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.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Farnley Junction 1946 - 1951

Farnley Junction
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railway
type:A brick built 12TS dead ended shed.
location:On the west side of the line from Leeds to Morley, south of Farnley & Wortley station.
access:From a rough road which led off Royds Lane.
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?id=148
Shed Photo - http://www.flickr.com/photos/thanoz/3758168486/
opened:1882closed:Nov-66
codes:1945 - 195625G1956 - 196655C
25G25G55C55C
Shed Profileallocation1945195019591965
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)LMS0550
cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)LMS0250
cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS7975
Jubilee 4-6-0LMS4544
cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS5530
cl 8F 2-8-0LMS0103
cl 4P 4-4-0 (F)LMS0010
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)LMS2000
cl 7F 0-8-0LNW15000
cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)LMS3000
cl 2P 2-4-2TL&Y4000
cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)L&Y7000
WD 2-8-0WD023220
47504712
Visits
Sunday 26 May 194625Gtotal:53
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
67925G489625G756725G92105B921725G937925G
68025G501910A756825Gcl 7F 0-8-0 (BC)922325G938125G
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)50745B756925G945110B928825G938225G
240725G507625G757025Gcl 7F 0-8-0 (F)928925G938925G
cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)507725G757125G955225G929025G939025G
270025F508025G955325G929225G939225G
28488A534025G956026A92965B939425G
cl 5P 2-6-0 (St)534125G961825D937725Gcl 6F 0-8-0 (A)
29685B542810Ccl 3F 0-6-0 (A)1271023B
Jubilee 4-6-01212725G1241025F
55529A Silver Jubilee1213925G1244525G
570225G Colossus1215925G1246425G
570425G Leviathan1238825G
570525G Seahorse
shed codes
5B Crewe South8A Edge Hill9A Longsight10A Springs Branch10B Preston10C Patricroft
23B Aintree25D Mirfield25G Fanley Junction25F Low Moor26A Newton Heath
Sunday 1 June 194725Gtotal:47
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
19525G454326A894110C953725G955426A1213925G
19725Gcl 2MT 2-6-091308A953825G957725A1215525G
cl 5MT 4-6-0640525G937925G954025C959925G1215925G
48075A640625G938225G955125G963125G1238825G
489625Gcl 3F 0-6-0T938925G955225G963926A1244525G
506325G756725G939025G955325G966325Gcl 3F 0-6-0 (H)
507725G756825G939225GJubilee 4-6-01260725G
507925G756925G939425G570225G Colossus
52395B757025G570525G Seahorse
534125G757125G570825G Resolution
543523C
shed codes
5A Crewe North5B Crewe South8A Edge Hill10C Patricroft23C Southport
25A Wakefield25G Fanley Junction26A Newton Heath
Sunday 8 February 194825Gtotal:41
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)cl 3F 0-6-0T
19525G48385A508025G890310C953725G756725G
19625G498726A523226A91089B954725G756925G
19725G506325G52715B91156B955225G757025G
cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)507525G534025G925410C955325G757125G
273125G507625G534125G938225G960826Acl 8F 2-8-0
282125G507825G938925G964024C875425G
284425GJubilee 4-6-0939225G965825D
cl 2MT 2-6-0567123A Prince Rupert939425G
640625G570225G Colossus
570425G Leviathan
shed codes
5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6B Mold Junction9B Stockport10C Patricroft23A Bank Hall
24C Lostock Hall25G Fanley Junction26A Newton Heath
Sunday 25 September 194925Gtotal:42
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 5P 2-6-0 (St)Jubilee 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)
19525G429788C4570225G Colossus83405B953725G
4019625Gcl 5MT 4-6-0470425G Leviathan4843525G4953825G
4019725G4477824E4570825G Resolution845825G4954725G
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)448325B4571125G Courageous845925G955225G
423529B506325Gcl 2MT 2-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T4872425A4958625G
cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)4507825G640525G756725G873525G959825G
273025G4508025GWD 2-8-04757025G4875425G4962425G
4273125G4534025G9036225A4757125G4876125C963626A
429445B9041225A4967225G
967325G
shed codes
5B Crewe South8C Speke Junction9B Stockport24E Blackpool25A Wakefield
25G Fanley Junction26A Newton Heath
Sunday 14 May 195025Gtotal:47
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0WD 2-8-0
4125525G447605A4570225G Colossus9024525G9037225G
4125625G4489625G4570425G Leviathan9031625G9040725G
4125725G450135B4570525G Seahorse9031825G9064525G
4125925G4506225G4570825G Resolution9032225G9066425D
cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)4507525G4571125G Courageous7083925G9069825G
4271126A4507625Gcl 8F 2-8-09033625G9069925G
4273025G4507825G482635B9035125Gcl 3F 0-6-0T
4273125G4514210C482915Bcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)4756725G
4284425G4534125G487129D494075B4953725G4756825G
428565B4873926A494498A4957925D4756925G
shed codes
5A Crewe North5B Crewe South8A Edge Hill9D Buxton10C Patricroft25D Mirfield
25G Fanley Junction26A Newton Heath
Sunday 23 September 195125Gtotal:48
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0
4125525G446825A4507825G485128A9024124B9063525A
4125625G4493426A4507925Gcl 3F 0-6-0T9025725D9064925G
4125725G4506325G4508025G4756725G9033625G9066625G
4125825G4506827A4513510C4756925G9035125G9068425G
4125925G4507525G4521525B4757025G9036426D9069925G
cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)4507625G4523110Ccl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)9039525G9071125G
4276626AJubilee 4-6-0491519B9055226A9072325D
cl 5P 2-6-0 (St)4564226A Boscawen92105B9058825G9072825G
429583D4570425G Leviathancl 7F 0-8-0 (F)
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)4570525G Seahorse4967227B
4371519A4570825G Resolution
4571125G Courageous
shed codes
3D Aston5A Crewe North5B Crewe South8A Edge Hill9B Stockport10C Patricroft
19A Sheffield24B Rose Grove25A Wakefield25B Huddersfield25D Mirfield25G Fanley Junction
26A Newton Heath26D Bury27A Bank Hall27B Aintree

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