RAIL CHRONOLOGY : ECCLESBOURNE VALLEY RAILWAY : opening
Page first uploaded: 21 January 2006.
The opening to passenger service of the erstwhile Midland Railway's line from Wirksworth towards the Cromford & High Peak line is going to cause confusion to future historians, unless the details are properly recorded now!The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway / Wyvern Rail plan to reopen the Duffield - Wirksworth line, in stages. About half a mile from Wirksworth station towards Duffield was reopened for tourist operation on 24 August 2004. A report appeared on the Wyvern Rail website. In 2005 it was the turn of the section beyond Wirksworth - which had never previously had a regular passenger service. The sequence of events, as explained by the railway itself, was:
An earlier version of this article also appeared in Railway & Canal Historical Society Railway Chronology Group Co-ordinating Newsletter no. 45, January 2006.
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