Monday, 4 July 2016


TPE Turbostar caught at Great Rocks Jcn.

I was lucky enough to be passing Great Rocks Junction yesterday as a 6-car Turbostar pootled up to the signalbox to claim the token for the line onwards towards Tunstead Quarry. It made a change from the limestone trains on this freight-only line in the Derbyshire Peak District. Indeed, I have to remind myself every time I pass here that this used to be the main Midland Rly route for London-Manchester expresses...

Incidentally, the train was a Branch Line Society railtour form Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes, taking in lots of rare track on the way. 

1 comment:

  1. I have a Railscene video of that place in 1986 and it looked quite different complete with the station building but videoed in the winter time.
    Roy Sage.


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