Cambridge Street Coal Depot

The Midland Railway Cambridge Street Coal Drops covered the area that is now Camley Street Natural Park. The coal wagons came over a bridge over the canal onto a traverser which moved each wagon along the building then into it from where it was emptied into carts below.


The covered coal drops on Cambridge Street (now Camley Street) looking north, c1905 © National Railway Museum



Coal drops on Cambridge Street looking south, 1960s © Historic England