Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Ambergate to Rowsley

From Ambergate to Rowsley [1st].



This station was built on a triangle of lines and on a loop to the west of the original main line. ...

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Ambergate looking to Matlock. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Manchester-London (St Pancras) semi fast. Compound 4.4.0 40934. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 23/06/1952
Britannia Pacific 70013 Oliver Cromwell with the Midland Line Centenary Special railtour of 9 June 1968 from St Pancras to Manchester ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 09/06/1968
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View south at High Peak Junction in June 2002, with the Cromford Canal on the left alongside the former transit shed. See image 63272 ...
Ian Dinmore 22/06/2002
The water tower and tank at High Peak Junction, photographed in the summer of 2002. ...
Ian Dinmore 22/06/2002
Looking north from the site of High Peak Junction on the former Cromford and High Peak Railway in the summer of 2002. [Ref Query 3 January 2018] ...
Ian Dinmore 22/06/2002
The transit shed alongside the Cromford Canal at High Peak Junction in the summer of 2002, looking north towards Matlock. ...
Ian Dinmore 22/06/2002
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This station is open.
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Matlock Bath in the dark. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Railway Touring Company return excursion from Rowsley South to Ealing Broadway, now back on National Rail metals, passing Matlock Bath station, ...
David Bosher 04/06/2017
168 years to the day since the line opened on 4th June 1849, Railway Touring Company return excursion from Rowsley South, current northern terminus of ...
David Bosher 04/06/2017
Class 151 between the tunnels near Matlock Bath. ...
Ian Dinmore //
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156497 at Matlock on 7 August with an East Midlands service from Beeston. ...
Bruce McCartney 07/08/2013
Metropolitan-Vickers (Crossley engined) Class 28 Co-Bo D5705 at Matlock in 1992. Restoration of this unique survivor continues at the East Lancashire ...
Bill Roberton //1992
Ex-WD Austerity 0-6-0ST 68013 (RSH 7136/1944) in action at Matlock on 7 August 2013. ...
Bruce McCartney 07/08/2013
A split-headcode Peak Class 45, stored at Matlock in February 1992. ...
Bill Roberton /02/1992
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Platform moved from Chee Dale Halt (near Buxton Junction).
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After completion of electrification of the WCML from London to Manchester in 1966, the splendidly laid out Midland Railway route between Derby and ...
David Bosher 04/06/2017
D8 Penyghent reverses onto the 15.30 departure from Matlock Riverside on 11 October 2009 after running round stock. ...
David Pesterfield 11/10/2009
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Darley Dale station, restored by Peak Rail, seen in February 1992.
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Bill Roberton /02/1992
Darley Dale station looking north towards Rowsley from the level crossing. The signalbox is on the edge of the photograph to the right. Today this is ...
Ewan Crawford 13/01/2005
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This is currently the northern terminus of Peak Rail from Matlock. This is a new station. ...

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This yard opened some time after the line was extended from Rowsley to Buxton. ...

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This was the original terminus of the line replaced by Rowsley [2nd] on extension of the line to Buxton [MR]. ...

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This station replaced Rowsley [1st] on extension of the line north to Buxton [MR]. ...

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See also
Rowsley to Buxton Line (Midland Railway)
Yorkshire Engine Co. 0-4-0 Class 02 D2868, seen at the Heritage Shunter Trust base at Rowsley in May 2017. This small diesel hydraulic was only in BR ...
Mark Bartlett 07/05/2017
The Heritage Shunter Trust has a splendid collection of ex-BR locomotives at Rowsley, many of which are kept under cover in their shed. Getting the ...
Mark Bartlett 07/05/2017
Another Heritage Shunters Trust locomotive, pictured in the confined Rowsley shed in May 2017. This is Barclay Class 01 D2953, a 153hp DM 0-4-0 from ...
Mark Bartlett 07/05/2017
The Peak Rail turntable at Rowsley Shed came from Mold Junction but has been installed in the excavated pit of the original turntable and is fully ...
Mark Bartlett 07/05/2017
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Abergate West to East Curve



This station was built on a triangle of lines and on a loop to the west of the original main line. ...

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Ambergate looking to Matlock. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Manchester-London (St Pancras) semi fast. Compound 4.4.0 40934. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 23/06/1952
Britannia Pacific 70013 Oliver Cromwell with the Midland Line Centenary Special railtour of 9 June 1968 from St Pancras to Manchester ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 09/06/1968
3 of 3 images.