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GWR Route: Banbury to Wolverhampton

GWR Route: North Warwickshire Line

Tyseley Shed: gwrt2969

View of Tyseley's new Carriage Shed adjoining Tyseley station with a length of 600 feet and a height of 17 feet 6 inches

The following short article appeared in the Great Western Railway Magazine Vol XXI No1 (January 1909):-

New Carriage Shed at Tyseley – The large new carriage shed adjoining Tyseley station has a length of 600 feet and a height to eaves of roof of 17 feet 6 inches. Its present width is 59 feet, four lines being accommodated. Special provision has been made in the building to admit of its being enlarged when required in the future. With this in view, while a brick wall is built on the side facing the main line, the opposite side, where the extension will be effected, is constructed with a steel frame closed in with the ‘Universal Sheeting’ manufactured by Messrs Samuel Taylor & Co of Birmingham. This material, in addition to giving a pleasant appearance (an important point with so large a structure), has the advantage over corrugated iron that it may be readily taken down for use elsewhere without injury. The sheeting is used in the roof, which is partially glazed, and at the gable ends also.

An advert showing the ‘Universal Sheeting’ can be seen at image 'gwrt2628', but Tyseley carriage shed was never extended as originally intended. As built there were twelve long carriage sidings sandwiched between the Down Goods line and the locomotive roundhouse. The Carriage Shed covered the four sidings closest to the Down Goods line. In 1924, £2,920 was authorised for the construction of three extra carriage sidings to supplement these and in April 1957 a short Diesel Shed was built over two of these extra sidings.

Robert Ferris