Churnet Valley Railway

It’s Sunday so we planned a trip on the restored railway. We left at 11.17 and travelled to Froghall station. Had a quick look around and returned to Consall for Sunday lunch in the Black Lion pub. Boarded the train again at 13.30, travelled back to Cheddleton. Stayed in train and did whole journey again as sun was shining and we were enjoying the views.

Cheddleton station with beautifully restored Victorian station building

Waiting room, booking office and old fashioned luggage.

The steam train was out of action today so  it was a 1960’s Diesel engine that pulled the carriages. Those of a certain age will recognise the interiors.

Black Lion for Sunday lunch. Quite remote but very busy. They even sell provisions for boaters so I managed to get some milk.

The railway is kept running by volunteers, is owned by its shareholders, and has backing from Pete Waterman who opened it after it’s restoration. A lovely  reminder of days gone by.

Couldn’t resist taking a picture of Breakaway from the train.

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