MEMBERS’ ONLY EVENTS:
Sat 23 September – Steeple Grange Light Railway.
We meet at 11.15 am at the site near Wirksworth. Cost on the day will be £4 or £3 concessions.
The Steeple Grange Light Railway is an 18-inch gauge. It is built on the track-bed of a branch of the Cromford and High Peak Railway, now the High Peak Trail. Motive power is provided by ex-industrial diesel, battery-electric and petrol locomotives, and passengers are carried in an old National Coal Board man-rider.
You can enjoy a unique twenty minute train ride through the dramatic limestone scenery; hear about why and how the railway was built, and plans for the future; investigate some of their vintage locomotives and rolling stock. See work underway on their track extensions towards Middleton and the National Stone Centre, where you could have a follow up visit.
Names on the sheet please at the next meeting, or advise Brian Dick on 01246 205720.