As well as carrying the stone, passenger coaches were also available; but fbb has, as yet, found to record of any timetable! In fact the coaches were probably used for "works outings", in a similar fashion to other reservoir projects in the Stocksbridge area, to the west of Howden and Derwent. More information from blog readers would be appreciated.
Tomorrow's blog charts the demise of the two villages of Ashopton and Derwent, demolished and inundated by the dammed waters of the third, Ladybower, reservoir. We also look at bus services then and (on Tuesday) how they have developed in recent years.
In these days of cut-backs and consequent service withdrawals, our reader may be surprised at what the fat bloke reveals.
Next blog : Monday September 26th
** P.S. These still-occupied properties, near Padley Chapel at Grindleford Station, are former quarry workers' huts.