Marshalling Yard

Tinsley Marshalling Yard opened in 1965 and with its state-of-the-art computerised wagon control system handled around 3000 wagons a day.

Tinsley was a "Network Yard" where freight trains arrived, were split and resorted into new trains for onward departure to other Network yards, rail-connected businesses in the area, or to the Freight Terminal for unloading and forwarding by road. It featured gravity-assisted shunting and a computerised wagon control system, similar to large US rail freight yards.

Competition from road freight transport and the industrial decline of the 1970s meant the capacity of the yard became increasingly redundant and from the mid 1980s the it began to close down.