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PRA Meetings Postponed

PRA meetings have been postponed:

  • Chesterfield Branch  –  Tuesday 17 March  –  Ken Horan
  • Derwent Valley Branch  –  Tuesday 24 March  –  Ken Grainger
  • Sheffield Branch  –  Mon 6 April  –  Paul Shackcloth
  • Buxton Branch – Thursday 9 April – Gavin Lake

Britain’s Lost Railways

First episode of “Britain’s Lost railways” Series 2 will be on Channel 5 at 8p.m. on Sunday 9th February.  The first episode is on Derbyshire and some of it was filmed on Peak Rail.

September Shunters

Twice a year, in the Spring and Autumn the shunters over in the shunters yard here at Peak Rail come out to play.  The shunters are owned by the Heritage Shunters Trust and it really was a pleasure to see these old work horses out grabbing a bit of exercise in the early autumn sunshine.

Mixed Traffic and Weather

It was a good turn out for the Mixed Traffic Gala on the weekend of the 10th and 11th August despite the weather being a bit unpredictable.

Amazing Mazda Event

What do you call a gathering of MX5s. Well on the 21st July at Peak Rail’s Rowsley South Picnic Area you could have gone for Amazing, Mesmerising, either way it’s an impressive sight to see 50+ Mazda MX5s from all eras,

Black Five Booked for 2020

We are sorry to say that Black Five “The Sherwood Forester” is unable to get the routed clearance to attend our Mixed Traffic Gala on 10th/11th August, 2019, but there is some good news, the engine has been booked for our Gala in 2020.

PRA Buxton Branch News

On the 19th June a meeting was held in Buxton organized by the Peak Railway Association to test the level of support in the town for the re-establishment of a Buxton Branch of the Association.

Lotus Swarm at Peak Rail

On June 23rd 2019, Peak Rail played host to hundreds of Lotus cars at the Northwood showground at Rowsley South and what a marvellous spectacle it turned out to be.

Palatine Restaurant Car Operating Dates

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

Steam Experience Operating Calendar

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
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


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.