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One of Britain’s most scenic lines at work – the former Midland Main Line through the Peak District between Derby and Manchester. Travel between Derby, Buxton and Chinley with a diverse range of cine material depicting passenger and freight and capturing famous named trains. This is interspersed with recent footage of a cab ride from Derby to Matlock.
This is your chance to relive this famous route, which closed in 1968, For just over one-hundred years the route from Ambergate via Matlock to Chinley and Manchester was a principal 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.