Leeds and District Engine Sheds 1 (Steam Memories: 1950's-1960's)
This first part of a two-part album covering the Leeds area engine sheds could also be entitled West Riding engine sheds but Leeds won the day. We have included sheds from the BR shed groups 55 and 56, not in any order but both number groups are represented totally.
In this tome we have Holbeck, Stourton, Ardsley, Copley Hill. Famley Junction and Normanton. Pt.2 will include Bradford, Low Moor, Sowerby Bridge, Mirfleld, Wakefield. Royston, Manningham, and Huddersfield. An eclectic mixture featuring former Great Northern. Lancashire & Yorkshire, London Midland & Scottish, Midland Railway, and London & North Western engine sheds.
Readers might be wondering where Neville Hill shed has got to. Well that former North Eastern Railway establishment was covered in the album - No.92 in this series - featuring the York area 50 Group engine sheds as 50B.
Enjoy the variety of locomotives, buildings. and facilities once found in these dirty, filthy, sulphurous, smoky, magical temples of industrial gems when steam attracted enthusiasts in their hundreds of thousands every weekend and some - especially the photographers - during the week too!
Softback, 80 pages, around black & white photographs
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