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, 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. This building, built in 1929, was the main engine shed - or rather, the far end of it, in darker brick, was. After the closure of the railway the shed was lengthened, in exactly the same style, and the roof extended to accommodate plastic-moulding machinery.
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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 899 216 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.1016N 0:40.0373W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 899 217
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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