Special Events


5th / 6th August – 1940’s Weekend

This is a time when Peak Rail takes a journey down memory lane and turns the clock back to the days of ration books, blackouts, make do and mend, holidays at home to show the public an insight into how civilians and troops survived during wartime Britain.

Our Rowsley Station site is transformed into a hive of activity that reflects the conditions of that era. Home Front displays with an original Anderson Shelter.

Late afternoon on both days will see a battle between Allied and German forces, feel the tension and chaos of the battlefield when the Allies and the enemy forces meet using armoured vehicles and explosives.

Live entertainment throughout the day including Paul and Natasha Harper, the Ashby Big Band, together with other guests. Saturday only: Display of Apulacian dancing by “Lahdidah” in the picnic area.

Normal timetable and special fares .

2nd / 3rd September – The Heritage Shunters Trust

Another appearance of a selection of small diesels from the collection of the Heritage Shunters Trust who will once again be providing brake van rides and tours of their display shed. For further details visit: www.heritageshunters.co.uk.

Normal timetable and normal fares – brake van rides not included.

16th / 17th September – Vintage Village Fete

Step back in time with classic cars and fabulous vintage entertainment. Shopping
at some of the finest vintage clothing staffs that have been handpicked, not
forgetting some of the best retro furniture you can find as well as other nostalgic
inspired crafts on offer. Normal timetable and fares.

8th October – Railtour – The Peak Forester

Steam hauled railtour from Norwich to Rowsley and return. For full details and
booking visit: www.railwaytouring.net/uk-day-trips/the-peak-forester.
Special timetable and normal fares.

December – Santa and Steam Specials

2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
Santa and his helpers will be waiting to welcome you aboard his festive train.
The booking office will open on the 1st September and will be ready to take
your call on 01629 580381. Pre-booking of this event is advisable. Special
timetable and fares will apply.

March 31st to 2nd April 2018 – Easter Bank Holiday Treasure Hunt and Easter Bonnet Competitions