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Express passenger train crossing the railway viaduct, Monsal Dale, 1950s
From collection of F H Brindley
Brindley, F H
About this image
Looking south-west from Monsal Head. The Up (southbound) train is most likely an express from Manchester Central to London St Pancras, and is headed by an ex-London Midland & Scottish Railway 'Jubilee' Class 6P 4-6-0 locomotive, a type first introduced in 1934.
The British Railways carmine and cream livery carried by the coaches indicates this view was taken after Nationalisation in 1948.
The 'Peak' line between Matlock and Millers Dale (Peak Forest Junction) via Monsal Dale was closed in 1968 and most of it now forms the Monsal Trail.