On its 50th anniversary, PHILIP SHERRATT discovers that the Rail Innovation & Development Centre (RIDC) at Melton is about far more than just testing new trains
Some places which would otherwise be insignificant enter into railway folklore. The village of Old Dalby in Leicestershire, with a population of just 1,400, is one such location. To anyone not local to the area it will seem like just another village. But say the name to generations of railway folk and they will immediately think ‘test track’.