Hindlow railway station

Hindlow railway station was opened in 1894 near to Hindlow gbmapping|SK086690 near King Sterndale to the south east of Buxton, Derbyshire on the LNWR line to Ashbourne and the south.

It utilised part of the Cromford and High Peak Railway (which ran from Whaley Bridge to Cromford) joining it at Hindlow and proceeding to a branch to Ashbourne at Parsley Hay

Like all the stations on the line the platforms and buildings were of timber construction. Passenger services on the line finished in 1954 and the station removed in 1966.

The line itself had been opened in 1892 at the time when the C&HPR line to Whaley Bridge was closed. Just before the station there was a junction to a stub of the old line which continued to serve the Hillhead branch. The junction was known as the Buxton and High Peak Junction, not to be confused with High Peak Junction at the other end of the C&HPR near Cromford.

After a fairly easy stretch of 1 in 330 from Beswick's Sidings, the line bgan to climb again at 1 in 60 through Hindlow Tunnel to the summit at Brigg's Sidings and Dowlow Halt

At Hindlow was a sidings for Ryan, Somerville and Company, and another for W.Spencer and Company (later Buxton Lime Firms Ltd.) These were two of the many lime works served by this stretch of line, which covered everything with a patina of white powder which on many photographs from this era is mistaken for snow.

This section still exists, serving the lime works at Dowlow. [Jacobs, G., (Ed.) (2005) "Railway Track Diagrams Book 4: Midlands and North West," Bradford-on-Avon: Trackmaps]

ee also

* Cromford and High Peak Railway

References

Bibliography

* Bentley, J.M., Fox, G.K., (1997) "Railways of the High Peak: Buxton to Ashbourne (Scenes From The Past series 32)," Romiley: Foxline Publishing


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