I’ve had a little brain wave !.......My depot is a small section of what used to be a large former steam shed converted to diesel, however over time the former steam sheds and turntable have been torn down/filled in. In the early 80's British Rail erected a single road servicing/inspection shed on the site of the former No1 Steam Shed, the new shed was of the 'standard' design seen at several locations across the network including Peterborough
However during the 70s/80 and early 90's British Rail and later Trainload Freight had a requirement for a wagon maintenance point in the region, it was decided to refurbish the former No2 Steam Shed which was in reality the oldest of the three sheds on site. However towards the end of the 90's with the withdrawal of the Speedlink network and reduced wagonload services the need for wagon repair services at several locations across the region was reduced, Transrail decided to close the wagon shop and use RST (Rolling Stock Technicians) in vans to carry out rolling stock maintenance/repairs in yards.
At the formation of North & South Railways later EWS and the mass re equipment drive of the late 1990's EWS decided to warm store withdrawn locomotives*
in the former No2 shed, along with wagons brand new from Thrall York which had yet to be modified after mass design and production problems linked to the hasty reopening and production in early 98 (Please Note this is incorrect and purely for my story).
The current site consists of a single road servicing/inspection shed, fuelling point, locomotive stabling sidings, two wagon repair roads and a three road former wagon repair shed. The latter now used to store withdrawn locomotives and new rolling stock.
*British Rail also used the former No2 shed to safe store brand new Class 60's during commissioning and modification programs.
Sounds Good D'un it !
Welsh Trident Man.