More steam on its way
Mar10

More steam on its way

on 18 April the majestic Great Marquess will Thunder through New Mills Newtown between 10-11am The train will be double headed from Manchester to Buxton and return by ex-LNER K4 class 2-6-0 steam locomotive No. 61994 The Great Marquess and B1 Class 4-6-0 No. 61264 or K1 Class 2-6-0 No....

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Electrification for New Mills
Mar09

Electrification for New Mills

Whilst passengers on the Hope Valley line through New Mills Central may well have had enough of the infamous ‘pacer’ trains there is good long term news for those that travel from our second train station over at Newtown. The New Mills Newtown to Manchester line has been prioritised for electrification starting in 2019. The “Tier One” lines should be considered for the next funding cycle of 2019-2024, the task...

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Full steam ahead
Feb14

Full steam ahead

Well we could hardly say it was planned and it is a little bit early to celebrate New Mills 150, but Sunday morning (15 February) at 11:30am a double header steam train will be passing through New Mills onto the Hope Valley Line. You will get fantastic views of it from either platform (stand back from the edge please), but equally good views as it passes under the Heritage Centre (Rock Mill Lane) and then out the other side through...

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The train now standing on platform 1…
Feb12

The train now standing on platform 1…

As part of New Mills celebration of the opening of New Mills Central station on the Hope Valley line (Manchester to Sheffield) 150 years ago there will be  a ‘retro train’ heading up along the Cumbrian coastline on 11 July. The train will have several classes with everything from fine dining through to bring your own picnic and entertainment en route and some free time to explore the City of Carlisle. The exact timing and...

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