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Peak Rail 2/3

Peak Rail is a preserved railway in Derbyshire which operates a steam and heritage diesel service for tourists and visitors to both the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales. The preserved railway line is over three and a half miles (5.6 km) in length and, as of April 2016, operates train services from Matlock station (shared with Derwent Valley Line services from Derby via Ambergate) via the site of Matlock Riverside and Darley Dale to Rowsley South. This is a view across the main running track to ex BR Class 46 no. 46035 in the storage sidings at Rowsley. 

Peak Rail 2/3

Peak Rail is a preserved railway in Derbyshire which operates a steam and heritage diesel service for tourists and visitors to both the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales. The preserved railway line is over three and a half miles (5.6 km) in length and, as of April 2016, operates train services from Matlock station (shared with Derwent Valley Line services from Derby via Ambergate) via the site of Matlock Riverside and Darley Dale to Rowsley South. This is a view across the main running track to ex BR Class 46 no. 46035 in the storage sidings at Rowsley. 

comments (5)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2017, 02:40
Your dramatic view has it looking quite busy, Brian.
Brian Walbey: When in fact there wasn't a lot going on, just the one train doing return journeys to the other end of the line.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Apr 2017, 06:41
These Peaks were rugged & reliable machines working right down into the Westcountry for decades
Brian Walbey: These superseded what we call the Peaks, which were, I believe, Class 45, and this is one of three preserved and is called Ixion.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Apr 2017, 15:39
No doubt these locos have there own band of devotees. My last manager at the mad House preferred Class 66 diesels to steam locos; a very odd chap!
Brian Walbey: I've never really been a diesel fan but I do remember being excited when the first diesels were tested out where I live in the 50's.at Royston on the line from Kings Cross to Cambridge. I have two pictures from that time, Class 26 D5300 and Class 40 D201, the originals of each class.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 22 Apr 2017, 19:12
Obviously a very picturesque setting, Brian. (Last night I dreamt that you and Maureen came to visit, and I took you to see Bradford-on-Avon!)
Brian Walbey: Deep in the Derwent valley between Matlock and Bakewell.
A worthwhile preservation!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, it's not the best of places for photos, the engine and stock yard appears to be closed to visitors.

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