The Anonymous Widower

Is Derby Reading’s Little Sibling?

I was at Derby on Saturday and took these pictures of the station and a couple of the old engines hanging about.

The concept of the station is very similar to that of Reading, that I visited earlier in the week. The bridge is narrower and there are no escalators to the platforms.

As Derby pre-dates Reading by a few years, you could argue that Reading is Derby’s bigger sibling.

But it’s a good design nonetheless! Like Reading it has good facilities on the wide platforms.

The big diesel is 37425, which is a Class 37 and although owned by the Class 37 Locomotive Group, it appears to be pulling some form of engineering train for Network Rail.

The other diesel engine is a Class 57.  Does DCR stand for Derby College something?, as the college is behind the engine.

April 7, 2013 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] It was shut, just like it was at Derby a couple of weeks ago. […]

    Pingback by The Return From Sheffield « The Anonymous Widower | April 21, 2013 | Reply


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