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Shed Construction

Here you find a collection of photographs showing the construction of our home at the end platform 2 at Bury Bolton Street Station.


After much deliberating and a couple of false starts we came to an agreement with the ELR that if we cleared the tons of debris that filled the old platform 1 area of Bolton Street Station, we could build our own shed in there A vacant plot of land by Platform 1 became available and we put in for planning permission to build a locomotive shed by Malcolm Vickers who did all the paperwork. This took time but in December 1989 we were told this could go ahead in 1990 (luckily one of the members Dave Mills worked in the planning department).


A suitable building had to be found and fortunately a shed was found in Norden which had to be dismantled first and then moved to Bury where it had to be adjusted to fit our space. In February the real work began and the site had to be cleared before the digging could start. 13 holes for the concrete foundations were dug to hold the roof up  This meant concrete being delivered to the car park where it was placed on tarpaulin sheets so that we could fill wheelbarrows and take it along platform1 to the work-site. This took seven consecutive Saturdays. Once this was complete the stanchions needed taking to the site from Castlecroft by hand truck up the main road and through the car park. They were 20′ in length!


The shed has the following dimensions  66′ in length by 14′ wide by 20′ high complete with a full length pit built with re-enforced concrete. Alongside the pit we have a number of machine tools including a centre lathe, universal miller, surface grinder, radial arm drill and shaper. We also have MIG, TIG, MMA and gas welding equipment and apart from machining jobs too big for our own machines, we are able to tackle the majority of machining operations in house.


Once everything was in place the walls were built up and the roof’s A frames were added. The cladding was then added, doors fitted, floor laid and then the electrics fitted.  The shed was now ready for 80097. The people who helped with the construction of the shed were Malcolm Vickers who did the design work, Graham Kelly who did the building side, Pete Winstanley, Steve Diggle and Phil Ellis. The following also helped in some way or another: Keith savory, John Greenhow, Martin Tetlow, Phil Spendler, Mike Devine, Matthew Vickers and Jonathan Vickers.


We would like to give a big thanks to Keith Savory for the use of his photographs and information above.


If  you own the copyright to any photographs on here where it says Copyright Unknown then please get in touch eagle1711@hotmail.com. We will gladly edit photographs to show copyright and return a link to the owners website.