Station Name: THIRSK (JUNCTION)
This station is still open but is included for completeness

[Source: Nick Catford]



The closed Thirsk engine shed in 1950s. The ECML is behind the shed with the Leeds line in the foreground. Thirsk Shed was a 2-road straight dead end shed with a slate gable roof. The shed was sited south of Thirsk station in the fork between the 2 main lines. Although it was a small shed, it had a coaling crane, luxury for crews expecting a shovel in coaling stage, it also had the usual turntable, pit and watering facilities. The A2s (seen in front of the shed) were introduced in 1936, They worked all over the East Coast, Great Central and Carlisle to Edinburgh main lines. A popular engine with the crews, free steaming and reliable. The first as withdrawn on 26 February 1962 and the last was 60831, withdrawn from York shed on 6.12.1966 and was the last of the Gresley express locos to be withdrawn. One preserved, the prototype, Green Arrow carries its LNER No 4771 and resides in the NRM, York.
Photo from Alan Brown collection

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