Covid-19 and Lockdown Announcements

In attempt to help contain the Coronavirus outbreak Peak Rail have suspended all services until further notice.

PALATINE AND LOCO DRIVER EXPERIENCE

If you have made a booking for the Palatine Restaurant or Driver Experience we will be contacting you.

2020 SPECIAL EVENTS

Some 2020 events have been cancelled.  The list is as follows:

  • TVR Event – Thrills in the Hills
  • Strongman Event
  • Midland Lotus Owners Club
  • The Shunter Hunter Enthusiast Gala

POSTPONED 2020 SPECIAL EVENTS

We have postponed the following events to September dates:

2nd Derbyshire Bus and Beer Event will now be on the 5th September – see more here.
The Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering will now be on the 6th September – see more here.

PEAK RAILWAY ASSOCIATION BLOG

Click here to find our new PRA Blog Page

PEAK RAIL YOUTUBE CHANNEL

We’ve set up a new Youtube Channel and added our first video.

If you have any old footage from past events that you would like us to edit it together and publish on our channel, then please contact us.

View our new channel on YouTube here.

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 2020 – you are assured a friendly Derbyshire Welcome.

WHAT’S ON TODAY

NEXT TRAINS

The Buxton to Ambergate Railway Quiz

The Derwent and Wye Valley Railway Trust and The Peak Railway Association have combined forces to put together a railway quiz in these testing times. However, we hope you have a bit of fun doing it, and that you enjoy the challenge. You may even learn one or two new things about the history of the line, and the organisations invloved in preserving our railway heritage. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of the the Peak Railway Association please click the logo on the Weblinks to get the full details.

David Lathrope (DWVRT) and Roger Hallatt (PRA).

The answers (as we understand them) will be published on Monday 11th May 2020, but if you have any feedback on the quiz for the DWVRT or the PRA, please let us have it at dwvrtrust@gmail.com by Friday 8th May 2020.

For more information and how to get involved with the Peak Railway Association, take a look at the PRA pages on this website.

PRA-quiz

Click the quiz to download it.

Mother’s Day Lunch – 22nd March

This Year, Treat Mum to Something Special

Dine in luxury whilst steaming through the Derbyshire Dales.
All available when you book on our Mothers Day Lunch served onboard in our Palatine Restaurant.

View the Mother’s Day Lunch menu and booking details here…

Join us for Christmas and a Special Santa Train Ride

Our 2019 Santa Special trains are now FULLY BOOKED

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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

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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Explore the Peak Rail Website

Restaurant Car Themed Evenings

Sherwood Forester coming to Peak Rail

8th and 9th August 2020

CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION…

Looking for an extra special 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

Contact Peak Rail

NEWS

Palatine Restaurant Car Operating Dates

The Palatine Restaurant Car ONLY operates on the coloured dates (as shown)

Steam Experience Operating Calendar

VIEW TRAIN TIMETABLE
OPERATING TIMETABLE: MAR and OCT-NOV 2020 and FEB-MAR 2021    
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- SEP 2020 and APR 2021     
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

In attempt to help contain the Coronavirus outbreak Peak Rail have suspended all services until further notice.

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.