Despite the fact that trains last went over the viaduct in 1968, you can witness the unusual spectacle this weekend of steam travelling over Bennerley taking iron ore to Stanton! You can see this spectacle in Trowell Parish Hall this Sunday where the Ilkeston Woodside Model Railway Club will he holding their 15th annual show. A scale model of a section of Bennerley Viaduct has been incorporated into a layout so trains will once again be going over Bennerley. The scale model of the viaduct was made by Paul Topliss and the set was created by members of the model railway club.
There will be lots of other sets on display and the event is hugely popular. If you want a good day out, get to Trowell this Sunday 26th February.