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.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Birkenhead 1951 - 1955

Pre-Grouping Ownership - London North Western Railway & Great Western Railway Joint
type:Two 8TS dead-ended sheds built alongside each other.
location:At the end of a spur on the west side of the Chester line, about 1200 yards south of Woodside station.
access:The shed entrance was a door at the end of Mollington Street.
Site Location -
Birkenhead Shed 1965 -
Sunday 19 August 19516Ctotal:86
1901 0-6-0T2021 0-6-0T51xx 2-6-2TGrange 4-6-0
19646C20676C41206C41286C68316C Bearley Grange
19686C20896C41226C51766C684884A Toddington Grange
20046C20926C41236C43xx 2-6-068596C Yiewsley Grange
57xx 0-6-0PT21296C41246C53166C68606C Aberporth Grange
36266C21526C41256C53936C687486A Haughton Grange
77146C21566C41266C633784K14xx 0-4-2Tcl 8F 2-8-0
87256Ccl 5F 2-6-0 (St)41276C63506C14176C481066C
96516C429456Bcl 4F 0-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0T (NLR)14576C4812518B
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)429483D4416120C588516Ccl 3F 0-6-0 (A)482875B
401036E429616Ccl 3F 0-6-0T588636C522336C486736C
401046C429696C474726Ccl 2F 0-6-0ST522706C486846C
401216Ccl 1F 0-6-0T (J)476726C514416Ccl 7F 0-8-0487186C
401296C417806C476746Ccl 5MT 4-6-04911211A487196C
401316Ccl 2F 0-6-0T (F)WD 2-8-04531884G4934586K487266C
Shed Codes3D Aston5B Crewe South5E Alsager6B Mold Junction6E Wrexham
8A Edge Hill9A Longsight9D Buxton11A Carnforth18B Westhouses20C Royston
25G Farnley Junction84A Stafford Road84G Shrewsbury84K Chester GWR86A Newport Ebbw J86K Abergavenny
Sunday 14 September 19526Ctotal:86
2021 0-6-0T51xx 2-6-2T14xx 0-4-2T43xx 2-6-0Grange 4-6-0
20676C41206C14176C53936C68416C Marlas Grange
20826C41226C14576C63506C68596C Yiewsley Grange
20856C41236Ccl 5F 2-6-0 (St)931284B68786C Longford Grange
20996C41246C429473Dcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)cl 8F 2-8-0
21566Ccl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)429676C525256C482565B486846C
1901 0-6-0T400726C429696Ccl 2F 0-6-0T (NLR)482575B4869418A
57xx 0-6-0PT401016C429736C588546C483899A487409D
37426C401266E429786C588636Ccl 7F 0-8-0WD 2-8-0
77146C401286E429816Ccl 1F 0-6-0T (J)491128B9025426B
96516C401296Ccl 3F 0-6-0T417346C493758A9029225A
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)401316C475076C417806C494399A9064225D
426028A401446C475306C418536CJ72 0-6-0T9073125D
Shed Codes3D Aston5B Crewe South6C Birkenhead6E Wrexham8A Edge Hill
8B Warrington9A Longsight9D Buxton18A Toton25A Wakefield
25D Mirfield26B Agecroft84B Oxley
Sunday 21 June 19536Ctotal:80
1901 0-6-0T51xx 2-6-2Tcl 5F 2-6-0 (St)cl 8F 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0
19356C41206C429463D480176C493283B Hatherton Hall
2021 0-6-0T41226C429616C481489FGrange 4-6-0
20436C41236C429663D482476C68316C Bearley Grange
20826C41246C429676C482496C68596C Yiewsley Grange
20856C41266C429743D482965B68786C Longford Grange
20926C41276C429776C484486Ccl 4F 0-6-028xx 2-8-0
21126C51706Ccl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)486736C445955E47xx 2-8-0
57xx 0-6-0PT43xx 2-6-0401016C486916Ccl 3F 0-6-0T470281A
36266C53166C401036C487186C473246Ccl 7F 0-8-0
87256C63766C401286C487266C475306CWD 2-8-0
96516Ccl 1F 0-6-0T (J)402096C487646Ccl 3F 0-6-0 (A)9032625D
14xx 0-4-2T417346Ccl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0522326C9062225D
14176C418536C424598A448651E522706CJ72 0-6-0T
14576C425708ABR cl 5 4-6-0524326C687016F
Shed Codes1A Willesden1E Bletchley3D Aston5B Crewe South5E Alsager
6C Birkenhead6F Bidston8A Edge Hill9A Longsight9F Heaton Mersey10C Patricroft
19A Sheffield25D Mirfield81A Old Oak Common83B Taunton84F Stourbridge Jct.86K Abergavenny
Sunday 21 March 19546Ctotal:77
2021 0-6-0T51xx 2-6-2Tcl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)Hall 4-6-0
20436C41206C400726C428135B599184B Gresham Hall
20826C41236C400886C429335BGrange 4-6-0
20926C41246C401016C429406B68416C Marlas Grange
20996C41256C401036Ccl 5F 2-6-0 (St)68596C Yiewsley Grange
21016C41266C401106C429616C68786C Longford Grange
21076C41286C401286C429646Ccl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0
21126C57xx 0-6-0PT401326C429696C475076C483276C
14xx 0-4-2T37426Ccl 0F 0-4-0ST429786CWD 2-8-0484556C
43xx 2-6-077146C470076Ccl 1F 0-6-0T (J)9059325D487266C
633684E87256C470096C417346C9068425Gcl 7F 0-8-0
63766Ccl 5MT 4-6-0J72 0-6-0T417536Ccl 4F 0-6-04924386K
447728A687146C418536C441265Ecl 7F 0-8-0 (F)
Shed Codes2E Northampton5B Crewe South5E Alsager6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead
8A Edge Hill9F Heaton Mersey25D Mirfield25G Farnley Junction26A Newton Heath
27B Aintree84B Oxley84E Tyseley86K Abergavenny
Sunday 2 October 19556Ctotal:72
1901 0-6-0T51xx 2-6-2Tcl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)Hall 4-6-0
20116C41206C401026C429395B598684G Arbury Hall
2021 0-6-0T41256C401106C429416CGrange 4-6-0
20406C41266C401216Ccl 5F 2-6-0 (St)68416C Marlas Grange
20696C41286C401286C429473D68596C Yiewsley Grange
20726C41296C401316C429625B68786C Longford Grange
21016C43xx 2-6-0401326C429696Ccl 0F 0-4-0STcl 8F 2-8-0
21606C53936Ccl 4F 0-6-0429816C470066C482608A
14xx 0-4-2T63466C438366Bcl 3F 0-6-0T470076C484289A
14576C63766Ccl 4P 2-6-4T (St)475076CWD 2-8-0487266C
57xx 0-6-0PTcl 1F 0-6-0T (J)425838A475306C9052326A487646C
36266C417346Ccl 5MT 4-6-0476226C9056225Gcl 7F 0-8-0
77146C418536C453025Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)9073125D493758A
J67 0-6-0T522706C28xx 2-8-0
685839E** possibly on loan from Trafford Park.284884E
Shed Codes3D Aston5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead
8A Edge Hill8B Warrigton9A Longsight21A Saltley25D Mirfield25G Farnley Junction
26A Newton Heath84E Tyseley84G Shrewsbury

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