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My wife and I enjoyed a day with Peak Rail on Wednesday 20/02/2019. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the stations and trains and also the upkeep of them both. We were hauled one way by a steam engine and the return by...More
This was our first visit to the railway. We were impressed by the friendliness of everyone here. We could explore the shed area freely and met some of the volunteers working on the restorations who were more than happy to show us around their projects....More
I must admit that I was rather dubious about this trip as such things can easily turn into overpriced,tacky experiences. However, this was none of the above,
We travelled from Rowsley to Matlock and back,it took about one hour as the train made a number...More
the railway is signposted, it does seems like you may have taken a wrong turn but keep following the signs. The platform is spotless and has lots of items to look at whilst you wait for the train also a cafe for drinks and snacks....More
This is not the longest heritage railway but the journey is lovely. The staff are all friendly and the modest ticket price allows unlimited trips between Matlock and Rowsley. We got on in Rowsley ( it has free parking) and went to Matlock, spent the...More
We had a nice time. We boarded the train at Rowsley, and travelled to Matlock. Walked round the town then returned.
Stand very friendly, and the trains were very comfortable.
This is the first time that we have visited, and we will definitely return.
Went as a family of 5, including one 9-yr old. Sitting in the lovely Pullman carriage and having afternoon tea while the train chugged along is a great experience, although pricey (£115 .50). The journey time is 20-30mins, so you go to and fro along...More
We had a lovely tea in the steam train run by peak rail from Rowsley to Matlock and back again.
If you’re booking it’s worth paying for the LMS main carriage rather than the kitchen car as it gives more of a flavour of the...More