(Then & Now)
How much has changed in over 20 years! With the launch of this website, I decided to go back to the various locations I had taken all those photographs some twenty years previous, and see how things had changed. Featured below are a selection of photographs 'recreated' in, hopefully, more or less the exact location, or as near as I could possibly get. Trees have grown, buildings have long since been demolished, and new ones added - and the classic locomotives of the era have long since passed into history on the British Rail network. As in the title, my main aim is to view how the locations have changed. It has not been operationally or sometimes physically possible to add modern day trains to the 'now' photographs, however, I have done my best as the situation allows! Click on the location link for detailed texts. This section will be added to as time permits. For anyone like myself, whose never taken a photograph of a train in over two decades, please take a look, as I said, things have changed in over 20 years!
Click on the centre links for texts and larger photos.
Soon to be the southern terminus of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Duffield station was, in its heyday, a busy junction on the Midland Railway with exciting plans for its future. More can be found here, and a 1966 'then' image taken slightly further back from Duffield #3 can be viewed here.
Derby Locomotive Works
On this site here:- Derby Locomotive Works
(For a detailed look at Derby Locomotive Works throughout its history take a look at David Hills website here)
(For a general photographic look at the town of Derby and the County of Derbyshire click here)
Some of the above
photographs were taken on private property and the locations are not accessible
to the general public. No locomotives or stock can now be viewed at the former
Derby Locomotive Works.*
*During 2005 Bombardier Transportation vacated the former Loco works 9 & 7 shops and at the time of writing (April 2006), the buildings were in the process of being demolished. The land, I presume, will now be sold for future development within the Pride Park complex.*
More......Click link below