SK4374 : Staveley (GC) Locomotive Shed, 1964

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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25 October 1964   (more nearby)
Saturday, 8 October, 2011
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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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