Bridgnorth MPD

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Bridgnorth MPDMotive Power Depot
Bridgnorth MPDMotive Power Depot in 1972 (David Cooke)

Bridgnorth MPDMotive Power Depot comprises Bridgnorth Loco Works and the associated coaling, watering and storage facilities. It also includes several rented commercial premises in Station Lane including that known as the Graham Hill building (containing the staff mess room and ESMP offices) and the former David Dexter's car service garage (used for additional storage).

The MPDMotive Power Depot is not normally open to the public except during special events such as the Open House Weekend. At other times a limited view is available from Platform 2 or the footbridge.

Cowans Sheldon 30-ton steam crane RS 1087 and several well wagons, used to store locomotive boilers and other large parts, are stabled at Bridgnorth MPDMotive Power Depot.

Bridgnorth Locomotive Yard Appeal

In May 2022 the Charitable Trust launched an appeal to help raise £500,000 to restore Bridgnorth Locomotive Yard. The introduction to the appeal noted that "Bridgnorth Locomotive Yard is used daily for steam locomotive servicing and maintenance - and is the only way to access the Locomotive Works by rail - but it's in desperate need of repair. The current track was laid in the 1970s using second-hand materials and, through extensive care, has lasted 50 years, much longer than expected. However it's now reached the end of its life." It was the subject of the 2022 raffle.

After preparatory work in December 2022, Phase 1 of the project began in January 2023 with work on Cleobury Road Bridge and the turnout leading to Platform 2 and the locomotive yard.


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