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Here comes the train

12 December 2014

The city of Derby has been celebrating 175 years since the first train arrived in Derby Station. The railway works opened a year later, and the city has been closely connected with the history of the railway ever since.

The recent finale of the celebrations was a special service in Derby Cathedral, with the local MP, who is the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, as preacher. Before the service, a miniature-railway track had been laid in the aisle, and, as the service began, the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, the Mayor of the City of Derby, and the Secretary of State all travelled on the miniature train up the aisle. Members of the huge congregation rose to their feet and applauded.

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