Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering 2015
Sunday 21st June 2015
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It is hard to believe that we are now arranging our tenth Preserved Bus Gathering (five at Chatsworth and five at Rowsley) and are so grateful for the enthusiasm from all our helpers and from you, our entrants, which has ensured its continued success.
Our hosts, the Peak Rail heritage railway, include our event as an important day in their calendar, and we are delighted at the warm welcome they offer each year. The excellent facilities of their Rowsley South Station site contribute to everyone’s enjoyment, and a bonus is the opportunity to ride on their steam and diesel hauled trains which connect at all three stations with our frequent preserved bus services. In addition, preserved bus routes will again be serving the popular riverside resort of Bakewell and the magnificent grandeur of Chatsworth House permitting excellent photographic opportunities.
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 Forms and Information Leaflet
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.