This diagram shows the recent and current track layout at Sheffield Park. Its origins, development and the earlier changes over the years of preservation have been a complex story, which will be added as time permits.
2008: Up to this date the track layout had been stable for a number of years, the last change being the addition of the siding at the top-left of the diagram, to accommodate the staff sleeping coaches. The adjacent pump-house siding held stored stock, and the original Bluebell-built locomotive washout pit which was reaching the end of its useful life. The Pump-house siding was also earmarked for use as the headshunt for the planned Woodpax shed.
2014: The Woodpax Shed (Sheffield Park Carriage Shed), the new locomotive washout pit, and "Above Workshop Facilities" (for the Loco. Dept) were constructed thanks to a fund-raising appeal, and a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This also enabled the platform 2 canopy to be extended Southwards to its original length. The Friends of Sheffield Park then undertook the extension of the platform one canopy to match, reaching the state shown below, following the demolition in early 2014 of the single-road 1960-built locomotive shed, which was becoming unsafe following damage in winter storms.
Chris Berryman provides this aerial photo taken on 29 March 2013. Click on the photo for an enlargement.
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