Wagons in the Peak District
- Paul Harrison
15th May 2023
The high-quality rock strata of the Peak District area of England is a major source of limestone products that have long been transported away in railway wagons. Over the years, many different designs of hoppers, open boxes, covered hoppers and powder tank wagons have been used around the Buxton area. The construction boom of the last decade has seen an increase in railfreight traffic in the area.
This book illustrates the different types of wagons that have been used on freight flows from the Peak District both past and present. Featured here are private owner, leased, and railway-owned wagons that serve the four main rail-served quarries. Some wagons still operate on the same traffic flows, while others have seen converted or new wagons introduced over the past twenty years.
With a terrific selection of photographs each accompanied by an informative caption, Paul Harrison explores the variety of wagons that can be found on the railways of the Peak District.