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Review of Peak Rail

Peak Rail
Ranked #15 of 46 things to do in Matlock
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I visited this place I was on a caravan holiday in the peak district. the staff were friendly and were helpful, I will visit this place if I ever go stay in the peak district again.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jamiekinderson
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

A great Sunday lunch in lovely LMS dining coach. Service and food were very good and it made a lovely birthday celebration with friends. Well done Peak Rail.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank weekender17
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful day out on the railway with the whole family. Great value as kids free certain days in August, two dogs - free so just had to pay for us and grandparents. Could get on and off as many times as you wanted. Stopped at Darley Dale for lunch and after a lovely walk through the park found a delicious deli for lunch - Darley Deli, which was a true gem.

Will definitely visit again! Great steam train.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Libby B
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

What a great experience! Two whole hours of uninterrupted hands on experience. Each of the workings of the loco were explained, and shown up close, and then hands on driving up and down the line and in and around various sidings.

Nothing was too much trouble for either the driver or the fireman. All questions were answered by this very knowledgeable and friendly pair. I got to shovel coal and feed water into the boiler as well as drive backwards and forwards up and down the line and into the shed sidings. A quick tour of the shed was included so I could see the locos currently being preserved.

As well as the workings of the loco, points and signals operation were also explained along with the use of tokens for single line working and how they are used to unlock points frames.

If you want a real hands on experience with just you and the crew for an uninterrupted 2 hours of hugely interesting fun then this one is definitely for you. At the end of my time my wife, daughter-in-law and 2 very excited grandchildren joined us and we had as may trips up and down the line from Rowsley to Matlock as we wanted at no extra charge.

Brilliant. Highly recommended for train buffs and big kids!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Loved it me, my toddler and family great day out loved you can pop on and off anytime. Great staff so friendly and really was fantastic day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GgFord1991
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