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The county had a large number and variety of engine sheds
ranging from sheds accommodating a single locomotive to those that had the
facilities to carry out extensive repairs and maintenance such as Tyseley on
the Great Western Railway and Rugby on the London North Western Railway. In
between there were the large sheds of Aston, Monument Lane and Saltley, as well
as the small sheds that were linked to them for operational reasons such as
Coventry and Warwick (Milverton) shed on the LNWR and Leaminton on the GWR. A
number of the sheds listed disappeared many years before the end of steam. One
of the earliest to disappear was Curzon Street which only lasted a few years
being replaced by Monument Lane when New Street station was built and the site
was changed to goods traffic. Another locomotive shed that closed down with
very little photographic evidence remaining is Bordesley shed which was
replaced by Tyseley shed in the early years of the twentieth century. As
always, anyone who can add to this section by contributing either written
material or photographs would be very welcome. Please forward your contribution
or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is my practice
to credit all contributors within the relevant sections of the website.
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Great Western Railway
London Midland Scottish Railway
London North Western Railway
Stratford Midland Junction Railway