Peak Rail, once part of the Midland Railway's line from Manchester Central to London St. Pancras, is now home to a collection of steam and diesel locomotives, carriages and wagons of a bygone era. Some 43 years ago, Matlock station and the line north to Buxton and Manchester were closed under the orders of Beeching. However, on the 2nd July 2011 at 11.00 am a Peak Rail steam hauled passenger train pulled into the station marking the culmination of many years' work and the beginning of a new era. And now, on the 27th of May 2012 the first rail tour visits Peak Rail.
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