Willesden Sheds

David Shepherd


david shepherd,signed limited edition print, willesden sheds

'Willesden Shed'
Signed Limited Edition of 850
Image Size 15.5" x 23"
Overall size with the French bound mount 33.5" x 27"
Date of publication:- April 1991

The London and Birmingham Railway opened a locomotive servicing facility at Chalk Farm near to the present site in 1837, which was replaced in 1847 by two further buildings on either side of the West Coast Main Line.
On the north side was a roundhouse intended for freight locomotives, and on the south side was a larger depot for passenger locomotives using Euston railway station.
The roundhouse was closed in 1871 and replaced by the Willesden motive power depot.
Its building was converted into a storage warehouse and in time became The Roundhouse centre for the performing arts.
The passenger depot was enlarged by the London and North Western Railway in 1920 and then rebuilt by the London Midland and Scottish Railway in 1932.

Camden motive power depot and coaling tower 1939
The Depot was closed to steam locomotives by British Railways in September 1963 and briefly used as a diesel depot until 1966, when it was demolished and replaced by sidings.
david shepherd,signed limited edition print, willesden sheds
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