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.

No. 72 to Star in Channel 5 Documentary

On the 4th June – a film crew joined Peak Rail to film a series for a Channel 5 series called, “Walking Britain’s Lost Railways” which will be shown in the autumn, with the date still to be announced.

Andrew Wilson Heritage Shunters Gala

The late May Bank Holiday weekend, 25th and 26th, saw one of our special events take place at the shunters yard at Rowsley South.  The event was our first Shunters Gala of the year and was held in memory of the charismatic Andrew Wilson who we sadly lost in 2019.

The event was well attended and there were many shunters on display as well as a few operating on the track ferrying visitors back and forth.  A ticket into the event meant visitors could ride all day, take a look at the shunters in the two sheds owned by the Heritage Shunters Trust, and view the many shunters still laying dorment in the yard, awaiting one day to be repaired and renovated.

Tea and refreshments were on offer all day.

On the other side of the level crossing Peak Rail were running a normal operating service, meaning visitors to the Gala could also take a ride on our train, fronted by our steam locomotive at one end and our diesel locomotive at the other, down to Matlock, where the fair had come to town and there was the Matlock CAMRA beer festival been held at the Matlock Town Football Ground.

At Rowsley South refreshments were on offer as always, and the shops at Rowsley and Matlock were open for visitors.

The Heritage Shunters Trust run two galas each year, so don’t worry if you missed out on your opportunity to see the shunters in action this time, you could always make a date for this year’s other Heritage Shunters Gala to be held on the 7th and 8th September 2019.

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.