Twin terminus stations helped to put Buxton on the railway map, both the Midland and London & North Western Railway stations being side by side.

The Midland line from Millers Dale to Buxton was operated as a branch, with through trains going to Manchester. Motor trains were introduce by the LMS, to avoid having to run around the train. British Railways later introduced DMUs. There were also trains consisting of single through coaches, to be joined to expresses to London St Pancras. Peak Rail has a LMS coach of the type which was used for this service. It may have even seen use here!

©Peter Baughen Stan Roberts Collection

The Midland Station when the line from Matlock to Millers Dale was taken up, the short section into the station was also removed with the line to Millers Dale designated “freight only” from the Tunstead quarries.

Peak Rail still own enough land for a new station at Buxton and the missing bridge, to get from the station onto the old formation, has already been replaced.

Buxton is still served by the former LNWR station, but the Midland station was demolished in xxxx after services to Buxton ceased in 1967.

©Peter Baughen Stan Roberts Collection