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Welcome to the shed!

In the summer of 2017 in an effort to expand my skills, i set myself the task of building my own weather station and display the output on the internet, this is the result of that challenge.

As i now have my own web site this will enable me to pursue new projects, the next will be to find old railway features that still exist to show that not all of the history of the railways which began in County Durham have been lost.

I am also interested in the history of where i live, not just the railways, so i will be writing pages about historical facts from Bishop Auckland and the Wear valley.

Take a look at my weather pages, but don't blame me if you get caught out in a shower of rain..


This is an ongoing project to document my interests, some i have followed for many years, others are more recent.

The content and structure of the site will change over time as it matures.


New Blog section which contains some of the old pages and will be the place for all future posts, Introduction Here

You may find some interesting facts on the following:

What's New

New Blog section

13th of June 2019 17:29

I have introduced a new blog section, this will help streamline adding new pages.

New Pictures in Gallery

5th of June 2019 09:30

Some new pictures i took on my early morning walk of Curlews in flight.

Weather Page back online

11th of April 2019 11:26

Replaced the temperature/pressure sensor (BMP280) Tested OK, also reintroduced Humidity and dewpoint readings on web page.

40E locomotive shed plate
Colwick Locomotive Shed Plate

Why Shed40?

40E was originally the designation of a railway motive power depot in Colwick, Nottingham, where my father started work at the end of World War 2 as an engine cleaner, and almost 20 years later became an engine driver. The site logo (40E) represents a plate fitted to the front of a steam locomotive to show it's home depot (Shed).
It has been re-purposed for my own personal internet branding, and is dedicated to my father.

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