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31601
33103
Fish and Chip Special
Saturday Evening - 19:15 from Wirksworth

This special pre-bookable run will feature the three main line locomotives on one train and include a service of fish and chips on arrival at Duffield. Tickets are priced at £6.00 for valid Day Rover holders or £12.00 for visitors just wishing to enjoy the evening only. Any remaining tickets will be available until 16:00 on the day.

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31206
Platform 1 at Wirksworth

There will be brake van rides operating at intervals throughout the day on the Wash Green line priced at £1.00 each per ride or if you fancy a short drive, you can do this in between brake van rides for £10.00 a go.

Mainline Rail Disruption at Derby

Due to major signalling upgrades around Derby Station there will be disruption at this time on the main line. Passengers who wish to arrive by train should allow plenty of time for their journey and be aware that there may also be bus replacements. Please check out the Derby 2018 website for more information.

Class 08s
About this Event

Our popular Diesel Weekend is back for enthusiasts and features another exciting line up. The event features a regular timetable and a pre-bookable evening special on the Saturday evening.

The Locomotives

The line up so far consists of:

  • British Railways Class 08 08605 "Wigan 2" One of the class of popular diesel shunting locomotives that has rarely been seen on passenger workings. Courtesy of Riviera Trains.
  • British Railways Class 08 08704 This locomotive proved very popular last time round! Courtesy of Riviera Trains.
  • British Railways Class 31 31206 This popular Class 31 will feature at the event.
  • British Railways Class 31 31601 "Devon Diesel Society" Recently withdrawn from the mainline, this locomotive will be hauling passenger trains for the first time in preservation.
  • British Railways Class 33 33103 "Swordfish" Freshly repainted during the winter period, 'Swordfish' remains a star performer.
  • British Railways Class 73 73210 "Selhurst" This versatile locomotive will be stretching it's legs for the first time in Derbyshire.
Fares
Adults Concessions Children Family (2+3) Adult 2 Day
£17.00 £15.00 £8.50 £44.50 £30.00

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

Tickets for this event are not currently available to purchase in advance.

Accommodation

Here is a comprehensive list of local guest houses, B&Bs and hotels.


Saturday Timetable


Traction 08605
T/T
08704
33103
T/T
73210
31601 31206 31601
T/T
33103
73210 31601
T/T
31206
33103 08605
D/H
08704
31601+31206
T/T
33103+73210
Depart Wirksworth 09:25 10:15 11:15 12:15 13:15 14:15 15:15 16:15 17:15 19:15
Depart Idridgehay N/S 10:31 11:31 12:31 13:31 14:31 15:31 16:31 17:37 N/S
Depart Shottle N/S 10:39 11:39 12:39 13:39 14:39 15:39 16:39 17:45 N/S
Arrive Duffield 10:10 10:50 11:50 12:50 13:50 14:50 15:50 16:50 18:00 19:50
Traction 08605
T/T
08704
73210
D/H
33103
31601 31206 31601 33103 31206
D/H
31601
73120
D/H
33103
08605
D/H
08704
31601+31206
T/T
33103+73210
Depart Duffield 10:20 11:22 12:22 13:22 14:22 15:22 16:22 17:31 18:10 20:15
Pass Shottle 10x39 11x36 12x36 13x36 14x36 15x36 16x36 17x45 N/S N/S
Depart Idridgehay 10:48 11:41 12:41 13:41 14:41 15:41 16:41 17:51 N/S N/S
Arrive Wirksworth 11:10 11:57 12:57 13:57 14:57 15:57 16:57 18:06 19:00 20:50

Key: N/S - does not stop at this station ~ x - stops to pass another train but no platform ~ T/T - Top and Tail ~ D/H - Double Head

Wirksworth and Ravenstor line is as below:

Traction 31206 31206 31206 31206 08605 08605 73210 73210 08704 08704 08704 08704 08605
T/T
08704
08605
D/H
08704
Depart Wirksworth 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30
Arrive Ravenstor 10:05 10:35 11:05 11:35 12:05 12:35 13:05 13:35 14:05 14:35 15:05 15:35 16:05 16:35
Depart Ravenstor 10:07 10:37 11:07 11:37 12:07 12:37 13:07 13:37 14:07 14:37 15:07 15:37 16:07 16:37
Arrive Wirksworth 10:12 10:42 11:12 11:42 12:12 12:42 13:12 13:42 14:12 14:42 15:12 15:42 16:12 16:42


Sunday Timetable


Traction 08605
D/H
08704
31601
D/H
31206
33103 73210 31601 73210
D/H
33103
31601 08704
D/H
08605
Depart Wirksworth 09:25 10:15 11:15 12:15 13:15 14:15 15:15 16:15
Depart Idridgehay N/S 10:31 11:31 12:31 13:31 14:31 15:31 16:37
Depart Shottle N/S 10:39 11:39 12:39 13:39 14:39 15:39 16:45
Arrive Duffield 10:10 10:50 11:50 12:50 13:50 14:50 15:50 17:00
Traction 08704
D/H
08605
31601 33103 73210 31206
T/T
31601
33103
D/H
73210
31601 08704
D/H
08605
Depart Duffield 10:20 11:22 12:22 13:22 14:22 15:22 16:31 17:10
Pass Shottle 10x40 11x36 12x36 13x36 14x36 15x36 16x45 N/S
Depart Idridgehay 10:48 11:41 12:41 13:41 14:41 15:41 16:57 N/S
Arrive Wirksworth 11:10 11:57 12:57 13:57 14:57 15:57 17:06 18:00

Key: N/S - does not stop at this station ~ x - stops to pass another train but no platform ~ T/T - Top and Tail ~ D/H - Double Head

Wirksworth and Ravenstor line is as below:

Traction 33103 33103 73210 73210 08605 08605 08605 08704 08704 08704 08704 08704
Depart Wirksworth 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30
Arrive Ravenstor 10:05 10:35 11:05 11:35 12:05 12:35 13:05 13:35 14:05 14:35 15:05 15:35
Depart Ravenstor 10:07 10:37 11:07 11:37 12:07 12:37 13:07 13:37 14:07 14:37 15:07 15:37
Arrive Wirksworth 10:12 10:42 11:12 11:42 12:12 12:42 13:12 13:42 14:12 14:42 15:12 15:42

The above timetables are provisional. We reserve the right to alter or amend the above in the event of vehicle failure or unavailability.
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