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Matthew Kirtley

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The Midland Railway, Butterley

The largest building on the Butterley site in Derbyshire is the Matthew Kirtley Museum. Matthew was appointed Locomotive and Carriage Superintendent on the creation of the Midland Railway Company. He was in charge of the Derby works for the rest of his life.

FX Magazine article: Full Steam Ahead

Describes (with photographs) the renovation of Derby College's Roundhouse locomotive building, formerly the Midland Railways workshop. Now known as the Kirtley Building, it includes a life-size graphic of a Kirtley locomotive on the entrance doors and a 'supergraphic' of Matthew Kirtley himself. 

Derby Locomotive Works Revisited

More photographs of the renovations to the old Midland Railway buildings in Derby


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