All aboard! What are your memories of this scenic former rail line that served the Peak District?

The Peak District line which ran from Buxton to Matlock on the may only be a distant memory now but relive the glory days and the final day of this wonderful service.

Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 4:07 pm
Passengers and guard Sabino Bellicoso on the last ever train from Buxton's Midland station. The return journey from Millers Dale was the last train to leave that station and the last to arrive at Buxton Midland in 1967
Passengers and guard Sabino Bellicoso on the last ever train from Buxton's Midland station. The return journey from Millers Dale was the last train to leave that station and the last to arrive at Buxton Midland in 1967

What of your memories of the train services which passed through the hills and dales until it closed in 1967.

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A steam train passes along the Buxton branch of the Midland Railway in Derbyshire, circa 1910

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Ambergate to Buxton, Country Railway Routes: Matlock Station
A local train from Millers Dale entering the Midland Station Buxton
Driver Frank Boulton brings a train into Buxton's Midland station in the week of his retirement in the 1950s
The arrival of the final steam train at Buxton's Midland Station
The last steam train to arrive at Buxton's Midland station is welcomed by hordes of enthusiasts in 1967
The last steam train to arrive at Buxton's Midland station is welcomed by hordes of enthusiasts in 1967
Town Clerk Mr Jones amongst those on the last ever train from Buxton's Midland station in 1967
Guard Sabino Bellicoso waves off the last ever train from Buxton's Midland station in 1967
The last steam train to arrive at Buxton's Midland station is welcomed by hordes of enthusiasts in 1967