SCRCA structure 255910: Garsdale Water Troughs

SCRCA Location Introduction

The water troughs and adjacent tank house (see Structure 255900) were built in 1907 at a cost of £4,396.

The troughs were 1,670 feet long and each one could hold between 5,000 and 6,000 gallons of water. Each trough took approximately ten mintues to refill after use and both troughs were steam-heated in winter to prevent the water freezing.

The troughs were first used on the 22nd of October 1907 and, as a result of the withdrawal of steam locomotives from mainline use, they became redundant in March 1968 (although some sources state that the Garsdale troughs had been removed by the 1950s).

Garsdale water troughs in the 1960s, track-level context view from the southwest.

Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Water Troughs
Location Variant
Not Applicable
Assessment status
Current Use(s)
Shown on a land plan?
Construction / installation period
0: Construction period unknown
Distance from London St.Pancras
255 miles and 76 chains
Position relative to running lines
This location IS visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
Accessibility (ease of access)
Protection Category
Not Applicable - demolished or relocated
Geographic Location
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