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.


Journey by Steam Train from Rowsley South Station and meet Santa for Christmas.


Saturday 5th, 12th & 19th, Sunday 6th, 13th & 20th, Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th December.

About this Event: Santa with his may helpers are waiting to welcome you aboard his festive steam train travelling from Rowsley South Station to Matlock Platform 2 for one return journey lasting approximately 1 hour.

  • As you chuff merrily along Santa assisted by his many elves saunters through the train  bearing quality gifts, sweets and drinks for every boy and girl.
  • Mum’s, Dad’s and other family members can sit back and relax with a glass of hot mulled wine and a mince pie.
  • In garland filled  coaches piped with festive music, professional clowns and magicians will entertain you whilst you travel.
  • Other refreshments can be purchased from the mini bar on the train with a wider selection of both hot and cold food and drinks available at Rowsley South Buffet.


  • Adults/Senior Citizens £12.00
  • Children 0 – 15 months (no seat) £6.00
  • Children 16 months to 15 years £10.00


Saturday 5th December – 10.45am Train – Fully Booked , 12.18pm Train – Limited Space , 1.51pm Train – Limited Space , 3.24pm Train –  Limited Space 

Sunday 6th December – 10.45am Train – Fully Booked, 12.18pm Train – Fully Booked, 1.51pm Train – Fully booked,  3.24pm Train Fully booked,

Saturday 12th December – 10.45am Train – Fully booked, 12.18pm Train – Fully booked, 1.51pm Train – Fully booked, 3.24pm Train – Fully Booked,

Sunday 13th  December – 10.45am Train –Fully booked, 12.18pm Train – Fully booked, 1.51pm Train – Fully booked, 3.24pm Train – Limited Space,

Saturday 19th December – 10.45am Train – Fully booked, 12.18pm Train – Fully booked1.51pm Train – Fully booked, 3.24pm Train Fully booked,

Saturday 20th December – 10.45am Train – Fully booked, 12.18pm Train – Fully booked, 1.51pm Train – Fully booked, 3.24pm Train Fully booked,

Monday 21st  December – 10.45am Train – Fully booked, 12.18pm Train – Limited Space, 1.51pm Train – Limited Space , 3.24pm Train Limited Space,

Tuesday 22nd  December – 10.45am Train – Limited Space12.18pm Train – Available, 1.51pm Train – Limited Space , 3.24pm Train –  Available 

Wednesday 23rd  December – 10.45am Train – Limited Space , 12.18pm Train – Limited Space, 1.51pm Train – Limited Space , 3.24pm Train –  Available 

Thursday 24th  December – 10.45am Train – Fully booked,  12.18pm Train – Fully booked, 1.51pm Train – Fully booked,  3.24pm Train –  Fully booked,

How to Book: Our Santa Special trains get very busy so we strongly advise you to book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings can either be done over the phone by contacting us on 01629 580381 or by  downloading our booking form and posting it to the address shown on the leaflet. (PDF) Peak Rail Santa Leaflet and booking form to download. 

Other Information: Once the tickets has been issued no refund will be made due to illness or cancellation. However in the event of you having to makes any changes to the booking i.e add extra tickets or change the date, there will be an administration charge of £25.00 per booking. This is payable before any new tickets will be issued. In the event of services having to be cancelled due to weather conditions Peak Rail will endeavour to re-arrange your booking. Peak Rail reserve the right not to refund the price of tickets under these circumstances.