Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018

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Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018

Postby RichardHC » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:15 pm

Nothing to do with Welsh Railways but WRRC members in the North West of England (or elsewhere) may be interested in the following visit.

The Railway & Canal Historical Society (R&CHS) has booked a coach from Buxton to visit various locations on the Cromford & High Peak Railway on Thursday, 27th September 2018.

The walk, led by Paul Blurton, will be along former track beds to explore sections of the Cromford and High Peak Railway. Walking distance is approximately five miles. The walk is the third of a series of walks organised by the R&CHS to explore the route of the C&HPR.

The Group will meet at Buxton Railway station at 11.00 a.m. following the arrival at 10.49 a.m. of the 09.48 train departure from Manchester Piccadilly (also departs Stockport at 10.02).
From Buxton a coach will be available to transport the group to Parsley Hay, where the walk will commence. Note that there will be a charge of £10 for travel on the coach.

The morning itinerary will be a walk to view those parts of the line between between Parsley Hay and Hurdlow, noting the 1892 route alterations. To save time the lunch break will be at the former Hurdlow Station picnic area so please bring a packed lunch. There is a pub in close proximity which can be used for purchase of beverages and use of toilets. After lunch the walk will continue along the 1869 track bed to Dowlow where we will view the incline and earlier track bed that the 1869 new route made redundant. Return via Hurdlow Township to the former Hurdlow station, where the coach will be available in mid-afternoon to make the return journey to Buxton Station, estimated arrival there at 4.30 p.m.

Firm bookings are now being accepted.

The closing date for bookings and payment is 31st August. To book please contact Gerald Leach, 5 Tabley Close, Knutsford, WA16 0NP (email - gerald.leach@btinternet.com or telephone 01565 654342).

The event is open to all but it will be helpful to know if you are a WRRC member.

Please see the R&CHS website (http://www.rchs.org.uk) for up to date information and details of other meetings and visits.
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