Country Railway Routes

Cromford and High Peak


ISBN:978 1 910356 35 7
First Published:19 October 2019
Authors:Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history



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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.



'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)

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

High Peak Junction 1-3
Cromford Wharf 4-16
Sheep Pasture 17-29
Steeplehouse 30-31
Middleton 32-43
Hopton 44-55
Longcliffe Goods 56-59
Minninglow 60-66
Friden 67-72
Parsley Hay 73-79
Hurdlow 80-86
Hindlow 87-88
Harpur Hill 89-91
Grin Branch 92-93
Ladmanlow 94-101
Shallcross 102
Whaley Bridge 103-107
Steeple Grange Light Railway 108-120

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