Derby Works

Derby Works

The Derby railway works, comprised a number of British manufacturing facilities designing and building locomotives and rolling stock in Derby, UK. The first of these was a group of three maintenance sheds opened around 1840 behind Derby station. This developed into a manufacturing facility called the "Midland Railway Locomotive Works", known locally as "the loco" and in 1873 manufacturing was split into locomotive and rolling stock manufacture, with rolling stock work transferred to a new facility, "Derby Carriage and Wagon Works".

From its earliest days, it had carried out research and development in a number of areas, and in 1933, the London, Midland and Scottish Railway opened the LMS Scientific Research Laboratory. Around 1964, this became part of a new British Rail Research Division, based in the purpose built Railway Technical Centre which also housed the Department of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (DM&EE) and later the headquarters of BREL.

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... In 1990 the closure of BREL Derby locomotive works was announced ... The locomotive works was mostly demolished, part of the plant was used for bogie production by Bombardier Transportation (Bombardier Derby Pride Park) though identified as a ... The works site, along with the land formerly occupied by Chaddesden sidings and the gas works, was renamed "Pride Park", part of which is occupied by the Derby County ...

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