SK4374 : Staveley (GC) Locomotive Shed, 1964

taken 54 years ago, near to Staveley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Staveley (GC) Locomotive Shed, 1964
Staveley (GC) Locomotive Shed, 1964
Staveley loco shed (coded 41H by British Railways) was a base for locomotives which hauled coal and steel on the former Great Central lines in North Derbyshire. The two O1 2-8-0s on the left were not in use, but late on a Sunday afternoon in autumn the others seen here were being prepared for the following day. They are, from left to right, A WD Austerity 2-8-0, a 9F 2-10-0 and three 04/8 2-8-0s. Owing to a deteriorating roof the shed building – originally home to 60 locomotives and spanning twelve tracks – was rebuilt and reduced in size in 1951-2. It closed in 1965. The site is now unrecognisable – see Andrew Hill’s SK4374 : New road through Staveley and others.

This photo was taken on an epic cycle ride from Nottingham to Staveley and back which also included trips to Annesley (see SK5252 : Annesley Locomotive Shed, 1964), Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Langwith Junction (SK5268 : Langwith Junction Loco Shed, 1964) engine sheds. That was the kind of thing sixth-form lads did on Sundays in those days.

The Midland Railway’s Staveley Barrow Hill engine shed survives as a railway museum – see SK4175 : Roundhouse, Barrow Hill and many others.
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Date Taken
25 October 1964   (more nearby)
Saturday, 8 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4360 7444 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.9103N 1:20.8672W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4366 7455
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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