Cromford & High Peak - Free sampler disc
A free "taster" DVD sampling extracts from the two Cromford & High Peak DVD titles which can be ordered from this website.
This railway ran from Cromford to Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire and was opened in 1831. It originally employed nine inclined planes over which wagons were hauled by stationary steam engines - enabling the line to climb from the valleys of the Derwent and Goyt to the Southern uplands of the Peak District - 1266 feet above sea level. It was also built with some very tight curves to save on engineering works. The line was taken over by the London and North Eastern Railway in 1877 and closed in 1892.
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