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Allerton Depot in pictures

A selection of images taken at the depot since the 1980's.

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West end of inside the main shed from left to right, Class 86, No 86318, Class 08, No 08923 and Class 47, No 47305 were at the time the depot was carrying out routine maintainance on both diesel and electric locomotives. 25th March 1984. Copyright: Doug Birmingham.


Not something you would normally see at a BR Depot but ex Edge Hill (8A) 'Coronation' Class No 46229, 'Duchess of Hamilton' resides inside Allerton Shed on 26th September 1990 with break van and Class 08, No 08415 attached. The 'Duchess' was visiting from the NRM to have her main driving wheels reprofiled on the depot's wheel lathe being one of two locations at that time could accomodate 6'9" driving wheels. Copyright: Doug Birmingham.


Another steam locomotive visitor to Allerton was ex BR 'Standard' No 70000, 'Britannia', to have her wheels profiled. She seen here inside the depot's wheel lather house on 16th August 1991. Copyright: Doug Birmingham.


In accompany with three Class 08 shunters, Class 60, No 60057 'Adam Smith' inside the shed awaiting fitters attention with regards to traction motor damage. This locomotive was a common visitor to the area as was reguary seen on the coal trains to and from Liverpool Docks. 16th August 1991. Copyright: Doug Birmingham.


With the depots wheel lathe house in the background, in Railfreight Distribution livery, Class 90, No 90127 sits outside the shed after being named 'Allerton T&RS Depot (Quality Assured)'. At that time the depot was looking after various Class 08 shunters and it was not common to see a Class 90 on shed. 10th March 1993. Copyright: Doug Birmingham.


Taken at the east end of the shed, a group photograph of some of the people involved in the Inter City Special Trains Charters around Merseyside using LMS 'Ivatt' No 46441 during the weekend of 18th / 19th March 1995. The locomotive and coach stock was based and maintained at Allerton for around 10 days. Copyright: Doug Birmingham


In connection with the Inter City Special Trains charters, the shunt locomotive for the train was RES Class 47, No 47566, seen in the carriage sidings on the south side of the shed. 19th March 1995. Copyright: Doug Birmingham.


Class 08, No 08920 sits outside the east end of the shed while just peaking out is a interloper, Class 33, No 33030 on a two week visit from the south. 15th August 1998. Copyright: Doug Birmingham.


At this time, Allerton was also playing host to an allocation of Class 09 shunters were No 09923 was one along with No 09921 which was outside. However, the main attraction is Cass 33, No 33030 in Civil Engineers livery which had arrived to be repainted into EWS colours. 15th August 1998. Copyright: Doug Birmingham.


The job completed! The excellent finish job carried out by the shed workers of Class 33, No 33030 into EWS livery, seen inside the shed. Note the '8J' head code blind, reference to Allerton's shed code during the 1960's. This Class 33 was the only one to be painted into EWS colours and departed the depot to Toton TMD for the open event being held over the bank hoiday weekend. 26th August 1998. Copyright: Doug Birmingham.


Trio of Class 08 shunters, No's 08742, 08485 and 08844 at the east end of the depot. 15th August 1998. Copyright: Doug Birmingham.


West end of Allerton Shed, with the breakdown train on the left and Class 47's No 47624 and 47095 in attendance. With the shed doors open, you are able to see through and Class 08 in view. 27th August 1998. Copyright: Doug Birmingham.


A general view of inside the shed while under EWS ownership with various wagons in attendance , Class 08 No's 08397 and 08954 present with celebrity Class 37, No 37425 in large logo livery in warm storage. 21st March 2008. Copyright: Doug Birmingham.


A general view of the west end of the shed, near to the main entrance with a number of flat container bogie wagons in attendance.  The main work carried out at the shed at this time was generally wagon repairs. 21st March 2008. Copyright: Doug Birmingham


The view from east side of shed, looking towards Hunts Cross. 21st March 2008. Copyright: Doug Birmingham.









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