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.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Bank Hall 1954 - 1964

Bank Hall shed on 20 June 1948 with an ex Lancashire & Yorkshire 6F 0-8-0, 12782 in the foreground.    Photo: Ben Brooksbank , Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Bank Hall
Pre-Grouping Ownership - Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway
type:A brick built 8TS dead-ended shed and a brick built 4TS through road shed.
location:On the west side of the line between Sandhills and Kirkdale Stations.
access:The shed entrance was on the opposite side of Stanley Road to Bank Hall Station.
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?id=156
Website featuring Bank Hall - http://www.derbysulzers.com/birkenhead.html
Visits
Sunday 11 July 195427Atotal:48
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 0F 0-4-0ST
4058827A4228826A4262126A4468827A4641427A5120627A
4068427Acl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4262326A4469027A4641627A5121627A
4069127A4271026Acl 4F 0-6-04469127A4641727A5122727A
cl 4P 4-4-0 (F)4275526B4395227D4485519A4643527A5122927A
4118627C4287826A4410527D4491225Fcl 2F 0-6-0ST5123127A
Jubilee 4-6-04418368A4520825F5137127A5123227A
455915A Udaipur4454427D453288B5137527A5123427A
4571927A Gloriouscl 1F 0-6-0T4534125G5139627A5123727A
Clan 4-6-25154427A4541527Acl 0F 0-4-0ST (St)5124127A
7200568A Clan Macgregorcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)WD 2-8-04700127A5125327A
5213527B9014127B4700227A
Shed Codes5A Crewe North8B Warrington19A Sheffield25F Low Moor25G Farnley Junction
26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft27A Bank Hall27B Aintree27C Southport
27D Wigan L&Y68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Saturday 20 August 195527Atotal:47
cl 3P 2-6-2Tcl 4P 2-6-4T (St)BR cl 2 2-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0STcl 0F 0-4-0ST
4019027C4256526C7804027A4468827A5130727A5120627A
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)7804127A4468927A5137127A5121627A
4058827A4229227C7804227A4469127A5139627A5122727A
4068427ABR cl 2 2-6-2T7804327A4469227A5142527A5122927A
4069127A8401127A7804427A4473526Acl 1F 0-6-0T5123127A
4093727A8401327Acl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4495125F5154427A5123227A
4108527A4271126A4521627A5154627A5123427A
4110127C4286026B4522727Acl 0F 0-4-0ST (St)5123727A
Jubilee 4-6-04541527A4700127A5124627A
4569827A Mars4571727A Dauntless4700227A5125327A
Shed Codes26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft26C Bolton27A Bank Hall27C Southport
Sunday 17 June 19564.20pm - 4.30pm27Atotal:45
cl 3P 2-6-2Tcl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0STBR cl 4 4-6-0cl 0F 0-4-0ST
4016627A4262426A4468827A5130727A7501527C5120627A
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4469127A5137127A7504627A5121627A
4058827A4275026A4476727A5148127A7504727A5122727A
4068427A429311A4484526Acl 1F 0-6-0T7504827A5122927A
cl 4P 4-4-0 (F)BR cl 2 2-6-2T4492827A5154427ABR cl 2 2-6-05123127A
4093727A8401227A4533468Acl 0F 0-4-0ST (St)7804027A5123227A
4108527Acl 4F 0-6-04534125G4700127A7804127A5123427A
4118727A4446427D4700227A7804227A5123727A
Jubilee 4-6-07804327A5124627A
4569827A Mars4571727A Dauntless7804427A5125327A
Shed Codes1A Willesden25G Farnley Junction26A Newton Heath27A Bank Hall27C Southport
27D Wigan L&Y68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sunday 19 April 195927Atotal:38
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TBR cl 4 4-6-0cl 0F 0-4-0ST
4058827A4429127E4474427A4723027A7501927C5120627A
4068427ABR cl 4 2-6-4T4474527A4730127A7504627A5122727A
cl 2P 2-6-2T (I)8006126A4476727A4730327ABR cl 2 2-6-05123127A
4126827Acl 0F 0-4-0ST (St)4478226B4747727A7804227A5123227A
4126927A4700127A4489026A4748027A7804327A5123727A
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4700227A4492827A4755027A7804427A5124627A
4264227Dcl 2P 2-4-2T (A)4521627Acl 3F 0-6-0 (A)cl 1F 0-6-0T5125327A
5072127APatriot 4-6-05238926C5154427A
4551727A
Shed Codes26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft26C Bolton27A Bank Hall27C Southport
27D Wigan L&Y27E Walton-on-the-Hill
Sunday 11 June 196127Atotal:47
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TBR cl 4 4-6-00-4-0 diesels
4068427A4244827F4469556F4723027A7504627AD285027A
cl 2P 2-6-2T (I)4259827F4474527A4730627A7504727AD285127A
4120527A4261427D4476727A4748027A7504827AD285227A
4126827A4266227C4492827A4755027A7504927AD285327A
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 8F 2-8-04521027A4758327ABR cl 2 2-6-0D285427A
4229927D485039F453741A4768127E7804127AD285527A
Jubilee 4-6-0cl 0F 0-4-0ST (St)cl 0F 0-4-0ST7804227AD285627A
4571927A Glorious4700127A5120627A7804327AD285727A
Patriot 4-6-04700227A5123227A7804427A
4550926A The Derbyshire Yeomanry5124627Acl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
Royal Scot 4-6-05125327A5238926C W
4610566A Cameron Highlander
Shed Codes1A Willesden9F Heaton Mersey26A Newton Heath26C Bolton27A Bank Hall
27C Southport27D Wigan L&Y27E Walton-on-the-Hill27F Brunswick56F Low Moor66A Polmadie
Sunday 4 February 196227Atotal:40
cl 2P 2-6-2T (I)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 0F 0-4-0ST0-4-0 diesels
4120527A4282127D4472927C4723027A5120627AD2850D2857
4126827Acl 4F 0-6-04474227A4730627A5123227AD2851D2866
4126927A4402327E4474427A4748027A5125327AD2853D2867
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4424027D4476727A4758327Acl 0F 0-4-0ST (St)D2854D2868
4255527D4446227E4506127CBR cl 4 4-6-04700127AD2855D2869
Jubilee 4-6-04519526B7504527ABR cl 2 2-6-00-6-0 diesel
4571727A Dauntless4520326A7504727A7804127AD3856
4571927A Glorious7804427A
Shed Codes26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft27A Bank Hall27C Southport27D Wigan L&Y
27E Walton-on-the-Hill
Sunday 3 February 196327Atotal:29
cl 2P 2-6-2T (I)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TBR cl 4 4-6-00-4-0 diesels
4120527A4263127D4478226B4730627A7504627AD2850D2856
4123727ABR cl 2 2-6-04523326A4758327A7504727AD2851D2866
4126827A7804127Acl 4F 0-6-04765527B7504827AD2852D2867
Jubilee 4-6-04422227Dcl 0F 0-4-0ST (St)WD 2-8-0D2853D2868
4562727A Sierra Leone445659E4700127A9071227BD2854D2869
4565727A TyrwhittD2855
4571727A Dauntless
Shed Codes9E Trafford Park26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft27A Bank Hall27B Aintree
27D Wigan L&Y27E Walton-on-the-Hill
Saturday 12 December 19648Ktotal:19
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)Jubilee 4-6-0BR cl 4 4-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-00-4-0 diesels
425558F455988K Basutoland W750338K464448KD2852D2854
cl 4MT 2-6-0456678K Jellicoe750498K464968KD2853D2858
430319F456848K Jutland750508K464978K
cl 5MT 4-6-0456988K MarsWD 2-8-0
447829J457218K Impregnable905208L
Shed Codes8F Springs Branch8K Bank Hall8L Aintree9F Heaton Mersey9J Agecroft

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