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Cathryn steams again!

Following several years of hard work Cathryn steams once again

Take a look at its restoration progress

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News from the

EVRA Shop

Half-price book sale!

The popular half-price book sale of all second-hand transport books has returned to the shop at Wirksworth Station for the model railway exhibition weekend only! 

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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

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

Photo Credit: Nathan Cooke

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