Midland Main Lines

Derby to Chesterfield

including the Ashover Light Railway

ISBN:978 1 910356 11 1
First Published:18 November 2017
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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The historic route climbs steadily before finally emerging from a long tunnel into a once complex industrial area.

Many fascinating details are revealed, along with the unique 2ft gauge Ashover Light Railway. This had entirely American locomotives for passenger haulage, which lasted only 11 years.



'The story of the Derby to Chesterfield line is told in the usual Middleton Press style, with plenty of good quality black and white photos covering from the late 1890s to the present day, with maps, ticket images, timetables, a line gradient diagram, signal box details and many other items of ephemera. Captions are informative.... the amount of research and detail in Middleton Press books is impressive.'
(The Journal of the Friends of the National Railway Museum, No.162, Winter 2017/18)

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Derby 1-17
Nottingham Road 18-24
Duffield 25-35
Belper 36-43
Ambergate 44-63
Crich Mineral Railways 64-68
Wingfield 69-76
Stretton & Claymills 77-78
Clay Cross79-81
Chesterfield 93-104
Ashover Light Railway 105-120

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