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, 16 January 2013

Huddersfield 1946 - 1958

Huddersfield Hillhouse
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railway
type:A stone built 6TS shed with four through roads, adjoined by a smaller stone built 2TS extension.
location:West of the line north of Huddersfield station
access:A gate led from Alder Street and then a path led over a footbridge to the shed.
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?id=143
opened:1882closed:1967
codes:1945 - 195625B1956 - 196755G
25B25B55G55G
Shed Profileallocation1945195019591965
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)LMS110102
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)LMS0001
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)LMS0001
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)LMS3000
cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)LMS3500
cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS4800
Jubilee 4-6-0LMS0100
cl 7F 0-8-0LNW8000
cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)LMS0100
cl 2P 2-4-2TL&Y5400
cl 2F 0-6-0STL&Y3200
cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)L&Y4000
cl 3F 0-6-0 (H)L&Y2000
BR cl 5 4-6-0BR0050
WD 2-8-0WD011118
Visits33422612
Sunday 15 September 194625Btotal:32
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 2P 2-4-2T (A)cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
19525B238125B286125B908725B1071725B1218225B
19625B240825B286225B912125B1077725B1227225B
19725B241025B286325B912225B1085225B1251525B
241125Bcl 5MT 4-6-0912325Bcl 2F 0-6-0STcl 3F 0-6-0 (H)
241225B506125B912625B1140825B1253825B
241425B523725B932925B1144725B1256825B
1152425B1258725E
shed codes
25B Huddersfield25E Sowerby Bridge
Sunday 25 May 194725Btotal:30
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)cl 8F 2-8-0cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
231025B282825F506125B953625B845825B1218225B
231225B286125B509925B954425B846325B1227225B
240825B520025B956325Bcl 2F 0-6-0ST1235125B
241025B521525B957225B1140825B1238125B
241125B523725B958325B1152425B1251525B
241325B536725Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (H)
241425B1256825B
shed codes
25B Huddersfield25F Low Moor
Sunday 8 February 194825Btotal:27
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0cl 2F 0-6-0ST
231025B241125B273325B521525B938125B1140825B
231125B241225B286325B523725B938725B1144725B
231225B241325B286625B542010Ccl 7F 0-8-0 (F)1152425B
238425B241425Bcl 8F 2-8-0950125Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
241025B845525B954425B1209925E
873725B956325B1246426F
shed codes
10C Patricroft25B Huddersfield25E Sowerby Bridge26F Lees, Oldham
Sunday 12 March 195025Btotal:37
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)cl 2P 2-4-2T (A)
4231025B4241325B4478025B4950125B W4959625B W5073125B
4231125B4241425B4494825B4953625B4963125B1073625B
4231225Bcl 5 2-6-0 (H/F)4523725B4954425B4963425B1079925B
4240825B4286125B4523825B4958025B4963525B1088725B
4240925B4286225Bcl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4958325B4963825BWD 2-8-0
4241125B4286325B4263925Bcl 2F 0-6-0ST9068025B
4241225B286625B5140825B9069425B
5152425B9072325D
shed codes
25B Huddersfield25D Mirfield
Sunday 12 April 195325Btotal:25
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2P 2-4-2T (A)WD 2-8-0
4125725G4231125B4284525B4478025B5085926A9010050A
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4231225B4286225B4521525Bcl 2F 0-6-0ST9032525B
4211625F4240925B4286325B4522225B5140825B9033225B
4241025B4286625B4523725B5152425B9061925B
4241425B429259A9065525B
9069425B
shed codes
9A Longsight25B Huddersfield25G Farnley Junction26A Newton Heath50A York
Sunday 3 April 195525Btotal:28
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2P 2-4-2T (A)cl 2F 0-6-0STWD 2-8-0
4231025B427775B4478025B5072525B5140825B9032525B
4231125B4286125B4494925B5083125B5152425B9033225B
4231225B4286225B4518210C5086525B9034525B
4238425B4286325B4522225B9034725B
4240925B4286625B9061925B
4241025B9062125B
4241425B9065525B
shed codes
5B Crewe South10C Patricroft25B Huddersfield
Sunday 1 July 195625Btotal:28
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TWD 2-8-0
4231225B4241025B4478025B4740325B9024925B9062125B
4238425B4241225B4484526A4755625B9026525B9062425B
4240825B4241325B4521525Bcl 2P 2-4-2T (A)9032525B9065525B
4240925B4522225B5072525B9034525B9068025B
4523725B5086525B9034725B9069425B
453338E9061925B
shed codes
8E Brunswick25B Huddersfield26A Newton Heath
Sunday 28 April 195755Gtotal:21
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TWD 2-8-0
4238455G4286155G4520924B4740355G9024955G9066655C
4240955G4522255G4755655G9026555G9068055G
4241055G4523755Gcl 2P 2-4-2T (A)9061955G9069455G
4241255G4534055G5072555G9062155G
4241355G5086555G
shed codes
24B Rose Grove55C Farnley Junction55G Huddersfield
Sunday 9 March 195855Gtotal:27
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0WD 2-8-0
4231055G4241055G4207255G4494824B9024355G9061955G
4231255G4241255Gcl 4MT 2-6-04522255G9024955G9062455G
4238455G4241355G4310156F4533955G9026555G9068055G
4240955G4241455G0-6-0 dieselscl 2P 2-4-2T (A)9032555G9069455G
D2262D33755072555G9034755G
D22635086555G
shed codes
24B Rose Grove55G Huddersfield56F Low Moor