Peak Rail welcomes you in 2019 to journey back to a bygone age and experience the thrill of steam and diesel on our preserved railway. 

The line which has been re-instated mostly by volunteers forms part of the old Midland Railway line between Manchester Central and London St Pancras which was closed in 1968. We currently operate for a distance of 4 miles between Rowsley South Station and Matlock Platform 2.

All trains during March will be operated by Steam Locomotive Austerity 0-6-0ST “No 72” Ex WD number 75319 – On hire courtesy of JMB Locomotive Services and Diesel Locomotive Class 44 “Penyghent”  

Peak Rail plc, Matlock 

Station, Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 3NA  Telephone: 01629 580381

Email: peakrail@peakrail.co.uk

Mr Peter Briddon

In February 2018 Peak Rail Plc (“Peak Rail”) distributed a newsletter to its shareholders which, among other things, responded to a letter from Peter Briddon to shareholders calling for an Extraordinary General Meeting to remove the board of Peak Rail. At that time Peak Rail believed that Mr Briddon was also behind a number of complaints concerning Peak Rail which had been made to the ORR, and this was reflected in the newsletter.  Peak Rail now accepts that Mr Briddon says he was not responsible for these complaints, and we are happy to make that clear. Both Peak Rail and Mr Briddon are pleased that, as a result of this clarification, Mr Briddon has withdrawn his threatened claim against senior officers of Peak Rail in relation to the newsletter.