Hi there, from looking at Google Earth I'm kind of struggling to pinpoint this location but I have a feeling it is towards the end of the lane to the right? Seems to be some lengths of track in the yard for plant to reside on? Doesn't seem to be much going on here, I was expecting maybe something like Crewe or Stafford's type of NR depot's... am I missing something?
I was thinking of taking a walk there from Sheffield station that's all but wondering if it's worth the effort, although it seems there could be a Sleeper Adjuster namely 906009 present..
When I was last there a year or so ago the best view was from Cutlers Gate which is the entrance to the Capita offices. You're slightly above depot here whereas main entrance is via a ramp on Blast Lane. There's a rear entrance gate to the depot here too. I saw one of the Geismars from here and 4-2 and 4-4 trolley in yard but couldn't ID from here.
I might be wrong but going by Google earth and Roger's photo 901176 may still be visible alongside the railway adjacent to that white container so you may get a view from a Sheffield- Darnall train... may have moved of course.
I think the depot had a big tidy up a few years ago and there's a long new shed which may contain more 4-4s.
Main entrance is off Blast Lane near to where Cadman Street joins it.
The road entrance into the depot is Cutler's Gate, off Derek Dooley Way, by the Capita building. This is the yard where the Mini 4-4 / 4 -2 and trailers are kept, and not the Blast Lane side, which are just offices.
I've viewed Blast Lane a couple of times (when I was unable to gain access) from the Car Park of "The Megacentre", B6071 Bernard Road, S2 5BQ. Theres a crash barrier below the fence, which if stood on gives a view over the fence into the yard. Binoculars are required, and theres no guarantee you'll be able to see anything.
Thanks very much guys! A great help all that information, think I shall take a walk and see what I can see..