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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Routine Report of Retired Rangers Riding Road Route to Ripley for Review of Restored Redundant Railway Relics and Repast in Refreshment Room

Or as Jonathon Ross would say .............

No less than twelve Rangers turned up at the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley, near Ripley, on Wednesday 11th March for a guided tour of the works and facilities.
We are grateful to our guide Stuart Smith who kept us interested all afternoon with detailed explanations of what we were looking at. What a superb site it is, and how hard they have all worked over the last 45 years to bring it to this standard. No doubt they would say that there is much yet to be done, but it is surely one of the major tourist attractions in Derbyshire.
Pictures show -
Top - One of the restored steam locomotives. Photo by Alan Locke.
Centre - Rangers pausing on the way to look at the disused railway track in Little Eaton which we hope will one day be another Greenway.
Lower - Group beside the "Duchess of Sutherland" locomotive.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the 'run a ragged robin bit!'