Railways of the High Peak - Buxton to Ashbourne (Scenes from the Past: 32)
In this latest work, a lesser known line over the Peak, from Buxton to Ashbourne, is given a much required closer look. It could not claim like the Midland to be a main trunk route from north to south and its closure aroused little public concern as its passenger service has ceased many years before and subsequently nobody seemed to notice the departure of a few daily goods trains. Yet, when it operated, it provided a direct route to Uttoxeter via Ashbourne, joining The Chumet Valley line at Rocester and the Crewe to Derby tine at Uttoxeter, thus enabling southbound limestone traffic from the catchment area to travel south instead of the drearfully indirect ways now used. The track bed, now part of the Tissington Trail, along which thousands of people each year walk of cycle from from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne, might even now still be a railway. relieving the car infested Dove and Manifold valleys of much of the unwanted traffic problems.
Softback, 120 pages, black & white and colour photographs
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