Speeding through Chinley with a Manchester Piccadilly service on 18th April 1973 is a 1961 built BRC&W built class 110 'Calder Valley' 3 car dmu set. These units were an updated version of the class 104 but powered by the much more powerful Rolls Royce C6NFLH engines , two per driving car and designed for the route they were built for, the Lancashire & Yorkshire mainline, hence the nickname 'Calder Valley'. Andrew J Crowther.
Chinley With the set of tracks on the right at this time being recently taken out of use, a Lincoln allocated Derby 1956 built class 114 dmu is approaching Chinley station, working a New Mills Central-Sheffield local service through the Hope Valley. 18th April 1973. Andrew J Crowther.
Two Class 114 sets pass Chinley North Junction on 08/04/1977 with a Manchester-Cleethorpes service. The front unit retains overall BR blue and is unrefurbished, whilst the rear unit is in Refurbished livery of white with blue band. Scan of a 6x6cm slide by Barrie Watkins. Graeme Phillips Collection.
A Class 124 Trans-Pennine DMU at Chinley North Junction - 19th February, 1980. Arnie Furniss.
Class 123 Swindon Inter-City DMS(L) E52103 is leading the 12:12 Cleethorpes - Manchester Piccadilly towards Chinley North Junction, 27/7/1980. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Reflections on Ernie Nield. Ernie started his railway career at Macclesfield in the dim and distant past when there was a depot there. You can tell by his face that he was of a cheery disposition. Taken through the window of the driver's compartment of DMU 56116 in April 1982, somewhere near Chinley, on our way back home to Guide Bridge from route learning at Toton. This used to be the first class compartment on this unit, it's full of first class railwaymen here! Arnie Furniss.
Class 124 51960 leads a Hull - Manchester service through Chinley on the 28th April 1984. Originally operated as 6 car sets, this was the final formation with a 124 at one end and a 123 at the other. Mike Dean.
One of Buxton's allocated 3-car class 108 dmu's (unusually with a 101 center Car) is seen operating Peak Rail Rambler's Sunday only Buxton-Edale-Buxton service, which did about 3 return trips is seen rounding the curve at Chinley East Junc, heading towards Sheffield on the Hope Valley line on the 5th July 1987. The line the train is on is the freight only spur that leads to the quarries in the Buxton area. Andrew J Crowther.
Class 108 M54246+M53982 at Chinley on the 25th April 1988 wirh a Manchester Piccadilly-Sheffield service. Kevin Law.
55991 hauling 93307 on 3E26, 17:57 Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds at Chinley, 24-6-89. Kevin Dowd.
A number of these 1958 Gloucester built Class 122 single units saw service as route learners, this one TDB975023 ex 55001 is seen rounding the curve at Chinley East Junc, heading towards Sheffield on the Hope Valley line on the 28th July 1990. The line in the foreground is the freight only spur that leads to the quarries in the Buxton area. This unit is now preserved and resides on the East Lancs Railway at Bury. Andrew J Crowther.
101654 54408 + 51800 on the 10:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield at Chinley, 7-9-94. Kevin Dowd.
101651 54379 + 53201(nearest) on the 18:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield at The Wash (Chinley), 23-6-95 Kevin Dowd.
101653 (51463 + 54358) on 5H66, the 19:53 ECS Chinley to Stockport C.S. at Chinley Nth Jct, 25-7-95. Kevin Dowd.
101677 51496 + 51179 at Chinley East Junction on the 19:15 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly, 2-8-95. Kevin Dowd.
101682 (51505 + 53256) on the 10:15 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly at Wash (Chinley) 28-2-96. Kevin Dowd.
L840 (53322 + 53311) on the 12:15 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly at Wash (Chinley), 13-5-96. Kevin Dowd.
101676 (51803 + 51205) on the 12:15 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly at Chinley East Junction, 14-5-96. Kevin Dowd.
101676 (51205 + 51803) on the 10:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield at Chinley East Junction, 14-5-96. Kevin Dowd.
101659 (54352 + 51213) on the 17:14 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly at Wash (Chinley), 13-6-96. Kevin Dowd.