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.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Bidston 1945 - 1963

Three of the Fowler built 0-6-0T Dock Tanks could be seen at work in the Birkenhead area during the 1950s.  Photo: RuthAS - Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike licence.
Bidston
Pre-Grouping Ownership - Great Central Railway
type:A brick built 2TS dead ended shed.
location:On the west side of the line, north of Birkenhead North station.
access:A path went off the Wallasey Bridge Road.
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?id=37
Bidston Feature - http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/features/bidston/index.shtml
Shed Profile6F6F
allocation19501959
opened:1897J94 0-6-0STLNER33
closed:11-Feb-63J72 0-6-0TLNER43
N5 0-6-2TLNER10
codes:cl 2F 0-6-0T (F)LMS01
prior to 1949BIDcl 3F 0-6-0TLMS02
1949 - 19636Fcl 8F 2-8-0LMS02
BR cl 9F 2-10-0BR03
Visits814
Sun 24 June 19459.40am - 9.45amBIDtotal:10
C13 4-4-2T (GCR)J39 0-6-0J72 0-6-0TJ63 0-6-0T (GCR)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0
53576743530826497223076871451576820773246C8553GOR
23206872755386820975076CO4 2-8-0 (GCR)
655463629
Shed CodesGOR Gorton6C Birkenhead
Saturday 19 June 1948BIDtotal:6
B7 4-6-0 (GCR)J62 0-6-0ST (GCR)J63 0-6-0T (GCR)J72 0-6-0Tcl 3F 0-6-0T
1382GOR8201WRX8207BID8727BID74506C
76726C
Shed CodesGOR GortonBID BidstonWRX Wrexham6C Birkenhead
Sunday 19 Aug 19516Ftotal:15
J94 0-6-0STJ72 0-6-0TO4 2-8-0J39 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 4P 2-6-4T (St)
680066F686716E6372239A6474539A473246C425978A
680636F687016F6374339AN5 0-6-2T475306C
680656F687146F6389939A692676E
680666F
Shed Codes6C Birkenhead6E Wrexham6F Bidston8A Edge Hill39A Gorton
Sunday 21 June 19536Ftotal:19
J94 0-6-0STO4 2-8-0J72 0-6-0Tcl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 2F 0-6-0T (F)
680066F680636F6361439A687146C476276F471606F
680136F680656FJ39 0-6-0cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)476286F471646F
680306F680666F6474339A401106C476726Fcl 8F 2-8-0
680346F401216C476746F480946C
Shed Codes6C Birkenhead6F Bidston39A Gorton
Sunday 18 April 19546Ftotal:20
J94 0-6-0STO4 2-8-0J72 0-6-0Tcl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 2F 0-6-0T (F)
680066F680636F6369539A687276F476276F471606F
680136F680656F6385939Acl 8F 2-8-0476286F471646F
680306F680666FJ39 0-6-0482536F476726F471666F
C13 4-4-2T (GCR)6474539A486846C476746F
674126E
Shed Codes6C Birkenhead6E Wrexham6F Bidston39A Gorton
Saturday 25 June 19556Ftotal:12
J94 0-6-0STO4 2-8-0J39 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 2F 0-6-0T (F)
680306F6357539A6474839A481656F476726F471606F
680656F6376639A482536F476746F471666F
680666F
Shed Codes6F Bidston39A Gorton
Sunday 17 June 195610.15am - 10.20am6Ftotal:20
J94 0-6-0STO4 2-8-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 2F 0-6-0T (F)
680066F680636F6359839A482536F476286F471606F
680306F680656F6384839A486676F476746F471646F
680346F680666F6386239ABR 9F 2-10-0471666F
BR cl 2 2-6-2TJ39 0-6-0920466F
840046E6474839A920476F
Shed Codes6E Wrexham6F Bidston39A Gorton
Sunday 24 February 19576Ftotal:16
J94 0-6-0STK3 2-6-0O4 2-8-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 2F 0-6-0T (F)cl 8F 2-8-0
680346F6191339A6379439A476226F471606F486676F
680456Fcl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)J39 0-6-0476286F471666FBR 9F 2-10-0
680636F401106C6474539A476746F920456F
680666F920466F
Shed Codes6C Birkenhead6F Bidston39A Gorton
Sunday 30 March 19586Ftotal:16
J94 0-6-0STO4 2-8-0cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-014xx 0-4-2T
680636F6364139A401306G475656F482536F14176C S
680666F6368139Acl 2 2-6-2T (I)476286F486676F43xx 2-6-0
412326EBR 9F 2-10-0487646C53936C S
920466F63506C S
920476FS - Stored
Shed Codes6C Birkenhead6E Wrexham6F Bidston6G Llandudno Jct.39A Gorton
Sunday 19 April 19596Ftotal:15
J94 0-6-0STO4 2-8-0J39 0-6-0J72 0-6-0Tcl 2F 0-6-0T (F)cl 8F 2-8-0
680636F635759G647489G686716F471666F482536F
680656F637679G687146Fcl 3F 0-6-0T486676F
680666F687276F476226FBR 9F 2-10-0
476286F920476F
Shed Codes6F Bidston9G Gorton
Sunday 31 July 196011.20am - 11.45am6Ftotal:15
J94 0-6-0STO4 2-8-0J39 0-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0T (F)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0
680636F636319G647449G471666F473436F486916C
680656F637439G648759G474956FBR 9F 2-10-0
680666F476226F920456F
476286F920476F
Shed Codes6C Birkenhead6F Bidston9G Gorton
Sunday 9 July 19618.15am - 8.20am6Ftotal:12
J94 0-6-0STO4 2-8-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
680656F635759G473436F482626C920466F
680666F638629G476226F484766C920476F
680686F486318E
Shed Codes6F Bidston8E Northwich9G Gorton
Sunday 2 September 19626Ftotal:9
J94 0-6-0STcl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
680656F428469G473436F484236C920466F
680666F476286F920476F
921656F
Shed Codes6C Birkenhead6F Bidston9G Gorton
Sunday 3 February 19636Ftotal:7
cl 2F 0-6-0T (F)cl 3F 0-6-0TBR 9F 2-10-0
471646F473436F476226F920466F
474956F476286F920476F

1 comment:

  1. 68045 error ? loco alloc Darlington 24-Feb-57 Bidston MPD suggest Bidston's 68065
    Best regards

    Grant

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