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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

John Gooding OO gauge 4mm scale

My model railway, the locomotive shed 79A is situated in the north west of England sometime in the 1950's. The location is fictitious.

The shed building and tracks are located on raised ground, below are arches some of which are occupied. An access ramp up to the shed workshop gives road access to the site. Trams are still in use. Demolition is taking place on the opposite side of the arches access road as the developers have moved in.

It is Winter time, after a light snow fall. A rail mounted snow plough is on standby. A breakdown crane is also in evidence,

The depot location is close to a main station serving the city. Rail traffic is heavy as the city has a goods marshalling yard and a wagon repair facility.

In 1949 the LNER shed closed. As the city is still served by Eastern Region trains LNER locomotives are now serviced and turned at 79A.

Traffic in and out of 79A is constant, requiring various locomotive movements, commuter, cross country and intercity expresses can all be seen. Goods traffic, local heavy and semi fast as well as shunting requirements are also frequent. Visiting express locomotives and heavy goods from both regions visit 79A for servicing.


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