Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is one of preservation's newer lines, but has certainly proved its worth over the past 10 years. DMUs have been a part of the story since 2003 when part of the Mid Norfolk's fleet was relocated here. Since then the operational fleet has grown to become one of the most impressive DMU fleets in the UK, with four sets normally in traffic, and a diverse range of classes.

The line is heavily relient on the railcar fleet which currently operates most of the passenger services and have done so since the line reopened to passenger traffic.

The railway runs from Wirksworth to Duffield (8 miles) and has four stations. At Duffield there is a cross platform interchange with Network Rail. The line was reopened in full in 2011. There are plans to develop the line further and reopen a passing loop and one more intermediate station along the route.

The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway hosted the Annual Railcar Convention in 2009, with 4 sets in service including Classes 101, 108, 117, 122 and Derby Lightweight. It is also planned to host the convention a second time in 2015.

 
50170 Class 101 DMCL
 
50253 Class 101 DMBS
 
50599 Class 108 DMBS
 
51073 Class 119 DMBC
 
51188 Class 101 DMBS
 
51505 Class 101 DMCL
 
51567 Class 108 DMCL
 
55006 Class 122 DMBS
 
55027 Class 121 DMBS
 
55031 Class 121 DMBS
 
59303 Class 101 TSL
 
79018 Derby Lightweight DMBS
 
79612 Derby Lightweight DTCL
 
79900 Derby Lightweight DMBS