Tuesday, 3 June 2014

175 years of train construction in Derby

Bombardier have made an interesting infomercial celebrating the 175th year of train construction in Derby. The Derby works is the only place in the UK that railway trains are designed, manufactured and assembled, and has an assured future with construction of London Underground S stock and new trains for the Crossrail route.


The current works is at a place called Litchurch Lane, which used to be the Midland Railway's carriage and wagon works. The old engine works has been mostly demolished and is now Pride Park, although the original Midland Railway roundhouse in the video above is now a canteen for Derby College.

Hopefully they will continue building trains for another 175 years.

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