LONDON MIDLAND REGION

1A WILLESDEN

The shed is on the west side of the main line just north of the station. The yard is partially visible from the line.

Leave Willesden Junction (L.M.R. and L.T.E.) Station by the approach road and turn left into Old Oak Lane. Turn first right into Goodhall Street and a path leads from the end to the shed. Walking time 5 minutes.

See also under London.

1B CAMDEN (Diesel depot)

The shed is on the west side of the main line about l½ miles north of Euston Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Leave Chalk Farm (Northern Line) Station by the exit leading into Adelaide Road, and turn right into that road. 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. Walking time 5 minutes.

See also under London.

1C WATFORD

The shed is at the east side of Watford Junction Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn right outside the station along a footpath running parallel to the main line. turn right at the end into St. Alban's Road. Immediately after crossing the bridge, descend a flight of steps on the right-hand side, and a cinder path leads from the bottom of the steps to the shed. Walking time 5 minutes.

1D DEVONS ROAD (BOW) (Diesel depot)

The shed is on the east side of the Bow-Poplar line south of Bow Station (closed). There is now no passenger service on this line.

Leave Bromley (by Bow) District Line Station by the exit leading into Devons Road and turn left. Continue into Brickfield Road and the shed entrance is a gate on the right—hand side opposite "The Beehive" public house. Walking time 5 minutes.

At certain times of the day the station exit into Devons Road is closed. At these times 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. Walking time 10 minutes.

See also under London.

1E BLETCHLEY

The shed is on the west side of the main line just north of the station. The yard is visible from the main line.

The shed entrance is a gate in the station yard.

LEIGHTON BUZZARD

The shed is on the east side of the line south of the station. The yard is visible from the line.

The shed entrance is a gate in the station yard. Walking time less than 5 minutes.

2A RUGBY

The shed is at the east side of Rugby Midland Station. The yard is partially visible from the line.

Turn left outside the station and left again under the railway bridge. There is a gate in a wooden fence on the right-hand side just past the bridge. A wooden ramp leads from this gate to the shed. Walking time less than 5 minutes.

2B NUNEATON

The shed is in the fork of the main and Coventry lines south of the station. The yard is visible from the Coventry line.

Leave Nuneaton Trent Valley Station by the west exit into Broad Street. turn left almost immediately into Regent Street, left at the end into Wheat Street (Oaston Terrace) and almost immediately right into Glebe Road. Turn left at the end into a broad drive and proceed over a boarded crossing to the shed. Walking time l0 minutes.

2E NORTHAMPTON

The shed is on the north side of the Blisworth-Northampton Bridge Street line. The yard is visible from this line.

Proceed along the short approach road outside Northampton Castle Station, and turn right almost immediately at the traffic lights into St. Peters Way. Turn right at the end into Bridge Street, and continue into Cotton End. Cross over the level crossing by Bridge Street Station, turn right into St. Leonard’s Road and continue along Main Road parallel to the railway until a footbridge over the line is reached. This gives direct access to the shed. Walking time 30 minutes.

2F WOODFORD HALSE

The shed is on the east side of the main line north of Woodford Halse Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn right outside Woodford Halse Station under the railway bridge. Turn left into a cinder path running parallel to the railway. The entrance to this path is between a block of houses and the railway. Continue along this path and cross the road at the end. Another cinder path leads from the opposite side of this road to the shed. Walking time 15 minutes.

Note.—A road for vehicular traffic leads to the shed from a point on the main road about 100 yards east of the cinder path.

5A CREWE NORTH

The shed is on the west side of the line at the north end of Crewe Station. The yard is visible from the Warrington and Chester lines.

A footbridge leads from the north end of No. 1 platform to the shed.

Alternative Route

Turn left outside the station into Nantwich Road, and first right into Pedley Street. Bear left with this road, and turn right immediately into an alleyway at the side of house No. 39. Turn right at the end into Station Street, and the shed entrance is at the end of this street. Walking time 5 minutes.

5B CREWE SOUTH

The shed is in the fork of the Stafford and Shrewsbury lines south of the station. The yard is partially visible from both lines.

Turn left outside the main entrance to the station. Turn first left into Gresty Road and continue into Gresty Lane. There is a gate on the left-hand side between the two railway over-bridges and a flight of steps just inside the gate. A cinder path leads from the top of these steps to the shed. Walking time 20 minutes.

CREWE (GRESTY LANE)

The shed is on the north side of the Shrewsbury line. The yard is visible from the line.

Leave Crewe Station by the main exit and turn left over the bridge. Turn first left into Gresty Road and continue into Gresty Lane. A cinder path leads to the shed from the right hand side of this lane, just before the railway over-bridges. Walking time 10 minutes.

Note.—The entrance to Crewe South shed is a few yards further on the opposite side of the lane.

DIESEL REPAIR DEPOT

The depot is on the west side of the line at the south end of the station. The yard is not visible from the line.

Turn left outside the station, and left again after a very short distance into a private road between the station, and the goods avoiding line. This leads past the parcels office to the depot. Walking time 5 minutes.

ELECTRIC DEPOT

The depot is on the south side of the Chester line about 1¼ miles from the station. The yard is partially visible from the main line.

Turn left outside the station into Nantwich Road, and right at the first set of traffic lights into Mill Street. Go under the railway bridge, and turn left into Oak Street. Continue into Wistaston Road, and the depot entrance is on the right-hand side about it mile further on, opposite Stewart Street. Walking time 25 minutes.

5C STAFFORD

The shed is on the west side of the line just north of the station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn left outside the station along Railway Street. Turn left at the end of Railway Street over Castle Street Bridge. The shed entrance is on the left—hand side just past the bridge. Walking time 5 minutes.

5D STOKE

The shed is situated at the junction of the Stoke—Stone, and Stoke-Uttoxeter lines south of the station. It is on both sides of the Stone line. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn right outside the station into Winton Square and first right along Glebe Street (under the railway bridge). Turn left along Wharf Street and left into City Road. Opposite Oldmill Street an archway labelled Robert Hyde & Son Ltd., will be seen on the right-hand side. Go through this archway and bear left in the works yard along a broad drive adjacent to the boundary wall. This leads to the shed. Walking time 15 minutes.

Note.—Locos will be found on both sides of the line.

5F UTTOXETER

The shed is in the middle of a triangle of lines, of which the station forms two sides. The yard is visible from the Derby line.

A cinder path leads to the shed from the eastern end of the down platform on the Stoke-Derby line. Walking time under 5 minutes.

6A CHESTER (MIDLAND)

The shed is on the north side of the Chester—Crewe line, east of Chester General Station. The yard is visible from this line.

Turn right outside Chester General Station and ascend the Bight of steps to Hoole Road turning right over the end of the station. Turn right again into Lightfoot Street and right at the end of this street into Station View (crossing the railway). Turn sharp left into Hoole Lane, re-crossing the railway. A cinder path leads to the shed from the right-hand side, just past the railway bridge. Walking time 25 minutes.

Note.—There is also an entrance in Shed Lane off A51.

6B MOLD JUNCTION

The shed is on the south side of the Chester-North Wales main line about 3% miles west of Chester. The yard is visible from the line.

The shed entrance is on the west side of the Saltney to Queensferry road (B 5129) immediately south of the bridge over the North Wales main line, and about ¼ mile north of the junction with the Chester to Holywell road (A55). There is now no passenger station open within walking distance.

Board a Chester Corporation No. 1 (Saughall) or No. 13 (Eccleston Avenue) bus outside Chester General Station, and alight at the corner of City Road, and Foregate Street. Board a No. 5 or No. 6 (Saltney—Ring Road) bus at this point, and alight at Ring Road. Continue along the main road to Mold (A55) for about Q mile, and turn right along B5l29. The shed entrance is on the left just before the railway bridge.

6C BIRKENHEAD

The shed is at the end of a short spur on the west side of the Chester line about i mile south of Birkenhead Woodside Station. The top of the yard is visible from the line.

Turn left outside Birkenhead Woodside Station along Chester Street. Turn right into Grange Road and left into Argyle Street. Continue along Argyle Street South (past Birkenhead Central Station) and turn left into Mollington Street. The shed entrance is a door at the end of this cul-de-sec. Walking time Woodside 15 minutes, Central 5 minutes.

See also under Liverpool.

6D CHESTER (NORTHGATE) (Diesel railcar depot)

The shed is in the goods yard at the east side of Chester Northgate Station. The yard is not visible from the line.

A flight of steps leads from the east side of Northgate Station yard into the goods yard. A cobbled way leads round the perimeter of the goods yard to the shed. Walking time 5 minutes.

6F BIDSTON

The shed is on the west side of the line north of Birkenhead North Station. The yard is partially visible from the line.

Turn right outside Birkenhead North Station into Station Road. Turn right into Wallasey Bridge Road and a path leads to the shed from the left-hand side just before the railway over-bridge. Walking time 5 minutes.

6G LLANDUDNO JUNCTION

The shed is situated on a goods loop south of the station.

Turn sharp right outside the station into Conway Road and continue parallel with the line for about i mile. Turn right into Queens Road, and continue across the bridge over the main line. Turn right at the end of the bridge along a footpath running parallel to the railway. Bear left past the carriage shed to the engine shed. Walking time 15 minutes.

6H BANGOR

The shed is on the south side of the line, opposite Bangor Station. The yard is partially visible from the line.

Turn right out of the station yard down the hill and turn right at the bottom under the railway bridge. The shed entrance is a door in the wall on the right-hand side just past this bridge. Walking time is less than 5 minutes.

6J HOLYHEAD

The shed is on the east side of the line just south of the station. The yard is visible from the line.

Take the main drive from the station and turn left at the top along London Road. Turn right into Wheston Street. This is a short cul-de—sac and the shed entrance is at the end. Walking time 5 minutes.

6K RHYL

The shed is on the north side of the line, west of the station. The yard is visible from the line.

Go straight ahead outside the station into Bodfor Street. Turn left into Kinmel Street, left into Elwy Street and right into West Kinmel Street. Turn left into Ffynnongroew Road. The entrance to the shed is on the left-hand side. Walking time 10 minutes.

8A EDGE HILL

The shed is in a maze of lines east of the junction of the Edge Hill—Mossley Hill and Edge Hill—Broad Green lines. The yard is partially visible from these lines.

Turn right outside Edge Hill Station along Tunnel Road. Turn right into Wavertree Road changing to Picton Road. Turn left into Tiverton Street just past the railway over-bridge. A cinder path leads through a tunnel from the end of this road to the shed. Walking time 20 minutes.

Note.—The coal stage is separated from the rest of the yard by a bridge.

See also under Liverpool.

8B WARRINGTON (DALLAM)

The shed is on the west side of the main line about one mile north of Warrington Bank Quay Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn left outside Warrington Bank Quay Station into Parker Street and right into Sankey Street. Turn left into Horsemarket Street and continue into Winwick Street, passing Central Station on the right. Continue into Winwick Road and turn left into Kerfoot Street. Bear right over the railway bridge into Folly Lane and the shed entrance is on the left-hand side, just past the bridge. Walking time 30 minutes.

A bus service operates between Horsemarket Street and the end of Kerfoot Street.

ARPLEY

The shed is on a goods line at the south side of Arpley Station (closed).

Turn right outside Warrington Bank Quay Station into Parker Street and continue into Wilson Patten Street. Turn right at the end into Bold Street. Pass Arpley Station (closed) on the right and trn iirst right into a narrow road running along the side of the River Mersey. The shed entrance is a door on the right-hand side just past the railway over-bridge. Walking time 10 minutes.

8C SPEKE JUNCTION

The shed is in the triangle of the Allerton—Garston Docks—Ditton Junction lines. The yard is partially visible from each line.

Turn left outside Allerton (for Garston and Woolton) Station along Woolton Road. Turn left into Horrocks Avenue and left into Speke Road. Turn iirst left (after crossing the railway bridge) into Vineyard Street and continue under the railway bridge. A broad cinder path leads from the right-hand side to the shed. Walking time I0 minutes.

See also under Liverpool.

8D WIDNES

The shed is in the fork of the Warrington and St. Helens goods lines east of Widnes South Station (closed).

Leave Widnes Central Station by the approach road leading into Ditton Road. Continue across the traffic lights into Croft Street, and after about 200 yards turn right into a very short cul de-sac. The shed entrance is on the left hand side. Walking time 5 minutes.

8E NORTHWICH

The shed is at the south side of the station. The yard is visible from the line.

Go straight ahead outside the station along the approach road. Turn sharp left into Middlewich Road and cross the railway bridge. The shed entrance is on the left, just past the railway bridge. Walking time 5 minutes.

8F SPRINGS BRANCH (WIGAN)

The shed is on the east side of the main line about one mile south of Wigan North Western Station. The yard is partially visible from the line.

Turn right outside Wigan North Western Station into Wallgate and turn right into King Street. Continue into Darlington Street and turn right into Warrington Lane. Continue along Warrington Road for about one mile and turn right into Morris Street. The shed entrance is at the end of this cul-de-sac. Walking time 30 minutes.

The shed is on the east side of the line between Sutton Oak and Peasley Cross Stations, now both closed. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn left outside St. Helens Shaw Street Station, and first left into Warrington New Road, crossing the railway. Continue along Peasley Cross Lane, and turn left into Sutton Road (passing Peasley Cross Station on the left). Turn right into Baxters Lane and the shed entrance is on the right-hand side. Walking time 40 minutes.

St. Helens Corporation bus services Nos. 5, 5A, 5B and 6 operate from St. Helens (close to the station) to St. Helens Junction Station and pass the end of Baxters Lane. Proceed along this lane, and the shed entrance is on the left-hand side.

8H ALLERTON (Electric and diesel depot)

The shed is on the east side of the main line about ¼ mile south of Allerton (for Garston and Woolton) Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn right outside Allerton (for Garston and Woolton) Station into Woolton Road. The shed entrance is on the right-hand side between the Ferroconcrete Works and the Allerton Arms Hotel. Walking time l0 minutes.

See also under Liverpool.

9A LONGSIGHT

The shed is on the east side of the Stockport Edgeley line about 1½ miles south of Manchester Piccadilly Station. The yard is partially visible from the line.

Turn left outside the main entrance to Manchester Piccadilly Station into London Road, and continue into Downing Street and Ardwick Green South. Fork left into Hyde Road and after about one mile fork right into Redgate Lane. A cinder path leads to the shed from the right-hand side of this lane. Walking time 45 minutes.

From Longsight Station (only open for special excursion trains to Belle Vue Gardens).

Turn left outside the station into Kirkmanshulme Lane. Fork left into Olwen Avenue and turn left into Redgate Lane. A cinder path leads to the shed from the left-hand side of this lane. Walking time 5 minutes.

See also under Manchester.

Note.—The electric depot is adjacent.

9B STOCKPORT (EDGELEY)

The shed is on the west side of the line, south of Stockport Edgeley Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Go straight ahead outside Stockport Edgeley Station along Station Road. Turn right into Wellington Road and right again into Greek Street. Turn left into Shaw Heath and right into Booth Street. A cinder path leads to the shed from a gate on the left-hand side of this road. Walking time l0 minutes.

See also under Manchester.

9D BUXTON

The shed is on the east side of the L.N.W. Stockport line north of the station. The yard is partially visible from the line.

Turn left outside the Western platforms or right outside the Midland platforms of Buxton Station into the approach road. Continue through the large gates and along the goods yard road. turn left at the end into Charles Street. Turn left into Lightwood Road, and right just before the railway over-bridge into Hogshaw Villas Road. Turn left almost immediately into an opening. Go through the gate at the end and turn right along a cinder path. This leads along the top of an embankment to the shed. Walking time I5 minutes.

9E TRAFFORD PARK

The shed is on the north side of the line about one mile east of Trafford Park and Stretford Station. The yard is not visible from the line.

Turn right outside the west exit of Warwick Road Station. Go along Warwick Road and continue into Warwick Road North (crossing the main Chester Road). Turn left into Railwav Road and right along a cinder path opposite the end of Ravenswood Road. This path leads to the shed. Walking time 15 minutes.

See also under Manchester.

WARRINGTON (CENTRAL)

The locomotives stand at the south side of Warrington Central Station. There is no shed building. Entrance is effected from the station platform.

9F HEATON MERSEY

The shed is at the south side of the fork of the Cheadle and Didsbury lines west of Tiviot Dale Station. The yard is partially visible from the line.

From Stockport Edgeley Station

Go straight ahead outside the station along Station Road and turn left into Wellington Road. Descend the flight of steps into Mersey Square, and proceed along Chestergate in a westerly direction. Continue along Brinksway and Stockport Road for about a mile. Turn right into Gorsey Bank Road and a cinder path leads from the right-hand side across a river to the shed. Walking time 30 minutes.

From Stockport Tiviot Dale Station

Turn left outside the station into Lancashire Hill and continue into Bridge Street. turn right into Great Underbank, continue into Chestergate, and continue as stated above. Walking time 35 minutes.

Note.—Bus service 39 (Cheadle) and 40 (Gatley) operate from Mersey Square past the end of Gorsey Bank Road.

See also under Manchester.

9G GORTON

The shed is on the north side of the line between Ashburys, and Gorton and Openshaw Stations. The yard is partially visible from the line.

Turn left outside Ashburys Station into Pottery Lane and right into Ashton Old Road. Turn right into Widnes Street and the shed entrance is a door on the right-hand side. Walking time 15 minutes.

See also under Manchester.

REDDISH (Electric and diesel depot)

The shed is on the west side of a goods line about two miles south of Fairfield Station.

Cross Gorton Road outside Reddish North Station and proceed along Station Road. Immediately after crossing the railway bridge turn right into a cinder path leading to Wayland Road. The shed entrance is on the right at the end of this path. Walking time 10 minutes.

See also under Manchester.

Other Sub-sheds: DINTING, GUIDE BRIDGE

12A CARLISLE (KINGMOOR)

The shed is on the cast side of the main line about 1½ miles north of Carlisle Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Leave Carlisle Station by the main entrance and go straight ahead into Court Square. turn left along English Street and continue into Scotch Street and Rickergate. Cross. Eden Bridge and continue up Stanwix Bank. Turn left at the top along Etterby Street and continue along Etterby Scaur. Turn left at the top of the hill into Etterby Road. A broad cinder path leads to the shed from the right—hand side of this road (just before the railway bridge). Walking time 45 minutes.

A bus service (C3 or C4 St. Anns) runs from English Street to the end of Etterby Road (200 yards from the shed entrance).

12B CARLISLE (UPPERBY)

The shed is on the east side of the main Penrith line south of Carlisle Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Leave Carlisle Station by the main entrance and go straight ahead into Court Square. Turn right into Botchergate and continue into London Road. Turn right into Tyne Street (just past the railway underbridge). This is a short cul—de-sac, and a cinder path leads to the shed from a gate at the end. Walking time 20 minutes.

12C CARLISLE (CANAL)

The shed is on the west side of the Hawick line just north of the junction of the Silloth line. The yard is not visible from the line.

Leave Carlisle Station by the main entrance and continue into Court Square. Turn left into English Street and fork left into Castle Street. Turn left into Annetwell Street and cross Caldew Bridge. Continue along Bridge Street and Church Street. Fork right into Caldcotes and continue into Port Road and Newtown Road. A broad cinder path leads from the right-hand side of this road (opposite Raffles Avenue) to the shed. Walking time 35 minutes.

Bus services No. C14 (Belle Vue), No. C15 (Raffles) and No. C16 (Raffles) operate from English Street to the end of Raffles Avenue.

12E BARROW

The shed adjoins the old Furness Railway Works close to the docks.

Cross the station yard, turn left across Abbey Road into Rawlinson Street, continue for about a mile and turn right at the end into Salthouse Road. A path leads through the old Furness Railway Works to the shed, from a lodge gate on the left—hand side. Walking time 30 minutes.

12F WORKINGTON

The shed is on the east side of the line south of Workington Main Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Go ahead across the station yard and turn right into a narrow street (the middle of three turnings). Bear right again into a short cul-de-sac and continue into a cinder path. The shed entrance is a gate on the right-hand side. Walking time 5 minutes.

12H TEBAY

The shed is at the west side of the station. The yard is partially visible from the line.

Entrance to the shed is effected from the south end of the down platform.

14A CRICKLEWOOD

STEAM SHED

The shed is on the west side of the main line north of the station. The yard is partially visible from the line.

Turn right outside Cricklewood Station along Cricklewood Lane and right into Edgware Road. Continue under the first railway bridge and over the second until level with the shed buildings. The entrance is on the right-hand side at this point. Walking time 15 minutes.

See also under London.

DIESEL SHED

The shed is on the east side of the main line north of the station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn left out of Cricklewood Station into Cricklewood Lane, and first left into Claremont Road. Almost opposite Chiltern Gardens turn left into a private road known as Brent Terrace. The shed entrance is on the left between houses 49 and 50. Walking time 15 minutes.

See also under London.

14B KENTISH TOWN

The shed is on the east side of the main line north of the station. The yard is partially visible from the line.

Turn right outside Kentish Town (Northern Line) Station into Kentish Town Road and fork left into Highgate Road. Turn left up an opening opposite Lady Somerset Road. A broad drive leads from the end of this opening to the shed. Walking time 10 minutes.

See also under London.

14E BEDFORD

The shed is on the west side of the avoiding line south of Bedford Midland Road Station. The yard is visible from the main line.

Go straight ahead into Midland Road from Bedford Midland Road Station yard. After a few yards ascend a flight of steps on the right-hand side and turn right at the top, proceeding over the long bridge. The shed entrance is a gate on the left-hand side at the bottom of the slope from the bridge. Walking time 5 minutes.

14F MARYLEBONE (Diesel railcar depot)

The shed is on the east side of the line north of the station.

Turn sharp left outside the station into Boston Place, and right at the end into Taunton Place. Turn left across the end of Rossmore Road, and immediately left into an opening between that road and the Blue Star Garage. A cobbled way leads from the end of this opening to the shed. Walking time 10 minutes.

15A WELLINGBOROUGH

The shed is on the east side ,of the main line north of Wellingborough Midland Road Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn right out of Wellingborough Midland Road Station yard along a cinder path running parallel to the railway. Turn right at the end of this path over Mill Road railway bridge. The shed entrance is on the left—hand side, just past the bridge. Walking time 10 minutes.

15B KETTERING

The shed is on the east side of the line north of the station. The yard is visible from the line.

Go ahead out of the station yard into Station Road, and the shed entrance is on the left-hand side 50 yards from the station. Walking time less than 5 minutes.

15C LEICESTER MIDLAND

The shed is on the east side of the main line north of Leicester London Road Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn left outside Leicester London Road Station into London Road and first left into Conduit Street. Turn right at the end into Sparkenhoe Street and left almost immediately into Upper Conduit Street. Fork left into Upper Kent Street and turn left into Beal Street. The shed entrance is on the left-hand side, by the end of this road. Walking time 15 minutes.

MARKET HARBOROUGH

The shed is on the west side of the line north of the station. The yard is visible from the line.

Leave the station by the approach road and turn right under the railway bridge. Turn right again into Great Bowden Road and a cinder path leads to the shed from a gate on the right-hand side. Walking time 5 minutes.

15D COALVILLE

The shed is on the north side of Coalville (Town) Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn left outside the station over the level crossing. Turn left along a cinder path just past the crossing. This leads to the shed. Walking time less than 5 minutes.

15E LEICESTER CENTRAL

The shed is on the east side of the line, south of Leicester Central Station. The yard is not visible from the line.

Turn right outside Leicester Central Station along Great Central Street. Turn right into St. Nicholas Street and continue into Applegate Street. Turn right into West Bridge continue into Duns Lane and then Braunstone Gate. Continue into Narborough Road, and after some distance turn left into Hopefield Road, Continue into Marlow Road, cross the railway bridge at the end, and turn left into a cinder path running parallel to the line. This bears right under a bridge and to the shed. Walking time 30 minutes.

Leicester Corporation bus services No. 21 (Narborough Road), and No. 52 (Braunstone Lane) operate from High Street (city centre) over West Bridge past the end of Hopefield Road.

16A NOTTINGHAM

The shed is on the south side of the line west of Nottingham Midland Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn left outside Nottingham Midland Station along Carring- ton Street. Turn right almost immediately along Queens Bridge Road. Turn right along Waterway Street West and left at the end into Wilford Road. Turn right a few yards further on into Middle Furlong Road. The shed entrance is a gate on the right-hand side (past the shed buildings). Walking time 15 minutes.

16B KIRKBY-IN-ASHFIELD

The shed is on the east side of the line north of Kirkby-in-Ashfield East Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn left along Station Road at the south end of the station. turn left into Low Moor Road North and the shed entrance is on the left-hand side. Walking time 10 minutes.

16D ANNESLEY

The shed is between the G.N. Leen Valley Branch (closed to passenger traflic) and the main G.C. Nottingham—Staveley line, about 2½ miles north of Hucknall. At this point the Nottingham——Mansfield (M.R.), Leen Valley (G.N.) and Nottingham——Staveley (G.C.) lines are running parallel, and are close together. The actual position of the shed is 53.04.20.N; 01.12.50.W.

Follow the line north from Newstead Station for about 200 yards and then turn right past Newstead Colliery yard. Cross the level crossing by a closed station and bear right. The shed entrance is on the left-hand side a few yards further on. Walking time 5 minutes.

Trent bus service No. 61 operates from Nottingham (Mount Street) to Manslield (Stockwell Gate) and passes Newstead Village (a few minutes walk from the shed).

17A DERBY

The shed is at the south end of Derby Midland Station on the east side of the London line. The yard is visible from the London line and partially visible from the Burton line.

Cross Derby Midland Station yard into Midland Road. Turn left into Carrington Street, left into Nelson Street, and almost immediately right into Noble Street. Turn left into Hullard Street and a footbridge leads to the shed from the end of this cul-de-sac. Walking time 5 minutes.

17B BURTON

The shed is on the west side of the line south of the station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn left outside the station along Borough Road. Turn left into Wellington Street and left into Shobnall Road. A cinder path leads to the shed from a gate on the right-hand side, just before the railway over-bridge. Walking time 15 minutes.

Sub-shed: OVERSEAL

17C ROWSLEY

The shed is on the west side of the line, between Darley Dale and Rowsley Stations. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn right outside Rowsley Station into the main Derby road (A6) and bear right with this road after crossing the railway bridge. Continue along this road parallel to the railway for almost a mile. Turn right into an opening by Rowsley South Junction Signalbox, and cross the boarded level crossing. Immediately after crossing the line turn left along a cinder path running parallel to the line. This leads to the shed. Walking time 30 minutes.

CROMFORD

The shed is close to the canal by the foot of the first incline on the Cromford and High Peak line. The approximate position is 53.05.50.N., 01.32.10.W. The shed may be approached by a short rough road running down a slope from the main Derby to Matlock Road (A6). This rough road is approximately 1¼} miles south of the cross roads in Cromford, and 1¾ miles north of Whatstandwell Station at a place marked on some maps as Highpeak Junction although it is ¾ mile north of the junction of the High Peak line and the Derby-Matlock line.

SHEEP PASTURE

The shed is on the south side of the High Peak line at the top of the first incline. The approximate position is 53.06.00.N., 01.33.00.W. There is no direct means of access to this shed from a public highway.

MIDDLETON TOP

The shed is at the top of the second incline on the Cromford and High Peak line. The approximate position is 53.05.30.N., Ol.35.l5.W. About 1¼ miles north of Wirksworth, and ½ mile south of Middleton village, the main Wirksworth to Bakewell Road passes under the second incline of the High Peak line. Slightly north of this bridge there is a cross roads, the other road running from Cromford to a point called Godfreyhole on the main Wirksworth to Ashbourne Road. This road to Godfreyhole also passes under the second incline at a point slightly higher than the Wirksworth to Bakewell Road. Just south of the bridge on the Godfreyhole Road, a rough road forks off to the right running up the hillside. After a few yards a second rough road meets the first one at right angles on the right-hand side. This leads to the shed.

18A TOTON (STAPLEFORD AND SANDIACRE)

The shed is on the west side of the main line between Long Eaton and Stapleford and Sandiacre Stations. The yard is partially visible from the line.

From Stapleford and Sandiacre Station

Turn left outside the station and left again almost immediately into a small goods yard. A cinder path runs parallel to the line from the end of this cobbled goods yard. The shed entrance is on the left-hand side. Walking time 15 minutes.

From Long Eaton Station

Turn right outside the station into Station Street. Turn right again into Cross Street and continue into Waverley Street. Turn left across The Green into Derby Road, and almost immediately right into Cranmer Street. Turn second right into Worrall Avenue and a cinder path leads parallel to the line from a gate at the end of this avenue. Continue along this path for about ½ mile, and the shed entrance is on the right-hand side. Walking time 30 minutes.

18B WESTHOUSES

The shed is on the east side of the line, south of the station, adjacent to the Blackwell Colliery Branch. The yard is partially visible from the main line.

Turn left outside Westhouses and Blackwell Station along the main road. Turn left again after a short distance along a rough path (impassable for vehicles). This leads under the main line and the Blackwell Colliery branch to the shed. Walking time 5 minutes.

A concrete road (originally usd for opencast coal traffic) also leads to the shed from the left-hand side of the main road about one third of a mile from the station.

18C HASLAND

The shed is on the east side of the Clay Cross line about 1¾ miles south of Chesterfield Midland Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Bear left outside Chesterfield Midland Station into Corporation Street. Turn left into St. Mary’s Gate and continue into Lordsmill Street. Fork right into Derby Road (A6l) and continue along this road for about one mile. turn left into Storforth Lane, and continue under the railway bridge. Turn right immediately along North Terrace (parallel to the railway). Turn left at the end and almost immediately right. This turning is a tarmac path that leads to the shed. Walking time 50 minutes.

The Storforth Lane circular bus route operates between Vicar Lane bus station in Chesterfield, and the railway bridge in Storforth Lane.

Note.——Locomotives from this shed are permanently hired out, and kept at Clay Cross Works, and Williamthorpe Colliery.

21A SALTLEY

The shed is on the east side of the line south of the station. The yard is partially visible from the line.

From Saltley Station

Turn left outside the station and first right into Crawford Street. Turn right at the end into Adderley Street and right again into Duddeston Mill Road. The shed entrance is on the left-hand side just before the railway over-bridge. Walking time l0 minutes.

From Vauxhall and Duddeston Station

Turn right outside the station into Duddeston Mill Road. Go under the railway bridge and the shed entrance is on the right-hand side. Walking time 5 minutes.

See also under Birmingham.

2lB BESCOT

The shed is at the north end of the station on the west side of the line. The yard is visible from the line.

A cinder path leads over two footbridges from the station entrance to the shed. Walking time less than 5 minutes.

From Birmingham

Board a No. 75 (Wednesbury) bus in Colmore Row outside the main entrance to Snow Hill Station and alight at Wednesbury terminus. At this point board a Walsall Corporation bus proceeding to Walsall via Wood Green. Alight at St. Paul’s Road and proceed along this road. Continue along a cinder path, and the shed entrance is on the right hand side.

21C BUSHBURY

The shed is on the east side of the Stafford line, 1½ miles north of Wolverhampton High Level Station. The yard is visible from the line.

From Wolverhampton High Level Station

Go straight ahead outside Wolverhampton High Level Station along Railway Drive. Continue straight across the square at the end of Railway Drive into Lichfield Street. Turn right into Princes Square and proceed as stated below.

From Wolverhampton Low Level Station

Turn right outside Wolverhampton Low Level Station into the drive. turn left at the end of the drive into Wednesfield Road and continue along Broad Street to Princes Square. Turn right at Princes Square into Stafford Street and continue along Lower Stafford Street and Stafford Road. Turn right into Bushbury Lane. The shed entrance is a gate on the left-hand side just past the railway under bridge. Walking time 35 minutes, but a bus route (No. 33) runs from the town to the shed entrance.

Note.--Bushbury Lane is the second turning on the right past Stafford Road shed.

2lD ASTON

The shed is in the fork of the Aston Coventry and Aston New Street lines south of the station. The yard is visible from both lines.

Go across Lichfield Road outside Aston Station into Holborn Hill. Turn right into Long Acre and the shed entrance is a gate on the right-hand side of this road. Walking time 10 minutes.

See also under Birmingham.

21E MONUMENT LANE (Diesel stabling point)

The shed is on the south side of the Birmingham New Street-Smethwick line just beyond the tunnel leading from New Street Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn right from Platform No. 6, or left from Platform No. 7 of Birmingham New Street Station into Queen’s Drive, and right at the end into Hill Street. Turn left at the top of the hill into Paradise Street and right at the end into Suffolk Street. After a short distance turn left into Broad Street, and right into Sheepcote Street. Turn right into St. Vincent Street and the shed entrance is a gate on the right—hand side. Walking time 25 minutes.

See also under Birmingham.

2lF WALSALL (RYECROFT) (Diesel depot)

The shed is in the fork of the Walsall-Lichfield and Walsall-Cannock lines. The yard is visible from both lines.

Turn right outside the station along Park Street. Turn left at the large square on the left-hand side into Darwell Street and continue into Hatherton Street. Turn right at the end of this street and fork left immediately into Cecil Street. Turn left along Mill Lane. The shed entrance is on the left-hand side just past the railway bridge. Walking time 25 minutes.

24A ACCRINGTON (Diesel railcar depot)

The shed is on the south side of the line between Accrington and Church and Oswaldtwistle Stations. The yard is visible from the line.

From Accrington Station

Go straight ahead outside Accrington Station along the approach road. Turn left into Eagle Street, left into Blackburn Road, left into Willows Lane, and right into Charter Street. The shed entrance is on the right-hand side. Walking time 15 minutes.

From Church and Oswaldtwistle Station

Turn right outside Church and Oswaldtwistle Station, along Market Street and right into Blackburn Road. Turn right into Lonsdale Street and left into Charter Street. The shed entrance is on the left-hand side. Walking time 10 minutes.

24B ROSE GROVE

The shed is on the north side of the line west of the station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn right outside the station and first left along Lower Rosegrove Lane (parallel with the railway). The shed entrance is on the left-hand side. Walking time less than 5 minutes.

24C LOSTOCK HALL

The shed is at the south side of Lostock Hall Station. The yard is visible from the line.

The shed entrance is a few yards south of the station entrance on the same side of Watkin Lane. Walking time less than 5 minutes.

24D LOWER DARWEN

The shed is on the west side of the Darwen line 1½ miles south of Blackburn Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Cross the yard outside Blackburn Station into Jubilee Street. Turn left into Darwen Street and fork right under the railway bridge into Great Bolton Street. Continue along Bolton Road for about 13 miles and turn left along a footpath opposite the Fernhurst Hotel. This leads across some fields and up a steep bank to the shed. Walking time 45 minutes.

The Fernhurst Hotel is on the main Blackburn to Darwen Road (A666) which carries a frequent bus service.

24E BLACKPOOL

Central Shed

The shed is on the east side of the line south of Blackpool Central Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn left outside the Central Station, and left again along the Promenade. After going some distance turn left into Rigby Road. The shed entrance is on the right-hand side, just past the railway over-bridge. Walking time 20 minutes.

Board a southbound tram on The Promenade, and alight at Rigby Road. (The stop is known as the Manchester Hotel.)

North Shed

The shed is on the north side of the line east of Blackpool North Station. The shed yard is not visible from the line.

Turn right outside Blackpool North Station into Dickson Road and first right into Queen Street. Turn left into High Street and right into Pleasant Street. Bear left at the end of this street and turn right into Ashburton Road. A path runs between two blocks of houses on the right-hand side of this road to the shed (about 100 yards from the turning). Walking time 10 minutes.

24F FLEETWOOD

The shed is on the west side of the line about a mile south of the station. The yard is partially visible from the line.

Turn left outside the station along Queen's Terrace, and continue into Dock Street. Turn right into Station Road and left into Radcliffe Road. The shed entrance is on the left-hand side some distance further on (almost opposite Heathfield Road). Walking time 25 minutes.

Tram services operate from Queen's Terrace, Fleetwood to Blackpool, and pass the shed entrance.

24G SKIPTON

The shed is on the south side of the main line west of the station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn left outside the station. Proceed up the slope (Carleton New Road) on the right-hand side of the main road, and turn left over the railway bridge. Almost immediately after crossing the railway turn right into a lane running parallel with the line. The shed entrance is on the right-hand side. Walking time 10 minutes.

24H HELLIFIELD

The shed is on the north side of the line at the west end of the station. The yard is visible from the line.

A boarded crossing runs from the station platforms to the shed.

24J LANCASTER (GREEN AYRE)

The shed is on the east side of the line south of Lancaster Green Ayre Station. The yard is visible from the line.

From Lancaster Green Ayre Station

Go straight ahead outside the station along the approach road. Turn right into Parliament Street and bear right into Cable Street. The shed entrance is on the right-hand side. Walking time 5 minutes.

From Lancaster Castle Station

Turn sharp left outside the station into Station Road. Turn left at the end into Meeting House Lane, continue into Market Street and turn left into Cheapside, continuing into North Road. Turn sharp left into Cable Street and the shed entrance is on the right-hand side. Walking time 15 minutes.

24L CARNFORTH

The shed is on the west side of the Barrow line north-west of the station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn left outside the station into Warton Road, and after about 150 yards left again over a footbridge. This leads to the shed. Walking time 5 minutes.

26A NEWTON HEATH

The shed is in the fork of the Miles Platting-Dean Lane, and Miles Platting-Newton Heath lines. The yard is partially visible from the lines.

A broad path leads to the shed from the west side of Dean Lane, between Dean Lane and Newton Heath Stations. Walking time from either station less than 5 minutes.

See also under Manchester.

26B AGECROFT

The shed is in the fork of the Pendleton Broad Street-Swinton, and Pendleton Broad Street-Clifton Junction lines. The yard is visible from both lines.

Turn right outside Pendleton Broad Street Station, or left outside Pendleton Station into Broughton Road. Turn left into Whit Lane, and continue along Langley Road. Turn left into Tagge Lane, cross the railway and a path leads from the left-hand side to the shed. Walking time 30 minutes.

See also under Manchester.

26C BOLTON

The shed is on the west side of the Bolton Trinity Street-Clifton Junction line. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn left outside Bolton Trinity Street Station into Trinity Street, left again into Station Street and continue into Montcrieffe Street. Turn right into Lever Street, left into Nelson Street and continue into Crescent Road. Turn first left along a very short road and right along Back Crescent Road (at the back of a row of houses). The shed entrance is on the left-hand side. Walking time 15 minutes

26D BURY

The shed is on the east side of the Bury (Bolton Street)-Radcliffe line. The yard is visible from the line.

From Bury Knowsley Street Station

Turn left outside Bury Knowsley Street Station along Knowsley Street. Turn right into Baron Street, and the shed entrance is on the left-hand side. Walking time 5 minutes.

From Bury Bolton Street Station

Turn right outside Bury Bolton Street Station into Bolton Street. Turn right into Silver Street and continue into Manchester Road. Turn right into Baron Street and the shed entrance is on the left-hand side. Walking time 10 minutes.

26E LEES (OLDHAM)

The shed is at the north side of Lees Station (closed). There is now no passenger service past the shed.

Proceed from Oldham (Mumps) Station into Coronation Street and turn right into Victoria Street. Turn right into Whitehead Street and left at the end into Pine Street. Turn right into Lees Road and continue into High Street, Lees. After about 14 miles turn left into St. John Street, and a cinder path leads to the shed from the right-hand side just past the railway bridge. Walking time 40 minutes.

The jointly operated Oldham to Manchester bus services pass the end of St. John Street.

26F PATRICROFT

The shed is in the fork of the Eccles-Patricroft and Eccles-Monton Green lines. The yard is partially visible from both lines.

Turn left outside Patricroft Station along a narrow road running parallel to the railway, and continue into Hampden Grove. A footbridge leads from the left-hand side of this road to the shed. Walking time 5 minutes.

Note.-The shed consists of two buildings in the form of a letter "L."

See also under Manchester.

The shed is on the west side of the line between Sandhills and Kirkdale stations. The yard is partially visible from the line.

Bank Hall Station which is on the Liverpool-Southport line is at the corner of Stanley Road and Bank Hall Street. The shed entrance is on the opposite side of Stanley Road to the station. Walking time less than 5 minutes.

See also under Liverpool.

27B AINTREE

The shed is in the fork of the Ford-Aintree and Ford-Kirkby goods lines. The yard is visible from the lines.

Turn left outside Aintree Sefton Arms Station into Park Lane. Turn right into Ormskirk Road, and continue into Warbeck Moor. Go under the railway bridge and turn second right into Helsby Road. Continue along a cinder road over one railway bridge, and under another. This leads to the shed. Walking time 15 minutes.

See also under Liverpool.

27C SOUTHPORT

The shed is on the north side of the line east of Southport Chapel Street Station. The yard is not visible from the line.

Turn right outside Southport Chapel Street Station into Chapel Street, and first right into London Street. Turn left into Derby Road. The goods yard entrance is on the right-hand side, and a path leads to the shed from this entrance. Walking time 10 minutes.

27D WIGAN (L. and Y.)

The shed is on the south side of the Southport line west of Wigan Wallgate Station. The yard is visible from the line.

Turn right outside Wigan North Western Station along Wallgate, and turn left into King Street West passing Wigan Wallgate Station on the left. Bear left into Dorning Street and turn left into Frog Lane. Turn left into Prescott Street and right into Cricket Street. The shed entrance is a door at the end of this short cul-de-sac. Walking time 10 minutes.

27E WALTON-ON-THE-HILL

The shed is on the east side of the line at the north end of Walton-on-the-Hill Station (closed). There is no passenger service on this line.

Turn right outside Walton Junction Station and continue over the footbridge. Continue straight ahead along Walton Park and turn right into Rice Lane. Turn left along a short cinder path to Walton-on-the-Hill Station (just before the junction of Queens Drive). Entrance to the shed is effected from the north end of the station platform. Walking time 10 minutes.

See also under Liverpool.