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Derby station in 2006
 HST 43087 in Hornby colours
Hornby HST 43087 next to Derby station On Friday 28th July 2006
On Friday 28th July 2006 on made a visit to Derby station. It was a very hot day. The station's overall roof was being repaired. In 2006 Midland Mainline, Virgin Trains Cross Country and Cental trains used Derby station.
Derby station is a major hub on the network. It was the headquarters of The Midland Railway. Midland Mainline was runing trains to London and North to Sheffield in 2006. Central Trains was runing its trains to Nottingham and the east as well as to Birmingham and Cardiff. It also ran trains to Matlock. Virgin Trains Cross Country ran the trains from Edinburgh and Newcastle. Trains run to the south to Bristol and Penzance.
Cross Country has now taken over part of the old Central Trains franchice and also Virgin Cross Country. East Midland Trains has now taken over from Midland Mainline.
Cotswold Rail HST 43070 at Derby
Cotswold Rail HST 43070 was on the other end of the train above at Derby in 2006
Cotswold Rail was a spot hire rail company, between the years 2000 and 2009
Central Trains class 170 509
Central Trains class 170 509 in the bay at Derby station in 2006
Derby station has now been upgraded with new buildings and canopys.
  A very clean East Midland Trains class 153 313 in new Derby station
A very clean East Midland Trains class 153 313 in new Derby station in July 2011.
1978 alongside Derby station still with signals and a class 20 number 20163 on a mixed freight.
In 1978 alongside Derby station, still with its signals, a class 20 number 20163 is on a mixed freight.
 This class 20 was built in 1966 and lasted to 1994

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This website is ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is web site on railways, but it is not just on trains, but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was still  British Rail when I started taken photos.
Today Virgin East Coast East Midland trains and GBRf are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!