Watford Junction Motive Power Depot

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Watford Junction Motive Power Depot
Location
Location Watford, Hertfordshire
Coordinates 51°39′56″N0°23′51″W / 51.6655°N 0.3975°W / 51.6655; -0.3975 Coordinates: 51°39′56″N0°23′51″W / 51.6655°N 0.3975°W / 51.6655; -0.3975
OS grid TQ109975
Characteristics
Owner(s) British Rail
Depot code(s) WJ (1973 -) [1]
Type Diesel
History
Opened 1856 [2]
Closed 1965 [3]

Watford Junction Motive Power Depot was a Traction Maintenance Depot located in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. The depot was situated on the Watford DC line and was near Watford Junction station.

Watford Town & Borough in England

Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, 15 miles (24 km) northwest of central London.

Hertfordshire County of England

Hertfordshire is one of the home counties in England. It is bordered by Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire to the north, Essex to the east, Greater London to the south, and Buckinghamshire to the west. For government statistical purposes, it is placed in the East of England region.

Watford DC line commuter railway line from London Euston to Watford Junction

The Watford DC line is a commuter railway line from London Euston to Watford Junction in Watford, Hertfordshire. Its services are operated by London Overground.

The depot code was WJ.

History

From 1960 to 1965, when the depot closed, Class 08 shunters, Class 11 and 24 locomotives could be seen at the depot. [4]

British Rail Class 08 class of 350 hp 0-6-0 diesel electric shunting locomotives

The British Rail (BR) Class 08 is a class of diesel-electric shunting locomotive. The pioneer locomotive, number 13000, was built in 1952 although it did not enter service until 1953. Production continued until 1962; 996 locomotives were produced, making it the most numerous of all British locomotive classes.

British Rail Class 11 class of 120 350hp diesel-electric shunters

The British Rail Class 11 was applied to a batch of diesel shunting locomotives built from April 1945 to December 1952, based on a similar earlier batch built by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) between 1934 and 1936.

British Rail Class 24 class of 151 Bo′Bo′ 1160hp diesel-electric locomotives

The British Railways Class 24 diesel locomotives, also known as the Sulzer Type 2, were built from 1958 to 1961. One hundred and fifty-one were built at Derby, Crewe and Darlington, the first twenty of them as part of the British Railways 1955 Modernisation Plan. This class was used as the basis for the development of the class 25 locomotives.

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References

  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. "Locomotive Depots: Watford (Details)". BRDatabase. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  3. "RCTS Photographic Archive". RCTS. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  4. "Locomotive Depots: Watford (Allocation)". BRDatabase. Retrieved 15 January 2017.