Renown Repulse Restoration Group

Renown Repulse Restoration Group was formed in 2002. with the core aim, to restore, operate and exhibit for the benefit of the public, the two ex-British Rail Class 50 locomotives 50029 Renown and 50030 Repulse.

It had been feared in enthusiast circles for some years around this time that the Operation Collingwood project to restore various ex-British Rail class 50 locomotives was failing and that their assets might end up being scrapped.  Operation Collingwood’s fleet consisted of no’s 50001/23/29/30/40/45 with most of these being heavily stripped ex-scrapyard examples.  The best condition locomotives were 50029 Renown and 50030 Repulse which had never been in a scrapyard and were worth saving for restoration.

RRRG was formed following discussions between enthusiasts on an internet forum and in summer 2002 were advised that their bid for Operation Collingwood’s remaining assets (50029, 50030 and a number of spares) had been successful.  Whilst they knew it wouldn’t be an easy task, they were heartened by the fact that 50030 was substantially complete with only a few missing parts, mainly electrical whereas 50029 was less complete but still had all major components present.

Rowsley South site is the base for the Group’s restoration project and further information can be found on their website at www.renownrepulse.com.

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Steam Experience Operating Calendar

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OPERATING TIMETABLE: OCT/NOV 2019, FEB/MAR 2020    
Rowsley South (Depart)1100121413281442
Darley Dale (Arrive)1105121913331447
Darley Dale (Depart)1107122113351449
Matlock Platform 2 (Arrive)1122123613501504
Matlock Platform 2 (Depart)1132124614001514
Darley Dale (Arrive)1147130114151529
Darley Dale (Depart)1149130314171531
Rowsley South (Arrive)1154130814221536
OPERATING TIMETABLE: APR - Apr to Sep 2020     
Rowsley South (Depart)11001214132814421556
Darley Dale (Arrive)11051219133314471601
Darley Dale (Depart)11071221133514491603
Matlock Platform 2 (Arrive)11221236135015041618
Matlock Platform 2 (Depart)11321246140015141628
Darley Dale (Arrive)11471301141515291643
Darley Dale (Depart)11491303141715311645
Rowsley South (Arrive)11541308142215361651
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Peak Rail Operating Calendar

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