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Cromford and High Peak
by RAIL and TRAIL
by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
This unusual route began as a link between canals east and west of the Pennine Peaks, which were too high for boats. It only ever carried goods regularly, due to the steep gradients and cable-worked inclines. Herein are answers to the trail walker’s many questions.
[Review on Scunthorpe to Doncaster, Uttoxeter to Buxton and Cromford & High Peak]
'The quality inherent in this encyclopaedic series does not diminish as the new titles continue to appear and these three are no exception. That they are worth buying if you have an interest in the subject, or the specific geographic area covered, hardly needs to be said. The look and feel of each book is similar, like wearing your most comfortable pair of slippers.'
(John New – SLS Journal, November/December 2019, no. 920, vol. 95)
'Middleton Press's latest picture book (they are currently appearing at a prolific rate) takes us to every Cromford & High Peak Railway location between the exchange sidings at High Peak Junction at the southern end to Whaley Bridge...
Much of the CHPR alignment now forms the High Peak Trail, and Middleton Incline Engine House has also been preserved. If you go there - and you won't regret it - make sure you take this book with you.'
(Steam World, Issue 390, December 2019)
- Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
- Country Railway Routes
- Middleton Press Ltd
- 19 October 2019
- 240 x 174 mm
- 96 Pages
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history
|High Peak Junction||1-3|
|Steeple Grange Light Railway||108-120|