24th May 1986

Venture Rail
The Wirksworth Phoenix

DMU Used at least 15100x

Route : (booked for six round trips)

DMU Route
as listed Derby - Duffield - Wirksworth
as listed Wirksworth - Duffield - Derby

Notes :
(1) A special service run in conjunction with the Well Dressing Ceremonies held at Wirksworth over this weekend. One of the prototype Met-Cam class 151 DMU's was in use on this day (confirmation is required which one, 151001 or 151002, and if this worked all services; undated photos exist of 151002 carrying the headboard so it is known to have also worked on either 24th, 25th or 26th May at some stage). Six round trips were booked to be made. Connecting coach excursions were also available to the Cromford & High Peak Railway sites also.

Sources : Ian Umpleby (from advertising leaflet) & Paul Chancellor

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Booked Booked Booked Booked Booked
Derby 08.50d 10.40d 12.15d 13.50d 15.30d 17.17d
Duffield 08.59a/d 10.49a/d 12.24a/d 13.59a/d 15.39a/d 17.26a/d
Wirksworth 09.30a ~ 09.45d 11.20a ~ 11.32d 12.55a ~ 13.03d 14.30a ~ 14.40d 16.10a ~ 16.16d 17.57a ~ 18.15d
Duffield 10.16a/d 12.03a/d 13.34a/d 15.11a/d 16.47a/d 18.46a/d
Derby 10.23a 12.10a 13.41a 15.18a 16.54a 17.53a

Back to "The Railtour Files"