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Peak rail in Matlock July 2011  

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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
 
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.
 

Pages on trains on Peak Rail at Matlock

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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.
 
The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway also has a station along side the Derwent Valley line at Duffeild station.
 
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