The Chesterfield Observer
WHAT IS IT?
Detailed observations of passenger and freight workings passing through Chesterfield from 1981 to 1992.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Mostly railway enthusiasts interested in day to day workings of that era but also historians, modellers and anyone requiring detailed information about railway operations from a bygone age.
HOW DO I USE THE SITE?
Information is all in chronological order. On the left is a "Date Selector" and a simple "Search Box". To select a specific date just run your mouse over the year, month and day, or you can select and view a whole month at a time.
HOW DO I USE THE SEARCH BOX?
This is a simple but effective single term search box:
  • Input either a single number or word to search for.
  • This will bring up a list of dates where the search term can be found.
  • Select a page then use your browser's "search" or "find" tool located on the menu bar to find the number or word you are looking for.
  • Multiple search terms are searched for separately and so this is of limited use.
  • Uppercase and lowercase are treated the same and (for some reason) dates do not stack in chronological order.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I'd like to thank a number of people who have made this possible, sadly some are now deceased, Ernie, Barry Gullet, Charlie Wroe, Eric Jouel to name but four, all former station staff at Chesterfield, also Andy Aubert, John Green, Horace Bennet, Ken Sealey, Mick Bunting, Paul Smalley, Brian Roslyn, again all former (and some current) staff at Chesterfield plus supervisors Austin Stack, Ron Green, Ray Higginbotham, "downside Don", without whose tolerance beyond all reasonable parameters of human endurance I pushed to the limits on occasions and many of whom I later worked with - to you all - thank you very much!
Not forgetting my fellow "spotters", too many to mention, indeed recall, my apologies for missing anyone out, but sincere thanks for the valued friendship of the deceased Norman Smith, Bill Fowler and the very much living Dave Barber, Pete Dean, Gaz Flint, Mick Hesketh and his Dad, "Skweed", Robin, Merv (now guru of Barrow Hill Roundhouse), Tony, Mick, John and Rob Perrins, Simon, Del, Glyn, and not forgetting "Excercise Man" and "Microphone Man" for giving us a laugh! Plus many, many others over many years that have shared my passion for trains - I have indeed been very fortunate.
This web site is dedicated to all of you!

Thanks to Freddie Lowe for additional information
Information contained on this website may be used for non-commercial purposes only, please place an acknowledgement back to www.britishrailways.net

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