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Hindlow railway station

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Area  High Peak
July 1856  Opened for passengers
Grid reference  SK086692
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Pre-grouping  London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping  London, Midland and Scottish Railway
June 1833  Station opened for goods
Original company  Cromford and High Peak Railway
Similar  Hurdlow railway station, Parsley Hay railway st, Higher Buxton railway st, Clifton (Mayfield) railway st, Peak Forest railway st

Hindlow railway station was opened for goods in 1833 near to Hindlow near King Sterndale to the south east of Buxton, Derbyshire on the Cromford and High Peak Railway (which ran from Whaley Bridge to Cromford) and the LNWR line to Ashbourne and the south.

History

The Cromford and High Peak Railway goods station opened in 1833. It was opened for passengers in 1856 but closed in 1877.

A new station was opened in 1894 by the LNWR when it built its branch to Ashbourne from a junction at Parsley Hay

At this time 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.

Like all the stations on the line the platforms and buildings were of timber construction. Regular passenger services on the line finished on Saturday October 30, 1954. Occasional special passenger trains used the station until 7 October 1963 when the station was closed completely. The station was removed in 1966.

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.

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

References

Hindlow railway station Wikipedia


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