Shed

     These photographs cover the period 1966 to 1970, just prior to, and just after, the closing and demolition of the sheds.


Plan of the shed c1968 showing the rough directions of photos 1 - 3.

1.

     This view was taken from the bank to the east of the sheds in 1966-67.

2.

     Taken from the same place as 1, and looks more south, towards Stourbridge Junction, with Stamber Mill Viaduct on the extreme left. A line of coal trucks can be seen on the Coaling Stage ramp and another in the sidings alongside the main line, and several locos can be seen 'in steam'. 1966-67.

3.

    Taken from the same place as 1, but more to the south with Stamber Mill Viaduct clearly seen. 1966-67.

4.

    Inside the Round House – turntable in foreground. LMS loco on right. A Sunday in 1967.

5.

    Inside the Round House – turntable in middle. A 2 -8 - 0 loco in steam on left. A Sunday in 1967.

6.

    Last Superintendent at engine shed. 1967-68.

7.

    An empty engine shed on a Sunday afternoon in 1968. All the remaining steam locos were moved out in the morning to be replaced by diesel units on Monday.

8.

    Inside the Round House. June 1968.

9.

    Now a diesel shed – 1968-69.

10.

    Inside the Round House. 1968-69. Diesel D312 being driven onto turntable by Mr Skelding.

11.

    A loco staying overnight on its way to the Severn Valley Railway - newly painted and without a number. Possibly the first loco on the Seven Valley Railway ??.

12.

    Diesel shed with fuelling point on the right. About where the play area is on Penfield Road. 1968-69.

13.

    Ditto – diesel in shed. 1968-69.

14.

    D1937 along side the diesel shed.

15.

    This is the ‘scrap line’ where locos for scrap were stored. 1968.

16.

    Ditto. Loco 46427.

17.

    Diesels parked at shed. 1968.

 

 

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         Engine shed.

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