A small and cramped service facility in the heart of London's dockland in the mid-fifties to May 1970 when the P.L.A. ceased rail traffic in the Royal Docks. The steam shed and its service facilities have been demolished and a more modern structure provided. A sub shed of 30A Stratford it allows refuelling and minor repairs to be carried out on the diesel shunters that operated in the numerous yards and transfer sidings that abounded in that area. The only surviving building from the steam era is now situated outside the railway boundary and it has been sold or rented to other organisations.
For Exhibition Managers:
Owner: Terry Cooke
Ian Beresford, External Exhibition Co-ordinator
Layout Size: 8' x 2' (End to End)
Layout Total Floor Space): 8' x 8' (End to End)
The layout is free standing
Number of Operators: Three
Tables required?: One, 6 feet by 2 feet
Barriers required?: No
Expenses required: Fuel for one commercial vehicle (approx. 30 pence per mile round trip). Includes journeys prior to and post exhibition for loading purposes etc.