Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,367 pages of information and 245,906 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Derby Carriage and Wagon Works

From Graces Guide

Litchurch Lane, Derby

Part of Derby Works

2005 Following the closure of the Metro-Cammell (then Alstom) plant in Birmingham in 2005, only the former BREL facility in Derby remained as a major manufacturer of rolling stock in the United Kingdom from BR days.

The Carriage and Wagon Works in Litchurch Lane continued building diesel and electrical multiple units. In 2006 it was said to be the only remaining specialist British train manufacturer.

2021 Train-maker Alstom acquired Bombardier Transportation including the train manufacturing site in Litchurch Lane. The deal made Alstom the second largest train-maker in the world. Alstom became responsible for supporting around 67% of the UK’s rail fleet.

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