Dowlow Halt railway station

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Dowlow Halt
Location
Place Dowlow
Area High Peak
Coordinates 53°12′27″N 1°50′53″W / 53.2076°N 1.8480°W / 53.2076; -1.8480Coordinates: 53°12′27″N 1°50′53″W / 53.2076°N 1.8480°W / 53.2076; -1.8480
Grid reference SK102678
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1920 Opened for workmen
4 Nov 1929 Opened to public
1 Nov 1954 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Dowlow Halt was opened in 1920 between Dowlow (hill now largely quarried away) and Greatlow to the south east of Buxton, Derbyshire on the London and North Western Railway line to Ashbourne and the south.

History[edit]

The line utilised part of the Cromford and High Peak Railway (which ran from Whaley Bridge to Cromford) joining it near 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.[2]

Route[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Hindlow   Cromford and High Peak Railway   Hurdlow
  Ashbourne Line
LNWR
 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Jacobs, G., ed. (2005). Railway Track Diagrams Book 4: Midlands and North West. Trackmaps. Bradford-on-Avon. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bentley, J.M., Fox, G.K., (1997) Railways of the High Peak: Buxton to Ashbourne (Scenes From The Past series 32), Romiley: Foxline Publishing