Aintree Shed – 8L

Aintree once had a huge steam shed, known as 8L to supply the local rail network with motive power in the form of steam engines.

Once a year it would be inundated with engines when the Grand National was on but it was a busy shed anyway right through until the 1960’s.

Not so long ago I received a card and on it was a black and white photo of a steam engine ‘on shed’ at Aintree so I thought I would share the photo which I have scanned from the card.

Loco 45529 Stephenson at Aintree Shed

Loco 45529 Stephenson at Aintree Shed

Lick on the photo to enlarge it.

For those interested in learning more about Aintree Shed and the other steam sheds across Merseyside there is an excellent book by Kenn Pearce called Shed Side on Merseyside – The Last Days of Steam

The photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/