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Glossary Results for Word "Engine Shed"

Engine Shed Anything from a small building, capable of stabling one locomotive overnight, to a major depot consisting of several buildings (such as Crewe North) for preparing, servicing, and in some cases repairing locomotives. The LNWR shed buildings designed by F.W.Webb were of distinctive design; the roof ridges, set across the tracks, sloped steeply on one side and more gently on the other, with lights (windows) only in the steep faces. Such “north-light” sheds (whatever direction they faced) were found throughout the system. Older shed buildings designed by John Ramsbottom had hipped roofs with prominent louvred ventilators on top.
On the LNWR “engine sheds" in the sense of depots as opposed to buildings were more usually called “steam sheds”.