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Fares

Special fares are in operation for this weekend.

Adults Concessions Children Family (2+3)
Walk Up £19.50 £17.50 £11.00 £52.00
Online Advance £17.50 £15.50 £9.00 £46.00

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

Lineside Passes

The railway does not operate a lineside pass system. The Ecclesbourne Way walking route runs for the length of the valley and passes near the line in many places. Visitors are advised to use this path to take photographs if they wish as some of the fields nearby are privately owned.

Stands

The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust and the LMS Patriot Project will be at Wirksworth on both days of the event.

About this Event

This event is our first steam weekend since the opening of the Duffield line in 2011 and features four locomotives in steam as well as one heritage diesel locomotive. The event will feature steam trains passing on the line for the first time in it's 152 year history!

The Locomotives
  • Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway A Class 52322 Completing a two month stay on the railway, the A Class will run for it's final weekend with us at the event.
  • British Railways Standard 2MT 78018 The Standard begins the summer season with us at the event. Sister locomotive 78019 opened the line in 2011.
  • Andrew Barclay "Brian Harrison" A regular performer on the Ravenstor incline for nearly a decade now.
  • Andrew Barclay "Henry Ellison" Sister locomotive to "Brian Harrison", "Henry Ellison" usually works on the Ravenstor incline but has been known to operate to Shottle recently too.
  • British Railways Class 14 D9537 "Eric" Built at Swindon Works, the Class 14 is a diesel locomotive based on steam designs of the time from the same works.

Timetable


Traction D9537 52322 78018 52322 78018 D9537 52322 D/H 78018 D9537 78018 (SAT ONLY)
Depart Wirksworth 09:25 10:15 11:15 12:15 13:15 14:15 15:15 16:15 17:15
Depart Idridgehay N/S 10:31 11:31 12:31 13:31 14:31 15:31 16:31 17:31
Depart Shottle N/S 10:39 11:39 12:39 13:39 14:39 15:39 16:39 17:39
Arrive Duffield 10:00 10:50 11:50 12:50 13:50 14:50 15:50 16:50 17:50
Traction D9537 52322 78018 52322 78018 D9537 52322 D/H 78018 D9537 78018 (SAT ONLY)
Depart Duffield 10:22 11:22 12:22 13:22 14:22 15:22 16:22 17:22 18:00
Pass Shottle 10x36 11x36 12x36 13x36 14x36 15x36 16x36 17x36 N/S
Depart Idridgehay 10:41 11:41 12:41 13:41 14:41 15:41 16:41 17:41 N/S
Arrive Wirksworth 10:57 11:57 12:57 13:57 14:57 15:57 16:57 17:57 18:35

Key: N/S - does not stop at this station ~ x - stops to pass another train but no platform ~ D/H - Double Head ~ BH - Brian Harrison ~ HE - Henry Ellison

Wirksworth and Ravenstor line is as below:

Traction BH BH BH BH BH D/H HE HE HE HE HE HE
Depart Wirksworth 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30
Arrive Ravenstor 10:35 11:05 11:35 12:05 13:05 13:35 14:05 14:35 15:05 15:35
Depart Ravenstor 10:37 11:07 11:37 12:07 13:07 13:37 14:07 14:37 15:07 15:37
Arrive Wirksworth 10:42 11:12 11:42 12:12 13:12 13:42 14:12 14:42 15:12 15:42
Brake Van Rides

Brake van rides will be in operation from Platform 1 at Wirksworth at intervals during the day, alternating the Andrew Barclay tanks with the incline duties.

PLEASE NOTE: The 10:15, 12:15, 14:15 and 16:15 departures from Wirksworth (11:22, 13:22, 15:22 and 17:22 from Duffield) have severely restricted wheelchair and buggy space. Passengers with wheelchairs or large buggies are advised to catch services at 09:25, 11:15, 13:15, 15:15 and 17:15[Sat] (10:22, 12:22, 14:22, 16:22 and 18:10[Sat] from Duffield).


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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