Eastfield TMD

Location type

Loco shed

Names and dates

Eastfield Shed (1904-1973)
Eastfield MPD (1973-1993)
Eastfield TMD (2005-)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.

Description

Eastfield Shed did not date from the opening of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway. It replaced Cowlairs Shed, which closed, located north of the Cowlairs Works.

The new shed was built after the opening of both the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway and the Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway). It opened in September 1904. Opening must have been planned when the Hamiltonhill line opened as it crossed the then vacant site on a long viaduct. The southern part of the site was previously the Possil Brick Works.

The shed was approached from the south and was double ended. The offices building had a clocktower.

Eastfield was assigned code 65D by British Railways. It had sub sheds at Aberfoyle Shed, Helensburgh Shed, Kilsyth Shed, Kipps Shed, Lennoxtown Shed, Motherwell Shed, Parkhead Shed and Polmadie Shed.

After the end of steam the shed continued to cater for diesels. It closed around 1993 and was demolished and the track was lifted in 1994.

A new DMU depot opened on the site in 2005, partly due to overcrowding at Haymarket MPD.

Tags

Shed

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67




Dates

01/05/1930Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway
Sentinel Cammell Steam Railcar shuttle introduced meeting trains at Blanefield and running on to Aberfoyle. Eastfield Shed^s railcar Retaliator was based at Aberfoyle shed.
  /04/1960Scottish Central Railway
Stirling South Shed coded 65J from Eastfield Shed.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Central Glasgow 1893: Lanarkshire Sheet 6.10a (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Lanarkshire)

Edinburgh ( Western New Town) 1877: Edinburgh Large Scale Sheet 34 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Yard to the Mile)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Guidebook (Auld Kirk Museum Publications)
Edinburgh To Inverkeithing.: including The Port Edgar, North Queensferry And Rosyth Dockyard Branches. (Scottish Main Lines.)

Edinburgh Waverley

Edinburgh Waverley Station Through Time
Edinburgh's Transport: The Early Years v. 1
Glasgow Stations

Glasgow's Last Days of Steam

Haymarket Motive Power Depot Edinburgh: A History of the Depot, Its Work and Locomotives, 1842-2010

Landranger (66) Edinburgh, Penicuik & North Berwick (OS Landranger Map)

Last Trains: Edinburgh and South East Scotland v. 1

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

On Either Side, 1939: The Train between London King's Cross & Edinburgh Waverley, Fort William, Inverness & Aberdeen (Old House)

Rails Around Glasgow

The Next Stop: Inverness to Edinburgh, station by station

This Magnificent Line (the story of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian