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Saltley Shed

The original Saltley Shed was first erected in 1854 to the south and on the opposite side of the Derby to Birmingham line to the shed seen below. According to Chris Hawkins & George Reeve in the second volume of LMS Engine Sheds - The Midland Railway, the Midland Railway drew up plans for "a 'Round Engine Shed', with stores, smithy and three road fitting shop at the rear, the building having twenty-four roads grouped around a 39 foot turntable". They recount, "problems arose almost immediately, and the shed was ordered 'to be repaired at a cost of £5 due to the incompetence of a driver running his engine through the wall. He has been ordered to repay the money". A 42 foot turntable was later added outside in the yard and although the 'Round Engine Shed' was in 1864 given an extensive refit, the Midland Railway must have realised the limitations of the site as they began to search for another location the same year.

The new 'Square' Roundhouse was opened in 1868 on the site seen in the images below although according to Hawkins & Reeves, "the old depot, particularly its fitting shop, remained in use for several years". A second square roundhouse, No 2 shed, was erected in 1876 alongside what was now designated No 1 shed and an eight road fitting shop was added to the rear of No 1 shed. The new shed was intended to accommodate a 42 foot turntable but the diameter was subsequently enlarged to a 46 foot turntable. Hawkins & Reeves state that the opening of the new fitting shop in 1877 resulted in the "final abandonment of the old 'Round Shed' and the transfer of remaining usable equipment (valued at £431) to the new depot was completed on the year".

In 1900 Saltley shed was again extended with the addition of a third roundhouse, No 3 shed, which was built in front of the original 1868 roundhouse, now designated No 1 shed. Larger than its predecessors, it contained a 60 foot turntable purchased from Messrs Eastwood for £1057. 15s. 10d (1,057 pounds, 15 shillings and 10 pence or £1057.79 in decimal currency). This was larger than the 50 foot turntable first envisaged when the extension was first mooted in 1894. Hawkins & Reeves state that this "brought Midland developments at Saltley to a close" and in March 1900 the old abandoned 'Round Engine Shed' was ordered to be removed 'at once'. In 1876, with the opening opening of No 2 roundhouse and an allocation of 72 locomotives, Saltley shed became the Midland's busiest depot after Derby which was the headquarters of the Midland Railway.

Whilst Saltley shed primarily catered for handling freight traffic there were however some notable express passenger turns, principally the 'Scotch Expresses' to the West of England and fast trains to the East Midlands. Prior to 1870, Sharp Stewart 2-2-2s which were introduced in 1853, worked almost to the exclusion of other types on the Bristol trains. Hawkins & Reeves noted that a number of the locomotives built to the last 2-2-2 design and introduced in 1863 were shedded at Saltley; Nos 94, 97, 98 and 99, specifically for these services. However, by the end of the First World War the majority of Saltley's passenger trips were associated with local passenger services. Ahrons, a notable railway author of the inter war years, was quoted as saying in 1920 "that 'Birmingham' was another centre for tank engines", referring to the 0-4-4Ts working the suburban services to Kings Norton, Redditch and Walsall.

By 1933 these services had become the domain of the Deeley 0-6-4Ts, with nearly half of the class allocated to Saltley shed. Saltley shed was coded No 3 by the Midland, more commonly referred to as 'Birmingham'. The LMS' 1935 reorganisation saw Saltley's shed code changed to 21A, the code most familiar to railway enthusiasts until September 1963 when British Railways re-coded Saltley as 2E for the last four years of its life as a steam depot. In Midland days, Bournville, Walsall and Redditch were sub-sheds of Saltley. Following grouping in 1923, Walsall shed closed in September 1925, Bournville became a garage in 1935 with Redditch being the only survivor as a sub-shed until it closed in the 1960s. With grouping in 1923 the LMS did however add the Stratford Midland & Junction Raliways' Stratford upon Avon shed to Saltley's authority although this too was subsequently designated as a garage from 1935 until its closure in 1957.

Ray Sharratt writes, 'I would like to add a few comments concerning GWR engines on Saltley mpd as seen in image 'mrsalt1267'. I was a fireman at Saltley from March 1963 to February, 1964. I was initially posted to the Leicester link and this also included workings, other than to Leicester. In particular, we worked a regular early evening fitted goods from Washwood Heath to Severn Tunnel junction as far as Gloucester. We always had a GWR engine from Cardiff Canton mpd and it included Hall, Modified Hall and Grange class locomotives. On one occasion I fired 92220, Evening Star, on the working. I also worked one goods train form Gloucester to Washwood Heath with a GWR 2-8-0. So you can see, that GWR engines were regularly on Saltley mpd and at that time I did keep a record of those locomotives that I fired'.

The table below records the GWR locomotives seen by Ray at Saltley shed.

Churchward 2-8-0 class 28xx No 2895
Collett 4-6-0 Hall class 49xx No 4951 'Pendeford Hall'; No 5931 'Hatherley Hall'; No 5939 'Tangley Hall'; No 5979 'Cruckton Hall', No 5984 'Linden Hall'; No 6912 'Helmster Hall'; No 6913 'Levens Hall'; No 6932 'Burwarton Hall'; No 6935 'Browsholme Hall'; and No 6936 'Breccles Hall'.
Hawksworth 4-6-0 Modified Hall class 6959 No 6995 'Benthall Hall' and No 7927 'Willlington Hall'.
Collett 4-6-0 Grange class 68xx No 6813 'Eastbury Grange'; No 6847 'Tidmarsh Grange'; and No 6860 'Aberporth Grange'.

Bob Pixton writes in Part One in his book 'Birmingham-Bristol. Portrait of a Famous Midland Route: Birmingham to Cheltenham' Engines from Saltley always had lots of work on the Birmingham-Bristol line. Midland and LMS 0-6-0s were the mainstay of the allocation. Saltley's 'Big Goods', the 4Fs, were seemingly ever-present at Bristol Barrow Road and Gloucester Barnwood depots or anywhere along the line. Passengers, parcels, fitted freights, loose-coupled coal trains - Saltley engines worked them all. When the Western Region tried to banish steam on its lines, Saltley engines, by now shed-coded 2E, would appear in Gloucester and Bristol to thwart those aspirations, before returning whence they came, sometimes in a string of five locos coupled together.

The allocation at 21A Saltley in January 1948
Wheel Arrangement Classification No of Locomotives
0-6-0T 1F 4
0-6-0T 3F 4
2-6-2T 3P 4
2-6-4T 4P 4
0-6 0 2F 7
0-6-0 3F 34
0-6-0 4F 51
0-8-0 7F 3 (ex-LNWR G2a type)
2-6-0 5F 19
2-8-0 8F 16
4-4-0 2P 6
4-4-0 3P 2
4-4-0 4P 4
4-6-0 5P5F 19
0-6-0 Diesel 4
Total No 177 steam, 4 diesel

Saltley People

LMS Ambulance volunteers, drawn from Saltley Shed's Stores, pose for the camera circa 1947
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D Barrow
LMS Ambulance volunteers, drawn from Saltley Shed's Stores, pose for the camera circa 1947
Some of Saltley shed's breakdown crew take a breather whilst getting ready to address another incident
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D Barrow
Some of Saltley shed's breakdown crew take a breather whilst getting ready to address another incident
Members of Saltley Shed's breakdown gang enjoy a game of cards on their way to a breakdown date unknown
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D Barrow
Members of Saltley Shed's breakdown gang enjoy a game of cards on their way to a breakdown date unknown
Saltley shed's breakdown crew pose for a photograph on a bridge somewhere in the adjacent countryside
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D Barrow
Saltley shed's breakdown crew pose for a photograph on a bridge somewhere in the adjacent countryside
Dave Barrow's 'Uncle Bert', the fireman on the right, poses for the camera on ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 46148 'The Manchester Regiment'
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D Barrow
'Uncle Bert', the fireman on the right, poses on ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 46148 'The Manchester Regiment'

Sidney George Pearson who was a cleaner, later fireman and driver based at Saltley Depot from around 1925 to 1972
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Sidney George Pearson who was a cleaner, later fireman and driver based at Saltley from around 1925 to 1972
A teenage enthusiast looks from the cab of condemned ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48690 some three months after Saltley shed had closed
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P O'Brien
A teenager looks from the cab of condemned ex-LMS 8F No 48690 some 3 months after Saltley shed had closed
John Griffiths stands besides British Railways built 2-6-0 4MT No 43049's valve gear and guide bar support in 1961
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J Griffiths
John Griffiths stands besides BR built 2-6-0 4MT No 43049's valve gear and guide bar support in 1961
John Griffiths sits at the controls of British Railways built 2-6-0 4MT No 43049, one of 21a Saltley shed's 'Moguls' in 1961
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J Griffiths
John Griffiths sits at the controls of BR built 2-6-0 4MT No 43049, one of 21a Saltley shed's 'Moguls' in 1961
Bristol Barrow Road Driver Gordon Evans stands at the entrance to Saltley Lodging House in 1964
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J Griffiths
Bristol Barrow Road Driver Gordon Evans stands at the entrance to Saltley Lodging House in 1964

Portrait of George Price, an engineman based at Saltley until retirement in the mid-1970s
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T Bennett
Portrait of George Price, an engineman based at Saltley until his retirement in the mid-1970s
A copy of a British Railways Saltley shed's fireman's weekly payslip dated 28th July 1962
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T Bennett
A copy of a British Railways Saltley shed's fireman's weekly payslip dated 28th July 1962

General views of Saltley Shed

View of Saltley shed showing the coaling tower on the left with the Ash Plant in front, No 2 shed in the middle and No 3 shed on the right
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W Potter
Saltley shed with the coaling tower on the left, the Ash Plant in front, No 2 & No 3 sheds on the right
Close up of Saltley No 3 Shed with one access road through to the 60 foot turntable and on the right the Sand House and chimney used to dry the sand
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W Potter
Close up of Saltley No 3 Shed with one access road through to the 60 foot turntable and on the right the Sand House
Close up Saltley shed's newly erected mechanical coaling tower and ash disposal plant with several open wagons standing awaiting to be filled
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W Potter
Close up Saltley shed's newl mechanical coaling tower and ash disposal plant with several open wagons standing
View of Saltley's No 3 shed in 1959 following the extensive rebuilding of all three roundhouses with new walls and roof
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Photomatic
View of Saltley's No 3 shed in 1959 following the extensive rebuilding of all roundhouses with new walls and roof
View of Saltley shed in 1961 with the mechanical coaling plant and ash plant on the left and No 3 shed on the right
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DJ Norton
Saltley shed in 1961 with the mechanical coaling plant and ash plant on the left and No 3 shed on the right

View of Saltley shed's mechanical coaling plant showing both a range of different railway company wagons and a wagon being hoisted to the top for tipping
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W Potter
Saltley's coaling plant with a wide range of different railway company wagons and a wagon being tipped
Close up of the wagon being raised on the hoist with chains in place to secure the wagon for when it was rotated at the top for discharging
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W Potter
Close up of the wagon being raised on the hoist with chains in place to secure the wagon for when it was rotated
Close up view of the bottom of Saltley shed's coaling plant with the discharge chutes in black metal above the white control cabin
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W Potter
Close up view of the bottom of Saltley shed's coaling plant with the discharge chutes above the white control cabin
View of Saltley shed's new staff accomodation block on the right and the offices and locker rooms with tank on top in the distance
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British Railways
Saltley shed's new staff block on the right and the offices and locker rooms with tank on top, in the distance
Another view of Saltley shed's new staff accommodation block canteen on the right and the locker rooms and offices on the left
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British Railways
Another view of the shed's new staff accommodation on the right and the locker rooms and offices on the left

An early 1950s view of the war damaged corner to Saltley Shed's No 3 roundhouse showing a variety of ex-LMS goods locomotives around the turntable
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TG Wassell
An early 1950s view of the war damaged corner to No 3 roundhouse showing a variety of ex-LMS goods locomotives
Close up of the corner of Saltley shed's war-damaged No 3 roundhouse and the open and tank wagons stored on the siding adjacent to an oil tank
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TG Wassell
Close up of the corner of the shed's war-damaged No 3 roundhouse and the wagons stored on the siding
Another close up of the corner of No 3 roundhouse with views of firebricks being unloaded from an open wagon and moved by the hand cart
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TG Wassell
Another close up of the corner of No 3 roundhouse with views of firebricks being unloaded from an open wagon
Ex-MR 3P 4-4-0 No 711, a member of the MR's 2606 class, is seen standing alongside Saltley shed's original coaling stage with the fireman taking on water
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WL Good
Ex-MR 3P 4-4-0 No 711 is alongside Saltley shed's original coaling stage with the fireman taking on water
Close up showing the labour intensive method of coaling locomotives by hand prior to the introduction of mechanical coaling plants
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WL Good
Close up showing the labour intensive method of coaling by hand prior to mechanical coaling plants

A crawler crane loads coal from Saltley shed's coal stack into 'Loco' wagons to be taken to the Coaling Tower
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D Barrow
A crawler crane loads coal from Saltley shed's coal stack into 'Loco' wagons to be taken to the Coaling Tower
View of Saltley shed's 1930s mechanised coaling plant and servicing area being used by a number of LMS locomotives
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RHG Simpson
View of Saltley shed's 1930s mechanised coaling plant and servicing area being used by a number of LMS locomotives
Close up showing LMS 4P 4-4-0 No 1078 after it had been coaled and now stands ready to take on water
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RHG Simpson
Close up showing LMS 4P 4-4-0 No 1078 after it had been coaled and now stands ready to take on water
A general view showing the old and new servicing and locomotive disposal facilities at Saltley shed
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A Pratt
A general view showing the old and new servicing and locomotive disposal facilities at Saltley shed
View of Saltley shed's mechanical ash handling plant used to speed up the servicing of locomotives
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A Pratt
View of Saltley shed's mechanical ash handling plant used to speed up the servicing of locomotives

British Railways Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0 No 75000 stands with a couple of ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 locomotives on 31st July 1967
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P Waterfield
BR Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0 No 75000 stands with a couple of ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 locomotives on 31st July 1967
A general external view looking towards Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse with locomotives stabled outside
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A Pratt
A general external view looking towards Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse with locomotives stabled outside
Close up showing railwaymen looking on as Saltley shed's breakdown crane is being employed to the front of the No 3 roundhouse
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HC Casserley
Close up of railwaymen looking on as the shed's breakdown crane is employed by No 3 roundhouse
Close up of No 715's fireman topping up the locomotive's tender after trimming the coal as part of preparing the locomotive to go off shed
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WL Good
Close up of No 715's fireman topping up the locomotive's tender after preparing the locomotive to go off shed
Close up illustrating some of the locomotive maintenance work undertaken by fitters at Saltley shed
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T Essery
Close up illustrating some of the locomotive maintenance work undertaken by fitters at Saltley shed

A row of Shell BP Gas Oil tank wagons used to transport the fuel to operate Saltley shed's diesel locomotives
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A Pratt
A row of Shell BP Gas Oil tank wagons used to transport the fuel to operate Saltley shed's diesel locomotives
A firing shovel now redundant at Saltley shed following the withdrawal of steam power at Saltley shed
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A Pratt
A firing shovel now redundant at Saltley shed following the withdrawal of steam power at Saltley shed
A July 1969 view of Saltley shed's Coaling Station just prior to demolition with sections of track lifted in the foreground
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B Hughes
A July 1969 view of Saltley's Coaling Station just prior to demolition with sections of track lifted in the foreground
A 2012 satellite view of Saltley shed, the line between Washwood Heath and Camp Hill and the main New Street to Euston line
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Bing
A 2012 satellite view of Saltley shed, the line between Washwood Heath and Camp Hill & the main to Euston line
An ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 locomotive, running tender first, starts the climb towards St Andrews Junction on 4th December 1965
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P Shoesmith
An ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 locomotive, running tender first, starts the climb towards St Andrews Junction

A panoramic view of Saltley shed, with its coaling tower on the left and motive power on the right, on a Sunday morning in May 1962
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T Bennett
A panoramic view of Saltley shed, with its coaling tower on the left and motive power on the right in May 1962
Aerial photograph of the Saltley area with Saltley LMS steam engine shed and the new coaling tower
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English Heritage
Aerial photograph of the Saltley area with Saltley LMS steam engine shed and the new coaling tower

Inside Saltley Shed

Thought to be an 1868 internal view of Saltley shed's new No 2 roundhouses with the turntable completely enclosed in the foreground
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LGRP
An 1868 internal view of Saltley shed's new No 2 roundhouses with the turntable in the foreground
Close up showing one of the Sharp Stewart 2-2-2 locomotives positioned under a smoke hood and the hand-operated capstan for turning the turntable seen on the left
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LGRP
Close up of the Sharp Stewart locomotives and the hand operated capstan for turning the turntable on the left
Close up showing the connecting road from No 2 shed to No 1 shed with two locomotives minus their tenders facing away from the camera
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LGRP
Close up showing the connecting road from No 2 shed to No 1 shed with two locomotives
Close up showing the right-hand side of the shed with a number of Sharp Stewart 2-2-2 locomotives standing around the turntable and another hand-operated capstan
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LGRP
Close up of the right-hand side of the shed with a number of 2-2-2 locomotives standing around the turntable
Midland Railway 2F 0-6-0 No 697, a member of Kirtley's 700 class, is seen inside Saltley shed under repair with buffers removed
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RS Carpenter
MR 2F 0-6-0 No 697, a member of Kirtley's 700 class, inside Saltley shed under repair with buffers removed

LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 4198 is seen on Friday 9th September 1932 standing in the fitting shop minus its tender but still carrying its lamp from its last trip
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WL Good
LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 4198 is seen on Friday 9th September 1932 standing in the fitting shop minus its tender
Close up showing the small pick-up truck in the corner of the fitting shop a portent of the future as the fitting shop was converted to maintain road lorries
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WL Good
Close up of the truck in the the fitting shop a portent of the future as the fitting shop was to maintain road lorries
View of an ex-Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 3F 0-6-0 No 12111 on Saturday 24th September 1932 inside one of Saltley shed's roundhouses
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WL Good
View of an ex-L&Y 3F 0-6-0 No 12111 on Saturday 24th September 1932 inside one of Saltley shed's roundhouses
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48271 is seen standing inside one of Saltley Shed's roundhouses with steam escaping from its cylinder cocks on 2nd April 1950
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DJ Norton
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48271 stands inside one of the roundhouses with steam escaping on 2nd April 1950
Ex-LMS 4P Compound No 40928 is seen standing inside of one of Saltley shed's roundhouses coaled and watered for its next trip
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DJ Norton
Ex-LMS 4Ps inside of one of Saltley shed's roundhouses coaled and watered for its next trip

BR 9F 2-10-0 No 92066 in company with ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0s No 44775 and No 45440 on the stabling roads inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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DJ Norton
BR 9F 2-10-0 No 92066 in company with ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0s No 44775 and No 45440 inside Saltley shed
View from the turntable of one of Saltley's two roundhouses towards the other with a BR Standard locomotive in company with two ex-LMS engines
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J Moss/RS Carpenter
View from the turntable of one of Saltley's roundhouses looking towards the other roundhouse
An internal view of one of Saltley's sheds with an array of ex-LMS locomotives in company with an ex-MR locomotive standing on the roads around the turntable
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R Shenton
An internal view of one of the sheds with an array of locomotives standing on the roads around the turntable
Former LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 41180 together with a trio of former LMS 2-8-0 Stanier 8Fs are seen in steam with smoke rising from their chimneys
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Anon
Ex-LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 41180 together with a trio of former LMS 2-8-0 Stanier 8Fs are seen in steam
An unidentified BR 'Crosti' 2-10-0 and classmate No 92024 are seen in company with ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48339 stabled in one of Saltley's roundhouses
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IJ Hodson
A BR 'Crosti' 2-10-0 and No 92024 with ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48339 inside one of the roundhouses

An internal view of one of Saltley shed's rebuilt roundhouses with two ex-LMS 8Fs, a BR Standard 9F and an ex-LMS Black 5 on show around the turntable
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IJ Hodson
Two ex-LMS 8Fs, a BR Standard 9F and an ex-LMS Black 5 on show around the turntable
An inside view of Saltley shed showing four ex-MR 3F 0-6-0s and an ex-MR 4F 0-6-0 standing around Saltley shed's turntable
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J Moss/RS Carpenter
Saltley shed with four ex-MR 3F 0-6-0s and an ex-MR 4F 0-6-0 standing around Saltley shed's turntable
Close up of the four former Midland Railway locomotives on the right together with the electrically powered turntable controls
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J Moss/RS Carpenter
Close up of the four former MR locomotives on the right together with the electrically powered turntable controls
Ex-LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No M935 and ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 5274 are stabled inside the shed
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RHG Simpson
Ex-LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No M935 and ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 5274 are seen stabled inside the shed
Ex-LMS 3P 2-6-2T No 171 is seen in March 1948 inside the shed shortly after being transferred from Kentish Town shed
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RHG Simpson
Ex-LMS 3P 2-6-2T No 171 is seen in March 1948 inside the shed shortly after being transferred from Kentish Town

BR Standard 9F 2-10-0 No 92138 and BR built 5MT 4-6-0 No 44691 stand around one of the roundhouses
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M Mensing
BR Standard 9F 2-10-0 No 92138 and BR built 5MT 4-6-0 No 44691 stand around one of the roundhouses
BR Standard 5MT 4-6-0 No 73069 is being repaired by one of Saltley's fitters on 22nd November 1964
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M Mensing
BR Standard 5MT 4-6-0 No 73069 is being repaired by one of Saltley's fitters on 22nd November 1964
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 44776 fills the shed with steam as BR Standard 9F 2-10-0 No 92138 is being prepared for another day's work
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DK Morris
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 44776 fills the shed with steam as BR Standard 9F 2-10-0 No 92138 is being prepared
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 44965 and BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92164 stand around Saltley shed's No 3 shed turntable
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 44965 and BR Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92164 stand around Saltley shed's No 3 shed turntable
British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92155 stands 'cold and serviced' around No 3 shed's turntable
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A Pratt
British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92155 stands 'cold and serviced' around No 3 shed's turntable

British Railways Standard Class Crosti-boilered 9F 2-10-0 No 92029 is wreathed in steam as it prepares to depart the roundhouse
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A Pratt
BR Standard Class Crosti-boilered 9F 2-10-0 No 92029 is wreathed in steam as it departs No 3 roundhouse
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48525 and class mate No 48538 stand opposite two other 8F locomotives inside No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48525 and class mate No 48538 stand opposite two other 8F locomotives
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48669 stands coaled and watered and in steam inside Saltley's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48669 stands coaled and watered and in steam inside Saltley's No 3 roundhouse
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48385 is seen blowing off steam inside No 3 roundhouse at Saltley shed
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48385 is seen blowing off steam inside No 3 roundhouse at Saltley shed
Ex-LNER B1 class 4-6-0 No 61161 stands inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse ready for its next trip
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A Pratt
Ex-LNER B1 class 4-6-0 No 61161 stands inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse ready for its next trip

Another view of British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92029 standing around No 3 roundhouse's turntable
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A Pratt
Another view of BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92029 standing around No 3 roundhouse's turntable
BR Standard Class 9F locomotives are seen through the window of Saltley shed's No 3 roofless roundhouse
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A Pratt
BR Standard Class 9F locomotives are seen through the window of Saltley shed's No 3 roofless roundhouse
BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92104 and No 92204 stand around the turntable of Saltley's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92104 and No 92204 stand around the turntable of Saltley's No 3 roundhouse
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48085 raises steam inside No 3 roundhouse alongside BR Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92136
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48085 raises steam inside No 3 roundhouse alongside BR Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92136
BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92087 eases on to the turntable inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92087 eases on to the turntable inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse

Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48376 can be seen being turned inside of Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48376 can be seen being turned inside of Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92243 raises steam inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92243 raises steam inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92204 is seen broadside on within the realms of Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92204 is seen broadside on within the realms of Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45253 stands inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse apparently undergoing maintenance
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45253 stands inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse apparently undergoing maintenance
Ex-GWR 57xx class 0-6-0PT No 3607 is seen standing inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
Ex-GWR 57xx class 0-6-0PT No 3607 is seen standing inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse

British Railways 'Crosti-boilered' 9F 2-10-0 No 92028 stands inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
British Railways 'Crosti-boilered' 9F 2-10-0 No 92028 stands inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
An unidentified BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 stands over an inspection pit inside Saltley No 3 roundhouse
A full house inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse with all the roads around the turntable being full
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A Pratt
A full house inside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse with all the roads around the turntable being full
Ex-Midland Railway 2F 0-6-0 No 3311 stands inside one of Saltley shed's three roundhouses
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T Essery
Ex-Midland Railway 2F 0-6-0 No 3311 stands inside one of Saltley shed's three roundhouses
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44057 is seen with wisps of steam escaping inside Saltley shed's No 2 roundhouse
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44057 is seen with wisps of steam escaping inside Saltley shed's No 2 roundhouse

Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48529 and classmate No 48538 stand around the turntable inside Saltley's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48529 and No 48538 stand around the turntable inside Saltley's No 3 roundhouse
British Railways and ex-LMS locomotives are seen disposed around the turntable of Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
British Railways and ex-LMS locomotives are seen around the turntable of Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
BR Standard and ex-LMS locomotives, including 5MT 4-6-0 No 44965, stand inside one of the roundhouses
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R Postill
BR Standard and ex-LMS locomotives, including 5MT 4-6-0 No 44965, stand inside one of the roundhouses
Ex-LMS 4P 4-4-0 No 41140 stands inside the roofless part of Saltley shed on 27th February 1955
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P Sankey
Ex-LMS 4P 4-4-0 No 41140 stands inside the roofless part of Saltley shed on 27th February 1955
Close up showing the main access and departure roads to the shed which could also access the mechanical coaling and ash plant for quicker disposal
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P Shoesmith
British Railways Standard Class 4 4-6-0 No 75004 is seen standing inside Saltley shed on 13th March 1956

BR 'Britannia Class' 4-6-2 No 70047 is without its left hand connecting rod inside Saltley shed on 13th March 1966
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P Shoesmith
BR 'Britannia Class' 4-6-2 No 70047 is without its left hand connecting rod inside Saltley shed on 13th March 1966
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44180 stands inside Saltley No 2 Shed as an unidentified BR Standard 4-6-0 enters the shed
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J Fincham
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44180 inside Saltley No 2 Shed as an unidentified BR Standard 4-6-0 enters the shed
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48629 and No 48725 stand with BRCW Type 2 D7570 on 28th November 1965
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P Shoesmith
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48629 and No 48725 stand with BRCW Type 2 D7570 on 28th November 1965
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48755 stands around the turntable with other Stanier 2-8-0s and 4-6-0s locomotives in 1966
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Anon
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48755 stands around the turntable with other Stanier 2-8-0s and 4-6-0s locomotives in 1966
General view inside Saltley No 3 roundhouse with three BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 locomotives on view
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R Riviter
General view inside Saltley No 3 roundhouse with three BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 locomotives on view

Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 44825 stands inside a smokey Saltley roundhouse on 28th November 1965
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P Shoesmith
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 44825 stands inside a smokey Saltley roundhouse on 28th November 1965

Locomotives seen at Saltley Shed

LMS Period (January 1923 to December 1947)

Ex-MR 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2035 is seen stabled on the road alongside Saltley sheds No 1 and No 3 roundhouses still wearing Saltley's No 3 MR shed plate
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WL Good
Ex-MR 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2035 is seen stabled on the road alongside Saltley sheds No 1 and No 3 roundhouses
Ex-MR 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2000, the founding member of the MR's 2000 class, is seen stabled in company with other locomotives fully coaled and watered
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LGRP
Ex-MR 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2000 is stabled in company with other locomotives fully coaled and watered
Ex-MR 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2003 is seen standing at Saltley shed with coaled piled high on the bunker with boarding used to retain the poor quality coal
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LGRP
Ex-MR 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2003 with coaled piled high on the bunker with boarding used to retain the coal
Ex-MR 3P 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2029 is seen standing in line on one of Saltley shed's stabling roads outside No 3 roundhouse
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LGRP
Ex-MR 3P 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2029 stands in line on one of Saltley shed's stabling roads outside No 3 roundhouse
Ex-MR 3P 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2014 stands outside No 3 roundhouse on a stabling road that clearly has become an unofficial disposal road
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WL Good
Ex-MR 3P 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2014 stands outside No 3 roundhouse on a stabling road

Ex-MR 3P 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2026 is seen standing alongside Saltley's No 3 roundhouse with its lamp position in the centre on the bufferbeam
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WL Good
Ex-MR 3P 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2026 alongside the shed with its lamp position in the centre on the bufferbeam
Ex-MR 3P 'Flatiron' No 2018 is seen during its disposal as is evident by the fire iron leaning against the cab and the ash lying adjacent to the track
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WL Good
Ex-MR 3P 'Flatiron' No 2018 is seen during its disposal as is evident by the fire iron leaning against the cab
Ex-MR 1F 0-6-0T No 1879 is seen standing on the outer of the two roads that were adjacent to Saltley's No 3 and No 1 roundhouses
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Anon
Ex-MR 1F 0-6-0T No 1879 on the outer of the two roads that were adjacent to Saltley's No 3 and No 1 roundhouses
Ex-London Tilbury & Southend Railway 2P 4-4-2T No 2105 'Charing Cross' stands on one of Saltley shed's stabling roads
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L Hanson
Ex-London Tilbury & Southend Railway 2P 4-4-2T No 2105 'Charing Cross' stands on one of Saltley shed's roads
Ex-Midland Railway 1F 0-6-0T No 1856 is seen having a brief respite between duties during its shunting of dead engines at Saltley shed
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WL Good
Ex-MR 1F 0-6-0T No 1856 is having a respite between duties during its shunting of dead engines at Saltley shed

Ex-MR 1F 0-6-0 No 1777, still retaining its original boiler fittings, is seen standing 'cold' on one of Saltley shed's stabling roads
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WL Good
Ex-MR 1F 0-6-0 No 1777, with its original boiler fittings, standing 'cold' on one of Saltley shed's stabling roads
Ex-MR 1P 0-4-4T No 1348 is seen standing on the stabling roads in front of No 3 roundhouse next to one of Saltley's many coal stacks
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WL Good
Ex-MR 1P 0-4-4T No 1348 is stands in front of No 3 roundhouse next to one of Saltley's many coal stacks
LMS 4MT 2-6-4T No 2685, designed by Fairburn, is seen standing in steam alongside Saltley's water tower adjacent to No 2 roundhouse
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AW Flowers
LMS 4MT 2-6-4T No 2685 stands in steam alongside Saltley's water tower adjacent to No 2 roundhouse
LMS 4MT 2-6-4T No 2435, a Stanier 2-cylinder design, has just been outshopped new from Crewe and looks resplendent in its unlined black livery
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WL Good
LMS 4MT 2-6-4T No 2435 just outshopped new from Crewe and looks resplendent in its unlined black livery
View of the stabling roads outside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse showing the many locomotives that have made ready for their next allocation of duties
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G Coltas
The roads in front of No 3 roundhouse showing the many locomotives made ready for their next trip

Another view taken from Saltley shed's original coaling stage showing the rows of locomotives stabled outside No 3 roundhouse
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G Coltas
Another view taken from Saltley shed's original coaling stage of the rows of locomotives made ready
Ex-MR Kirtley 2F 0-6-0 No 22853, complete with outside curved frames, is seen standing alongside the war-damaged corner of No 3 roundhouse
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WL Good
Ex-MR Kirtley 2F 0-6-0 No 22853 is standing alongside the war-damaged corner of No 3 roundhouse
Ex-MR 1F 0-6-0 No 2623, an early design by Kirtley with outside curved frames, stands at the front of other class members alongside Saltley No 3 roundhouse
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WL Good
Ex-MR 1F 0-6-0 No 2623 stands at the front of other class members alongside Saltley No 3 roundhouse
Ex-MR 0-6-0 No 2928, designed by Johnson, stands on one of the stabling roads outside Saltley's No 3 and No 1 roundhouses
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WL Good
Ex-MR 0-6-0 No 2928 stands on one of the stabling roads outside Saltley's No 3 and No 1 roundhouses
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0s No 3063 and No 2978, both members of MR's 1357 class, are seen stored alongside Saltley No 3 roundhouse
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WL Good
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0s No 3063 and No 2978, both members of MR's 1357 class, are seen being stored

LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 4166 is seen standing near to Saltley's water tank with smoke pouring from the chimney and steam escaping from the safety valves
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WL Good
LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 4166 is seen standing near to Saltley's water tank with smoke pouring from the chimney
Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 3435 stands along side Saltley's No 3 shed with the letters LMS nearly obscured on 28th September 1947
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WL Good
Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 3435 stands along side Saltley's No 3 shed with the letters LMS nearly obscured
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 3677 is seen standing alongside the rear of the weighing office in front of Saltley No 3 roundhouse
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L Hanson
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 3677 stands alongside the rear of the weighing office in front of Saltley No 3 roundhouse
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 22818, a Kirtley outside curved framed locomotive, is seen buffered up to the stops on one of Saltley shed's stabling roads
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WL Good
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 22818 is seen buffered up to the stops on one of Saltley shed's stabling roads
LMS 3F 0-6-0 No 3624 stands on shed with the notice 'Wait Orders' chalked on the bufferbeam in September 1935
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RJ Essery
LMS 3F 0-6-0 No 3624 stands on shed with the notice 'Wait Orders' chalked on the bufferbeam

Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 22834, a Kirtley curved outside framed locomotive, is seen with its number crudely painted on the smokebox door
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WL Good
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 22834, a Kirtley locomotive, with its number crudely painted on the smokebox door
Ex-Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 3F 0-6-0 No 12126 is seen on one of Saltley shed's disposal roads outside No 3 roundhouse
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WL Good
Ex-L&Y 3F 0-6-0 No 12126 is seen on one of Saltley shed's disposal roads outside No 3 roundhouse
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 22983 is seen standing at the corner of Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse with steam drifting from its safety valves
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L Hanson
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 22983 at the corner of the shed's No 3 roundhouse with steam drifting from its safety valves
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 2994, a member of MR's 1422 class, is seen standing in front of No 3 roundhouse fully prepared for its next turn of duties
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WL Good
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 2994 stands in front of No 3 roundhouse fully prepared for its next turn of duties
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58231 is seen standing prepared for its next set of duties on one of Saltley shed's stabling roads outside No 3 roundhouse
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WL Good
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58231 waits for its next trip on one of the shed's stabling roads by No 3 roundhouse

Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 3520, another member of the MR's 1873 class, is seen leaving Saltley shed ready for a class J trip on 2nd July 1938
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WL Good
Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 3520 is seen leaving Saltley shed ready for a class J trip on 2nd July 1938
Ex-Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 3F 0-6-0 No 12114, of the L&Y 11 class design, is seen standing with the Saltley's Sand Drier Plant in the background
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WL Good
Ex-L&Y 3F 0-6-0 No 12114 is seen standing with the Saltley's Sand Drier Plant in the background
Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 3767, a member of the MR's 2736 class, stands on the stabling roads outside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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WL Good
Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 3767 stands on the stabling roads outside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 22853, a MR 700 class locomotive, is seen standing adjacent to the war time damaged corner of Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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DJ Norton
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 22853 stands adjacent to the war damaged corner of Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
Ex-MR 2P 4-4-0 No 486, a member of the MR's 483 class, stands in line on one of the roads in front of Saltley's Sand Drying Plant
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LGRP
Ex-MR 2P 4-4-0 No 486 stands in line on one of the roads in front of Saltley's Sand Drying Plant

LMS 2P 4-4-0 No 699 is seen in immaculate condition standing alongside ex-LNWR 0-8-0 'Super 'D' No 9378 with ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 3321 behind its tender
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HC Casserley
LMS 2P 4-4-0 No 699 stands with ex-LNWR 0-8-0 'Super 'D' No 9378 with ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 3321 behind its tender
Ex-MR 2P 4-4-0 No 486, a member of the MR's 483 class, is seen leaving Saltley's yard with its lamps set for a Class D freight express trip
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WL Good
Ex-MR 2P 4-4-0 No 486 leaves Saltley's yard with its lamps set for a Class D freight express trip
Ex-MR 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 1014 is seen standing next to the Ash Plant as the crew clean the fire as evidenced by the fire irons leaning against the footplate
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WL Good
Ex-MR 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 1014 stands next to the Ash Plant as the crew clean the fire
LMS 2P 4-4-0 No 700 is seen leaving Saltley shed's coaling tower and entering the shed after being coaled and watered
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WL Good
LMS 2P 4-4-0 No 700 leaves Saltley shed's coaling tower and enters the shed after being coaled and watered
Ex-MR 3P 4-4-0 No 710, a member of the MR's 2606 class, stands alongside one of Saltley shed's many coal stacks as it prepares to leave the shed
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WL Good
Ex-MR 3P 4-4-0 No 710 stands alongside one of the shed's many coal stacks as it prepares to leave the shed

Ex-MR 3P No 712, a member of the MR's 2606 class, is seen standing alongside Saltley No 3 roundhouse with the Sand Drying Plant behind
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WL Good
Ex-MR 3P No 712 is seen standing alongside Saltley No 3 roundhouse with the Sand Drying Plant behind
Ex-MR 3P 4-4-0 No 715, a member of the MR's 2606 class, is seen with the fireman topping up the tender's tank on 2nd June 1935
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WL Good
Ex-MR 3P 4-4-0 No 715 is seen with the fireman topping up the tender's tank on 2nd June 1935
Ex-MR 3P 4-4-0 No 745, a member of the MR's 2606 class, stands in steam on one of Saltley's stabling roads in front of No 3 roundhouse
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WL Good
Ex-MR 3P 4-4-0 No 745 stands in steam on one of Saltley's stabling roads in front of No 3 roundhouse
Ex-LNWR 7F No 8895, a Bowen-Cooke class G2a locomotive, is seen stabled with other engines alongside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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WL Good
Ex-LNWR 7F No 8895 is seen stabled with other engines alongside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
LMS railway photo
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WL Good
LMS 2-6-0 'Crab' No 13063 stands with a classmate in front of Saltley No 3 roundhouse

LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 8402 is seen standing 'cold' in line with other engines on the stabling roads outside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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WL Good
LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 8402 stands 'cold' in line with other engines on the roads outside the shed's No 3 roundhouse
LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 8540 is seen standing ahead of LMS 6F5P 2-6-0 'Crab' No 2764 on one of the stabling roads in front of Saltley's No 3 roundhouse
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WL Good
LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 8540 stands ahead of LMS 2-6-0 'Crab' No 2764 on one of the roads in front of No 3 roundhouse
LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 8647 sports a 17A Derby shed plate whilst standing in front of another classmate on one of Saltley's stabling roads
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WL Good
LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 8647 standing in front of another classmate on one of Saltley's stabling roads
LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 8545, a Royston shed locomotive, is seen standing alongside Saltley shed's Sand Drying Plant at the corner of No 3 roundhouse
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WL Good
LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 8545 stands alongside Saltley shed's Sand Drying Plant at the corner of No 3 roundhouse
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 4813 is seen passing Saltley shed's coaling tower on its way to its next trip whilst still wearing its full LMS livery
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AW Flowers
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 4813 passes Saltley shed's coaling tower on its way to its next trip still wearing LMS livery

LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 5268, one of Stanier's ubiquitous Black 5s, is seen raising steam whilst standing in line with other engines at Saltley shed
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WL Good
LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 5268 is raising steam whilst standing in line with other engines at Saltley shed
LMS 2-6-0+0-6-2 Garratt No 7978 is seen in steam stabled on one of Saltley shed's stabling roads in front of No 3 roundhouse 30th November 1947
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DJ Norton
LMS 2-6-0+0-6-2 Garratt No 7978 stands on one of the roads in front of the shed's No 3 roundhouse
LMS 2-6-0+0-6-2 Garratt No 7994 stands alongside Saltley shed's coaling tower on its way to one of what were known as the 'back roads'
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Anon
LMS 2-6-0+0-6-2 Garratt No 7994 alongside Saltley shed's coaling tower on its way to one of the 'back roads'
Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 3624 stands out of service alongside Saltley shed's breakdown crane in September 1936
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RJ Essery
Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 3624 stands alongside Saltley shed's breakdown crane in September 1936
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 22983 stands outside Saltley Shed's roundhouses on Saturday 11th September 1937
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L Hanson
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 22983 stands outside Saltley Shed's roundhouses on Saturday 11th September 1937

Ex-MR 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2025 is standing alongside an unidentified 0-6-0T 'Jinty' on one of the stabling roads outside Saltley's No 3 roundhouse
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WL Good
Ex-MR 0-6-4T 'Flatiron' No 2025, alongside an 0-6-0T 'Jinty', on one of the roads outside No 3 roundhouse

British Railways Period (January 1948 to August 1968)

Ex-LMS 2-6-0+0-6-2 Garratt No 47975 is seen stabled with other locomotives on one of Saltley's 'back roads' located next to the Camp Hill lines
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DJ Norton
Ex-LMS 2-6-0+0-6-2 Garratt No 47975 stabled with other locomotives on one of the shed's 'back roads'
LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 4920 is seen passing alongside Saltley's coaling tower on its way out of the yard having just been coaled
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DJ Norton
LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 4920 is seen passing alongside Saltley's coaling tower on its way out of the yard
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58230 stands outside Saltley Shed's roundhouse during rebuilding on Sunday 9th October 1955
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KCH Fairey
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58230 outside one of the roundhouses during rebuilding on Sunday 9th October 1955
Ex-MR 2P 4-4-0 No 511 stands outside Saltley shed with other ex-Midland engines on Sunday 25th July 1948
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KCH Fairey
Ex-MR 2P 4-4-0 No 511 stands outside Saltley shed with other ex-Midland engines on Sunday 25th July 1948
Ex-MR Kirtley 2F 0-6-0 No 22853, one of Saltley shed's elderly residents, shunts outside the shed during 1948
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RHG Simpson
Ex-MR Kirtley 2F 0-6-0 No 22853, one of Saltley shed's elderly residents, shunts outside the shed during 1948

Ex-MR 2P 4-4-0 No 40511, a member of the MR's 483 class, is seen standing in front of an unidentified ex-LMS 3MT 2-6-2T and alongside Saltley's coaling plant
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ND Mundy
Ex-MR 2P 4-4-0 No 40511 is standing alongside Saltley's coaling plant in front of an ex-LMS 3MT 2-6-2T
British Railways built Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 No 44660 is seen standing in front of No 3 roundhouse fully prepared for its next set of duties
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WL Good
BR built 5MT 4-6-0 No 44660 stands in front of No 3 roundhouse fully prepared for its next set of duties
Ex-LMS 7P 4-6-0 No 46152 'The Kings Dragoon Guardsman and ex-LMS 7P 4-6-0 No 46160 'Queen Victoria's Riflemen, members of the Royal Scot class
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J Moss/RS Carpenter
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 46152 'The Kings Dragoon Guardsman and ex-LMS 4-6-0 No 46160 'Queen Victoria's Riflemen
BR Standard class 4MT 4-6-0 No 75023 stands alongside the coaling plant being prepared for the semi-fast Birmingham to Bristol Temple Meads service
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M Newman
BR 4MT 4-6-0 No 75023 stands alongside the coaling plant ready for the service to Bristol Temple Meads
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44604 is seen with fitted with one of the experimental high-sided Fowler tenders whilst stabled on one of the roads in front of No 3 roundhouse
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WL Good
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44604 is seen with fitted with one of the experimental high-sided Fowler tenders

Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48538 lies in the shed yard withdrawn from service on Friday 21st April 1967
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KCH Fairey
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48538 lies in the shed yard withdrawn from service on Friday 21st April 1967
British Railways built Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0 No 43012 has just been serviced in preparation to return home to Barrow shed
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RHG Simpson
British Railways built Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0 No 43012 has just been serviced in preparation to return home to Barrow shed
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 'Crab' No 42827 stands fully serviced alongside Saltley shed on Sunday 3rd September 1961
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J Oatway
Ex-LMS 2-6-0 'Crab' No 42827 stands fully serviced alongside Saltley shed on Sunday 3rd September 1961
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5MT No 4811 reverses back into the shed after being coaled and watered sometime during 1948
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RHG Simpson
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5MT No 4811 reverses back into the shed after being coaled and watered during 1948
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44165 is seen coming off Saltley shed's coaling road on 25th March 1964
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R Postill
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44165 is seen coming off Saltley shed's coaling road on 25th March 1964

Ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-4T No 42419 is seen standing on Saltley shed's scrap line on 25th March 1964
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R Postill
Ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-4T No 42419 is seen standing on Saltley shed's scrap line on 25th March 1964
Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 stands in front of Saltley shed on 3rd September 1961 fully prepared for the next day's trip
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J Oatway
Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 43263 in front of Saltley shed on 3rd September 1961 all prepared for the next day's trip
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 43986 passes a number of 8F locomotives as it moves off shed in the late 1950s
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NE Preedy
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 43986 passes a number of 8F locomotives as it moves off shed in the late 1950s
Ex-LMS 4P 2-6-4T No 42416 stands alongside one of Saltley shed's roundhouse on Sunday 3rd September 1061
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J Oatway
Ex-LMS 4P 2-6-4T No 42416 stands alongside one of Saltley shed's roundhouse on Sunday 3rd September 1961
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48185 is being prepared to return to its home shed of Toton during the 1960s
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RHG Simpson
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48185 is being prepared to return to its home shed of Toton during the 1960s

Ex-Midland Railway 3P 4-4-0 No 716 gently simmers alongside one of Saltley shed's roundhouses in September 1936
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WL Good
Ex-Midland Railway 3P 4-4-0 No 716 gently simmers alongside one of Saltley shed's roundhouses
BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92164 stands at the rear of Saltley Depot's No 3 shed after being withdrawn
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A Pratt
BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92164 stands at the rear of Saltley Depot's No 3 shed after being withdrawn
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48514 stands at the rear of Saltley's No 3 shed having had its tender topped up
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48514 stands at the rear of Saltley's No 3 shed having had its tender topped up
British Railways Standard Class Crosti-boilered 9F 2-10-0 No 92029 runs forward to clear the points outside the shed
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A Pratt
BR Standard Class Crosti-boilered 9F 2-10-0 No 92029 runs forward to clear the points outside the shed
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48336 follows an unidentified class member past Saltley's shed's amenities block
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48336 follows an unidentified class member past Saltley's shed's amenities block

Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48376 having been coaled stands over the ashpit having its firebox emptied of ash
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48376 having been coaled stands over the ashpit having its firebox emptied of ash
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45260 and BR Standard Class 4MT 2-6-0 No 76088 stand in the yard ready for their next turn
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45260 and BR Standard Class 4MT 2-6-0 No 76088 stand in the yard ready for their next turn
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45051 stands next to Saltley shed's coaling plant as standby engine for New Street station
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45051 stands next to Saltley shed's coaling plant as standby engine for New Street station
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48336 stands in line ready to depart Saltley shed's yard for its next turn of work
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48336 stands in line ready to depart Saltley shed's yard for its next turn of work
Ex-LMS 8P 4-6-0 No 46235 'City of Birmingham' outside Saltley shed's amenities block prior to being moved
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 8P 4-6-0 No 46235 'City of Birmingham' outside Saltley shed's amenities block prior to being moved

Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45697 'Achilles' is seen topping up her tender with water at Saltley shed
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45697 'Achilles' is seen topping up her tender with water at Saltley shed
Ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-4T No 42436 stands cold and in line at the rear of Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-4T No 42436 stands cold and in line at the rear of Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
British Railways built 2MT 2-6-0 No 46454 stands outside No 3 roundhouse in a very dirty condition
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A Pratt
British Railways built 2MT 2-6-0 No 46454 stands outside No 3 roundhouse in a very dirty condition
British Railways built 2MT 2-6-0 No 46526 stands withdrawn on Canal Road at the rear of Saltley shed
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A Pratt
British Railways built 2MT 2-6-0 No 46526 stands withdrawn on Canal Road at the rear of Saltley shed
British Railways Standard Class 7P 'Britannia class' No 70047 is seen standing in front of No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
British Railways Standard Class 7P 'Britannia class' No 70047 is seen standing in front of No 3 roundhouse

Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 'Jubilee class' No 45593 'Kolaphur' is seen taking on water at the entrance to Saltley shed
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 'Jubilee class' No 45593 'Kolaphur' is seen taking on water at the entrance to Saltley shed
British Railways built Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 No 46429 is seen standing on the scrapline of Saltley Shed
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A Pratt
British Railways built Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 No 46429 is seen standing on the scrapline of Saltley Shed
British Railways built Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0 No 43108 receives a final oiling by its fireman before it sets off to work
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A Pratt
British Railways built Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0 No 43108 receives a final oiling by its fireman before it sets off to work
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45308 moves forward from beneath Saltley shed's coaling plant after being coaled
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 45308 moves forward from beneath Saltley shed's coaling plant after being coaled
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44226 is seen standing on the scrap line at the rear of Saltley shed adjacent to the canal
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 4F 0-6-0 No 44226 is seen standing on the scrap line at the rear of Saltley shed adjacent to the canal

British Railways built 2MT 2-6-0 No 46443 stands in line on the disposal road at Saltley shed
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A Pratt
British Railways built 2MT 2-6-0 No 46443 stands in line on the disposal road at Saltley shed
Ex-GWR Hall class 4-6-0 No 4962 'Ragley Hall' stops in order to be prepared for work at Saltley shed
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A Pratt
Ex-GWR Hall class 4-6-0 No 4962 'Ragley Hall' stops in order to be prepared for work at Saltley shed
British Railways built B1 4-6-0 No 61289 is seen gently simmering outside Saltley shed's amenities block
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A Pratt
British Railways built B1 4-6-0 No 61289 is seen gently simmering outside Saltley shed's amenities block
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45593 'Kolaphur', a Jubilee class locomotive, is taking on water at  Saltley en route to Tyseley
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A Pratt
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45593 'Kolaphur', a Jubilee class locomotive, is taking on water at Saltley en route to Tyseley
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R Postill
BR Standard Class 4MT 2-6-0 No 76088 gently simmers whilst standing in front of Saltley's No 3 roundhouse

British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92206 stands on one of the roads in front of Saltley shed on 27th October 1961
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C Verrall
BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92206 stands on one of the roads in front of Saltley shed on 27th October 1961
Ex-Midland Railway 3F 0-6-0 No 43687 is seen stored with other redundant locomotives at Saltley shed on 29th July 1962
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Anon
Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 43687 is seen stored with other redundant locomotives at Saltley shed on 29th July 1962
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58230, fully coaled and watered, stands outside Saltley shed in June 1955
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P Sankey
Ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58230, fully coaled and watered, stands outside Saltley shed in June 1955
British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92167 stands outside Saltley Shed on 5th February 1961
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R Smith
British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92167 stands outside Saltley Shed on 5th February 1961
British Railways Standard Class 7MT	4-6-2 No 70046	'Anzac', a Britannia Class locomotive, stands outside Saltley shed on 4th April 1965
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D Dallam
BR 7MT 4-6-2 No 70046 'Anzac', a Britannia Class locomotive, stands outside Saltley shed on 4th April 1965

Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48538 stands outside Saltley shed on 3rd March 1967 having been withdrawn the same month
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H Lllewellyn
Ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48538 outside Saltley shed on 3rd March 1967 having been withdrawn the same month
Another view of ex-LMS 'Stanier' 8F 2-8-0 No 48538 after its withdrawal from Saltley shed ready to be scrapped
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P O'Brien
Another view of ex-LMS 'Stanier' 8F 2-8-0 No 48538 after its withdrawal from Saltley shed ready to be scrapped
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 44837 stands outside Saltley shed looking in poor condition on 3rd March 1967
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H Lllewellyn
Ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 No 44837 stands outside Saltley shed looking in poor condition on 3rd March 1967
BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92134 stands on the road leading into Saltley shed on 25th March 1964
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R Postill
BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92134 stands on the road leading into Saltley shed on 25th March 1964
Ex-LMS 2-6-4T No 42436 is seen standing out of service alongside Saltley shed's rear wall in 1966
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D Taggart
Ex-LMS 2-6-4T No 42436 is seen standing out of service alongside Saltley shed's rear wall in 1966

Ex MR 0-6-0 No 43242 together with eight sister locomotives, standing on what had been the Saltley coal roads
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T Bennett
Ex MR 0-6-0 No 43242 and eight sister locomotives, standing on what had been the Saltley coal roads
A 1913 Ordnance Survey Map showing Saltley Shed's original MR Coaling Shed and sidings
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T Bennett
BR built 4-6-0 No 44748 is seen standing in line with other classes outside Saltley No 3 shed in May 1962
Ex-LMS 2-6-4T No 42421, standing in front of the offices and staff amenities block of Saltley shed in March 1962
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T Bennett
Ex-LMS 2-6-4T No 42421, standing in front of the offices and staff amenities block of Saltley shed
A broadside view of ex LMS 2-6-4T No 42421, standing in front of the offices, with water tank above, at Saltley shed
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T Bennett
A broadside view of ex LMS 2-6-4T No 42421, standing in front of the offices, with water tank above, at Saltley shed
Ex LMS 2-6-0 No 42823, is seen standing on the back roads behind Saltley Number 3 shed in March 1962
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T Bennett
Ex LMS 2-6-0 No 42823, is seen standing on the back roads behind Saltley No 3 shed in March 1962

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 6P 46132 'The Kings Regiment Liverpool' stands outside Saltley No 3 shed in May 1962
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T Bennett
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 6P 46132 'The Kings Regiment Liverpool' stands outside Saltley No 3 shed in May 1962
A head-on view of ex-LMS 4-6-0 6P 46132 'The Kings Regiment Liverpool' outside Saltley No 3 shed in May 1962
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T Bennett
A head-on view of ex-LMS
4-6-0 6P 46132 'The Kings Regiment Liverpool' outside Saltley shed in May 1962
Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 43668 stands together with eight other sister locomotives on what had been the Saltley coal roads
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T Bennett
Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 43668 stands with eight other locomotives on what had been the Saltley coal roads
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45614 'Leeward Islands' is standing on the back roads behind Saltley No 3 shed in May 1962
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T Bennett
Ex-LMS 5XP 4-6-0 No 45614 'Leeward Islands' stands on the back roads behind Saltley No 3 shed in May 1962
British Railways built 2MT 2-6-0 No 46509 stands alongside Saltley Shed on 4th April 1965
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D Dallam
British Railways built 2MT 2-6-0 No 46509 stands alongside Saltley Shed on 4th April 1965

Ex-MR 0-6-0 3F 43246, with LMS still displayed on its tender, stands outside Saltley shed in 1949
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Richard
Ex-MR 0-6-0 3F 43246, with LMS still displayed on its tender, stands outside Saltley shed in 1949
Ex-LMS 5F6P 'Crab' 2-6-0 No 42823 raises steam as it stands ready to leave Saltley shed on 26th March 1956
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K Partlow
Ex-LMS 5F6P 'Crab' 2-6-0 No 42823 raises steam as it stands ready to leave Saltley shed on 26th March 1956

Diesel Dawn

Looking towards Saltley shed with the new diesel accommodation on the right and a snow plough on the left circa 1972
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J Law
Looking towards Saltley shed with the new diesel accommodation on the right and a snow plough on the left
LMS 0-6-0 Diesel shunters, Nos 7126 and 7128, are seen standing on the road adjacent to Saltley shed's water tank located next to No 2 roundhouse
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R Shenton
LMS 0-6-0 Diesel shunters, Nos 7126 and 7128, are adjacent to Saltley shed's water tank located next to No 2 roundhouse
A line of British Railways and LMS 0-6-0 Diesel shunters are seen standing adjacent to the entrance of Saltley shed's No 2 roundhouse
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DJ Norton
A line of BR and LMS 0-6-0 Diesel shunters are seen standing adjacent to the entrance of Saltley shed's No 2 roundhouse
LMS 0-6-0 Diesel Shunters No 7127, No 7129, No 7128 and No 7130 are stabled at Saltley shed on Sunday 25th July 1948
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KCH Fairey
LMS 0-6-0 Diesel Shunters No 7127, No 7129, No 7128 and No 7130 are stabled at Saltley on Sunday 25th July 1948
A general view of Saltley MPD Yard with a variety of Sulzer power units only in view 17th July 1968
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J Turner
A general view of Saltley MPD Yard with a variety of Sulzer power units only in view 17th July 1968

Close up showing the main access and departure roads to the shed which could also access the mechanical coaling and ash plant for quicker disposal
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Curly42
British Railways Type 1 Bo-Bo D8111 stands outside of Saltley shed during the summer of 1969
British Railways Western RegionHymek D7051 is seen standing alongside Saltley shed's amenties block
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A Pratt
British Railways Western Region Hymek D7051 is seen standing alongside Saltley shed's amenities block
BR Type 4 Diesel locomotives D1660 'City of Truro' and D1730 are seen standing in front of No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
BR Type 4 Diesel locomotives D1660 'City of Truro' and D1730 are seen standing in front of No 3 roundhouse
British Railways Type 4 Diesel locomotives D1643 and D1751 are seen standing at the rear of No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
British Railways Type 4 Diesel locomotives D1643 and D1751 are seen standing at the rear of No 3 roundhouse
British Railways Type 4 D1678 with dual green livery and yellow end panels stands outside Saltley's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
BR Type 4 D1678 with dual green livery and yellow end panels stands outside Saltley's No 3 roundhouse

British Railways Type 4 D1584 is seen standing in front of Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
British Railways Type 4 D1584 is seen standing in front of Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
British Railways Sulzer Type 4 diesel locomotive D66 stands beneath Saltley shed's coaling plant
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Curley42
British Railways Sulzer Type 4 diesel locomotive D66 stands beneath Saltley shed's coaling plant in late 1966
British Railways' English Electric Type 3 Co-Co D6811 stands beneath Saltley shed's coaling tower in 1968
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Curly42
British Railways' English Electric Type 3 Co-Co D6811 stands beneath Saltley shed's coaling tower in 1968
A pair of Brush Traction Co-Co diesel-electric locomotives, D1108 and D1516, create a lot of clag over Saltley on 17th July 1968
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JG Turner
A pair of Brush Traction Co-Co locomotives, D1108 and D1516, create a lot of clag over Saltley on 17th July 1968
British Railways 'Sulzer Type 4' diesel-electric 1Co-Co1 D31 is seen being prepared for another trip on 27th October 1961
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C Verrall
BR 'Sulzer Type 4' diesel-electric 1Co-Co1 D31 is seen being prepared for another trip on 27th October 1961

BR Type 4 Co-Co D1709 stands outside Saltley shed in July 1969 as track is being lifted in the background
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B Hughes
BR Type 4 Co-Co D1709 stands outside Saltley shed in July 1969 as track is being lifted in the background
English Electric Type 3 D6888 stands fresh from the works outside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse
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A Pratt
English Electric Type 3 D6888 stands fresh from the works outside Saltley shed's No 3 roundhouse

Ordnance Survey Maps and Schematic Diagrams

A plan of Saltley shed's No 3 Roundhouse which was opened in 1900 and shows the different lengths of roads that ran off the turntable because the 'roundhouse' was square
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Courtesy Irwell Press
Saltley shed's No 3 Roundhouse which was opened in 1900 and shows the different lengths of roads
General view of the layout of Saltley shed with the main Derby to Birmingham line at the top and the three different sheds to the right
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Courtesy Irwell Press
General layout of Saltley shed with the main line to Derby at the top and the three different sheds to the right
Close up of the access roads from the main Derby to Birmingham line and the stores and offices located at the end of Saltley's No 2 shed
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Courtesy Irwell Press
Close up of the access roads from the main Derby to Birmingham line and the stores and offices
Close up showing Saltley Engine shed No 1 and No 2 which were located to the rear of No 3 shed and the Road Motor Repair Shop and store on the right
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Courtesy Irwell Press
Close up showing the main access and departure roads to the shed and the mechanical coaling and ash plant
Close up showing the main access and departure roads to the shed which could also access the mechanical coaling and ash plant for quicker disposal
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Courtesy Irwell Press
Close up showing Saltley Engine shed No 1 and No 2 which were located to the rear of No 3 shed

An 1887 Ordnance Survey Map showing the former MR Wagon Works and part of Saltley Shed
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National Library of Scotland
An 1887 Ordnance Survey Map showing the former MR Wagon Works and part of Saltley Shed
An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map showing part of Saltley Shed and Saltley Gas Works and sidings
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National Library of Scotland
An 1886 Ordnance Survey Map showing part of Saltley Shed and Saltley Gas Works and sidings
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map showing the former MR Wagon Works and part of Saltley Shed
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National Library of Scotland
A 1903 Ordnance Survey Map showing the former MR Wagon Works and part of Saltley Shed
A 1902 Ordnance Survey Map showing part of Saltley Shed and Saltley Gas Works and sidings
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National Library of Scotland
A 1902 Ordnance Survey Map showing part of Saltley Shed and Saltley Gas Works and sidings
A 1913 Ordnance Survey Map showing Saltley Shed's original MR Coaling Shed and sidings
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National Library of Scotland
A 1913 Ordnance Survey Map showing Saltley Shed's original MR Coaling Shed and sidings

The LMS and its successor, British Railways, undertook to film various aspects of operating steam locomotives and other railway operations. We have provided below links to some of the films related to shed operation that we know exist. Films on other aspects of railway operations can be viewed via our Video and Film Clip section.

Railway Roundabout 1959: 'Saltley Shed 1959'
Pat Whitehouse's and John Adam's S.L.S final shed bash of 1959 was a visit to Saltley shed on Midland Railway territory in Birmingham. (3 minutes 57 seconds)

Wash and Brush Up 1953
Shows the procedures that a steam engine goes through as part of its regular maintenance cycle. The locomotive being featured in the film is a British Railways Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0 No 73020 at 6D Chester (Midland shed. (25 minutes 19 seconds)

LMS - On the Shed - Part One of Two
Various shots of an engine being prepared and serviced ready for its next trip. Includes actions and responsibilities of crew. (9 minutes 44 seconds)

LMS - On the Shed - Part Two of Two
Various shots of an engine being prepared and serviced ready for its next trip. Includes actions and responsibilities of crew. (9 minutes 31 seconds)

Saltley Station (50) Saltley Shed (245) Alan Pratt's Saltley Recollections Brian Murphy's Saltley Recollections