SK8921 : Former ironstone railway engine shed

taken 7 years ago, near to Sewstern, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Former ironstone railway engine shed
Former ironstone railway engine shed
Sewstern Industrial Estate was originally, and for 75 years, the headquarters of the Buckminster Quarries railway system, a complex system which connected to the main lines via the High Dyke Branch from Stainby to the north, and, to the south, at Buckminster Sidings on the Saxby to Bourne line. Quarrying extended over the parishes of Stainby, Sewstern, Gunby, Buckminster, North Witham and Thistleton and ceased in 1973. These corrugated-iron buildings were originally engine sheds, but from 1930-64 were used as fitting shops, where major repairs were carried out. I am standing where the "main line" ran through the yards. The level crossing over the Sewstern to Gunby road was just to the left of the sheds (whose east walls are probably in the next gridsquare, though the vast majority of what is in this picture is in SK8921)
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SK8921, 37 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 June, 2010
Category
Railways > Railway building (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 899 217 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.1392N 0:40.0273W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 899 216
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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