Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
||Peak rail at Matlock July 2011
680183 at Matlock station on a Peak rail train in 2011
0-6-ST no.68013 at Matlock station in 2011
On the 2nd July 2011 Austerity 0-6-0ST 68013 with a The Railway Magazine headboard is top and tailed with another Austerity 0-6-0ST named Lord Phil at Matlock station. This Peak rail train was in the new Matlock platform for Peak Rail. The first official train only being at 11am of that day. This was the old down platform which had had all it track removed by BR, so Peak Rail had to replace it. There is as yet no run round loop so trains will have to top and tailed into this platform
Trains can now also come onto Peak Rail from the Main rail network
The other platform at Matlock
is used for the ever day East Midland Trains Derwent Valley line
mainline trains to Derby and Nottingham . (see next page)
Austerity 0-6-0 Lord Phil at Matlock station at the other end of the train
The the former Midland Railway’s main line railway line to the north of Matlock was closed in 1968. In 1975 the Peak Rail project was born with the aim to re-open the Matlock to Buxton railway line as a heritage and community railway. The railway now runs from Matlock to Rowsley.
Austerity 0-6-0 Lord Phil at Rowsley station in 2011
East Midland Trains in Matlock mainline station July 2011
East Midlands Trains 156405 at Matlock station in july 2011
East Midlands Trains 156405 to Notingham at Matlock station. Platform 1 at Matlock is used for the ever day East Midland Trains Derwent Valley line mainline trains to Matlock from Derby and Nottingham which terminate here.The new or reopened platform for Peak rail trains is on the left.
There is also a mainline station called Matlock Bath, so be sure to get of at the right station for Peak Rail
Matlock main line station in British Rail days showing the platform Peak Rail now uses on the left with no track.
Church lane Crossing signal box at Peak Rail in 2011
Church Lane Crossing signal box
This signal box came from Grosey Bank level Crossing near Wirksworth
Signal at Church Lane Crossing
The former Midland Railway’s main line railway line to the north of Matlock was closed in 1968. In 1975 the Peak Rail project was born with the aim to re-open the Matlock to Buxton railway line as a heritage and community railway.The railway now runs from Matlock to Rowsley.
also has a station along side the Derwent Valley line at Duffeild station.
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