Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
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Derby Openday Ectches Park 2014 (page1 of 6)
Open day held at The Etches Park Depot at Derby on Saturday 13th September 2014 to mark 175 years of Derbys railways.
This page has some of the diesel locomotives on display at this event
D8 Penyghent at the Open day held at The Etches Park Depot at Derby on Saturday 13 September 2014.
D8 was named after Pen-y-ghent or Penyghent which is in the Yorkshire Dales. This locomotive is now based at Peak Rail and is painted in the British Railways green and the small yellow warning panel and numbered D8.
D8 Penyghent at the Open Day from the other side
Ten Sulzer Type 4 diesel locomotives were built at the Derby works of British Railways from 1959 to 1960. They later became class 44 under Tops. They were named after British mountains.
D4 Great Gable at the Etches Park Open Day in 2014.
D4 was named after Great Gable which is a mountain in the English Lake District. This locomotive is now based at The Midland Railway at Butterly. This locomotive is painted in the British Railways green with no yellow warning panels as it would have been when new.
Derby station is a major hub on the railway network. It was the headquarters of The Midland Railway be for the LMS and later BR took over.
Today (2015) East Midland Trains run the trains to London and Northwards to Sheffieldand. East Midland Trains also run trains to trains to Nottingham Lincoln and the east as well as to Birmingham and Cardiff. It also runs the trains to Matlock.
Cross Country trains from Edinburgh and Newcastle and to south from Bristol and Penzance, also use Derby station.
Page uploaded 28/3/2020
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