LAST STOP, BUXTON: End of an era for steam passenger services

The final steam passenger service arrives at Buxton Midland station.
The final steam passenger service arrives at Buxton Midland station.

The arrival of the last passenger steam train into Buxton exactly 50 years ago this week marked the end of an era for rail travel in the area.

And it was to be followed days later by the closure of the Buxton Midland to Millers Dale line. Here we look back through the archives to see how the news was reported.