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4498 + 4771 Derby

Photograph: Courtney Haydon Collection (G-187-22)
07/01/2013 from Bevan Price
Looks like the north end of Derby station, with Derby Works in the background. According to Six Bells site, 4498 and 4771 were both working tours to/from Tyseley on 2 June 1973 & 1 July 1973, so possibly this was a light engine movement before, or after one of those tours.
07/01/2013 from John Simmonds
If we were stood here today we would be right underneath the Pride Parkway Flyover. This is Derby & we are north of the station looking roughly SE with Derby Works in the background.
07/01/2013 from Max Birchenough
North end of Derby station, looking SE. Loco's appear to be heading north, possibly on the way to an open day somewhere.
07/01/2013 from eastwestdivide
The clock tower looks like that beside Derby station
07/01/2013 from Richard Allen (Letchworth)
location: Derby
Just north of Derby station - 4498 is heading north. A new road bridge has now been built just behind where Courtney would have been standing.
07/01/2013 from Richard Allen Ilkeston
location: Derby
I agree with Richard Allen [Letchworth] is that Wyvern house on the right?
07/01/2013 from Phil Deane
location: Derby
Just North of Derby Station showing the newer entrance from Siddles Road into the Locomotive Works. This is in fact the bridge that took part of the old Derby Canal into Calvert Street next to the Alexandra public House. The old access to the Loco works being the other side of Amber House by now reduced to foot traffic only.
08/01/2013 from Cyril
location: Derby
It is highly likely that 4498 & 4771 are on their way to Tyseley for their part in the LCGB "Gresley Commemorative" Railtours of 1/7/73 [Two trains} Each loco worked Tyseley - Didcot, returning on the other train i.e. No.1 out - No.2 return. See "Six Bells Junction".
08/01/2013 from Max Birchenough
Or are they returning north after the 1/7/73 trips? They are heading north, after all.
08/01/2013 from Cyril
location: Derby
Good thought, Max!
17/01/2013 from Mark Higginson
location: Derby
Without wishing to get too much into the topography of the canal system in Derby, this bridge actually spanned the main southern arm of the Derby Canal linking Derby with the Trent & Mersey at Swarkestone. The 'Siddals (not Siddles) Branch' diverged to the right on this side of the bridge, passing beneath Railway Terrace/Siddals Road and then running parallel with Calvert Street.
24/04/2013 from Maurice Boddy
location: Derby, north end of station
The building on the right is certainly Amber House, where I worked 1970 to 1974
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