A RAIL37 Churnet Valley Railway picture report

12th March 2006

 A Victorian themed event on the CVR when ex-Blue Peter presenter Simon Groom and Staffordshire Moorlands MP Charlotte Atkins were in attendance to unveil commemorative plaques at Froghall and Consall. The plaques mark the Ian Allen publishing awards to Consall Station and grounds, Kingsley and Froghall Station and the Consall signalling scheme. Simon was involved when the signal box at Consall was moved from Clifton and a report on the movement was shown on Blue Peter in 1983.

 On duty today was 80098, an Ex BR standard tank.

A brass band at Consall, sensibly under cover.

 Charlotte Atkins, MP for Staffordshire Moorlands, unveiled the plaque at Consall assisted by David Gaskin while Simon Groom looked on. Simon later officially opened the signal box.

A marquee was provided with omplimentary drinks and snacks available plus a showing of the original recordings of the signal box being moved from Clifton to Cheddleton.

 This shot gives some idea of the prevailing conditions as the tablet is exchanged.