Here is a five-part guide to the history of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: from its origin as a commercial tactic, through its days as the Milk & Honey Line to its decline and near-death before being revived as a community project and successful heritage and community railway.
Part One: The Wirksworth Branch 1867: Shin-Kicking Capitalism
Part Two: The Next 75 years: Ascent Then Gradual Decline
Part Three: The British Railways Years
Part Four: From British Rail to WyvernRail