We took a trip to the Wirksworth Festival on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway (EVR) at the weekend. It was our first trip both to the festival and on the train, with a bit of help from the weather it turn out to be quite successful.
The EVR is a great little project, community owned and run by volunteers. This means that pretty much all the staff are pleasant to speak to, quite the opposite of a regular train experience.
We rode in a 50’s diesel up the restored line at a most leisurely pace. The little one enjoyed spotting the animals and riding ‘the old fashioned train’. And there was space. Space to sit, space to park a pram and space to walk down the carriages. This may be because it wasn’t too busy, but there were lots of travelers and a friendly buzz in the air. The inside of the carriages wasn’t over designed like modern rolling stock. I suppose the space wasn’t the most efficient but it was a pleasant journey.
And most joyous of all, the couple of British Railway logo’s with lions on. Aren’t they stunning, I’ve no idea how or why they were used but they are most charming. I also dearly love the cross rail classic BR logo, which lives on thanks to road signs post privatisation. Creative Review featured it in it’s 20 best logo’s the other month.
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