Neville Hill TMD
Neville Hill depot.
|Owner(s)||East Midlands Trains
|Depot code(s)||50B (1948–1960)
|Type||Diesel, HST, DMU, EMU|
|Original||North Eastern Railway|
The depot code is NL.
The loco shed at Neville Hill was built by the North Eastern Railway at a cost of £132,971. It opened in 1904. Sometime during the 1950s the four-roundhouse shed was reduced by half and given a new frontage.
A DMU shed is believed to have been added in 1958 along with servicing facilities for diesels. D2000 series 0-6-0 diesel shunters were the first diesel locos allocated to Neville Hill, probably in that year; the quartet in 1961 comprised D2242-4/6.
At the formation of British Railways in 1948 the depot code was 50B, under York (50A). In 1959 it was transferred to the Leeds District under Holbeck (55A) and re-coded 55H. After 1973 the depot code became NL.
The line from Leeds City station to Neville Hill depot was electrified in the early 1990s as a corollary to the East Coast Main Line electrification project. The electrification was energised in March 1993.
The depot is operated by East Midlands Trains and Northern used for light and heavy maintenance, and train storage. Cross Country and Virgin Trains East Coast also use the site for train storage. The site employs over 400 people (2009).
Rolling stock in the modern era
As of 2011, East Midlands Trains had 24 Class 43s, and 10 Mark 3 sets allocated to Neville Hill. Northern had Class 144, Class 153, Class 155, Class 321 and Class 333s allocated to Neville Hill.
Neville Hill also has Class 08 diesel shunters owned by Maintrain Ltd., and Wabtec Rail Ltd.
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