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EVR 150

We’re celebrating 150 years since the opening of the Duffield to Wirksworth line as well as other significant anniversaries, such as 70 years since the last LMS passenger train, 50 years since the closure of the nearby Cromford & High Peak Railway, 25 years since the formation of WyvernRail and 20 years since EVRA was founded! As part of our bumper year there will be special celebratory events on these dates:

Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th April, Monday 1st May, Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th June, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October

More details can be found on the Ecclesbourne 150 anniversary website.

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Classics at Wirksworth Classic vehicles on display during the 2016 Classic Transport Weekend
Kids Go Free Bank Holiday Weekend
Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May 2017

Enjoy the late May Bank Holiday on the railway! Bring the whole family because kids up to the age of 15 will get free travel on the Duffield line across this weekend.

Click here for more information about this event.

Annual Classic Bus and Coach Rally
Sunday 2nd July 2017

Our popular annual Classic Bus and Coach Rally rolls in to Wirksworth Station for the 8th time and will feature our intense timetable on the Duffield line for the first time. There will be a range of classics on display with some of them offering rides around the local area.

Annual Classic Transport Weekend
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017

Cars, motorcycles, lorries - plenty of classics gather at Wirksworth Station for a weekend of nostalgia.

Diesel Locomotive Weekend
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August 2017

The perfect weekend for the diesel enthusiasts, featuring our intense timetable and an evening special on the Saturday.

1950s Bank Holiday Weekend
Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August 2017

Sample what life was like in the 1950s when some of our trains were new! This special event has displays, period menus in the Pullman Buffet and music to entertain you. There will also be our popular Murder Mystery Evening Land Cruise on the Saturday evening.

Tunes and Chips Evening Land Cruise
Saturday 2nd September 2017

Enjoy an evening on the railway with a return journey between Wirksworth and Duffield, live music during the journey and a portion of fish and chips served at Duffield.

1950s visitors Visitors in period dress arriving at the 2016 1950's event.
Santa at Wirksworth Santa visits Wirksworth
Cider with Rosie Evening
Saturday 9th September 2017
Try a cider tipple on the train in an evening hosted by the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association. A steam hauled return trip from Wirksworth to Duffield; enjoy draught ciders from the bar and British Isles folk group: Celtish. £19pp Download the leaflet - .
Jazz and Chips Evening Land Cruise
Saturday 14th October 2017

There'll be a live jazz band on the train for this jolly evening, with a portion of fish and chips served at Duffield.

Click here for more information and to book this event.

Santa Experiences
Dates in December 2017

Join Santa for a fun-filled festive train ride through the valley, available to book on various dates in December.

WyvernRail PLC, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Wirksworth Station, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. DE4 4FB. 01629 823076. © 2017