The first photographic charter was held at the LCLR on 13th September 2013. The WW1 trench railway vehicles were hauled in various train formations by Simplex locomotives of the LCLR. Access was available to the whole of the line, which is not generally possible on ordinary running days, and the feedback from the 15 photographers who attended was most encouraging - we hope to operate similar charters soon.
LCLRHVT Gala 2016
16th July 2016
The annual gala on 16th July 2016 was our best yet, in terms of visitor numbers and variety of stock in action.The newly restored accessible carriage was in service for the first time, along with rebodied loco "Wilton"and a number of goods wagons.
Platform handrails painting day
13th March 2016
The handrails on the station plaform extension received their first top coat of "Buckingham Green"today
Ashover Carriage makeover
13th Mar 2016
Over the winter a small group of volunteers, led by Mike Newbold, has worked in freezing conditions to renovate, sand and repaint the Ashover coach. All window glass has been replaced with toughened glass. Today the coach was pulled out into the sunlight where cleaning and painting the window surrounds was undertaken. At present in "red lead"undercoat it will receive its new topcoats in the next couple of weeks. If you`d like to help you`d be very welcome!
Water tower under construction.
3rd October 2015
In preparation for the return to steam of "Jurassic" a water tower is being built. "Sark" is seen here delivering the tank ready for the builders to position on the brick tower.
New LCLR station building.
8th July 2015
A welcome sight for our platform staff and our customers is the new wooden station building taking shape at the LCLR. The station is to be renamed "Walls Lane" on completion. Click For more photos.
The two Class D bogies return - see "Peoples Millions" section.
8th July 2015
A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MAJOR J.A. “TUBBY” ROBINS
It was with great regret that the Trust learned earlier this year of the passing of its founding President, Major J.A. “Tubby” Robins.
New diesel locomotive (seen above) for LCLR
Friday 1st August 2014.
The LCLR took delivery of a new locomotive on Friday 1st August 2014. Bought for use on the LCLR by a private individual the loco came from the now closed Belton Peat Works in Cumbria. It is a 1940s Simplex fitted with a Deutz air cooled 3 cylinder engine - and ELECTRIC START!
Also obtained from same source were two wagons for use by the railways PW dept.
LCLRHVT members line up for the camera following a gala day in 2009.