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(Above) A rare site if an empty Westhouses shed in the last years of steam on the 31st March 1965, pic by Barking Bill (below). In 1970 the coaling stage was still in existance and here Class 44 D6 "Whernside" is passing with a spoil train. The Peak will run run and backl the wagons into a road of Blackwell East Sidings. Come Monday morning a pair of Westhouses twenties will take the train down the New Hucknall branch and up on to the old GC to leave the wagons at the DCE Tip. Curly's photo Flikr stream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Left) Westhouses shed on a quiet day. With a passing coal train in the distance a couple of twenties rest on shed next to "The Wall", part of the old steam shed building that was left in place after it was demolished. Copyright roger geach and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.. (Above) 20155 in Green livery with TOPs numbers is at Westhouses on the 5th of December 1976. (Below) On a September's day in 1979 20166 is seen nearest the camear on what is almost certainly a weekend shot of a full house at Westhouses. By now the 56's had usupred the 47's on the Bentincks and other air braked trains in the Westhouses area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Right & Below) Even in the very last years of the depot, it could still be filled with a good number of Class 20's and 56's. In view here are 20187 20067 and 56072 amongst around 16 or more engines on April 6th 1980. 

Andy Hoare.

 

 

 

 

(Above) Westhouses on the 5th of August 1979 with 20075 in green livery coupled to a BR Blue class mate. Over the wall are another pair of 20's on the former legs road, a line which was removed not long after to make more room for cars to park - a sign of changing times for drivers wages and affordable cars. (Pic by Moving Britain)