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Carnforth Motive Power Depot

Steamtown is based at the old Carnforth MPD (Motive Power Depot), and hence has a genuine atmosphere to it. It includes running sheds, offices and workshops, a coaling tower (seen here) ash disposal, water columns, 70ft turntable, and a carriage and wagon shop.

It was the intention of Steamtown to recreate as far as possible the original "look-and-feel" of a main line MPD. However, I'm told by Ben Fisher that Steamtown is now closed to the public, and serves mainly as a depot for a private carriage overhaul firm.

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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980, catalogued 25 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9514
  • Description : Coal stage and water column, Carnforth MPD.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980, catalogued 03 May 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome 64, slide number 9483
  • Description : As a boy, I built coaling stages from Meccano, but it wasn't until this photo was taken that I ever saw one in real life. Although it wasn't really real life, since steam on the BR wasn't really real in 1980.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980, catalogued 30 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9509
  • Description : Flying Scotsman poses for a portrait shot at Carnforth sheds.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980, catalogued 30 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9518
  • Description : Flying Scotsman at Carnforth sheds.


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  • Date : 28 Jun 1980, catalogued 30 Jan 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 9512
  • Description : Flying Scotsman in the foreground, and Lord Nelson in the background.


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