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Manchester To Derby Via Buxton

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by dunkrez, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. dunkrez

    dunkrez Member

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    It would perhaps be very impressive to see a modern incarnation of the Midland Railway main line running from Manchester to Derby via Buxton.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buxton_line

    http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/m/monsal_dale/

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derwent_Valley_line

    The route would potentially be stunning to drive passing through Hope Valley, Monsal Dale (and it's viaduct and tunnel), onto the Peak District Derbyshire Dales through Bakewell (more stunning bridges, tunnels a close pass to Haddon Hall), Rowsley (amazing viaduct- http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/bridges/gallery/rowsley.html), then onto Rowsley South, Darley Dale and Matlock (currently the Peak Rail Heritage Line). From Matlock the route would continue through the Derwent Valley via Cromford and finally onto Derby to finish.

    It would be simply amazing to see this route constructed and presented in a modern day theme, recreating long gone bridges and stations. I would imagine electrification from Manchester to Hazel Grove, then no OHLE from that point on reflecting real life.

    Anyway, just an idea... beats the cycle trail that it has become :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2019

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