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, 23 February 2013

Agecroft 1951 - 1960

Agecroft
Pre-Grouping Ownership - Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway
type:A brick built 8TS dead ended shed.
location:In the fork of the Pendleton Broad Street to Swinton and Pendle Broad Street to Clifton Junction lines.
access:The entrance was on Tagge Lane off Langley Road.
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?id=150
Sunday 8 July 195126Btotal:45
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
4105717A4272126B4275326B4472468A4757426B5210226B
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4272226B4275526B4478126B4757826B5227926B
4264526B4272326B4279021A4478226B4757926B1229326B
4264626B4272426B4286026B4533726B4758326B5233326B
4264726B4273026B4286426BWD 2-8-04758426B5252324C
cl 2F 0-6-0ST4273225F4287826A7724126C4758526Bcl 7F 0-8-0 (F)
5146426B4275026Acl 0F 0-4-0ST9025426B4954426B
5150026Bcl 4F 0-6-05123026B9032426B4957826B
5151226B4416120C5124026B9040625A4962726B
Shed Codes17A Derby20C Royston21A Saltley24C Lostock Hall25A Wakefield
25F Low Moor26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft26C Bolton68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sunday 20 July 195226Btotal:38
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 0F 0-4-0STcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
4264526B4272526B4467268A4757426B5120726B5227926B
4264626B4273026B4478126B4757826B5123026B5229326B
4264726B4273426B4482326B4757926B5124026BWD 2-8-0
4264826B4275326B4533726B4758326Bcl 2P 2-4-2T (A)9030626B
cl 4F 0-6-04275526Bcl 7F 0-8-0 (F)4758426B5076526C9031625G
441265E4281926B4955526B4758526Bcl 2F 0-6-0ST9055526D
4454326A4283826B4965725E5146426B9056426B
4286724F5150026B
Shed Codes5E Alsager24F Fleetwood25E Sowerby Bridge25G Farnley Junction26A Newton Heath
26B Agecroft26C Bolton26D Bury68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sunday 18 April 195426Btotal:37
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 0F 0-4-0STWD 2-8-0
4263424A4272226B4478126B4757426B5120726B9024526A
4264526B4272326B4498726B4757826B5123026B9030626B
4264626B4273426B4533726B4757926Bcl 2F 0-6-0ST9030726B
4264726B4275526Bcl 2MT 2-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)5150026B9040826D
4264826B4281926B4641226B4955526B5151226B9041326B
cl 4F 0-6-04283468A4648526B4960326Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)9054626B
4429127D4283826B4648626B4962726B5229326B
4286426B
Shed Codes24A Accrington26A Newton Heath26D Bury27D Wigan L&Y68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sunday 20 March 195526Btotal:39
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TWD 2-8-0
4264526B4272126B4275526B4478226B4757426B9010226B
4264626B4272226B4281926B4482326B4757826B9021926D
4264726B4272326B4283826B4488924A4757926B9025426B
4264826B4272526B4286724F4498726B4758426B9030626B
cl 2MT 2-6-04275326B429325B4533826B4758526B9035426B
4648526Bcl 0F 0-4-0STcl 2F 0-6-0ST4548168Acl 7F 0-8-0 (F)9056426B
4648626B5120726B5150026B4955526B9059524C
Shed Codes5123026B5151226B
5B Crewe South24A Accrington24C Lostock Hall24F Fleetwood26D Bury68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sunday 16 September 195626Btotal:40
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TWD 2-8-0
4264526B4270926A4275526B4478126B4757426B9010226B
4264626B4272226B4283826B4482326B4757826B9029226B
4264726B4272326B4284224F4510326A4757926B9030626B
4264826B4272426B4284526B4533726B4758326B9030726B
cl 2MT 2-6-04272526B4286026B4533826B4758526B9054626B
4648526B4275326B4286724Fcl 0F 0-4-0STcl 7F 0-8-0 (F)9062626D
4648626Bcl 2F 0-6-0ST5120726B4955526B9071326B
5151226B5123026B4962726B
Shed Codes24F Fleetwood26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft26D Bury
Sunday 23 June 195726Btotal:47
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TWD 2-8-0
4215025E4270926A4281926B4469626A4757426B9013824B
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4272226B4284024F4478126B4757926B9029226B
4264526B4272426B4284124F4492926B4758326B9030626B
4264626B4272526B4286026B4493226B4758526B9030726B
4264726B4272726B4286426B4498619Bcl 0F 0-4-0ST9056426B
4264826B4273426B4286724F4498726B5120726B9071326B
cl 2MT 2-6-04275326B4286826B4511626B5124126Bcl 7F 0-8-0 (F)
4648626B4275526Bcl 4F 0-6-04522326Bcl 2F 0-6-0ST4964826B
Shed Codes438429D4526126B5149626B
9D Buxton19B Millhouses4409855E4545026B
24B Rose Grove24F Fleetwood25E Sowerby Bridge26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft55E Normanton
Sunday 12 January 195826Btotal:36
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 7F 0-8-0 (F)WD 2-8-0
4264526B4272426B4478126B4757426B4950526B9010727B
4264626B4273426B4482326B4757826B4950926B9029226B
4264726B4275526B4492926B4757926B4957826B9056426B
4264826B4283826B4498726B4758326B4962726B9071326B
cl 2MT 2-6-04284224F4511626B4758526Bcl 0F 0-4-0STcl 2F 0-6-0ST
4648526B4286826B4522326B5120726B5141326B
4648626B4523426BShed Codes5149626B
4526126B24F Fleetwood26B Agecroft27B Aintree
Sunday 14 June 195911.27am - 11.47am26Btotal:55
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 7F 0-8-0 (F)WD 2-8-0
4241156F4272326B4478226B4722426B4950526B9019426D
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4272426B4493226B4757426B4950926B W9029226B
4264526B4272526B4494824B4757826B4951126A W9030726B
4264626B4273426B4522326B4757926B4962726B9035426B
4264726B4275526B4523426B4758326B4966726A W9035926B
4266026A4275917B4526126B4758526B4967426B9063226B
cl 2MT 2-6-04281926B4533726Bcl 0F 0-4-0STcl 2F 0-6-0STcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
4648526B4283826B4533826B5120426B5141326B5243126A S
4648626B4284124F4545026B5120726B5145826A W5245526A S
4286826B0-6-0 diesels5149626B
Shed CodesD3588D3589D35925149726A W
17B Burton-on-Trent24B Rose Grove24F Fleetwood26A Newton Heath26D Bury56F Low Moor
Sunday 4 September 196026Btotal:54
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TWD 2-8-0
4264626B4272426B4474527A4722426B9012256E9035926B
4264726B4272526B4482326B4757426B9014226A9036426D
cl 2MT 2-6-04275326B4487221D4757826B9029226B9037226B
4648526B4275526B4492926B4757926B9030726B9054626B
4648626B4281926B4498726B4758526B W9032426B9055826B
cl 0F 0-4-0ST4283826B4526126Bcl 7F 0-8-0 (F)9035426B9063226B
5120426B4284024FB1 4-6-04951126A Wcl 2F 0-6-0STcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
5120726B4286026B6120126B4962726B5141326B5243126A W
0-6-0 diesel4286826B6129826B4963726B5145826A W5245526A W
D35726136926B4966726A W5149626BBR 9F 2-10-0
Shed Codes