Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association
The charitable arm of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Here are the current projects that EVRA is working on and that need your help and support.
British Railways Mark 1 Carriages
The Association is the custodian of five ex-British Railways Mk1 carriages. Four of which are frequently used on the railway. Their regular use transporting the ever-increasing visitor numbers requires constant upkeep to maintain them in a safe and working condition for our visitors' delight.
There is a further carriage which is currently under restoration and we are looking to bring it into traffic in the future.
LNWR Water Tender
Acquired for the railway in August 2004, this bowser was donated to EVRA from the National Collection by the National Railway Museum for restoration and display. It was built to act as a water tanker for the Cromford and High Peak Railway (now the High Peak Trail) and to service the small and remote settlements, where there was no mains water, along the line. It is thought to have been built around 1894 using a former LNWR Webb tender.
The Association would like to restore it to act as a remote water source when running steam locomotive services between Wirksworth and Duffield.