Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Down at the Depot
Drew has passed along these photo's (taken by Bruce Rogers) which I was quite taken by. Its the New Plymouth loco depot in 1988.
The small provincial loco depots were mostly the remnants of the steam age, with only a few (Oamaru) being built new in the 70's. There are several photo's I've seen in books taken from the other end of the depot which I must hunt out. The depot itself is located 1/2 way between the port and the main station which would make a great setup. Several modules dedicated to a depot like thiswould make a great place to display a collection of loco's (both steam and diesel).