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.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Edge Hill 1947 - 1950

Edge Hill
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railway
type:A brick built 19TS shed with 6 through roads.
location:East of the junction of the Edge Hill to Mossley and Broad Green lines.
access:A cinder path went from Tiverton Street to the shed.
Site Location -
Edge Hill website -
Shed Profile8A8A8A8A
opened:1865cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)LMS3000
closed:5-May-68cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)LMS2300
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (Fb)LMS0020
codes:cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)LMS81060
1945 - 19638Acl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)LMS4000
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)LMS2000
cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS31222426
Patriot 4-6-0LMS105130
Jubilee 4-6-0LMS99110
Claughton 4-6-0LNWR1000
Royal Scot 4-6-0LMS1113100
Prin. Royal 4-6-2LMS3470
cl 1P 0-6-2T (Wb)LNWR3000
cl 0F 0-4-0ST (K)LMS2000
cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS713157
cl 6F 0-8-2TLNWR3000
cl 7F 0-8-4TLNWR13300
cl 8F 2-8-0LMS041117
cl 7F 0-8-0LMS1617240
cl 0F 0-4-0STL&Y1000
cl 2F 0-6-0STL&Y8210
cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)L&Y0400
cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)LNWR0300
Sunday 30 March 19478Atotal:87
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0
1092E270526A88988A48085A55208A Llandudno
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)89338A49048A55338A Lord Rathmore
4466A29487B89398D50268A55408A Sir Robert Turnbull
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)29578A89668A507525GJubilee 4-6-0
24268A29588A90328A50895B555312B Canada
25876A29625B90758B50948A56691B Fisher
25978Acl 3F 0-6-0T90868C52468A56728A Anson
26588A74028A90939D53328A57268A Vindictive
cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)74048A92378A53448A57419A Leinster
770310A75978A93338A53768A57429A Connaught
77118A76038A93439A53878ARoyal Scot 4-6-0
77308C76518A93658C53988A61068A Gordon Highlander
77518Acl 7F 0-8-4T (BC)938225G54008A61118A Royal Fusilier
77918A79308A93858A54428B61248A London Scottish
275808C79388A94498Acl 3F 0-6-0 (A)61358A The East Lancashire Reg.
275968A79468Acl 7F 0-8-0 (F)121118A61368A The Border Regiment
276748A79588A950224C121708A614327A The South Staffordshire Reg.
276818A79598A956026Acl 2F 0-6-0ST61568A The South Wales Borderers
cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)Claughton 4-6-0963126B113538A61648A The Artists' Rifleman
69318A60048Acl 6F 0-8-2T (BC)114128APrincess Royal 4-6-2
78848C62008A The Princess Royal
Shed Codes1B Camden2E Warwick5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland
7B Bangor8A Edge Hill8B Warrington8C Speke Junction8D Widnes9A Longsight
9D Buxton10A Springs Branch12B Carlisle Upperby24C Lostock Hall25G Farnley Junction26A Newton Heath
26B Agecroft27A Polmadie
Sunday 4 July 19488Atotal:78
cl 4P 4-4-0 (F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0
11605Acl 3F 0-6-0T489088A49048A55218A Rhyl
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)72948A89338A49418A554112B Duke of Sutherland
24268A73258A89668A4501910A55458A Planet
24538A75978A91165B521525BJubilee 4-6-0
24598A76518A92043B452568A555312B Canada
25648Acl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)92188C53325A56138A Kenya
25708A76998A923810C53988A56348A Trinidad
25838A77518A92428A454108A56378A Windward Islands
25968A77578A92878Acl 8F 2-8-0456738A Keppel
25978A77878A93858A82075B57258A Repulse
cl 7F 0-8-4T (BC)589248A94302D484575BRoyal Scot 4-6-0
79328A78038Acl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)87409D61068A Gordon Highlander
79338A78338A36158B87429D61348A The Cheshire Regiment
79378A275808A375519Acl 3F 0-6-0 (A)61388A The London Irish Rifleman
79398A588878Acl 2P 2-4-2T (A)521118A614327A The South Staffordshire Regiment
79588A276818A506958A121708A461648A The Artists' Rifleman
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 2F 0-6-0STPriness Coronation 4-6-2
66888B113538A62438A City of Lancaster
Shed Codes2D Nuneaton3B Bushbury5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland
8A Edge Hill8B Warrington8C Speke Junction9D Buxton10A Springs Branch
10C Patricroft12B Carlisle Upperby19A Sheffield27A Polmadie
Saturday 30 September 19508Atotal:82
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0
400078A428115B488988A447142A455218A Rhyl
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)428498C489023B447715A455278A Southport
405838Ecl 5F 2-6-0 (St)489328A448362A455318A Sir Frederick Harrison
cl 4P 4-4-0 (F)429633D89338A449418AJubilee 4-6-0
411076Acl 4F 0-6-0491378A450707C4557812A United Provinces
411738E4424520B92398A4523510A456138A Kenya
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 3F 0-6-0T493558A452428A456738A Keppel
424598A473098A4939410A452438A456818A Aboukir
425956A473208A493998A452488ARoyal Scot 4-6-0
425968A473258A494048A452558B461118A Royal Fusilier
425978A473538A494198A452768A461348A The Cheshire Regiment
426028A473858A494274A453038A461358A The East Lancashire Regiment
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)473928A494498A453508A461448A Honourable Artillery Company
466548B74078Acl 8F 2-8-0453528A461538A The Royal Dragoon
cl 4MT 2-6-0474168A485128A453808A461648A The Artists' Rifleman
4304119A75978A486648Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)Princess Royal 4-6-2
cl 2F 0-6-0STcl 7F 0-8-4T (BC)487319D521118A462008A The Princess Royal
513538A479318A487478C521188A462018A Princess Elizabeth
514458A479378A487706B523218A462038A Princess Margaret Rose
cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)523308A
Shed Codes2A Rugby3B Bushbury3D Aston4A Shrewsbury5A Crewe North
5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction7C Holyhead8B Warrington8C Speke Junction
8E Brunswick9D Buxton10A Springs Branch12A Carlisle Upperby19A Sheffield20B Stourton

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