On Wednesday 7th June and the morning of Thursday 8th June 2017 the Velocipede Group
(http://www.velocipedes.co.uk) held a rally on the Eden Valley Railway.
Hereunder are some photographs from the event, quite small in size due to storage
constraints on the server. Larger versions of these images can be seen by clicking
on the image (most of the full size images are about 1900-2000 pixels wide and can
be accessed via the external website), and more can be seen at https://madannie.smugmug.com/Trains/Velocipedes-at-Warcop/n-nZpDt5/
All photos (except the last one) by Caroline Mitchell.
All the velocipedes lined up at Warcop Station and looking small compared to the
rolling stock behind. The Eden Valley Railway’s own velocipede, Fred, is at the front
of the line.
Is this Cumbria or Surrey? A CEP and a Thumper!
Our intrepid photographer tramped off down the line to photograph the velocipedes
as they passed through Wildboar Cutting. Whilst waiting she was watched by a pair
of buzzards. Although they circled overhead and called out a lot they did not get
too close, probably because she kept pointing a camera with a long lens at them!
Fred, powered by his regular “driver” Bob, passing through the cutting
A two seater with only one pedaller and “Morticia” entering the cutting
Another two seater. This one caused problems later by failing (the chain kept coming
off!) and having to be towed back to Warcop
Five more velocipedes at the eastern end of Wildboar Cutting
One last image from Wildboar Cutting
For the rally we were allowed to travel about half a mile beyond the Eden Valley
Railway’s current boundary, courtesy of Sustrans/Railway Paths Ltd. This took us
to a point between Old Hall and Far Bank End farms, further progress being impossible
due to a fence across the line. Fred is seen at the fence
All the other velocipedes at the end of the line
The Wickham turntable was taken and used to facilitate turning of the larger velocipedes,
as seen in the next two images.
On the Sandford straight the errant velocipede is being coupled to Morticia, the
first velocipede chosen for the towing having been found to be unsuitable
Arriving back at Warcop and passing the old station buildings
The participants assembled in front of Warcop Signal Box.. The first shot is by our
intrepid photographer Caroline Mitchell, the second by Steve Mitchell, allowing Caroline
to get in shot.
Steve Mitchell also took some video of the event. This is the film put together from