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Recent progress of the ALRS

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Regular followers will have noticed th.ere has been a recent absence of news and photographs….. this is deliberate as we have some very ixciting news (and photos) to share, and want to share it with our supporters before the general public.

This is an unashamed plug for the society’s AGM on May 11th.

Hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Progress Jan/Feb 2019

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

This is just a taster to show recent progress in laying the main line at our Rowsley site.

Members will receive more photos and a full description in due course in our quarterly magazine distributed foc to members.

(Note that membership renewals are now due, and new members always welcome. An application form can be found by following the “membership” link on this site.)

Membership renewals 2019

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Many thanks to members who have promptly renewed their subscriptions for 2019.

This is just a polite reminder to those who have still to renew. The renewal form was included in your last edition of WTRE, but if you have mislaid the form you can always download one from the “membership” page of this website. Just indicate that you are renewing.

New members are always welcome. As above you can find the application forms on the “membership” page.

ALRS tote results, November 2018

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

At this month’s trustees meeting the tote was resulted in the following winners, who will be contacted in due course.

1. M.L. of Herts wins £43.50

2. D.V. of Chesterfield wins £26.10

3. A.E. of Sheffield wins £17.40

New members of the tote are always welcome. Application forms can be found in the membership section of this website.


Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Before you get to read this elsewhere, this is to confirm that the assets of the DDNGR are leaving the Rowsley site of Peak Rail.

Our own plans for the re-creation of the Ashover Butts scene continue, unaffected by the DDNGR’s departure.

Further details and photos will follow.

Sunday July 1st

Friday, June 29th, 2018

To mark thr 50th anniversary of the  closure of the former Midland Railway north of Matlock, all tge groups resident at Rowsley  currently will be participating in an open day from 11.00 until 17.00 with the opportunity to look behind the scenes.

Sunday June 17th 2018 (Peak Bus Gathering)

Monday, June 4th, 2018

This event is being staged at Rowsley again this year and we hope to be able to operate some demonstration trains on our lines.

Please make an effort to attend.

Clay Cross library display

Monday, June 4th, 2018

The Society display boards can be found in Clay Cross library until the end of June.

They show a selection of photographs from the society’s archive along with more modern views of the activities at Rowsley, as well as artwork.

Please visit if you can.

Tote results June 2018

Monday, June 4th, 2018

The quarterly draw results for the tote are as follows:-

1. GL of Alfreton wins £36

2. DV of Chesterfield wins £21.60

3. JB of Worksop wins £14.40

New members of the tote are always welcome to subscribe. Full details and an application form can be found on this site.

2018 A.G.M.

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Members should by now have received their April edition of WTRE containing notice of the 2018 AGM.

This should serve as a reminder that it is to be held on Saturday May 5th at 1:30 pm in Ashover Parish Hall, S45 0BA.

Members who still need to renew their membership can do so at the meeting. Prospective new members are also welcome.

The sales and display stand will be present with a complete range of ALRS merchandise.