Peak Railway Association – Buxton Branch


Thursday 21st November 2019 – Ken Grainger takes a detailed look at the history of the Lynton and Barnstaple railway.

Thursday 12th December 2019 – Graham Nicholas for the A1 Steam Trust will present ‘From Dream to Steam’, the story of 60163 Tornado.

The Buxton Branch meets at the Old Hall Hotel, The Square, Buxton SK176BD which is opposite the Buxton Opera House and next door to the Crescent. The room is available from 7.00pm and the meeting will start at 7.30pm. There is no charge for attendance but we do ask for a minimum donation of £3 to cover our costs for the guest speaker and room hire. There is public ‘pay and display’ parking directly outside the hotel. The main railway station is a 5 minute walk away and there are several bus services.

Further information on the Social Evenings and other Branch activities can be obtained from Gordon Caro on 0129824687 or 07961228322

The main functions of the Buxton Branch are to support the Peak Railway Association by raising funds, volunteering to support the Peak Rail operations and helping to publicising the Railway.

In 2020 it is hoped that a working group can be formed to start a schedule of care and maintenance to the site owned by Peak Rail. This site was part of the terminus to the old Midland Railway line. Some of track bed is still in our ownership along with the bridge over Bridge Street. The platform remains but the site has been partly taken over by vegetation.

We have a keen but small Committee so would welcome an approach from anybody with a small amount of time to spare to help us fulfil our objectives and possibly expand our activities.

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

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

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.