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|The Railways of Derbyshire, 1903|
Here is a sketch map, "The Railways of Derbyshire", from an early twentieth century guide and shows the date it was drawn as 1903 (see corner, bottom right). The map,which is just inside the guide's front cover, is in two halves and is described by the author, J. Charles Cox, as the Index map. The way the volume is glued does not, unfortunately, allow the book to be totally flat when scanned.
It is interesting to see just how many railway lines criss-crossed the county before the first war. Up until the Beeching years, when many lines that didn't pay their way were scrapped, people could travel from Matlock and Matlock Bath, up through Rowsley, and then on to Miller's Dale, Chinley and New Mills before carrying on to Manchester Central station. In the west of the county the train would take vistors from Ashbourne and all points south up to Tissington to see the Well Dressings.
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 From: Cox, John Charles, (1915, 2nd edition, revised), "Derbyshire" - Illustrated by J. Charles Wall, Methuen & Co., London. First edition published in 1903.