New Mills and District Railway Modellers
Jan29

New Mills and District Railway Modellers

The club was formed in 1974 to help raise funds for the proposed New Mills Swimming Pool.  After the pool had been built, the members, having enjoyed the experience of staging the fund raising exhibitions, decided to carry on as New Mills and District Railway Modellers. Meetings were held in one of the local pubs and the first independent exhibition was organised. This proved to be a success and we were on our way. Many of those who...

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A beautiful autumn day
Nov01

A beautiful autumn day

This may be North Derbyshire more famed for heavy wintry weather and the odd sot of rain, but we do get the glorious sunny days spread in between as well. Today was just one of those days with a steam train coming through this morning and clear blue sky’s followed by early evening autumn mists to close the day off. Enjoy those autumn colours before winter...

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Steaming through New Mills
Oct29

Steaming through New Mills

This Sunday 1 November steaming through New Mills Central at 11:30am  

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Plaque Unveiling at Central Station – July 1st at 11:15am
Jun28

Plaque Unveiling at Central Station – July 1st at 11:15am

Plaque unveiling at New Mills Central The new time for Northern Rail’s Area Manager, Alex Hynes to arrive for the ceremony to unveil the plaque at Central Railway Station is 11.15pm The 150th Anniversary of the Station‘s opening on the 1st July 1865 is being celebrated in New Mills with a number of events, starting with the unveiling of the plaque. The Station has served the community ever since it opened; it is situated on the Hope...

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Retro train with a handful of tickets left
Jun20

Retro train with a handful of tickets left

We have just received an update from the company running the retro rail tour train on 11 July and there are very few tickets left in all classes, in fact we might even need a longer platform to fit the train on. At the moment, Marple are a handful of tickets ahead of  New Mills in terms of passengers boarding – we can’t be having that! There’s a folk band and some other entertainment on board, and of course several...

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Happy Birthday to New Mills Central
Jun02

Happy Birthday to New Mills Central

Opening on Tuesday 30th June at New Mills Heritage and Information Centre, a celebration of 150 years of railway history in New Mills. From the Royal Assent on 15th May 1860 to the Beeching cuts of 1970 and the Visit New Mills music trains of 2015, the exhibition includes snapshots from the busy history of the railway in New Mills. The display will include original artefacts, model locomotives and tableau reconstructions of some...

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