Peak Rail welcomes you in 2018 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 train services have an on-board buffet coach serving a selection of cold refreshments and snacks, and a specially adapted coach for wheelchairs uses.

Various special events are held throughout the year perfect for the family or enthusiast to enjoy or why not get your hands on the controls of a steam locomotive and participate in one of their hugely popular steam experience courses.

In addition to the normal timetabled train service, Peak Rail has a fine reputation for dining, with our highly acclaimed Palatine Dining Restaurant train, where you can enjoy the luxury of Pullman Style dining as the train leisurely travels along the line. Peak Rail believes in the old fashioned values of quality and service and you are guaranteed to be pampered for the duration of your trip, whilst being served a sumptuous Sunday lunch, Cream or Afternoon Tea in our lovingly restored coaches seating a maximum of 79 people with fully licensed bar.

TRAINS OPERATING IN APRIL:  Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th,  Wednesday 11th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, Wednesday 18th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd, Wednesday 25th, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th

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All trains during April will be operated by 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