Barrow Road 82E

Home Steam in Bristol Steam Shed St Philips Marsh Steam Shed Barrow Road Bristol Steam Workings 1964


Barrow Road Shed was the LMS steam shed in Bristol and was coded 22A.  In the late fifties it became part of the Western Region and was reooded 82E.  The other two Bristol sheds, St Philip’s Marsh and Bath Road, were Great Western.  It consisted of one roundhouse and a number of locomotive sidings and was situated alongside the mainline from Bristol to Gloucester, about a mile from Temple Meads Station.  Unlike the Western Sheds in Bristol, Barrow Road had a modern Coaling Plant.

On the closure of Bath Road Shed in September 1960, Barrow Road received some Western engines and some of their turns.  When St Philip’s Marsh closed in June 1964, the remaining engines were allocated to Barrow Road.  The last of the Midland engines were withdrawn or transferred away in June 1965 and the shed closed completely on November 20 in that year.  

Within 12 months the shed had been demolished, but the famous arches over the railway complex were to last another 20 years or more, before they too were demolished to make way for a major dual carriageway road scheme.  Very little remains of the original shed as the whole site is now an industrial estate.

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