Steam Railway (UK) - - Steam Shed Remnants -

Ori­gins: 1874, LYR

1968 steam al­lo­ca­tion (19): LMS ‘5MTs’, ‘8Fs’, BR ‘5MTs’

Pre­served: 45110, 48773 Closed: July 1 1968 Bolton L&Y shed, the last of sev­eral in the town, was just south of Trin­ity Street sta­tion and mod­ernised as re­cently as 1947. With­drawn en­gines were still present for some weeks af­ter the end of steam, but their de­par­ture meant that all the build­ings were quickly de­mol­ished. The whole area is com­pletely un­recog­nis­able, oc­cu­pied by houses and other de­vel­op­ments.

Not worth a visit.


Bolton shed on April 20 1968… Snow­plough-fit­ted ‘8F’ No. 48652 sur­vived un­til the shed’s clo­sure at the start of July 1968, while ‘5MT’ No. 45260 was trans­ferred to Lo­s­tock Hall for the fi­nal run-down.

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