Rare and impressive scene on the Weardale Railway

A RARELY depicted but impressive shed scene at Wolsingham on the Weardale Railway.

Viewed from a passing train on May 6, the depot, which has no public access, is about half a mile east of Wolsingham station.

The three-road shed was built in 2004 for the reopening of the railway, and is on the site of the former Wolsingham steelworks.

Rare and impressive scene on the Weardale Railway

Pictured left to right are: Class 31 No. 31285, an RMS Locotec shunter; Class 108 DMU Nos. M50980 and M52054, owned by the Weardale Railway Trust, arriving in March from the Bodmin & Wenford Railway (RM April, p91); Caledonian sleeper coach No. 5700; ‘Sentinel’ 0-6-0DH Rolls-Royce 10187; Class 31s Nos. 31106 Spalding Town and 31459; and Wickham trolley No. DX68090. To the right of this building (off photo) is the old Gun Barrel shed, now in use for storage, where naval gun barrels were machined, and the anchor head for RMS Titanic was cast. Picture: JOHN ASKWITH

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