Hellifield Shed [MR]

Scene inside Hellifield shed in 1965 during the time it was being used for the storage and renovation of locomotives for the national collection. The collection was eventually given a permanent home at the NRM in York, which opened in 1975. Amongst the residents are Holden GE 0-6-0 no 1217 (BR class J17 no 65567) and Ramsbottom LNWR 0-4-0ST no 1439. On the left is part of a Gresley ES1 electric locomotive - both were stored here for a time before 26500 was selected for preservation and 26501 sent for scrap - see 30700.

Location: Hellifield Shed [MR] (former)

Original line: North Western Railway

Photographer: K A Gray

Contact photographer: K A Gray

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Date: 13/02/1965

Image number: 47874