Camden Motive Power Depot, 1945

Camden Motive Power Depot, 1945

Title: Camden Motive Power Depot, 1945

Date: 1945

Place: London, England

Description: London, Midland & Scottish Railway locomotives at Camden engine shed, London, 1945. The five locomotives include the Jubilee class locomotive 4-6-0 number 5588 Kashmir, a class 4P 4-4-0 locomotive number 1072, the Princess Coronation class 4-6-2 locomotive number 6225 Duchess of Gloucester, and a Royal Scot class 4-6-0 locomotive number 6116 Irish Guardsman. The Duchess of Gloucester, one of the LMS's most prestigious locomotives, was painted in an austere black livery during the Second World War to help reduce the cost of cleaning. Cleaning was seen as non-essential work because of manpower shortages. Motive power depots, or engine sheds were where locomotives were stored, cleaned and given routine maintenance.

Our reference: 1997-7409_LMS_9756

Collection: Euston photos

Background: BR Warflat