Then & Now the Monsal Trail

Then & Now the Monsal Trail : & the Railway from Matlock to Buxton

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The railway from Matlock to Buxton was the jewel in the crown for the Midland Railway. When it closed during the Beeching cuts of the 1960s there was much criticism. Since then the route has been taken over by walkers and climbers.The disused railway line formally became the Monsal Trail in 1982, secured for the public by the Derbyshire Dales District Council. Since 1975, Peak Rail have slowly gained momentum in their attempt to rebuild the line. In 2011 the tunnels were opened to the public.In this book you are taken from the present back in time to compare how the scenes have changed since the demise of the railway and how the land has been reused today. This has been made possible by the excellent photographs of E.R. Morten, a Buxton based dentist, who took many photographs on the line during the 1950s and 1960s.The book featured on Julia Bradbury's Railway walks on the BBC.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 148.59 x 210.06 x 5.59mm | 176.9g
  • Createspace Independent Pub
  • English
  • 150773087X
  • 9781507730874