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Written by Bevan Price - 05 Nov 2006
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Location notes
The unstaffed station is located in the hamlet of Upper Padley, about 1 mile from Grindleford village, on the scenic Hope Valley line. There are a few houses near the station.
Railway type and traffic
Regular passenger services are all worked by dmus, with Trans Pennine Class 185 or 158, and Central Trains Class 170 or 158, each running hourly on weekdays. In addition, there is a two hourly (hourly on Saturdays) local service, usually worked by Class 142 or 150, with an occasional Class 156.
There is a variety of freight trains, including stone trains from Peak Forest, Tunstead & Dowlow, and cement trains from Earles Sidings.
Environment
The station is located at the western end of Totley tunnel, with wood-covered hills behind the tunnel mouth.
Road directions
Access is by a minor road off the B6521, which links the A6187/A625 (east of Hathersage) with the A623 near Eyam.

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Grindleford map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a small cafe opposite the station, but no other facilities when this is closed.
Public transport
By rail to the station by local services from Manchester Piccadilly or Sheffield.

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Amenities
There is a small cafe opposite the station, but no other facilities when this is closed.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Grindleford

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Photographic notes
The surrounding hills can cause problems with shade. The sun is best placed for eastbound trains until early afternoon. With careful selection of exposure conditions, it is possible to obtain good photographs of westbound trains coming out of the tunnel.


General views - All photographs © Bevan Price unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east

Towards Totley Tunnel.

Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west


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