Friends of Whaley Bridge Station celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the railway to Buxton

Steve Sharp, RSA at Whaley Bridge Station welcomes customers in his top hat

Exactly 150 years to the day after the London and North Western Railway opened the extension of its line through to Buxton, Friends of Whaley Bridge Station celebrated in period costume.

Friends chat while waiting for the next train. Beyond is the newly rebuilt waiting room on the Manchester platform

The coat of arms of the L&NWR above the station door

For six years the railway had terminated at Whaley Bridge, but on 15th June 1863 the opening of the line through to Buxton took place.

Brian Allerton, whose father had been a driver on the line, shows artefacts to HPBC Leader, Caitlin Bisknell

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