Country Railway Routes

Ambergate to Buxton

including the Peak Railway

by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith

The high level limestone offers superb scenery and is in many of the views enclosed herein.

It has thus generated much passenger traffic and also the present Monsal Trail on the track bed.

Stone traffic is also included, with a variety of locomotives.



'To say that the photographic coverage is extensive is a bit of an understatement, because it really is phenomenal...
   Thoroughly recommended for all of those who are interested in the lines in this beautiful part of England, especially those building models of them.'
(British Railway Modelling, September 2019)

'Middleton's ever-expanding library of regional railway histories has found its way to the much-loved - and much-missed - Midland Railway (MR) main line between Ambergate and Buxton... The book features a wide range of Midland, LMS and BR traction - steam and diesel - with a fascinating mix of passenger and goods traffic that once flowed through the valleys and gorges of the White Peak.'
(The Railway Magazine, September 2019)

'The great strength and value of these books is the visual coverage of the locations along the route in photographs and maps. These make the book a valuable quick reference when one wants to know what a particular location, or locations, on the route looked like.'
(The Journal of the Signalling Record Society, No. 196, Winter 2019)

'Regular readers will know by now that I always find the [Middleton Press] volumes of interest, partly because of the historical timetables and tickets shown and the fascinating images.'
(PHF, Railway Observer, September 2019, Vol.89, No.1087)

'[This] is recommended reading to any who have some knowledge or who wish to learn about this railway through the Peak District.'
(NRM Review, Autumn 2019)

[Review on Ambergate to Buxton and Buxton to Stockport:]
'As always, if you have even a passing interest in the locations covered, these books are a value for money purchase for your bookshelf.'
(SLS Journal, September/October 2019, No.919, Volume 95)


Book Details

Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Country Railway Routes
Middleton Press Ltd
31 May 2019
17 March 2021
240 x 174 mm
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Monsal Dale FC, 58-65
Ambergate 1-5
Whatstandwell 6-9
Cromford 11-15
Matlock Bath 16-20
Matlock 22-28
Darley Dale 31-35
Rowsley 37-44
Bakewell 46-50
Hassop 51-54
Great Longstone for Ashford 55-57
Millers Dale 69-77
Buxton 82-101
Buxton (Peak Rail) 102-105
Rowsley South (Peak Rail) 106-110
Darley Dale (Peak Rail) 111-115
Matlock Riverside (Peak Rail) 116-117
Matlock (Peak Rail) 118-120