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, 2 January 2013

Mirfield 1956 - 1963

Leeds - Manchester stopping train passing Mirfield Locomotive Depot. View eastward, towards Mirfield, Leeds, Wakefield etc.: Calder Valley main line, ex-L and LNW Joint four-track stretch (Heaton Lodge - Thornhill Junctions). The 13.15 Leeds City - Manchester Exchange, headed by Stanier 'Jubilee' 6P 4-6-0 No. 45704 'Leviathan' (built 5/36, withdrawn 1/65), is being passed by an eastbound empties train on the right. On the left outside the Shed is one of the LMS Fowler 7F 0-8-0s which worked much of the intensive east-west coal traffic until scores of ex-WD 2-8-0s were brought to the district. Photo - Ben Brooksbank, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons 2.0 licence.
Pre Grouping Owvership - Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
type:A brick built 8TS dead ended shed.
location:North of the line, west of Mirfield station.
access:The shed entrance was from Woodend Road.
Site location -
Photograph -
opened:1885closed:April 1967
codes:1945 - 195625D1956 - 196756D
Sunday 1 July 195625Dtotal:31
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)WD 2-8-0
4228525D4406225Dcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)5213925D9016053A9059524C
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)4447425D494289A5223625D9032024C9062225D
4240525D4448525Dcl 2F 0-6-0ST5233625D9032125D9067825D
4240625D5135825Dcl 3F 0-6-0 (H)9034825D9070725D
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)5142425D5257625D9038826A9072325D
shed codes
9A Longsight24C Lostock Hall25D Mirfield26A Newton Heath53A Hull Dairycoates
Sunday 28 April 195756Dtotal:30
cl 2P 2-6-2T (I)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)WD 2-8-0
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4255356D4448556D5213956D9012456D9059356D
4228556Dcl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 8F 2-8-05252156F9029726C9060456A
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)4270526A484259Acl 2F 0-6-0ST9032156D9060756A
4240556Dcl 5MT 4-6-0484289A5135856D9032656D9062056A
shed codes
9A Longsight26A Newton Heath26C Bolton56A Wakefield56D Mirfield56F Low Moor
Sunday 9 March 195856Dtotal:36
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5P 2-6-0 (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)WD 2-8-0
4228556Dcl 3F 0-6-0 (J)451895A5212156D9030626E9064256D
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)4370556D453808A5213956D9033255G9067856D
4240656Dcl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 2F 0-6-0ST9033356A9072156D
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4405656D484289A5135856D9034856D9072356D
cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)
shed codes
5A Crewe North5B Crewe South8A Edge Hill9A Longsight26A Newton Heath26E Lees, Oldham
55C Farnley Junction55G Huddersfield56A Wakefield56D Mirfield
Sunday 7 May 196156Dtotal:40
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0B16 4-6-0WD 2-8-0
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)4512926F4807656D6141256D901926C906066C
cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)B1 4-6-0482555B6141656D W9045756D9072156D
4270826A6116156D4826556D6144756DBR 9F 2-10-09072356D
cl 4F 0-6-06123056D4835756Dcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)9202415A0-6-0 diesel
4405656D6104056D Roedeer5212156DD2089
shed codes
5B Crewe South6C Birkenhead15A Wellingborough18A Toton21C Bushbury26A Newton Heath
26F Patricroft55C Farnley Junction55G Huddersfield56A Wakefield56D Mirfield
Sunday 8 April 196256Dtotal:29
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)Jubilee 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0J50 0-6-0T
4215256D4271026A456558B Keith4807656D6893756D
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-04819316A6896556D
4228556D447559B4611356D Welsh Guardsman482089FWD 2-8-0
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)448345BB16 4-6-04835756D9023356E
cl 4F 0-6-06146456D0-6-0 diesel
shed codes
1E Bletchley5B Crewe South8B Warrington9B Stockport9F Trafford Park16A Nottingham
21C Bushbury26A Newton Heath56D Mirfield56E Sowerby Bridge
Sunday 12 May 196356Dtotal:40
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0Jubilee 4-6-0WD 2-8-0
4215256D4525526A4803716D4570626A Express9013556D
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)453155B4805556DB1 4-6-09018456D
4240656D4534126A4806755D6103150A Reedbuck9022850D
cl 4F 0-6-0B16 4-6-04827656D6132741D0-6-0 diesels9032256D
4445855E6146156D4835756DK1 2-6-0D21529065556D
shed codes
5A Crewe North5B Crewe South8D Widnes16D Annesley24B Rose Grove26A Newton Heath
41D Canklow50A York50D Goole55D Royston55E Normanton56F Low Moor

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