Thursday 11th, Friday 12th & Saturday 13th April 2024

Please note: The landslip situation at Duffield will not be repaired before this event and therefore Duffield Station unfortunately remains closed. 

One event, one ticket, two railways!

With an additional day for 2024!

Following on from a successful event last year, the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Peak Rail have come together to present their collaborative Twin Peaks Diesel Gala. Named in reference to Peak Rail's location in the Derbyshire Peak District and the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway's location in the White Peak area of the Derbyshire Dales, the event will be a showcase of heritage diesel locomotives on both railways.

The event will feature a special interconnecting heritage bus service enabling passengers to seamlessly travel the short distance between the two lines so that they can travel on both railways for one inclusive ticket.

It promises to be a memorable event and one not to be missed!


Expected to feature so far (this list may be updated nearer to the event):

At the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

  • Class 14 D9537 "Eric"
  • Class 31 31601 "Devon Diesel Society"
  • Class 47 D1842
  • Class 73 73001
  • DMU

At Peak Rail

  • Class 44 D8 "Penyghent"
  • Class 47 D1501
  • Class 69 69008 Courtesy of GBRf
  • DMU

The Heritage Bus Service

  • KNU 446 AEC Regal 1946
  • SFJ 904 Bedford SB Duple 1956

All locomotives provided subject to availability on the day.


Grab a Day Rover and hop on and off both railways and the interconnecting heritage bus service all day! Revised lower prices for 2024!

  • Adults - £35.00 (£30.00 online in advance)
  • Concessions - £31.00 (£27.00 online in advance)
  • Child (when accompanied by adult) - FREE
  • Family - £70.00

Concessions are: over 65s, working volunteers of other heritage railways, students, under 16s when travelling alone, disabled persons, Blue Light Card holders, HRA Priv Card.

Tickets available online until midnight the night before or can be purchased at either EVR or PR ticket offices on the day.

Online tickets are subject to a 50p booking charge per ticket.

Buy now...

Other Attractions

At Peak Rail:

  • Heritage Shunters Trust shed open for viewing
  • LMS Display Coach open
  • Rowsley Station Tea Rooms

At the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway:

  • The Apollo Bar at Wirksworth Station
  • The Station Cafe
  • The Museum and Book Shop
  • The LMS 10000 Project shed open for viewing
  • Miniature Railway
  • Model Railway

Breakfast Service

Jump on board one of our breakfast services at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway to enjoy a range of breakfast items from bacon and sausage cobs to a traditional Full Enthusiasts Breakfast! These services are denoted with a knife and fork symbol on the timetable. When you're ready to eat, simply sit in one of our designated dining coaches and our on train team will come and serve you.

Sit in the dining car and pay like a travelling cafe. Friday and Saturday morning.

09:55 departure off Wirksworth.

Subject to availability. Cash or card accepted on train. Advance booking not available.

Try it out!

Take the controls of a shunting locomotive at Wirksworth Station for a couple of trips along the Wash Green headshunt or alternatively have a go at Rowsley!

Trips will be allocated on a first come first served turn up and go basis on the day.

*Subject to locomotive availability. A small supplement applies, payable on the day.

Getting to the Event

By Car

Both railways have large free car parks. The postcode for Wirksworth car park is DE4 4FB. The postcode for Rowsley is DE4 2LF.

By Bus

Both railways are served by the trent barton 'sixes' bus service which operates between Derby and Bakewell. Alight the bus at Duffield or Wirksworth for the EVR or Matlock or Rowsley for Peak Rail.

By Train

DUFFIELD STATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO A LANDSLIP. Visitors arriving by train should leave main line rail services at Matlock for the event.

Train & Interconnecting Bus Timetables

Click here to download timetables (PDF).

Images kindly contributed by Adam Bennett and Frank Richards.
Scroll to top