Sheffield Grimesthorpe diesel depot

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  1. D7666

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    In 1961 Grimesthorpe shed, Sheffield, closed to steam but retained for diesel locomotives until Tinsley opened in 1965.

    There is some variation in wording used in both books and web sites, and all are rather vague. Some say Grimesthorpe was for stabling diesels, other say servicing, and none refer to refuelling.
    I usually interpret stabling as no facility for servicing or fuel, and a refuelling point no servicing or other maintenance except water and possibly lubricating oil and/or sand.

    I am aware Darnall was the main Sheffield area diesel depot before Tinsley opened, this question is not about Darnall or other code 41X sheds, but specifically about Grimesthorpe.

    Is anyone able to accurately say what diesel activity actually took place at Grimesthorpe ?


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  3. David Barrett

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    I can't answer your question with the accuracy that you require but can only speculate that nothing other than stabling was involved. How long it lasted must also, for me, be a matter of speculation as the freight terminal, opened towards the end of 1963, was built on the site of the former Midland Railway Locomotive Depot at Grimesthorpe.
     
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    Sorry to be slightly off topic here but when did Darnall close for the servicing of DMU's?
     
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    October 1984.
     
  6. Bevan Price

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    Grimesthorpe used to have an allocation of Class 08 shunters, even when it was a LMR depot (19A). I suspect it ought to have had some fuelling facility for these - probably preferable to sending them to another LMR depot every time they needed fuel.
     
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