Welcome to the
Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering
Now in its 13th year, the Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering is organised jointly by Transpire and the Chesterfield 123 Preservation Group and has become a popular annual event in the transport rally calendar. In 2018 it is being held on
Sunday 17th June 2018.
Located at the Peak Rail Rowsley South station (in between Bakewell and Matlock), our event normally attracts more than 50 vintage buses and coaches and a highlight is the opportunity to travel on some of these vehicles and on the scenic heritage railway to Darley Dale and Matlock. We also operate frequent free vintage bus services to Matlock, Bakewell and to Chatsworth House, allowing less transport minded visitors to our event to also spend time at this magnificent stately home. In addition to the vintage bus services and the steam and diesel hauled train service operated by Peak Rail, there will also be a display of static vehicles and transport related sales stalls at Rowsley South.
Of added interest for 2018 is the Ashover Light Railway Society, who have now made Rowsley South Station their base with the aim of recreating there, the Ashover Butts terminus of this former narrow gauge line that closed in 1950. The Society has already erected a depot and a length of track at Rowsley and their members will be only too happy to demonstrate their progress to visitors.
This website will be updated during the spring with further information on what we have planned for our 2018 event. In the meantime, if you would like to bring a vintage bus or coach to our event, please click HERE to download an entry form.