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31206 and D9537
Fish and Chip Special
Saturday Evening - 18:15 from Wirksworth

This special pre-bookable run will feature all three locomotives on one train and include a service of fish and chips on arrival at Duffield. It will also be dark! Tickets are priced at £6.00 for valid Day Rover holders or £12.00 for visitors just wishing to enjoy the evening only. You may also receive a £1.00 discount on your Rover if you pre-purchase this at the same time as booking the evening special. Any remaining tickets will be available until 16:00 on the day.

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33103 33103 passing through the tunnel at Duffield.
About this Event

Enjoy our intense Orange Timetable throughout the weekend featuring visiting Class 14 D9537 for one weekend only alongside Class 31 31206 and Class 33103 in various combinations. Travel the fearsome 1 in 27 incline to Ravenstor and pre-book yourself on to our Saturday evening fish and chip special. There will be a bar and refreshments on the train too!

The Locomotives
  • British Railways Class 14 D9537 "Eric" We are excited to host this locomotive for one weekend only, courtesy of our friends at the East Lancashire Railway!
  • British Railways Class 31 31206 The sound of a Class 31 in the valley can be enjoyed once more as the locomotive begins it's two season stay.
  • British Railways Class 33 33103 "Swordfish" A star performer for us recently!
Brake Van

Want to experience what it was like to be a guard? Want to ride right behind the locomotive as it powers up the hill from Duffield to Wirksworth? Our coaching stock rake will have a brake van attached to one end of the train. Tickets for this are priced at £5.00 per return (supplement to Day Rover) and are available from the guard on a first-come-first-served basis (max 20 passengers per return). Not available on evening special.

Fares
Adults Concessions Children Family (2+3)
£15.00 £13.00 £7.50 £37.00

Tickets are valid for both the Ravenstor and Duffield lines on this weekend.


Orange Timetable

Traction D9537 31206 33103 31206 + D9537 T/T 33103 31206 D9537 D9537 T/T 31206 + 33103
Depart Wirksworth 10:05 11:05 12:05 13:05 14:05 15:05 16:05 18:15 (Sat)
Depart Idridgehay 10:21 11:21 12:21 13:21 14:21 15:21 16:21 18:31 (Sat)
Depart Shottle 10:29 11:29 12:29 13:29 14:29 15:29 16:29 18:35 (Sat)
Arrive Duffield 10:40 11:40 12:40 13:40 14:40 15:40 16:40 18:48 (Sat)
Traction D9537 31206 33103 31206 D9537 + 33103 D/H 31206 D9537 D9537 T/T 31026 + 33103
Depart Duffield 11:12 12:12 13:12 14:12 15:12 16:12 17:12 19:45 (Sat)
Pass Shottle 11x26 12x26 13x26 14x26 15x26 16x26 17x26 19x55 (Sat)
Depart Idridgehay 11:31 12:31 13:31 14:31 15:31 16:31 17:31 pass (Sat)
Arrive Wirksworth 11:47 12:47 13:47 14:47 15:47 16:47 17:47 20:15 (Sat)
The above timetable is provisional. We reserve the right to alter or amend the above in the event of vehicle failure or unavailability. Due to there being no platform on the down side at Shottle at the moment, passengers may only get off the train there in the up direction (Wirksworth to Duffield).

The provisional timetable for the Wirksworth and Ravenstor line is as below:

Traction 31206 + 33103 D/H 33103 33103 DMU D9537 DMU DMU DMU
Depart Wirksworth 09:50 10:50 11:25 11:50 12:25 12:50 and 15:50
Arrive Ravenstor 09:54 10:54 11:29 11:54 12:29 12:53 every 15:54
Depart Ravenstor 09:57 10:57 11:32 11:57 12:32 12:57 half 15:57
Arrive Wirksworth 10:02 11:02 11:37 12:02 12:37 13:02 hour 16:02

Visitors are advised that for technical reasons, the diesel locomotives are not able to heat the coaches.
Visitors are also advised that due to rolling stock availability, wheelchair access to some trains during this weekend is limited (10:05, 12:05, 14:05 & 16:05 from Wirksworth and returns at 11:12, 13:12, 15:12 & 17:12 from Duffield).

Images courtesy of Andrew West, Derek Hoskins and Oliver Hodgkinson

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