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DMU Gala
The Railcars
  • Set 1: Class 101's E50170/E59303/E50253 ex-101692
  • Set 2: Class 108 E53599 and Class 119 W51073
  • Set 3: Class 101's E51505 and M51188
  • Set 4: Class 122 W55006 and Derby Lightweight M79900 'Iris'
  • Class 153: Very special Class 153 visitor courtesy of East Midlands Trains

Currently under restoration are Derby Lightweight cars M79018 and M79612. These vehicles will be on display at Wirksworth during the weekend.

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.

Accommodation

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About this Event

Travel back to the 50s, 60s and 70s with our Multiple Memories Weekend as we celebrate the unsung heroes of British Railways! The event features our special intense Orange Timetable, a large selection of our diesel railcars and even a fish and chip special on the Saturday evening.

Compare the first generation railcars with their 1980s counterpart with our very special Class 153 visitor courtesy of East Midlands Trains.

Saturday Evening Special

Join us for an evening journey between Wirksworth and Duffield at 18:15 as we couple all of the first generation DMU cars together to form a 9-car spectacle. We'll serve fish and chips at Duffield from the local fish and chip shop, Town Street Fish Bar and watch the main line trains whizz past for a while. The special is priced at just £6.00 each!

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Very Special Guest!

We have an East Midlands Trains Class 153 second generation railcar visiting for the weekend! This will be the first visit of a Class 153 to the railway and also the first visit of an active train in main line service. There will be a naming ceremony on Saturday morning as the unit is named to celebrate 150 years of the line to Wirksworth, before it operates passenger services through the weekend!

The weekend will provide a special opportunity to see East Midlands Trains rolling stock on both sides of the fence at Duffield as well as a chance to compare the Class 153 with the original Class 122 which they replaced. Single car Derby Lightweight 'Iris' will also be in action allowing visitors to ride on three single car DMUs during the weekend!

The naming ceremony will take place on Saturday 13th May at 10:30 on Platform 1 at Wirksworth Station. The name plate will be unveiled by Mike Stanier, the grandson of Sir William Stanier the famous railway engineer and designer for the LMS.


Trains will operate to our Orange timetable. Number of cars in brackets.

Traction Set 4 + Set 1 (5) 153 (1) Set 2 (2) 153 (1) Set 4 (2) Set 1 (3) Set 4 + Set 2 + Set 3 (6) Special (9)
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 Set 1 (3) 153 (1) Set 4 (2) 153 (1) Set 4 + Set 2 (4) Set 1 (3) Set 4 + Set 2 + Set 3 (6) Special (9)
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 Set 2 Set 2 Set 3 Set 3 Set 3 Set 3 153 153
Depart Wirksworth 09:50 10:50 11:50 12:50 13:50 14:50 15:50 16:50
Arrive Ravenstor 09:55 10:55 11:55 12:55 13:55 14:55 15:55 16:55
Depart Ravenstor 09:57 10:57 11:57 12:57 13:57 14:57 15:57 16:57
Arrive Wirksworth 10:02 11:02 12:02 13:02 14:02 15:02 16:02 17:02
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