Llangollen Locomotive Shed

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Left: Inside the New Shed 25th November 2007

Below L: Austin 1 on the reception Road

Below R: The view of the yard from the Shed Door

Bottom L: Betton Grange (6880) frames during assembly

All Photos - John Rutter

Bottom Centre: CME Dave Owen with a Very Important Visitor - Sir William Stannier’s great, great Nephew inspecting LMS 5MT No 44806

Photo - Dave Allen

Bottom Right: Ruston Shunter - Winnington on the Shed access road in 1989

 Photo John Rutter

Panoramas of Llangollen Shed on 6th May 2009. Above Left - L to R: 80072, tender of 7822, Behind tender Austin 1, Tender for 3802.

Above Right, L to R: 5643, outside the shed doors 44806, 7822 Foxcote Manor, Class 25

Pictures - John Rutter

Outside the shed, Left: City of Truro; Right L to R: 9017, 5199 and 44806.

286 Morayshire had been moved out by low loader.

Pictures - John Rutter

Llangollen Railway Locomotive Shed consists of the Old Llangollen GWR Goods Shed (Grade II Listed) now the machine shop; and the Maintenance, Repair and Erection Shop in a new building in front of the Goods Shed.

In front of the New Shed are the sidings and ash pit for locomotives in use on the day.

9th Feb 2009; A rare event in the shed - a completely empty road. (Except for the frames of Betton Grange No 6880 under erection at the back. To the left are the wheels and frames of pannier tank  no 7754 and behind it small prairie tank locos nos 5539 and 5532.

On the right are 7822, Foxcote Manor; Austin 1, the first steam engine on the railway in 1975; Desmond and, right at the back, the Railmotor drive unit.

Picture - John Rutter

This Panorama Picture, taken from the front buffer beam of GWR Heavy Freight Locomotive No 2859, shows the Goods Shed to the Left and the new shed ‘almost’ attached to it. To the extreme left of the picture is Thomas on the reception road, awaiting  the low loader for his visit to Holland.

Photo(s) - John Rutter

Two examples of the work done in the shed, left, above picture: to the left is 80072, brought to Llangollen as a Barry wreck and rebuilt by  volunteers with some work contracted to the Llangollen Railway Engineering Department. Almost ready to turn its own wheels again, it has taken 20 plus years to complete the work, limited mainly by the rate at which funds can be raised.

To its right is the Llangollen Railway Flagship Locomotive No 7822, Foxcote Manor, now at the end of its second 10 year boiler insurance certificate and awaiting dismantling for the inspector to specify what work needs to be done. The oiler will then be rebuilt, steam tested and recertified for another 10 years of operation. Needless to say, all this work is expensive and the locomotive owning groups are always glad of donations, more shareholders and many more volunteers.

Photo - John Rutter

Jesse (left) and 7822, Foxcote Manor in the shed on 9th March 2010

Photo John Rutter

Left: Buffer Beam attached to the frames of the New-build LMS Patriot Locomotive ‘The Unknown Warrior’ 9th March 2010

Picture John Rutter