Bank Hall Locomotive Depot in 1948: two ex-Lancashire & Yorkshire engines outside the smaller through Shed: ex-L&Y 1F 0-6-0T No. 11535, fitted with dumb buffers and swinging spark-arrestor for working in the Docks; behind it is Class 30 6F 0-8-0 No. 12782. (Beyond can be glimpsed an 8F 2-8-0 with the unusual combination of 'M' as well as the BR initial '4' added to its number). Photo: 20 June 1848 by Ben Brooksbank, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Recording Locomotive Sightings 1943 - 1968
A generation of enthusiasts recorded the movements of locomotives around the railway system. These records of visits to locomotive depots have been collected and carefully analysed to provide an overall portrait for the period 1943 to 1968. During that period of steam's final years, there was a marked change from the pre-grouping types that still found work at a few depots, to the modern BR designs that worked until the end in 1968. The handling of freight and passenger services was a major undertaking from town and cities, ports, coal mines and factories. All of it traversed the labyrinth of lines that criss-crossed the country. There were numerous 'sheds' spread throughout the length and breadth of the land that provided and serviced the vast army of steam locomotives (20,000 in 1948). Here is just a taste of that history.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Ardsley 1945 - 1950

Robinson B4 4-6-0s could be seen at Ardsley in 1946 and 1947.  The last engine, of an original class of ten was withdrawn in 1949.

A 6-cyl Sentinel steam railcar, a type seen in store at Ardsley in 1946 and 1947.
Ardsley
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Northern Railway
type:A brick built 8TS through road shed.
location:On the east side of the line, south of Ardsley station
access:A cinder path led from the east side of Stanhope Road.
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?item=37A
opened:1892closed:Oct-65
codes:prior to 1949ARD1949 - 195637A1956 - 196556B
37A56B56B
Shed Profileallocation195019591965
B4 4-6-0GCR100
C14 4-4-2TGCR700
O4 0-8-0GNR1370
J3 0-6-0GNR400
J6 0-6-0GNR740
C12 4-4-2TGNR100
J52 0-6-0STGNR440
J50 0-60STGNR22120
N1 0-6-2TGNR200
cl 4MT 2-6-0LMS026
cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS040
B1 4-6-0LNER8617
J39 0-6-0LNER19210
V2 2-6-2LNER032
A1 4-6-2LNER004
WD 2-8-0WD0016
886345
Sunday 11 November 1945ARDtotal:54
B16 4-6-0 (NER)C14 4-4-2T (GCR)J3 0-6-0 (GNR)J50 0-6-0T (GNR)J52 0-6-0T (GNR)
2379ARD6120ARD4129ARD601ARD3215ARD3963ARD
V2 2-6-26121ARD4146ARD603ARD3216ARD4053ARD
4816COP6122ARD4153ARD610ARD3217ARD4249ARD
K2 2-6-0 (GNR)6123ARDJ6 0-6-0 (GNR)1041ARD3218ARD4272ARD
4651ARD6129ARD3521ARD1070ARD3220ARD4273ARD
4678DON6131ARD3525ARD3168ARD3226ARDQ4 0-8-0 (GCR)
K3 2-6-0N1 0-6-2T (GNR)3569ARD3169ARD3231ARD5146ARD
2765ANN4572ARD3629ARD3172ARD3232ARD5159ARD
O4 2-8-0 (GNR)4581ARD3636ARD3178ARD3239ARD5163ARD
6633ARD4593ARDJ39 0-6-03212ARD3240ARD6177ARD
6554MEX2775ARD
shed codes
ANN AnnersleyARD ArdsleyCOP Leeds Copley HillDON DoncasterMEX Mexborough
Sunday 26 May 1946ARDtotal:66
B4 4-6-0 (GCR)C12 4-4-2T (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)J50 0-6-0T (GNR)J52 0-6-0T (GNR)
6098ARD4014COP5954BRN603ARD8907ARD4053ARD
6099ARDC14 4-4-2T (GCR)J39 0-6-03163MEX8910ARD4249ARD
6100ARD6120ARD2990IPS3186ARD8914ARD4272ARD
6101ARD6122ARDJ3 0-6-0 (GNR)3212COP8917ARD4273ARD
6102ARD6124ARD4131BFD3222ARD8919ARDO2 2-8-0 (GNR)
V2 2-6-26125ARD4146RET3226ARD8930ARD3501LNG
4824COP6126ARD4153RET3240ARD8931ARDO4 2-8-0 (GNR)
K2 2-6-0 (GNR)6129ARDJ4 0-6-0 (GNR)6152ARD8947ARD5349MEX
1741ARDN1 0-6-2T (GNR)4039BFD8900ARD8948ARD5377FRO
4633ARD4566COP4088BFD8901ARD8951ARD6229MEX
4637ARD4572ARDJ6 0-6-0 (GNR)8903ARD8960ARD6510MEX
4592COP3521ARD8904ARD8966ARD6633DON
Sentinel Steam Railcars3565ARDQ4 0-8-0 (GCR)
51909COP Waterloo W3633ARD6177ARD
51913COP Rival W
shed codes
ARD ArdsleyBFD BradfordBRN BarnsleyCOP Leeds Copley HillDON Doncaster
FRO FrodinghamLNG Langwith JunctionMEX MexboroughRET Retford
Sunday 25 May 1947ARDtotal:75
B4 4-6-0 (GCR)C14 4-4-2T (GCR)J3 0-6-0 (GNR)J50 0-6-0T (GNR)J52 0-6-0T (GNR)
1484ARD7440ARD41158896ARD8921ARD8766ARD
1485ARD7441ARD4119ARD8900ARD8925ARD8790ARD
1486ARD7443ARD4129ARD8901ARD8930ARD8848ARD
B6 4-6-0 (GCR)7444ARD4142ARD8903ARD8931ARD8871ARD
13467445ARDJ6 0-6-0 (GNR)8904ARD8938ARD8872ARD
K3 2-6-07446ARD4173COP8907ARD8939ARDO4 2-8-0 (GNR)
1840NEW7449ARD4179DON8909ARD8947ARD3615LNG
N1 0-6-2T (GNR)7451ARD4182ARD8910ARD8948ARD3720ANN
9446COPJ39 0-6-04208ARD8914ARD8949ARD3917IMM
9461ARD4751ARD4214ARD8915ARD8951ARDQ4 0-8-0 (GCR)
9473ARD4801ARD4250COP8916ARD8960ARD3205ARD
J4 0-6-0 (GNR)4806ARD4277ARD8919ARD8966ARD3213ARD
41114825ARDSentinel Steam RailcarsWD 2-8-03232ARD
4150RET4836ARD51909COP Waterloo W78610MEX3236ARD
4911ARD51913COP Rival W3241ARD
shed codes
ANN AnnesleyARD ArdsleyCOP Leeds Copley HillDON DoncasterIMM Immingham
LNG Langwith JunctionMEX MexboroughNEW New EnglandRET Retford
Sunday 25 September 1949ARDtotal:72
B1 4-6-0C14 4-4-2T (GCR)J39 0-6-0J50 0-6-0T (GNR)J52 0-6-0T (GNR)
61175GRA7440ARD4749ARD68896ARD8919ARD68790ARD
61177GRA67441ARD64751ARD8900ARDE8921ARD68848ARD
B4 4-6-0 (GCR)67443ARD4754ARD8901ARD68930ARD8871ARD
1482ARD67445ARD64825ARD68903ARD68931ARD68872ARD
1483ARD67446ARD64836ARD8904ARD68938ARDO4 2-8-0 (GNR)
K2 2-6-0 (GNR)67451ARD64839ARD68907ARD8939ARD63645FRO
61710GORJ6 0-6-0 (GNR)64840ARD68909ARD68947ARD63660FRO
N5 0-6-2T (GCR)4174ARD64887COP68910ARD68948ARDO1 2-8-0
69280BFD4182ARD64896ARDE8914ARD8951ARD63784GOR
N1 0-6-2T (GNR)4214ARD4907ARD8915ARD8966ARDQ4 0-8-0 (GCR)
9452ARD64267ARD4910DON68916ARDJ3 0-6-0 (GNR)3205ARD
9461ARD64268BFD4979ARD64119ARD63223ARD
C12 4-4-2T (GNR)64272ARD64985ARD64129ARD63225ARD
7372COP64277ARD64142ARD3231ARD
67386ARD63232ARD
shed codes
ARD ArdsleyBFD BradfordCOP Leeds Copley HillDON Doncaster
FRO FrodinghamGOR GortonGRA Grantham
Sunday 14 May 195037Atotal:69
B1 4-6-0J39 0-6-0J50 0-6-0T (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GNR)
6129737A474937A6482537A6889637AE892137A6359836A
B4 4-6-0 (GCR)6475137A6483637A890037A6893037A6370837A
148237A6475437A6483937A6890137A6893137A6383937A
Q4 0-8-0 (GCR)6479637A6484037A6890337A6893837A6388037A
320537A6479937A6489637A6890737A893937AO1 2-8-0
321337A480137A491137A6891037A6894737A6367839A
N1 0-6-2T (GNR)6480637A6498038AE891437A6894837AJ6 0-6-0 (GNR)
6944037B6481137A6498537A6891537A894937A6417337B
6946137AC14 4-4-2T (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)6891637A6895137A421437A
6947337B6744037A6434336D6891937A6896637A6426737A
C12 4-4-2T (GNR)6744337AJ3 0-6-0 (GNR)J52 0-6-0T (GNR)6427237A
6738637A6744437A6411937A6879037A427737A
6744537A6412937A6884837AA3 4-6-2
6744637A6414237A887137A6006237B Minoru
6745137A6887237A