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Chapel Milton Viaduct and Line of Proposed A6, 1982

The Peak Forest Tramway was one of the earliest mineral railways in Britain to link with an inland waterways system and to use iron rails. It opened in 1796 and linked the vast quarries at Doveholes with the Bugsworth Canal Basin, six miles to the north east - a route engineered by Benjamin Outram, who successfully overcame the challenges posed by the north Derbyshire landscape, including construc…