Monsal Dale Station (former) :: Shared Description

Monsal Dale station was opened in 1866 by the Midland Railway on its line from Rowsley, extending the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway.
The original intention was merely to have a goods depot to serve the nearby Cressbrook Mill, to be called Cressbrook or Cressbrook Sidings. However a passenger station would also serve the villages of Upperdale and Cressbrook.
The down line and platform was built on a shelf carved in the rock face, while the up was built on wooden trestles over the hillside. The wooden buildings for the latter were obtained from Evesham railway station.
The station closed in 1959, the down platform edge can still be seen, nothing remains of the up platform or timber buildings.
by N Chadwick
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SK1771 : Platform, Monsal Dale Station by N Chadwick
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Created: Sun, 24 Jan 2016, Updated: Sun, 24 Jan 2016

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