Immingham engine shed

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Immingham TMD
Location
Location Immingham, North East Lincolnshire, England
Coordinates 53°37′08″N 0°11′22″W / 53.619°N 0.1894°W / 53.619; -0.1894Coordinates: 53°37′08″N 0°11′22″W / 53.619°N 0.1894°W / 53.619; -0.1894[1]
OS grid TA197151
Characteristics
Owner(s) DB Schenker
Depot code(s)
  • 40B (1948-1973)
  • IM (1973–present)[2]
Type Diesel
History
Opened 1912[3]
Original Great Central Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping British Railways


Immingham engine shed, also known as Immingham depot,[4] or more recently as Immingham TMD[5] and always locally as Loco is a railway maintenance depot (Traction Maintenance Depot) located on the Immingham Dock estate, in North East Lincolnshire. The depot code is IM.[6]

In 2015 the depot was operated by DB Schenker. A separate TMD also known as Immingham TMD, but with the depot code IN, is operated by Freightliner.[2]

History[edit]

LNER Class J39 at the shed (1947)
Shed building behind the camera, two 9F 2-10-0s and a named B1 4-6-0 in shot

The engine shed was built by the Humber Commercial Dock and Railway company in the southeastern corner of the Immingham Dock estate. As initially built[7] the engine shed had facilities for 60 locomotives.[8]

The railways at Immingham were worked by the Great Central Railway, the developer of the Port.[9] In 1923 it was taken over by the LNER and then became part of the Eastern Region of British Railways in 1948.

During the LNER period (1930s) a concrete automatic coaling stage was added to the facilities.[10][11]

During the British Railways period the facility had a shed code of 40B[12] and had two sub-sheds: New Holland[13][14] and Grimsby.

At its peak the shed had an allotment of over 120 locomotives,[15] with 12 stabling roads[16][17] – part of the building was demolished in the 1950s and a diesel depot constructed.[12]

Soon after opening a dormitory block was built near the turntable for use by visiting crews on lodging turns.[18][19][20][21][22]

A new 78 feet 9 inches (24.00 m) x 367 feet 6 inches (112.01 m) diesel shed was built in 1966 south east of the steam shed, which was converted to wagon repair.[23] In 1966 it had 90 diesels, plus 35 shunters.[24]

Steam locomotive types deployed include LNER Thompson Class B1, LMS Stanier Class 8F, and BR standard class 9F.[25]

The last steam locomotive worked from the shed was No.61058 (LNER B1) on 7 February 1966, which hauled a train of empty wagons to Markham Colliery.[26]

Following the splitting up of the former BR Trainload business into three companies in 1994, the depot came briefly under the control of "shadow privatisation company" Loadhaul.[27] Loadhaul was acquired and merged into English Welsh & Scottish in 1995.

The TOPS depot code for the EWS/DB Schenker depot at Immingham is IM, and for the Freightliner Traction Maintenance Depot at Immingham, IN.[28][29]

As a result of centralisation of maintenance activities by EWS to Toton TMD the shed was used only for storage of out of service locomotives.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Griffiths & Smith 2000, p. 249.
  2. ^ a b "The all-time guide to UK Shed and Depot Codes" (PDF). TheRailwayCentre.com. 5 May 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Mummery & Butler 1999, Chapter 7.
  4. ^ "_". Railway Engineer International. 3–5: 37. 1978. 
  5. ^ Baker, S K (1996) [1977]. Rail Atlas Great Britain & Ireland, 8th Ed. Sparkford, Yeovil: Oxford Publishing Company. p. 64. ISBN 0-86093-534-5. 
  6. ^ Ludlam 2016, pp. 21-48.
  7. ^ Mummery & Butler 1999, pp. 99–101.
  8. ^ The Engineer 17 May 1912, p.513, col.1; p.512, map.
  9. ^ Dow 1965, especially Chapters 9&10.
  10. ^ Historic England. "Coaling Tower (1419878)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Jackson & Russell 1986, p. 79.
  12. ^ a b c "Demolition of Immingham steam shed". The Journal of the Great Central Railway Society (157): 9. September 2008. , reproduced from The Railway Magazine, September 2008
  13. ^ ABC 2006, ER Shedcodes.
  14. ^ Ludlam 1996, pp. 49–56.
  15. ^ Bates & Bairstow 2005, p. 97.
  16. ^ Ludlam 2006, p. 432.
  17. ^ King & Hewins 1989, Photos 103–8.
  18. ^ Ludlam 2006, pp. 433–4.
  19. ^ Mummery & Butler 1999, pp. 111–113.
  20. ^ King & Hewins 1989, Photo 29.
  21. ^ Jackson 1996, pp. 132–3.
  22. ^ Ludlam 2016, pp. 36-7.
  23. ^ King & Hewins 1989, Photo 43.
  24. ^ Railway Magazine November 1966 p. 620
  25. ^ Jennison, John. "IMMINGHAM PASSENGER TRAINS". Archived from the original on 22 October 2006. 
  26. ^ "End of and era at Immingham". Grimsby Telegraph. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  27. ^ "Loadhaul". Railfan & Railroad. 15: 44. 1996. 
  28. ^ "Two character TOPS depot codes". Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  29. ^ "TOPS Depot Codes". Railway Correspondence and Travel Society. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 

Sources[edit]

  • "The Immingham Dock. No.I" (PDF). The Engineer. 113. pp.512–513. 17 May 1912. 
  • ABC (2006) [1963]. ABC British Railways Motive Power Combined Volume Spring 1963. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-3168-5. 
  • Bates, Chris; Bairstow, Martin (2005). Railways in North Lincolnshire. Leeds: Martin Bairstow. ISBN 978-1-871944-30-3. 
  • Crossland, G J; Turner, C E (2012) [2006]. Immingham A History of the Deep Water Port. T&C Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9543051-2-3. 
  • Dow, George (1965). Great Central, Volume Three: Fay Sets the Pace, 1900–1922. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-0263-0. OCLC 500447049. 
  • Griffiths, Roger; Smith, Paul (2000). The Directory of British Engine Sheds and Principal Locomotive Servicing Points: 2 North Midlands, Northern England and Scotland. OPC Railprint. ISBN 978-0-86093-548-3. OCLC 59558605. 
  • Jackson, David; Russell, Owen (1986). Great Central in L.N.E.R.Days: v. 2. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-1612-5. 
  • Jackson, David (1996). J. G. Robinson, A Lifetime's Work. Headington, Oxford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 978-0-85361-497-5. OL98. 
  • King, Paul K.; Hewins, Dave R. (1989). Scenes from the Past: 5 The Railways around Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham and North-east Lincolnshire. Stockport: Foxline Publishing. ISBN 978-1-870119-04-7. 
  • Ludlam, A.J. (2016). Immingham - A Lincolnshire Railway Centre (Lincolnshire Railway Centres). Ludborough, Lincolnshire: Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society. ISBN 978-0-9954610-0-0. 
  • Ludlam, A.J. (1996). Railways to New Holland and the Humber Ferries. Headington, Oxford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 978-0-85361-494-4. LP 198. 
  • Ludlam, A.J. (July 2006). Kennedy, Rex, ed. "Immingham-Gateway to the Continent". Steam Days. Bournemouth: Redgauntlet Publications (203). ISSN 0269-0020. 
  • Mummery, Brian; Butler, Ian (1999). Immingham and the Great Central Legacy. Stroud: Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7524-1714-1. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Hunt, John (3–16 June 1998). "Heavy tools for a tough job...". RAIL. No. 332. EMAP Apex Publications. pp. 36–41. ISSN 0953-4563. OCLC 49953699. 

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