Picture of Graham

Welcome to the shed!

In the summer of 2017 in an effort to expand my skill set, 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 any 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.

This is not a 'Blog' but a collection of pages describing parts of my hobbies i think may be of interest to others.

This all started in January 2018 and none of the pages are in their final form, and will be changed or rearranged over time and many pages will be added, so keep coming back to see how the site is evolving.

You may find some interesting facts on the following:

What's New

Added Sidereal and Solar Time to Almanac page

2nd of March 2019 16:01

Added Sidereal and Solar Time display and brief explanation to the Almanac page, done using a modified javascript.

Change to Weather instruments

3rd of February 2019 21:33

Removed light meter on main instruments and replaced it with rain total and rain rate instrument.

Photo pages replaced with Family History pages

26th of January 2019 15:03

The single photo page has been replaced with Family History pages. Details of Potter and Meadows family trees.

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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