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History dude

A new video by the Train driver chap shows that after the recent derailment this year at the north end of platform one, although Network Rail restored the section to the platform, they removed the link to the siding that's in the section between the first tunnel and the overbridge. Although the siding line was present the line is cut off.  I remember looking over the bridge regularly at the siding and it used to have a 16 ton mineral wagon in it, full of what looked like waste that had been cleared from the line. By the look of things it looks like they still need a wagon there for that! 

Three screen shots below

 

2021-04-23 Relayed line.jpg

2021-04-23 Siding line cut off.jpg

2021-04-23 The siding line.jpg

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Unitedite Returns

A platform level view of the train shed, taken in 1953 might interest a few folks. Copyright retained.

For the record, the locomotives are:-

Class 5MT, No.45262, of Shed No.19A, Grimesthorpe, built by Armstrong Whitworth, to Works No.1317, in 1936.

Class B1, No.61224, of Shed No.50A, York North, built by North British Locomotive, Glasgow, to Works No. 26125, in 1947.

 

CAIMF743-AW.1317-1936, Class 5MT, No.45262, (Shed No.19A, Grimesthorpe), & NBLG.L963.26125-1947, Class B1, No.61224, (Shed No.50A, York North), at Sheffield Midland Station-14-08-1953.jpg

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Athy
On 20/11/2020 at 09:40, Josh Bloom said:

Hello,

I've recently joined the site. My name is Josh and I'm currently editing a program which features Sheffield Midland as one of its main stories. The series is called Architecture the Railways Built and series 1 can be viewed online:

 

 

 

 

 

Josh 

Unlike many such projects, the series did get made, and I have enjoyed watching several episodes of it, though I haven't yet seen the one which includes Sheffield Midland.

 

As an aside, if you are editing a programme, perhaps the ability to spell "programme" would be an advantage.

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History dude

I did see the programme on Midland. I recall that them showing a ductile on the platform that could be opened up leading down to the River Sheaf flowing under the station. It also showed several rooms that catered for first class passengers and another that catered for the third class passengers.

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Unitedite Returns

I thought that I would share with you, the attached image, in order to give some impression of the passenger services operating in and out of Sheffield Midland Station, at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Copyright Retained.

Captured around 1900, the image, taken from Woodseats Road Over-bridge, shows an unidentified Midland Railway Class 890, 2-4-0, tender locomotive hauling a West Bound (Up) Passenger Service, possibly destined for Chesterfield, Derby and beyond, or may be, possibly destined for Manchester, along the Hope Valley Line. The extensive terraced housing along Rydal Road, Nether Edge can be seen in the background.

This section of line was quadrupled during the period 1901 to 1902, although following the track rationalisation of recent years, the railway line probably looks very much the same today. The train itself seems to be made up from a fascinating variety of rolling stock.

CAIMF802-Midland Railway Class 890 2-4-0, on West Bound Up Passenger Service, passing Rydal Road, Nether Edge, view from Woodseats Road Over-bridge-(pre 1901-1902 track quadrupling)-Circa 1900-DL.jpg

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Athy
14 minutes ago, Unitedite Returns said:

I thought that I would share with you, the attached image, in order to give some impression of the passenger services operating in and out of Sheffield Midland Station, at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Copyright Retained.

Captured around 1900, the image, taken from Woodseats Road Over-bridge, shows an unidentified Midland Railway Class 890, 2-4-0, tender locomotive hauling a West Bound (Up) Passenger Service, possibly destined for Chesterfield, Derby and beyond, or may be, possibly destined for Manchester, along the Hope Valley Line. The extensive terraced housing along Rydal Road, Nether Edge can be seen in the background.

This section of line was quadrupled during the period 1901 to 1902, although following the track rationalisation of recent years, the railway line probably looks very much the same today. The train itself seems to be made up from a fascinating variety of rolling stock.

CAIMF802-Midland Railway Class 890 2-4-0, on West Bound Up Passenger Service, passing Rydal Road, Nether Edge, view from Woodseats Road Over-bridge-(pre 1901-1902 track quadrupling)-Circa 1900-DL.jpg

What a fabulously atmospheric picture! As you say, the rolling stock is pretty damned heterogeneous (the second and fifth coaches may have been of the same type, but they're the only ones), suggesting that this wasn't a crack service.

Yet the loco is in immaculate condition; although, judging by the buffers, that may be because it's just been outshopped after overhaul at Derby.

The house are unusual in that the windows re higher up than the doors - I mean, the lintels are highe rup, I suppose. Are the houses still there?

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Lemmy117

The houses are still there, now obscured from the railway by trees.

Nigel L

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