Take a nostalgic steam journey back in time through the Derbyshire Countryside
Peak Rail welcomes you in 2018 to journey back to a bygone age and experience the thrill of steam and diesel on our preserved railway, operating between Rowsley South and Matlock Platform 2 for a distance of 4 miles and open to the public throughout the year.
Whilst on the railway why not break your journey at the picturesque Darley Dale Station where you can sit peacefully in the picnic area and unwind whilst watching the train’s steam by. Our waiting room facilities include a selection of DVD’s, railway books and books for pre-school children for your enjoyment.
Adjacent to this is our small museum which houses an exhibition depicting the history of the former Midland line between Matlock and Rowsley. A selection of nostalgic old photographs, artefacts, posters, memorabilia and various historical documents taken from the extensive archive collection of the Peak Railway Association are on display.
The Midland Railway route linking Derby and Manchester across the Derbyshire Peak District must rate as one of the most spectacular lines ever to have existed in the country. Whatever the merits and claims of other lines, the railway, which carved through Derbyshire’s great limestone hills, has been described as the most scenic line in Britain. Because of the terrain, numerous tunnels and other impressive civil engineering features including the magnificent viaducts at Millers Dale and Monsal Dale had to be constructed. Read More…
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