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Buxton Midland Station Derbyshire August 1968 | by loose_grip_99
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Buxton Midland Station Derbyshire August 1968

I apologize for this poor photograph but unfortunately it's my only record of the Midland Railway's Buxton station on the left from what was the country end. It was the twin of the LNWR station seen on the right behind & both had beautiful fan windowed end walls. The Midland station closed in 1967 and the tracks have already been lifted.

 

I came here on a railway day excursion from Thorne South in 1958 with my parents and although not a railway enthusiast I remember very well the station & its dark roofed interior. We came through Sheffield Midland which I also clearly remember because of the high stone wall by the platform but of the spectacular journey through the Peak District via Millers Dale or of the many steam engines on route I have no memory whatsoever.

 

Today I would be standing by a busy ring road because it has all been swept away.

 

Fortunately the London North Western station still survives but unfortunately without the overall roof that can be seen here in the background.

 

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Taken on February 28, 2004