On Friday 16 February 2018, an East Midlands Trains Class 158 and Class 156 combination formed of unit Nos. 158864 and 156414, pass milepost 174 (from London St. Pancras) at Disley on the Hazel Grove to New Mils South Junction line with the 12.52 (1L11) Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service. The train has just emerged from the Eastern portal of the 1902 Midland Railway Disley Tunnel, which at 2miles 346yards (3535m) long was the second longest tunnel on the former MR system. These services have used this route since 1986 when the MR line was connected to the ex-London and North Western Railway Stockport to Buxton line at Hazel Grove. John Binch
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