London

Directions to each shed are given from the main line termini, from which reasonably direct transport services operate. To reach the sheds from the other termini, consult London Transport Underground maps, which are freely exhibited and arrange to join the route given at the most convenient point.

Where directions are given involving London Transport buses, readers should note that buses serving only part of a route may carry the same service numbers as those operating along the entire route.

Note.—Maps of the underground system may be obtained free of charge from the Public Relations Officer, London Transport Executive, 55, Broadway, London, S.W.l.

Camden

Board an Edgware-bound Northern Line train at Waterloo, Strand (for Charing Cross) or Euston and alight at Chalk Farm. Leave the station by the exit into Adelaide Road, turning right. Turn first left into Bridge Approach and continue into Regents Park Road passing Primrose Hill Station on the left. After crossing the railway bridge, turn left into Gloucester Avenue and left again into Dumpton Place. The shed entrance is at the end of this short cul—de—sac.

Cricklewood (Steam Shed)

Board a Circle Line underground train at Paddington, Kings Cross and St. Pancras or Liverpool Street and alight at Edgware Road. Board a north-bound No. 16 bus and alight at the shed entrance in Edgware Road.

Board a Stanmore—bound Bakerloo Line train at Waterloo or Charing Cross and alight at Kilburn. At this point board a north—bound No. 16 or 142 bus and alight at the shed entrance.

Cricklewood (Diesel shed)

Board an Edgware or Golders Green—bound Northern Line train at Waterloo, Charing Cross, London Bridge, Kings Cross and St. Pancras or Euston, and alight at Golders Green. Board a No. 226 bus in the station forecourt (terminus), and alight at Brent Terrace. Proceed along this private road, and the shed entrance is on the left between houses 49 and 50.

Devons Road

Board an east-bound Metropolitan Line train at Paddington, Kings Cross and St. Pancras or Liverpool Street and alight at Bromley. (At certain times of the day it may be necessary to change at Whitechapel).

Board an east-bound District Line train at Victoria or Charing Cross and alight at Bromley.

Leave Bromley Station by the exit into Devons Road and turn left. Continue into Brickfield Road and the shed entrance is on the right-hand side opposite "The Beehive". When this exit to the station is closed, leave by the main exit and turn left along St, Leonard’s Road. Turn right into Devas Street and left at the end into Brickfield Road, proceeding as above.

Finsbury Park (Clarence Yard)

Travel by a Cockfosters—bound Piccadilly Line train or Eastern Region local service from Kings Cross to Finsbury Park. Tuen right outside the station and almost immediately right again into Seven Sisters Road passing under the railway bridge. Turn left into lsledon Road and left into Tollington Road. The shed entrance is on the left-hand side.

Hither Green

Travel by local Southern Region electric train from Charing Cross, Waterloo or London Bridge to Hither Green. A cinder path leads from the south end of No. 4 platform to the shed.

Board a south-bound No. 36 bus outside Paddington or Victoria and alight at Hither Green Station (terminus).

Hornsea

Board a Cockfosters-bound Piccadilly Line train at Kings Cross and alight at Turnpike Lane. Proceed along Turnpike Lane and turn left into Wightman Road. Turn right into Hampden Road and the shed entrance is a door on the left-hand side just before the end of this cul-de-sac.

Kentish Town

Board a High Barnet or Mill Hill East Northern Line train at Waterloo, Strand (for Charing Cross) or Euston and alight at Kentish Town. Turn right outside the station into Kentish Town Road. Fork left into Highgate Road. Turn left into an opening opposite Lady Somerset Road and the shed entrance is at the end of this opening.

Kings Cross

Turn sharp left outside Kings Cross Station along York Way. Turn left into Kings Cross Goods Yard just past the junction with Goods Way. Bear left on entering the goods yard and follow the cobbled way around the perimeter to the shed.

Nine Elms

Board a southbound No. 77 or 77B bus outside Euston Station or a 77A or 77C bus outside Kings Cross Station or any of these routes outside Charing Cross Station and alight at Brooklands Road (off Wandsworth Road). Walk along Brooklands Road and the shed entrance is at the end of this cul-de-sac.

Norwood Junction

Travel by local Southern Region electric train from Victoria, Charing Cross, Waterloo or London Bridge to Norwood Junction.

Turn right outside the main entrance to the station along a footpath running parallel to the line. Turn left at the end of this path into Portland Road. Turn right at the traffic lights into High Street and continue over the railway bridge into Penge Road. A cinder path leads over a footbridge to the shed from the left-hand side of this road (just past the railway under-bridge).

The No. 196 bus operates from outside Kings Cross Station to Norwood Junction Station (terminus), on weekdays.

Old Oak Cormnon

Board a Watford—bound Bakerloo Line train at Waterloo, Charing Cross, Marylebone or Paddington and alight at Willesden Junction.

Board a Watford-bound London Midland Region local electric train at Euston and alight at Willesden junction.

Turn left out of the station approach along Old Oak Lane and left again into Old Oak Common Lane. A drive leads to the shed from the left-hand side.

Stewarts Lane

Board a southbound No. 77 or 77B bus outside Euston Station, or a No. 77A or 77C bus outside Kings Cross Station, or any of these routes outside Charing Cross Station, and alight at Silverthorne Road. Proceed along this road and the shed entrance is a gate on the right—hand side marked "Longhedge Works".

Travel by local Southern Region electric train from Waterloo to Queen’s Road, Battersea. Turn left outside the station into Queenstown Road and fork left into Silverthorne Road. The shed entrance is a gate on the left-hand side.

Stratford

Travel by east-bound Central Line train, or Eastern Region local electric service from Liverpool Street to Stratford. Turn left outside the station into William Street and a tunnel runs to the shed from the left-hand side a few yards further on.

Willesden

Board a Watford-bound Bakerloo Line train at Waterloo, Charing Cross, Marylebone or Paddington and alight at Willesden Junction.

Board a Watford-bound London Midland Region local electric train at Euston and alight at Willesden Junction.

Turn left out of the station approach into Old Oak Lane and first right into a short cul-de-sac. The shed entrance is at the end.

ITINERARY

The following itinerary covers every main locomotive shed in London, starting at Old Oak Common and working in a clockwise direction. The whole of this itinerary cannot be comfortably undertaken in one day, but may be left or joined at any shed by means of the individual directions already given.

Old Oak Common to Willesden

Return to Old Oak Lane and walk in the direction of Willesdon Junction Station. Turn left into Goodhall Street immediatelv lbefore the railway under-bridge. The shed entrance is at the end this street, adjacent to the club building.

Willesdon to (Cricklewood (Steam shed)

Return to Old Oak Lane, and board an Edgware bound No. 266 bus. Alight at the shed entrance in Edgware Road.

Cricklewood (Steam shed) to Cricklewood (Diesel shed)

Board a a North Finchley-bound No. 245 bus outside the shed and alight at Claremont Road. Proceed along this road, and turn left into Brent Terrace (private road). The shed entrance is on the left between houses Nos. 49 and 50.

Cricklewood (Diesel shed) to Camden

Return to Claremont Road, and board a Golders Green bound No. 226 bus. Alight at Golders Green Station.

Board a southbound Northern Line train to Chalk Farm. Leave the station by the exit into Adelaide Road, turning right. Turn first left into Bridge Approach and continue into Regent Park Road. After crossing the railway bridge, turn left into Gloucester Avenue and left again into Dumpton Place. The shed entrance is at the end of this short cul—de—sac.

Camden to Kentish Town

Return to Chalk Farm Station, and board a southbound No. 31, 68, or 188 bus at this point. Alight at Camden Town Underground Station. and board a Parliament Hill Fields bound No. 39, 63 or 214 bus. Alight at Lady Somerset Road, and the shed entrance is at the end of an opening on the opposite side of Highgate Road.

Kentish Town to Kings Cross

Return to Highgate Road, and board a southbound No. 63 or 214 bus. Alight at the end of Goods Way (off Pancras Road). Walk a short distance along Goods Way and enter Kings Cross goods yard by the gate on the left-hand side. Follow the perimeter track to the shed.

Kings Cross to Finsbury Park

Leave Kings Cross goods yard by the exit leading into York Way. Turn right into this road, and walk to Kings Cross Station. Travel by a Cockfosters-bound Piccadilly line train, or Eastern Region local service, to Finsbury Park. Turn right outside the station, and almost immediately right again into Seven Sisters Road, passing under the railway bridge. Turn left into Isledon Road, then left into Tollington Road. The shed entrance is on the left—hand side.

Finsbury Park to Hornsey

Return to Finsbury Park Station, and board a Cockfosters-bound Piccadilly line train. Alight at Tumpike Lane. Proceed along Turnpike Lane, and turn left into Wightman Road. Turn right into Hampden Road, and the shed entrance is on the left—hand side just before the end of this cul-de-sac.

Hornsey to Stratford

Return to Turnpike Lane Station, and board a southbound Piccadilly Line train. Alight at Holborn (Kingsway), and board an eastbound Central Line train, alighting at Stratford. Turn left outside the station into William Street, and a tunnel leads to the shed from the left-hand side a few yards further on.

Stratford to Devons Road

Return to Stratford Station and board a westbound Central Line train. Change at Mile End on to an eastbound District Line train and alight at Bromley. Follow directions already given from that station.

Devons Road to Hither Green

Return to Bromley Station and board a west-bound District Line train. Alight at the Monument, and proceed along King William Street in a southerly direction. Continue over London Bridge, and turn left along Railway Approach to London Bridge Station. Travel by Southern Region local service to Hither Green Station. A path leads to the shed from the south end of platform No. 4.

Hither Green to Norwood Junction

Leave the station by the southern exit and turn left into Springbank Road. Continue along Hither Green Lane to the junction of Brownhill Road (traffic lights). Board a westbound No. 75 bus at this point and alight at the "Goat House" public house in Penge Road. The shed entrance is on the right-hand side, just before the railway under-bridge.

Norwood Junction to Nine Elms

Turn right outside the shed into Penge Road, and continue into Norwood High Street. Turn left at the traffic lights into Portland Road, and right along a footpath running parallel to the railway. This leads to Norwood Junction Station.

Travel by local Southern Region electric service to Clapham Junction and leave the station by the exit on the south side to the corner of St. John’s Road and St. John’s Hill. Board an eastbound No. 77, 77A, 77B, 77C or 168 bus. Alight at Brookland Road and walk to the end of this road, where the shed entrance will be found.

Nine Elms to Stewarts Lane

Return to Wandsworth Road and board a westbound No. 77, 77A, 77B, 77C or 168 bus. Alight at Silverthorne Road and proceed along this road. The shed entrance is a gate on the right-hand side labelled "Longhedge Works".

Stewarts Lane to Old Oak Common

Turn right outside the shed into Silverthorne Road and continue into Queenstown Road. Board a northbound No. 137 bus in Queenstown Road, and alight at Sloane Square. Board a westbound Circle Line train at Sloane Square Station, and change at Paddington on to a Watford-bound Bakerloo Line train. Alight at Willesden Junction, and turn left out of the station approach along Old Oak Lane. Turn left into Old Oak Common Lane, and a drive leads to the shed from the left-hand side.