SE3823 : North from Normanton down the main lines past the Locomotive Depot

taken 61 years ago, near to Normanton, Wakefield, Great Britain

North from Normanton down the main lines past the Locomotive Depot
North from Normanton down the main lines past the Locomotive Depot
View NE from north of Normanton Station, towards Leeds, and Church Fenton; ex-Midland Sheffield etc. - Leeds etc. trunk line, junction of the ex-North Eastern main line to Church Fenton and York, which was the extension of the ex-Lancashire & Yorkshire main line from Manchester via Wakefield. This was a very important and busy junction - hence all the trains and smoke, especially from the LNER K1 2-6-0 coming up with a long freight, no doubt from York. The Depot - on the right - was primarily for freight; it was in the Leeds District of the LMSR Midland Division, coded 20D. The allocation (in 1954) included 3 North Eastern 0-6-0Ts for shunting the NE Yard and 44 LMR locomotives comprising 2 4-4-0s, 16 2-8-0s, 17 0-6-0s, 1 2-6-4T, 2 2-6-2Ts and 6 0-6-0Ts. The Depot survived until 1/1/68.
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SE3823, 65 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
18 March 1961   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 19 September, 2010
Category
Railway engine shed   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 383 231 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.1760N 1:25.2703W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 383 231
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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