Welcome to the
Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering
Now in its 15th 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. This year we will be holding it a few months later than normal, so hope you will be able to join us between 10am and 5pm on
Sunday 22nd August 2021
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 as well as on the scenic heritage railway to Darley Dale and Matlock.
Our vintage bus services run to Matlock, Darley Dale and Bakewell from approximately 11.30am onwards and 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 at Rowsley is the Ashover Light Railway Society, who have recently 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 are only too happy to demonstrate their progress to visitors.
A list of vehicles that are expected to attend our event can be found here. If you would like to bring a vehicle to our event it is not too late to enter it, so please click here to let us know the details.
Details of how to get to the Rally site at Rowsley South Station can be found on our “How to Find us” page. Some of the vehicle owners will also be providing some special Feeder Bus services to our event from Rotherham, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Alfreton, Bakewell and Matlock as detailed on our Feeders Information Sheet. This also includes details of a special free bus service that will enable you to also visit the First South Yorkshire bus depot open day in Sheffield that is taking place on the same date.
We hope that you will be able to join us in August and if you need more information about our event that is not available on this website, please feel free to email us.
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