MK1 Coaches including The Royal Saloon
  • Other DMU vehicles with examples from Metro-Cammell and Pressed Steel

We hope to be adding more to this list in the near future so please check back regularly!

The Timetable

Saturday

The Saturday timetable on the Wirksworth and Duffield line is as follows:

Traction: DMU Consist 33 035 31 414 33 035 + 31 414 33 035
Depart Wirksworth 10:20 12:20 14:20 16:20 18:20
Depart Idridgehay 10:38 12:38 14:38 16:38 18:38
Arrive Duffield 10:50 12:50 14:50 16:50 18:50
Depart Duffield 11:10 13:10 15:10 17:10 19:10
Depart Idridgehay 11:22 13:22 15:22 17:22 19:22
Arrive Wirksworth 11:40 13:40 15:40 17:40 19:40

The timetable on the Wirksworth and Ravenstor 1 in 27 incline line is as follows:

Traction: 31 414 31 414 31 414 Steam Steam Steam 33 035 33 035 33 035 DMU 55006 + Iris DMU 55006 + Iris DMU 55006 + Iris
Depart Wirksworth 09:55 xx:25 xx:55 12:25 xx:55 xx:25 14:55 15:25 15:55 16:25 16:55 17:25
Arrive Ravenstor 10:00 xx:30 xx:00 12:30 xx:00 xx:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30
Depart Ravenstor 10:05 xx:35 xx:05 12:35 xx:05 xx:35 15:05 15:35 16:05 16:35 17:05 17:35
Arrive Wirksworth 10:10 xx:40 xx:10 12:40 xx:10 xx:40 15:10 15:40 16:10 16:40 17:10 17:40

Sunday

A different, more intense, service will run on the Wirksworth and Duffield line on Sunday:

Traction: 31 414 DMU 55006 + Iris 33 035 33 035 + 31 414 33 035 33 035 + 31414
Depart Wirksworth 09:30 10:55 12:10 13:45 15:05 16:25
Depart Idridgehay 09:48 11:13 12:28 14:03 15:23 Non-stop
Arrive Duffield 10:00 11:25 12:40 14:15 15:35 16:55
Depart Duffield 10:15 11:30 13:05 14:25 15:45 17:05
Depart Idridgehay 10:22 11:42 13:17 14:37 15:57 Non-stop
Arrive Wirksworth 10:45 12:00 13:35 14:55 16:15 17:35

The timetable on the Wirksworth and Ravenstor 1 in 27 incline line is as follows:

Traction: 33 035 33 035 33 035 Steam Steam Steam DMU 55006 + Iris DMU 55006 + Iris 31 414 31 414 DMU 55006 + Iris DMU 55006 + Iris DMU 55006 + Iris
Depart Wirksworth 09:55 xx:25 xx:55 11:55 xx:25 xx:55 14:25 14:55 15:25 15:55 16:25 16:55 17:25
Arrive Ravenstor 10:00 xx:30 xx:00 12:00 xx:30 xx:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30
Depart Ravenstor 10:05 xx:35 xx:05 12:05 xx:35 xx:05 14:35 15:05 15:35 16:05 16:35 17:05 17:35
Visiting for two days?

Why not buy a two day ticket? See fares below! There are plenty of places to stay near there railway too, please see our Accommodation page for details.

Iris Unique Derby Lightweight Single Unit ‘Iris’ is expected to take part in the event
Bite to Eat?

The Buffet Car will be open at Wirksworth Station for teas, coffees and light refreshments, as well as hot and cold meals, sandwiches, bacon butties and cakes.

Tickets and Fares

Tickets are valid all day on the day of purchase on both the Duffield and Ravenstor lines.

Adult Concession 2 Day Child Family (2+3)
£10.00 £9.00 £17.00 £5.00 £25.00

Please note that there is a small charge for the platform at Wirksworth for visitors who are not travelling.

Please check back regularly for any updates that may occur. WyvernRail PLC reserve the right to alter any service including which locomotive or rolling stock operates a given service. Page last updated 02/08/11.

WyvernRail PLC, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Wirksworth Station, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. DE4 4FB. 01629 823076. © 2011

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