An illustrated history of the Old Dalby Test Track

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13 November 2013 17:15 - 19:30
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The talk will comprise a chronological history of the line between Melton and Nottingham which became the R&DD's test track in the 1970s. From the Midland Railway to the Pendolino and a few more in between.
Dave will also summise the likely options for the future once the testing of SSL tube stock comes to an end


Dave Coxon is a lifelong railwayman having joined Derby Loco Works as an apprentice in 1964. During his career with the DM&EE and R&DD he spent many hours at the test track and now runs a website devoted to its history and current activities


Carriage Shop - Derby
Derby Roundhouse
Roundhouse Road
Pride Park
DE24 8JE
United Kingdom

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