Signalling on the Line

This department is responsible for the maintenance and construction of Peak Rail’s signalling and signalboxes.

Presently the railway has four signal boxes, Church Lane (ex Gorsey Bank, Wirksworth), Darley Dale (new build a replica LMS ground level cabin) which controls the adjacent level crossing as well as Matlock Riverside (ex Luffenham Junction) used for services that terminate before Matlock, and Rowsley (ex Bamford) which will control the locomotive shed and yard exit once it has been commissioned. The signalboxes use a mixture of recovered mechanical signalling equipment from locations on the eastern and midland regions. Darley Dale is equipped with a 7 lever knee type frame whilst Church Lane has a 15 lever Liverpool and Manchester signalling company frame.

Matlock Riverside has a 30 lever 4 ½ standard frame and Rowsley has the only working example of a wire driven turnover frame (partly ex Barrow Hill South Junction) with drive equipment from Sandy ex BR.

There is a variety of traditional upper and lower quadrant midland signalling upon the railway together with two token and staff key controlled single line sections and an absolute block passing loop section at Darley Dale.

Palatine Restaurant Car Operating Dates

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OPERATING TIMETABLE: APR - SEP 2019 & APR 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
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
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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.