OUTINGS FOR 2018
Wednesday, 18th. July, 2018
Afternoon and evening outing with a cruise on the Peak Forest Canal. Departure will be from Pond Hill, Sheffield, by the Penny Black, at 1400 hours, to the Canal Basin at Whaley Bridge where the 72 foot long Judith Mary II canal boat will be waiting for us. The boat is centrally heated (hopefully that won't be needed on a July day!), has two toilets and a well stocked licensed bar. During the course of the two hour cruise to New Mills and back a cream tea, comprising a platter of freshly made assorted sandwiches, scone with butter, strawberry jam and freshly whipped cream, with tea or coffee, will be served. Return to Sheffield for around 1930-2000 hours. Inclusive cost of £38.00 per head anticipated.
Wednesday, 26th. September, 2018
Full day outing with visits to the Darlington Locomotive Works to view the progress on new build P2 2007 Prince of Wales, along with a presentation on the project, followed by a visit to the Hitachi Rail Europe plant at Newton Aycliffe where it should be possible to see the construction of IEP trains for both Great Western and Virgin Trains East Coast, Scotrail class 385s and possibly stock for both TransPennine Express and Hull Trains. A rare opportunity to have a look behind the scenes. Numbers restricted. Once the numbers have been reached for the visit to Hitachi interested persons will be offered the opportunity to make their own way to Locomotion at Shildon, from where they will be picked up by the coach for return to Sheffield. Coach transport will be provided by Coopers Tours departing from Killamarsh, The Admiral, Sheffield Road, at 0745 hours and Sheffield, Pond Hill, by the Penny Black at 0815. Cost will be £40.00 per head. Bookings with a £20.00 per head deposit please. In response to the note in the December Journal all provisional bookings have been accepted - please send your deposit now. New bookings welcome but numbers restricted - first come, first served. Please check availability before sending deposit.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH OUTING - Sunday 16th December 2018.
Full Christmas lunch on the great Central Railway at Loughborough. Coach travel to and from Sheffield. Arrive 1 PM for lunch. Vegetarian option available. Return to Loughborough around 2.30 PM. Price per person £65 maximum with a £20 per head deposit required with your booking.
Bookings should be made with Paul Beardsley, 37, Peacock Close, Killamarsh, Sheffield, S21 1BF.
Telephone 07871 975479. Cheques should be made payable to Sheffield Transport Study Group.