Dowlow Halt railway station


Dowlow Halt railway station
Dowlow Halt
Location
Place Brierlow Bar
Area Derbyshire
Coordinates 53°13′05″N 1°52′22″W / 53.2180°N 1.8727°W / 53.2180; -1.8727Coordinates: 53°13′05″N 1°52′22″W / 53.2180°N 1.8727°W / 53.2180; -1.8727
Grid reference SK086690
Operations
Original company Cromford and High Peak Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1894 Opened
1 Nov.1954 Closed
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Dowlow Halt was opened in 1894 at Dowlow, near to Brierlow Bar to the south east of Buxton, Derbyshire on the London and North Western Railway line to Ashbourne and the south.

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History

The line 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.

After leaving Hindlow the line began to climb at 1 in 60 through Hindlow Tunnel to Brigg's Sidings and its summit at Dowlow Halt. 1,260 feet (380 m) at the summit, this was the highest main line in England at the time. From Dowlow Halt the line travelled downhill at a gradient of 1 in 60 to Hurdlow.

Brigg's Sidings served Messrs. Briggs and the Dowlow Lime and Stone Company (later Steetley, then Redland Aggregates).

The halt itself was unstaffed with two short stone platforms and without buildings, since it was initially used by workmen's trains for the nearby works. It was opened for public services in November 1929. Passenger services on the line finished in 1954.

One section still exists, serving Buxton Lime Industries, and terminating a short distance further on at the Lafarge Dowlow sidings.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Jacobs, G., ed (2005). Railway Track Diagrams Book 4: Midlands and North West. Trackmaps. Bradford-on-Avon. 

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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