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Name:Regents Park Shelters Yard
Type:Other
User:LT
Code:RPK
Status:Closed
Dates:1940s
NotesDeep Shelters Construction Yard 
 
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All vehicles allocated: 45 *
Sightings logged: 0 
Photos at location: 0 
Previous location: Red Arrow (Waterloo) Garage 
Next location: Reigate Garage 
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Ray'In their depot at Merton, Surrey, Charles Brand & Sons Ltd. have several hundred 2' 0'' gauge wagons. Most of these are normal V−tippers, but some are of a slightly less common type, the U−tipper. About thirty of these U−tippers are owned by the firm. They have a capacity of 20 cu. ft.and the design was produced by Robert Hudson Ltd. of Leeds, probably about 1930. The first examples were obtained by Brand in 1934, and have since been used on contracts all over the country'.(http://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/5+6/NG_wagons_2-3.htm). See also details on the work done at the West India Docks etc. by Charles Brand & Sons Ltd at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=46495 Sat 15/03/2014, 11:38
RayIn 1962 Mitchell Construction acquired Kinnear Moodie, a leading tunneling business. BAM Nuttall Limited (formerly known as Edmund Nuttall Limited) is a construction and civil engineering company.The company built the Liver Building completed in 1911[4] and was later involved in projects to build the Queensway Tunnel under the Mersey completed in 1932, the Dartford Tunnel completed in 1963, the Tyne Tunnel completed in 1967, the Kingsway Tunnel completed in 1971, the Medway Tunnel completed in 1998, High Speed 1 completed in 2007 and the Cambridgeshire Guided Bus-way completed in 2011. Nuttall's were also involved in several projects for the 2012 Summer Olympics including, soil remediation and civil works in the South of the Park. Presumably Cochrane was also a major builder. Vehicles were used by these contractors but allocated to LT garages for maintenance etc. purposes.Fri 14/03/2014, 18:45
RayDetails of the Camden Town shelter (and links to others) can be found at http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/c/camden_town/index.html Details of another tunnel at Chalk Farm (although this may not be connected to this location) can be found at http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/underground-sites/87110-empty-carriage-tunnel-chalk-farm-london.htmlWed 12/03/2014, 08:11
DamonRegents Park was used for dumping the spoil from the construction of the deep level tube shelters constructed during World War 2. The park was also used for storing the tunnel lining segments and a fleet of lorries was allegedly allocated there. Probably around 1941. Clapham Common was also used for dumping spoil.Wed 11/12/2013, 19:39

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