Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering 2014

Sunday 15th June 2014

Email : dennisvickers123@hotmail.com

123 Group vehicles at Chatsworth

124 is seen at the 2011 rally at Rowsley South Station.

It was back in 2006 that we held our first rally, which was planned as a ‘one-off’ to celebrate anniversaries for the two enthusiast groups in Chesterfield. This was such a success that we were asked for a repetition, resulting in its becoming a much awaited annual event. Many of our entrants and visitors are now ‘regulars’, plus the excitement of welcoming buses and their owners that have not attended before.

Every year we also consider our rally as a learning experience and give thought as to whether any improvements are possible. We were so delighted with the smooth running of the 2013 rally that the policy of ‘if it isn’t broken then don’t try to fix it’ was the obvious choice for 2014. Our only observation was that, in the morning, some visitors were using the preserved bus services to Bakewell, Chatsworth and Matlock to spend a little time at these destinations whereas, in the afternoon, most passengers are enjoying ‘round trips’. Thus there were not always sufficient seats on later return journeys and we aim, this year, to send a few buses ‘out light’ to these termini to work scheduled runs back.

We therefore invite you to take part with your preserved bus. The space available allows for a maximum of 65 buses on site and, as always, we will keep our special atmosphere by admitting only preserved buses (NOT new vehicles or those still in service unless they form part of a heritage fleet). Buses that have been fully restored are invited to be entered for judging by a distinguished panel of experts from local bus operators. A large grass area is available for sales stalls.

Your bus is also most welcome to join in the preserved bus services which will operate between 11.30am and 4.00pm from the station platform entrance. We will express our gratitude to those buses taking part in these runs on the day by refunding your entry fee and presenting a small ‘thank you’ reward.

We do hope that you, your bus and your friends will enjoy this day. To enter, simply complete and return the attached form along with your £2 fee.

Looking forward to seeing you in June.

 

How to find us

The event is held at Peak Rail's Rowsley South Station. This is located just off the A6 between Bakewell and Matlock.

From Bakewell, follow the A6 south for 4.2 miles. Turn right onto Harrison Way (signposted Recycling Centre approx. 100 yards north of the junction and then at the junction a brown tourist sign for Peak Rail). At the roundabout, turn left through the gate.

From Matlock, follow the A6 north for 3.8 miles. Turn left onto Harrison Way (signposted Recycling Centre approx. 100 yards south of the junction and then at the junction a brown tourist sign for Peak Rail). At the roundabout, turn left through the gate.

 

Entry Form and Information Leaflet

PDF 2014 Entry Form

PDF 2014 Information Leaflet

PDF Stall Holders Form

 

2014 Entry list (last updated 19/03/14)

A class number followed by the letter S indicates that the bus will be used on the free bus services.

A class number followed by the letter R indicates that the bus will be available for use on the free bus services as cover for vehicles that are not available on the day.

 

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