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The Steeple Grange Light Railway is a volunteer-operated 18-inch gauge line near Wirksworth in Derbyshire.  It is built on the trackbed of the Killer’s Branch of the old Cromford and High Peak Railway, now the High Peak Trail.   Motive power is provided by ex-industrial diesel, petrol, and battery-electric locomotives, and passengers are carried in old manriders once used to convey miners below ground.   When you visit the railway you can enjoy a unique 25-minute round-trip train ride up our main line to Middleton, passing through dramatic limestone cuttings, together with a shorter trip along our branch line into Steeplehouse Quarry.  On most days operating days volunteers are on hand to answer questions about the local railways and show visitors the fossils to be found in the area. 

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