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LMS Route: Nuneaton to Birmingham New Street

LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Tamworth

Saltley Shed: mrsalt656c

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

Close up of image 'mrsalt656' 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. At the very bottom of the plan can be seen the two storage roads where withdrawn locomotives were frequently to be seen. Its not known whether road vehicles required significant repair at Saltley as the drawing does not show any significant access from the road although image 'mrsalt51a' does show a lorry sharing the shed with a Midland locomotive. The shed was accessed by road users via Duddeston Mill Road which passed under the main Derby to Birmingham line. Consequently access from the road was via a ramp as seen on the left. The Cycle Sheds were extensive because up to the late 1950s it was the main transport for the British working man with railways being no different. On the bottom left can be seen the new staff amenities block built by British Railways in the 1950s as part of their modernisation programme when steam was still central to the strategic plans of British Railways Executive.