St Leonards TMD

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St Leonards TMD
Location
LocationBulverhythe, East Sussex
Coordinates50°50′57″N 0°31′27″E / 50.8491°N 0.5242°E / 50.8491; 0.5242Coordinates: 50°50′57″N 0°31′27″E / 50.8491°N 0.5242°E / 50.8491; 0.5242
OS gridTQ777085
Characteristics
Owner(s)St Leonards Railway Engineering
Depot code(s)SE (1973 -)[1]
TypeDiesel, DMU, DEMU, EMU
History
Former depot code(s)
  • SLEO[2]
  • 74E (1 February 1950 - 31 May 1958)
  • 73D (1 June 1958 - 5 May 1973)

St Leonards TMD is a Traction Maintenance Depot located in Bulverhythe, East Sussex, England. The depot is situated on the East Coastway Line and is on the north side of the line between Bexhill and St Leonards Warrior Square railway stations.[3]

The depot code is SE.

History[edit]

The depot was opened in March 1957 as a DEMU depot.[4] From 1963 to 1967, Class 33 locomotives could be seen at the depot.[5] The depot was electrified in 1986.[4] In 1987, the depot had an allocation of Classes 203, 205, 206 and 207 DEMUs and Class 411 EMUs.[2] By 2010, it was used for servicing Class 377 EMUs.[4]

Present[edit]

As of 2017, the depot is used for stabling of Class 66 diesel locomotives, Class 73 diesel-electric locomotives and Class 171 DMUs.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The all-time guide to UK Shed and Depot Codes" (PDF). TheRailwayCentre.com. 5 May 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b Marsden 1987, p. 97
  3. ^ Webster, Greengrass & Greaves 1987, p. 68
  4. ^ a b c Smith & Stuart 2010, p. 91
  5. ^ "Locomotive Depots: St Leonards (Allocation)". BRDatabase. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Hastings Diesels Limited - Comings & goings at St. Leonards Depot (part 1)". Hastings Diesels Ltd. Retrieved 11 January 2017.

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