(BELOW): This picture shows the main shed and the New Shed, in the triangle bound by the West Coast Line, The London Main Line & New England Street. The West Coast Line sweeps round towards Hove at the bottom left corner. The Montpelier Signal Box can just about been seen to the top right of the water tower. Note the 2 steam cranes used for coaling the trains.

C.Fry collection



(ABOVE): An early view of the rear of the main shed, with locos waiting to be backed onto their trains.

Madgewick Collection


(BELOW): The MPD shown in 1960. The large building at the top of the picture still remains today as a carriage shed. The roof of the MPD (foreground) was originally pitched in the opposite direction and access was gained through 10 arches, one of which still exists on the left of the frontage. J.Scrase


(ABOVE): A birds-eye view from the top of the station roof showing the end of Platforms 1 & 2, the MPD and New Shed, West and South Signal Boxes. The West Coast Line is on the left. This picture was taken in 1924; the signal boxes were closed 9 years later. E.Wallis collection


(ABOVE): Overlooking the West Coast Line we can see the side of the MPD and part of the coal store and turntable. Note the frontage of the houses in New England Street: their view has changed completely as a new combined engineering building now occupies this spot.

B.C.Vigor collection

ABOVE: Demolition of the MPD Sheds, immediately prior to the construction of the Combined Engineering Dept, seen here at 9am on the 14th August 1966. This photo is owned by Mr. David Ward and can be seen in its original context as part of David's fantastic Flickr photostream at https://www.flickr.com/photos/70607220@N04/6432946287

David says of the photo "This is the end for the old steam shed at Brighton (75A). The date is 14th August 1966. I was about to depart for Fratton, Eastleigh and Salisbury so the time must have been about 08:30. There are faults and blemishes on the negative - the camera I was using on this day was a cheap little pocket camera! "