The Derbyshire Main Line – The Midland Railway Through The Peak District.
One of Britain’s famed routes closed in 1968 and almost sadly forgotten along with the trains that ran over it, is now splendidly re-created in this new and exciting dvd.
For the first time ever this dvd portrays one of Britain’s most scenic railway lines at work, that of the former Midland Main Line through the Peak District of Derbyshire between Derby and Manchester.
For just over one-hundred years the route from Ambergate via Matlock to Chinley and Manchester was a principle main line carrying heavy freight traffic over the long, steep gradients, as well as passenger trains linking London St Pancras with Manchester and Liverpool.
Famous named trains, such as ‘The Palatine’ and Midland Pullman, graced the scenic splendour of the routes which the Midland Railway heavily promoted.
This dvd is the first to comprehensively portray the route and its trains, with the viewer being taken on a ‘journey’ between Derby, Buxton and Chinley with a diverse range of cine material depicting passenger and freight, plus the occasional unusual scene.
This is interspersed with recent footage of a cab ride from Derby to Matlock and beyond, on the Peak Railway’s newly operated section.
Produced by - Kingfisher / Railway Recollections
Running time - 55 Minutes Approx.