SideTracked - Derby Midland
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Having seen the old SideTracked archived - I felt a station this size still needed a cache - hence here it is
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About SideTracked - Derby Midland Station
The station was renamed Derby Midland Station on 25 September 1950. It was extensively rebuilt between 1952 and 1954 using pre-stressed concrete. The cost of the modernisation plan was £200,000 (equivalent to £5,280,000 in 2016). The station signal box was also rebuilt, described by the staff as 'a cupboard under the stairs'.
From 6 May 1968, the station was renamed Derby on timetables and platforms, though the full name of Derby Midland Station was retained on the station's main sign. Even today, the fuller name is sometimes used, including on the modern main sign (erected 1985) and on the station's electronic departures board.
Derby station excluding goods roads and sidings, showing provision for bidirectional working for any platform
With the advent of power signalling in 1969, the signal box and the crossovers disappeared, and the tracks approaching the station were relaid to allow trains from any direction to enter or leave any platform. The original Midland Counties Railway route from the north end of the station to Spondon Junction via Chaddesden sidings was closed as part of this work (trains travelling between Nottingham & stations towards Birmingham must now reverse at the station).
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum