What is Ecclesbourne 150?


Ecclesbourne 150 is a celebration over 2017 to commemorate several events beginning with the 150th anniversary of the Duffield to Wirksworth branch line’s opening on 2nd October 1867.

The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway has a series of events every year but 2017 will be special.  We plan to make greater use of steam locomotives over the summer season and hope that at least one locomotive, currently under restoration, will return to passenger service during the year.

Ecclesbourne 150 is intended to be a celebration in partnership with other, related organisations.  Therefore, we hope that events will extend beyond the railway itself.