Old Fernilee Railway

In 1833 steam locomotives were introduced on all but the very steepest of sections, but horses were still used for another 30 years. A passenger service was operated on the line between 1874 and 1877 with one through train in each direction per day.

The continuation of the line from Buxton to Whaley Bridge via the Goyt Valley was largely abandoned in the late 1800’s, though the track bed is still visible in many places.

Old Map Fernilee165
Old railway timetable saved on Flickr photo sharing site.
The Youtube video below will take a few moments to load archived by Ian Docwra on Youtube
Volume five of his late father’s 8mm silent cine films – this one is something of a gem, showing the last weeks of the Cromford and High Peak Railway in Derbyshire, in 1967


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