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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

New for 2023 - Large Scale Model Railway Show

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First East Midlands Large Scale Model Railway Show


This large Scale Model Railway Show will take place in Wirksworth over the weekend of 8th and 9th of July, in two venues, the Maltings (formerly the Parish Rooms) and the Memorial Hall.


This is an additional event following on from the successful normal Model Railway Exhibition held in October last year.


As the name suggests these are much larger than the normal OO and smaller gauges and start from O gauge upwards, including 16mm, G gauge, Gauge 1 and Gauge 3. These larger gauges are becoming very popular.


There will be examples of O gauge, 16mm, G gauge and gauge 1, with the largest being a 30’ gauge 1 layout. There will be support from 9 traders, with new and second-hand model items, books etc.

Two manufacturers of large scale models, track etc., Peco and LGB have sponsored the Show and the organisers are grateful for their support of this new event.

Another first is that a vintage shuttle bus will run from Wirksworth Station, where there will be free parking, to the Memorial Hall. On Saturday, there will be an additional early train on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway from Wirksworth to Duffield return for anyone travelling to Duffield by mainline trains. (See

Shuttle Bus Timetable:

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It is hoped that the miniature railway (7.25”) and the narrow gauge (2‘) will be running at the station during the weekend.


Any profit from the event will go to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association (EVRA) projects on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. EVRA is the charitable arm of the railway.

List of traders:

LGB; John Sutton models

Steve Currin models

Brunel Models

Tony Green models

Apple tree Railways

West Hill Wagon Works

Bole Laser Craft

List of layouts:

Moordale Gauge 1 layout  (30’)

Llantaliog Valley 16mm gauge (16’)

Roche Junction G gauge  (24’)

Bath Goods O gauge (18’)


Shuttle Bus

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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association
Prize Draw 21st February 2023 Winners

1st Prize -   No. 18771

2nd Prize - No. 16678

3rd Prize -  No. 08155

4th Prize -  No. 10490

5th Prize -  No. 10045

6th Prize -  No. 14728

7th Prize -  No. 10396

8th Prize -  No. 13741

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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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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. 

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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'.

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'.

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!

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