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




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
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
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


This station is open.
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Matlock Bath in the dark. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Class 151 between the tunnels near Matlock Bath. ...
Ian Dinmore //




156497 at Matlock on 7 August with an East Midlands service from Beeston. ...
Bruce McCartney 07/08/2013
Ex-WD Austerity 0-6-0ST 68013 (RSH 7136/1944) in action at Matlock on 7 August 2013. ...
Bruce McCartney 07/08/2013
Scene at Matlock on 7 August 2013. The locomotive is preserved Peak D8 Penyghent. ...
Bruce McCartney 07/08/2013
Preserved Peak D8 Penyghent with a train at Matlock on 7 August 2013. ...
Bruce McCartney 07/08/2013

Platform moved from Chee Dale Halt (near Buxton Junction).
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D8 Penyghent reverses onto the 15.30 departure from Matlock Riverside on 11 October 2010 after running round stock. ...
David Pesterfield 11/10/2009


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

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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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