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Thread: Dinting engine shed/station, Derbyshire, November 2016

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    Default Dinting engine shed/station, Derbyshire, November 2016


    1. The History

    Dinting engine shed (shed code no.39A) is a former one-track through shed with 2 tracks passing on the south east all derived from a single feed line. The engine shed was built between 1888 and 1898 for the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. It is constructed of red brick and is single-storey, of eight bays and with stone-coped gable ends. The coal stage and water tank were on the north-east side of the line at the southern entrance. It first closed in 1935 but was then reopened in 1942. It closed again to steam in 1954 but got a second lease of life via by the railway preservation group The Dinting Railway Centre in 1968. This closed in 1990 and the shed was again left disused. The whole nine-acre site went up for sale in 2010 and was sold for £150,000 to a group of Manchester solicitors. However they failed to get planning permission to build houses so the site has just sat there.

    A picture of the shed in its railway centre days:

    DRC by HughieDW, on Flickr

    In terms of the nearby Dinting railway station, on the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway, it opened in 1847. The former Manchester bound platform buildings are disused and in a very poor state of repair. Here is an archive picture before the decay set in:



    Dinting station by HughieDW, on Flickr

    2. The Explore

    A last minute side explore. Very relaxed and easy access. You can't beat a bit of railbex. There turned out to be more to look at than expected so was well worth the twenty minute detour to check the place out.

    3. The Pictures

    The Engine Shed:

    img8340 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8341 by HughieDW, on Flickr
    img8342 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8362 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8389 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8352 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8361 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8360 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8359 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8355 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8354 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8349 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8348 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8346 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Former Manchester platform station buildings:

    img8377 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8383 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8386 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8364 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8365 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8367 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8368 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8369 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8370 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8372 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8374 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And the other out buildings:

    img8376 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8379 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8384 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8387 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking!

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    I enjoyed that, thank you Hughie.

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    Proper Job Hughie, Thanks
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    Stunning architecture, they built with pride back in the day. Thanks for the post.

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    Oh wow, this is very nice HughieD, one I must visit when I'm in the area :)

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    Really interesting report,and some splendid features still surviving.

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    A very nice report. Some distinctive features still can be spotted, such as the missing platform canopy. The engine shed isn't in all that bad condition.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    This was one of the few preserved railways to fail.

    According to my Dad's friend there was an issue with the land owner who wanted to redevelop the site for housing.

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    Another cracker Hughie :-)

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    Railway stuff is my favorite. Love looking at old stations and buildings!

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