Dowlow Halt railway station
|Original company||London and North Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1920||Opened for workmen|
|4 Nov 1929||Opened to public|
|1 Nov 1954||Closed|
|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.
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.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Hindlow||Cromford and High Peak Railway||Hurdlow|
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