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Henry Ellison Overhaul

Henry Ellison has reached the end of its boiler ticket and is under overhaul.

Help us to fund its overhaul to get it back into traffic

Hospital Equipment Funding in Memory of Hannah Scott

In memory of Hannah Scott, wife of Simon Scott and daughter to John Cook, both of whom volunteer and work tirelessly on the 80080 steam engine here at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway we are raising funds towards hospital equipment. 

 

Hannah was involved with The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway from working with the 80080 steam engine (as pictured - the wreath was placed on the loco on the day of Hannah's funeral) Hannah had a significant lasting impact on those who met and knew Hannah. Hannah was a truly loved and respected young woman and will be missed by all at the Railway.

 

The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway wanted to create a space where our people, volunteers, staff and friends can donate towards vital equipment funding for Lister 1 Ward at Nottingham City Hospital - this is where Hannah Scott spent much of her treatment and was treated with such kindness.

 

Simon Scott, Hannah’s husband, has noted this would be what Hannah would want, the donations every penny will go towards the hospital, and it is only right we honour this for Hannah in her memory.

 

All monies raised will go to Simon who will fund the equipment for the hospital.

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Minature Railway Re-opens

The miniature railway at the end of platform 1 at Wirksworth station has now re-opened and will operate most weekends.

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Introduction

The aim of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association (EVRA) is to support the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway by providing volunteers to help with its operation and maintenance.

Plus to protect and provide an educational and fun interpretation of the historical interest to both 'EVRA' members and the general public.

The Association itself was formed in 1997 and became a charitable company, limited by guarantee in 2004.

Latest News

Bric-a-Brac Sale - August Bank Holiday Weekend 2022
 

Bric a Brac sale August Bank Holiday Weekend at Wirksworth Station raises £801

 

I am writing to thank all those who donated items, those who priced them, erected the marquee, brought the tables and boxes from storage and set everything out and then sold items for the four days! Thanks to those who then reversed the process on the Tuesday after the weekend. 

Antique Shop

No.3 'Brian Harrison' returns to traffic - 3rd September 2021

After several months of hard work by our volunteers, Andrew Barclay locomotive No.3 'Brian Harrison' has been brought back into traffic with its first outing since its overhaul on Friday 3rd of September at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway's 'Steam in the Valley' event where it undertook a mix of passenger train working on the Ravenstor incline and freight demonstration trains at Wirksworth.

Take a look at the work done by our volunteers to overhaul this locomotive 'here'.

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Cathryn's boiler returns to the railway - 16th March 2021

'Cathryn', the Association's third locomotive which is currently under restoration has had its boiler return to the railway and reintegrated with the rest of the locomotive following restoration work on the boiler to bring it back into working condition.

Take a look at the latest pictures 'here'.

All back together again!
All back together again!

Photo Credit: Nathan Cooke

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boiler being lifted
boiler being lifted

Photo Credit: Nathan Cooke

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All back together again!
All back together again!

Photo Credit: Nathan Cooke

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No. 3 Water tank and cab refitted - 24th February 2021

No. 3 "Brian Harrison" has had its water tank and cab roof refitted following the boiler being reintegrated into the frames after its overhaul.
 
The fresh cladding has been wrapped around the boiler and the boiler clothing has been repainted and fitted around the boiler over the cladding. Now this has been done, it was then in a condition to have the water tank and cab roof refitted.

Take a look at No.3 having its water tank and cab roof being refitted at Wirksworth 'here'.

Water tank going on
Water tank going on

Photo Credit: Nathan Cooke

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Cab roof going on
Cab roof going on

Photo Credit: Nathan Cooke

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Henry Ellison performing shunting duties.
Henry Ellison performing shunting duties.

Photo Credit: Nathan Cooke

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Water tank going on
Water tank going on

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Many thanks to all those who came and bought and helped to raise the magnificent total of £801; there are still some items to be taken for auction and to be sold on e-bay and so the total will be higher!

 

We were blessed by the weather which helped to make the whole weekend better for the customers and the volunteers and we had very little left to dispose of at the end of it all – another bonus!