Exmouth Junction was built as a locomotive depot in 1885. The locomotive depot closed in 1967, but carriages and wagons continued to receive repairs there for a few more years.
There is a six road shed here. Inside is an elevated supervisor’s office had a grand view of the entire shed.
In it’s later years it was split into two – carriages and wagons maintained in one half, and track machines (used for railway renewal/maintenance) in the other half. The track machine side continued to be used after privatisation in 1994 and was refurbished. A couple of years later it was declared surplus to requirements.
One track machine was converted to be used as a shunter within the confines of the depot. When the depot closed, this was just left in the shed. It is due to leave soon as it has been purchased by a preservation group.
This little shed was used to maintain smaller railway vehicles such as trolleys.
Not sure what can be said about this building. It was used to store items. There is an old Austin in one of the buildings – I was surprised that it wasn’t burnt out.
The depot also had a large water tower. Unfortunately the huge metal water tank has been cut off.