Redhill Shed


10th July 1964

The Western Region at Redhill. “Manor” Class 4-6-0 No. 7808 “Cookham Manor” is seen on the throat of the shed, the tracks in the foreground being those of the Tonbridge line. “Manors” were no strangers to Redhill, appearing from time to time on services to and from Reading via Guildford. No. 7808 is still with us; the locomotive was withdrawn the year after this photograph was taken and purchased directly from British Rail for preservation. Today, the engine can be found at Didcot Railway Centre. © David Glasspool Collection

17th January 1970

As late as 1970, the engine shed was still standing, by that time being used as a stabling point for “Type 3” (later “Class 33”) diesels. Even the elevated coal stage, complete with canopy, was still in evidence. In view is Type 3 No. D6571, which was not on one of the shed roads, but instead approaching Redhill upon one of the tracks forming the Tonbridge line. This locomotive was later renumbered to 33053 and has made it into preservation. © David Glasspool Collection

18th December 1987

The three tracks formerly covered by the engine shed are seen 25 years later, and by this time were being used to stable the diesel multiple units which operated between Tonbridge and Reading. On the left is Class 101 No. L840 and, to its right, Class 119 No. L573. One of the inspection pits from steam days had survived, to the left of the rolling stock. The Class 47 is upon the siding which once led to the turntable. © David Glasspool Collection