A (later) Derby Lightweight (M56484, set LT330) and a Cravens set sit in New Mills Central Station Derbyshire in August 1969. This photo looking northwest towards Manchester was taken from the classic GCR latticed footbridge. The station was the junction for the Midland Railway line to New Mills from Millers Dale via Chinley and the Hope Valley line to Sheffield. I had travelled on the soon-to-be-closed branch line to Hayfield & was now waiting for my connection back to Sheffield. By this time the Midland line beyond Millers Dale to Derby was closed. The dmu in the Down platform seemed to be stabled there for quite a while before heading back to Manchester Piccadilly. Pete LG99.
A (later) Derby Lightweight (M56484, set LT330) and a Cravens set (in plain blue livery with small yellow panel) sit in New Mills Central Station Derbyshire in August 1969. Taken from the Up platform waiting room that has since been demolished. Pete LG99.
On 15th April 1973 a "Calder Valley" three car class 110 dmu disappears into New Mills tunnel heading for the Hope Valley line with a service for Sheffield and probably beyond. On the left in the New Mills turn back tunnel as we called it, because it was used to turn back the 2 car dmus back to Manchester is a class 104 dmu, this tunnel is 197 yards long and was only half bricked up at the other end, officially called Hayfield Tunnel and was the start of the 2.5 mile branch to Hayfield which closed to all traffic on 03/01/70. Today the tunnel is trackless but the tunnel mouth is still there, at the other end of the tunnel is the start of the Sett Valley trail which is on the old track bed to Hayfield. Andrew J Crowther.
A "Calder Valley" three car class 110 dmu passes through New Mills Central, heading for the Hope Valley line with a service for Sheffield, on 15th April 1973. Andrew J Crowther.
A class 124 dmu has just passed New Mills Central on a Manchester Piccadilly to Hull service crossing the Goyt Valley, 8/4/82. Stephen Burdett.
A Class 108 set at New Mills Central. Date unknown. Andrew McConnell.
Off loading a healthy number of passengers at New Mills Central are two unidentified Buxton "White Roofed" allocated Derby built class 108 dmu's, having formed a 6 car Summer Sunday only Peak Rail Rambler service from Buxton, this working was normally in the hands of a 3 car unit. 7th July 1985. Andrew J Crowther.
51943 leads this formation arriving into a bustling New Mills Central station on the 4th August 1985. Chris Lings.
Class 108 set no. BX490 formed DMCL 52049 (nearest), TSL 59390 and DMBS 51927 running a Peak Rail Rambler Sunday service (1L94) at New Mills Central on a rainy 14/Sep/1986. Robert Chilton.
Class 104 set N669 (formed of M53454 + M59187 + M53528) arrives at New Mills Central on 10-5-89. Stuart Broome.
N669 (M53528 + M59187 + M53454) waiting to depart New Mills Central with 2H69, the 18:43 to Manchester Piccadilly on 10-5-89. Stuart Broome.
N669 M53528 + M59187 + M53454 arrive at New Mills Central on 2M39, the 12:42 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly, 11-5-89. Kevin Dowd.
CH618 (M53512 + M53431) on 2E46, the 14:40 Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield at New Mills Central, 18-10-89. Kevin Dowd.
CH261 M51906 + M54496 arrive at New Mills Central on 2H60 the 21:30 ex-Manchester Piccadilly, 28-4-90. Kevin Dowd.
CH615 M53534 + M51505 on 2H60, 11:00 ex-Manchester Piccadilly at New Mills Central, 3-5-90. Kevin Dowd.
101678 (53746 + 51210) at New Mills Central on the 11:38 to Manchester Piccadilly, 2/5/92. Gazza Prescott.
101690 53177 + 51435 at New Mills Central on 16:11 to Man Picc, 9-7-93. Kevin Dowd.
The 14:11 to Manchester Piccadilly at New Mills Central on 16/8/93, formed of 101678 (53746 + 51210). Gazza Prescott.
101661 (51463 + 54365) waits to depart New Mills Central on the 20:30 to Manchester Piccadilly, 25-1-00. Kevin Dowd.
101656 (54056 + 51230) at New Mills Central on the 18:46 to Manchester Oxford Rd, 20-7-00. Kevin Dowd.