About Peak Rail

 

WELCOME TO PEAK RAIL peak rail - CopyPeak Rail welcomes you in 2015 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.

THIS WEEKS TRAIN SERVICES

Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th August 2015

KIDS GO FREE  (All children up to the age of 15 years are eligible to FREE travel on the above dates when accompanied by a full paying adult or senior citizen. (This over applies to all day rover tickets only and is not available to groups). Steam & Diesel-hauled trains are running between Rowsley South and Matlock Platform 2 on all the above days. The locomotives in use will be Hunslet ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0 saddle tank No. 3883 Lord Phil and Class 31 Diesel No 31270. Normal timetable and Adult/ Senior citizen fares will apply for these days. Please contact 01629 580381 for further information.

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th August 2015 – 40th Anniversary of Peak Rail

On 13th November 1975 the Peak Park Railway Society held its first public meeting in what are now the Derbyshire Dales District Council offices in Matlock. Peak Rail has come on a long way since then and we are celebrating the 40 years since it started with an exhibition at Rowsley South Station.  Trains have run to Rowsley South since 1997 and in 2011 we returned to the mainline station at Matlock.  Our aim remains to open the route through Bakewell to Buxton. The exhibition will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August.  It will be open from 10.30am until the arrival of the last train arrives back at the station at 5.00pm.  Entrance to the exhibition will be free, normal ticket prices apply on the trains which will be running to the usual schedule.  As well as a display on the history of Peak Rail there will be displays by some of the other groups who have a base on the railway.  We look forward to seeing you then.

For more information on the exhibition and the history of Peak Rail please contact Mick Bond mick_bond@yahoo.com or text him on 07815 544321

Steam & Diesel-hauled trains are running between Rowsley South and Matlock Platform 2 on all the above days. The locomotives in use will be Hunslet ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0 saddle tank No. 3883 Lord Phil and Class 31 Diesel No 31270. Normal timetable and normal fares will apply for these days. Please contact 01629 580381 for further information.

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