Jonathan Lee

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Peak Rail

Peak Rail currently operate their service with a steam loco on the Matlock end of the set and a diesel on the Rowsley end of the set.

The steam loco is currently 3883 Lord Phil.

The diesel is a choice of either 31270 or D8

Update 2nd April 2013

Due to D8 being out of service for repairs 31270 is the only diesel Peak Rail have to use as the T&T loco and will be used indefinitely until D8 is released back to traffic.


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Peak Rail May & June 2015

The long awaited return to traffic of Peak Rail based 31270 occurred on 12th May when it replaced D8 as the diesel of choice on the booked service train; D8 needing to be taken out of traffic for repairs. 31270 would be rostered to work every train for the foreseeable future as no other diesel Read the Rest…

Peak Rail – Easter 2013

At Peak Rail the 2013 Season had been under way since January but no diesels came into the frame until March due to their service operating with steam only and terminating at Matlock Riverside to negate the need for a T&T loco. Due to D8 being out of service having some work done on it, 31270 Read the Rest…

Peak Rail August 2012

Wednesday 8th August A normal day at Peak Rail, until the last train of the day that was. D8 had been out of service for repairs to a fluctuating power problem, that problem having been solved, apparently. It was given a test run vice the steam loco (68013) which needed attention to a spring as Read the Rest…

Peak Rail 28th July 2012

At Peak Rail 31270 had continued to work T&T with steam loco 68013 throughout the Summer and had been the only active diesel the railway had since D8 had been taken out of service in June to attend to low power issues. ‘270 had even worked the whole day’s service on its own on at Read the Rest…

Peak Rail June 2012

During the Jubilee Weekend celebrations Peak Rail used 31270 on 4 consecutive days (Sat to Tue) as the T&T engine with steam 68013. It performed faultlessly, although it had developed an oil leak from somewhere in the region of its radiator elements since my last visit…….

Peak Rail May 20th 2012

May brought a 3rd visit to Peak Rail in quick succession. Despite the fact it was the Nene Valley Railway Diesel Gala the same weekend I’d decided I was going to Peak Rail on the Sunday for the rarer of the 31’s out that weekend, where I was starting to look like part of the Read the Rest…

Peak Rail May 8th 2012

A more mundane day at Peak Rail, post the Bank Holiday weekend, with 31270 T&T with steam 68013, the preserved worlds most reliable steam engine in existence………?

Peak Rail May 6th 2012

It was the Heritage Shunters Trust (HST) Gala at Peak Rail over the weekend of May 5th & 6th which also saw Peak Rail run their own service in conjunction, but not collaboration, sadly. On the Saturday D8 was T&T with steam loco 68013 on the Sunday 31270 was T&T with steam loco 68013. I Read the Rest…

Peak Rail January 2012

An early start to the 2012 proceedings at Peak Rail, they could have picked a better day though. It was -5 overnight and felt that cold at Rowsley when we arrived, to find 31270 clouding the place out with white smoke. It hadn’t taken kindly to the cold start and we could see the smoke Read the Rest…