SK4188 : Tinsley Motive Power Depot, Tinsley

taken 28 years ago, near to Brinsworth, Rotherham, Great Britain

Tinsley Motive Power Depot, Tinsley
Tinsley Motive Power Depot, Tinsley
I was fortunate enough to be given permission to photograph inside the depot on several occasions and given free rein to wander about, both in the depot and in the yard. I don't know how the depot compared with others in terms of the number of locomotives allocated, but Tinsley had a good many. I also don't know whether steam locomotives ever got to this depot, other than Open Days, but the depot opened in 1965 and steam locomotives were active until August 1968. I was very sorry to see it closed in 1998.

Refuelling nearest the camera is 37198/37059. At the side of the shed, nearest, is 47296 and then 47012. Nearest in the shed is 47123 and at the far side is 47321.

If I told you it rained a little 10mins after this shot would you believe me? I went to the depot many times, but never saw rain like I did this day. I almost made it back to the car, with my son in tow, but not quite.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 April, 1990   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 January, 2008
Railway depot   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 416 888 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.7126N 1:22.5527W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 416 888
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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