Engine Running Shed and associated locomotive facilities, Carnforth - Lancaster

Engine shed for steam locomotive stabling and servicing built between 1940-44. Rectangular plan form of six standard gauge tracks with full length inspection pits and wheel drop pit to the eastern track way. Associated facilities include a range of machine shops flanked by stores and offices. The wheel shop has its wheel lathe served by a travelling crane which crosses the eastern most line. At the northern end of the range are a sand drier, store and loading platform. The condition of the reinforced concrete frame is very poor and deteriorating.

Engine Running Shed and associated locomotive facilities, Carnforth - Lancaster
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Carnforth: Engine Shed And Associated Facilities Including The Locomotive Turntable
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1342134
  • Local Planning Authority: Lancaster
  • Site Type: Industrial > Engineering industry site


  • Building Name: Engine Running Shed and associated locomotive facilities
  • County: Lancashire
  • District / Borough: Lancaster
  • Parish: Carnforth
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Morecambe and Lunesdale
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Commercial company