Wirksworth Specials

During the mid 1980's the restoration fund at the Cromford church was boosted by the promotion of various special trains over the freight-only Wirksworth line. Known as the 'Wirksworth Phoenix' these runs utilised the prototype 'Sprinters' both 150 and 151's. and ran in September 1984, September 1985 and May 1986.

Here are a few pictures and mementoes of those days

Click on the pictures for a bigger image - all scans are the authors

Front The second promotional brochure from September 1985 Inside ........inside were details of local attractions....
Rear .............and a map on the back Ticket 1985 A ticket to ride from 15th September 1985
Ticket 1986 In May 1986 the runs were repeated    

Back to 150 page

Back to 151 page

Back to main index