Northern Lines

Buxton to Stockport

inluding Chinley and Peak Forest

by Paul Shannon

The Peak District in beautiful Derbyshire was a source of much rail revenue from tourism.

Another important income came from underground, in the form of limestone.

The variety of trains used for these traffics are extensively illustrated, not to mention the suburban activity.



'Author/photographer Paul Shannon applied his expert local knowledge to a review of a couple of routes radiating from south Manchester, which interlocks well with recent Middleton Press volumes on this area. The captions make it particularly good... Yet another good Middleton read.'
(Steam World, Issue 388, October 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)

[Review covering both Uttoxeter to Buxton and Buxton to Stockport:]
'The 96 pages contain 120 black and white photographs taken at different times in the line's history together with copies of Railway Clearing House maps, timetables, facsimiles of tickets and a route elevation plan. The photogaphs, which come from widely sourced collections, are clearly captioned and detailed.'
(National Railway Museum Review, No.170, Winter 2019/2020)

'Once again an enjoyable read and an informative one if you are not familiar with the lines in question.'
(The Railway Observer, Vol.90, No.1093, March 2020)

Book Details

Paul Shannon
Vic Mitchell
Northern Lines
Middleton Press Ltd
27 July 2019
240 x 174 mm
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Buxton 1-10, 44-57
Topley Pike 11-12
Peak Forest Junction 13-14
Tunstead 15-20
Great Rocks Junction 21-24
Peak Forest for Peak Dale 25-27
Peak Forest 28-34
Chapel en le Frith Central 35-36
Chinley 37-43
Fairfield Halt 58
Dove Holes 59-64
Chapel en le Frith South 65-68
Shallcross Goods 69-70
Whaley Bridge 71-75
Furness Vale 76-79
New Mills Newtown 80-85
Disley 86-90
Middlewood Lower 91-93
Middlewood 94-97
Hazel Grove 98-101
Woodsmoor 102-103
Davenport 104-111
Stockport Edgeley 112-117
Stockport 118-120