DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF STEAM AND EXPERIENCE A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Whether it’s simply a nostalgic journey back to a bygone age or a discovery of the sights and sounds for very first time of a steam or diesel locomotive Peak Rail welcomes you to experience the thrill of our preserved railway whilst travelling through the delightful Derbyshire countryside.

The line forms part of the old Midland Railway line between Manchester Central and London St Pancras which was closed in 1968. We currently operate on approximately 4 miles between Rowsley South Station and Matlock Platform 2.

As well as our normal train journeys, there is something for everyone to enjoy, luxury dining is available on our Palatine Restaurant Car which offers Sunday Lunches, Christmas Lunches, Afternoon or Cream Teas and operates on various days during the year.

A whole host of various special events take place throughout the year perfect for all the family or enthusiast.

Why not treat yourself or a family member to one of our very popular Steam Experience driving courses.

We hope to greet you as a visitor during 2019 – you are assured a friendly Derbyshire Welcome.

WHAT’S ON TODAY

NEXT TRAINS

Join us for Christmas and a Special Santa Train Ride

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This December Santa makes a return to Peak Rail for our Santa and Steam Specials.

Trains run on each weekend throughout December with two extra dates in the final week before Christmas – 23rd and 24th (Christmas Eve).

This is always a very popular event and booking is essential – our booking form will be available shortly.

Click to find out more about our
Santa and Steam Train Ride Specials

Booking is essential
Download our Santa Special Booking Form

Our 2019 Santa Special trains are filling up fast – the following is a list of remaining time slots

Saturday 7th December

10.30am (available)
12.05pm (available)
1.40pm (available)
3.15pm (available)

Sunday 8th December

10.30am (limited seats)
12.05pm (limited seats)
1.40pm (available)
3.15pm (available)

Saturday 14th December

10.30am (limited seats)
12.05pm (available)
1.40pm (available)
3.15pm (available)

Sunday 15th December

10.30am (FULL)
12.05pm (FULL)
1.40pm (FULL)
3.15pm (limited seats)

Saturday 21st December

10.30am (limited seats)
12.05pm (limited seats)
1.40pm (limited seats)
3.15pm (limited seats)

Sunday 22nd December

10.30am (FULL)
12.05pm (FULL)
1.40pm (FULL)
3.15pm (FULL)

Monday 23rd December

10.30am (available)
12.05pm (available)
1.40pm (available)
3.15pm (available)

Tuesday 24th December

10.30am (FULL)
12.05pm (limited seats)
1.40pm (limited seats)
3.15pm (limited seats)

Due to the large amount of telephone calls we are experiencing for Santa Bookings you may find it difficult in getting through on the telephone.

If this is the case please email us at peakrail@peakrail.co.uk giving us your telephone number and requirements and we will call you back.

Christmas Lunch Dining at Peak Rail

Christmas Lunches now fully booked!

Looking for something really special for Christmas Lunch this year.

Why not booking one of our Christmas Lunches on our Steam Train Specials, which run on Sundays throughout December.

This is always a popular event, booking is essential.

Find out more on our Christmas Lunch page.
Christmas Lunch on a Steam Train

Booking is essential
Download our Christmas Lunch on a Steam Train Booking Form

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Looking for an extra special Christmas Present?

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Gift Vouchers Now Available from Peak Rail

Drive and Fire a Steam Locomotive

  • 1 hour course for £130.00
  • 2 hour course fo £225.00

Restaurant Car

  • Sunday Lunch on the train = £30 per person
  • Afternoon Tea  on the train = £19.50
  • Cream Tea on the train = £15.50

Call 01629 580381 or

Contact Peak Rail

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NEWS

Palatine Restaurant Car Operating Dates

Palatine Restaurant 2019 including Christmas Lunches now FULLY BOOKED

Steam Experience Operating Calendar

Further dates will be added early in 2020

VIEW TRAIN TIMETABLE
OPERATING TIMETABLE: OCT/NOV 2019, FEB/MAR 2020    
Rowsley South (Depart)1100121413281442
Darley Dale (Arrive)1105121913331447
Darley Dale (Depart)1107122113351449
Matlock Platform 2 (Arrive)1122123613501504
Matlock Platform 2 (Depart)1132124614001514
Darley Dale (Arrive)1147130114151529
Darley Dale (Depart)1149130314171531
Rowsley South (Arrive)1154130814221536
OPERATING TIMETABLE: APR - Apr to Sep 2020     
Rowsley South (Depart)11001214132814421556
Darley Dale (Arrive)11051219133314471601
Darley Dale (Depart)11071221133514491603
Matlock Platform 2 (Arrive)11221236135015041618
Matlock Platform 2 (Depart)11321246140015141628
Darley Dale (Arrive)11471301141515291643
Darley Dale (Depart)11491303141715311645
Rowsley South (Arrive)11541308142215361651
VIEW FULL CALENDAR

Peak Rail Operating Calendar

Please note Peak Rail is only open on the event dates shown.  If a date is blank then Peak Rail is closed and there will be no trains on that day.