Posts Tagged ‘PEGGY’

Peggy nameplate raffle draw

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The draw for the sought after replica nameplate took place on December 1st outside Ashover carriage number 4 which is currently undergoing restoration at the GVLR near Ripley.

The illustration shows the draw taking place. The nameplate can be seen resting against the bulkhead of carriage no.4.  How many years is it since Peggy’s name was in the same place as the carriage?

The winner comes from Worcestershire.

Our thanks go to the GVLR for allowing the draw to take place on their premises. (

Peggy & Bridget came home after over 50 years

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Yes, it did happen!  Peggy and Bridget did meet up at the society’s AGM.  The nameplates from these two Baldwin locos did return to Ashover, and were unexpectedly joined by a Joan nameplate as well.

In fact Peggy’s whistle also put in an appearance, as well as many other artefacts from the old ALR.  Considering the fact that it will soon be 60 years since the closure of the railway it is surprising the amount of material that is still available.  Newly discovered items are still turning up.

(Note:-Peggy’s nameplate and whistle were on display courtesy of the NGRM, Tywyn)

ALRS Gets its Railway (if only in miniature)

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Further to the news item posted on December 2, 2006 and information given in the ALRS in-house magazine, we can now announce that an agreement has been reached with the owner of the late Clifford Wragg’s working model layout of the Ashover Light Railway, and we hope to take possession sometime in the very near future.