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Steeple Grange Light Railway

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Steeple Grange Light Railway

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Steeple Grange Light Railway is a narrow gauge railway constructed by enthusiasts to run along the course of two lines which were constructed to serve local quarries near to Middleton by Wirksworth.

The original lines were constructed as normal gauge lines which ran into the 'Killer' quarry and the 'Steeple' quarry from the Cromford and High Peak Railway. These were taken up when the Cromford and High Peak line closed in 1965, but have since been re-laid in narrow gauge.

The railway mainly uses rolling stock from nearby quarries and has diesel, battery electric and petrol locomotives, including the former British Railways 'Horwich' diesel - named after the works where it was once based.

The railway offers short rides along the two tracks it has restored, and is easily accessed from the High Peak Trail - which runs along the track of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway.

Steeple Grange Light Railway
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Steeple Grange Light Railway engines
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Steeple Grange Light Railway train
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Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: SK285553 Click here for Google Maps

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How to get there

By Road:
the B5035 from Cromford to Carsington and Ashbourne goes past the door. Cromford, lies on the A6 Derby-Matlock road. Postcode: DE4 4LS.

By Bus: the R61 and 213 buses from Matlock to Derby and Wirksworth respectively stop nearby

By Train: The nearest rail station is Cromford - 3 km distant
When is it open?

Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to end of September, 12:00 - 17:00, and also Saturdays in July and August.
What does it cost?

A ride costs £4 for an adult, £2 for child, £3 concessions, and £10 for a family ticket

Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary.


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