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.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Brunswick 1956 - 1961

Brunswick Locomotive Depot, with ex-Great Central 4-4-0
View northward, towards Liverpool Central; former Cheshire Lines (CLC). The view is from the footbridge from Grafton Street to Herculaneum station on the Liverpool Overhead Railway (closed in 1956). The Depot was situated in an extraordinarily cramped site beside the CLC line from Liverpool Central, which here came out briefly from the sequence of smoky tunnels that led into the terminus, to serve also the large Brunswick Goods Station and where since March 1998 there has been a new station on the Merseyrail Northern Line. Like other CLC Depots, Brunswick employed entirely LNER locomotives (41 in 1947), but after Nationlisation it was taken over by the London Midland Region (Edge Hill District, coded 8E) and in 1950 22 of the 40 engines were LMS types). Here, ex-GC D9 4-4-0 No. 2314 is moving away from the coaling stage, probably to work an express to Manchester Central.
  © Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Pre-Grouping Ownership - Cheshire Lines Railway
type:A brick built 5TS dead ended shed which was squeezed into a cramped area.
location:On the north side of the line, east of Liverpool Central Station.
access:A flight of steps led from Grafton Street.
Site Location -
Liverpool Central (History) -
Sunday 10 June 19568Etotal:28
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TJ10 0-6-0 (GCR)
402038E424668Ecl 5MT 4-6-0443419G473278E651858E
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)424798E453338E444948E473678E651968E
423498E425968EO4 2-8-0 (GNR)J39 0-6-0475668EN5 0-6-2T (GCR)
423528E426128E6358837A6474239AK3 2-6-0692588E
Shed Codes8E Brunswick9G Northwich37A Ardsley39A Gorton
Sunday 24 February 19578Etotal:25
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TO4 2-8-0 (GNR)
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)424798E426128E444948E473678EJ10 0-6-0 (GCR)
423498E425838A426288Ecl 5MT 4-6-0475308E651478E
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)453338Ecl 8F 2-8-0K3 2-6-0
Shed Codes8A Edge Hill8E Brunswick39A Gorton56A Wakefield
Sunday 21 September 195827Ftotal:22
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4258027F4401527Fcl 5MT 4-6-04732027FO4 2-8-0 (GNR)
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)4259627F4429327F4732727F
Shed Codes9G Gorton27A Bank Hall27F Brunswick55D Royston
Sunday 24 May 195927Ftotal:26
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TO4 2-8-0 (GNR)
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)4258027F4439627Fcl 8F 2-8-04736727FJ39 0-6-0
4259827F4449427FWD 2-8-0647439G
Shed Codes5D Stoke-on-Trent8F Springs Branch9E Trafford Park9F Heaton Mersey9G Gorton
27B Aintree27F Brunswick
Saturday 12 November 196027Ftotal:16
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0
4258027Fcl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4439627Fcl 3F 0-6-0T485439F9029126A
Shed Codes8C Speke Junction8D Widnes9F Heaton Mersey9G Gorton26A Newton Heath
27B Aintree27F Brunswick
Saturday 22 April 196127Ftotal:12
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0Shed Codescl 3F 0-6-0T
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)4259827F428739G4411827FB1 4-6-04736727F
Shed Codes9G Gorton27F Brunswick27E Walton-on-the-Hill50A York

1 comment:

  1. 47671 error ? loco allocated Camden 24-May-59 Brunswick MPD suggest Brunswick's 47611