Welcome to the
Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering
Now in its 14th 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 it was held between 10am and 5pm on
Sunday 16th June 2019
and the date for 2020 will be announced early in the new year.
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.
This year, our vintage bus services ran to Matlock, Darley Dale and Bakewell from 11.30am onwards and this year the buses also served Pilsley and the Peak Brewey near Edensor. In addition to the vintage bus services and the steam and diesel hauled train service operated by Peak Rail, there was also 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.
If you would like to attend our event in 2020, please bookmark this page and visit it again during the Spring, when the date and details of how to enter will be available.
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