It was a cold January evening back in 2018 when your author received a correspondance from KB tyres who are resident within the Philidelphia depot structure, informed me of the impending demolition of the depot in Summer 2018.

This promted me to book an early train the next morning to get up to Philidelphia before demolition crews moved in.

After an initial visit to obtain photographs I was speaking to the owners of KB tyres and enquired who owned the philidelphia site, after aqquiring this information I contact the companies who gave me permission to get photos of otherwise inaccessible parts of the depot site.

So, one month later I travelled upto the north east for a weeks holiday which involved one of the days being especially for an exploration of the depot site it was a cold and sleety February day on which my exploration took place.