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70th Birthday Charter Train

Sunday 15th October


To celebrate his ‘milestone’ birthday, Alan Spencer has arranged a special birthday charter train for his friends and family to mark the occasion.


Ticketing and booking information will be announced in due course via this website and through our Facebook page.


The requested route is as follows:


Derby (8am approx.) – Sinfin Goods – Matlock – Peak Rail through to Roswley South – Derby –

Heartlands Park (Washwood Heath) – Birmingham New Street – Stourbridge Junction – Kidderminster –

Worcester Shrub Hill – Gloucester – Cheltenham Spa – Bromsgrove (short break) – Camp Hill – Burton on Trent – Toton Centre –

Nottingham – Derby Goods – Chaddesden Yard – Derby.


The route has been chosen to cover lines that Alan worked over during his early railway career, plus those he has current connections with. The train will be operated by ROG (Rail Operations Group) using Class 37 and 47 locomotives hauling Mk2 coaching stock.


Profits from this train will be donated to The Railway Mission & Railway Children, plus a donation in lieu of access charges to Peak Rail.