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, 27 February 2013

Gorton Works 1952

Gorton Works
Built by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway and opened in 1848
access:The Works entrance was on Lawton Street, a narrow street off Cornwall Street, Openshaw, Manchester
Site Location:
Aerial Photograph:
EM1 electrics built at Gorton during 1952 and delivered into service:
Sunday 3 February 1952partial access - erecting shop was locked.
works yards
J11 0-6-0 (GCR)J39 0-6-0N5 0-6-2T (GCR)B17 4-6-0
6428639B6440036B6474339A6925934E6162331A Lambton Castle
6431240B6441339A6497438A693049E6163331B Kimbolton Castle
6433339A6443439AO1 2-8-0 (GNR)6931336EJ94 0-6-0STJ63 0-6-0T (GCR)
works dumpEM1 electric (new)
Q4 0-8-0 (GCR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)N5 0-6-2T (GCR)2603826047
6323336D W6362740E W6931140A W
324137A W6377836C W
Sunday 11 May 1952
works yard and erecting shop
O1 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)N4 0-6-2T (GCR)J10 0-6-0 (GCR)
6366338B6362140B6374938D6433239A6923239BC14 4-4-2T (GCR)
6381738B6364139A6386239A6433436BN5 0-6-2T (GCR)6744437A
6383838B6364340E6388239B6435140A6927336EJ94 0-6-0ST
6386838B6439836D6930739AS1 0-8-4T (GCR)
Saturday 19 July 1952
works yard and erecting shop
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)O1 2-8-0 (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)N5 0-6-2T (GCR)C13 4-4-2T (GCR)
6364940B6388438DJ94 0-6-0ST6434239A693306E6743939A
6365936C6389836B6807939A6436636D6936338DC13 4-4-2T (GCR)
6366540BQ1 0-8-0T (GNR)J63 0-6-0T (GCR)6443138B6936736D674426E
J10 0-6-0 (GCR)6993236C6820540B6443338DS1 0-8-4T (GCR)EM1 electric (new)
651558E W6444640B6990336B2603426046
Wednesday 6 August 1952
works yard and erecting shop
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)N5 0-6-2T (GCR)D10 4-4-0 (GCR)
6358139B6370238D6429740E6925039A626529G Edwin A. Beazley
6365140B6373739B6434239A6928334ED11 4-4-0 (GCR)
6365936C6375040E643816E6931940E626689E Jutland
6366540B6383538A6439136D693306EN4 0-6-2T (GCR)C13 4-4-2T (GCR)
O1 2-8-0 (GNR)J10 0-6-0 (GCR)S1 0-8-4T (GCR)6936338DL3 2-6-4T (GCR)C14 4-4-2T (GCR)
651889F W6990436BJ94 0-6-0STQ1 0-8-0T (GNR)EM1 electric (new)
Tuesday 26 August 1952
works yard and erecting shop
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)N4 0-6-2T (GCR)D10 4-4-0 (GCR)
6357339A6428236E6437636A6923339B626529G Edwin A. Beazley
6359536C6431639A6438536EN5 0-6-2T (GCR)C14 4-4-2T (GCR)J94 0-6-0ST
6365840B6435540B6442536D692936DL3 2-6-4T (GCR)680656F
6379336C6436938E6444836D693289FQ1 0-8-0T (GNR)works pilots
6382939AO1 2-8-0 (GNR)J10 0-6-0 (GCR)693619E6993036C6801239A
6387840B6379238B6513027E W693626EEM1 electric (new)6807939A
6390636C6386738B651889F WU1 2-8-8-2T
Sunday 21 September 1952
works yard and erecting shop
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)O1 2-8-0 (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)N4 0-6-2T (GCR)D10 4-4-0 (GCR)
6357138B6375238B6428236E6923339B626589E Prince George
6358540E6386738B6428940EN5 0-6-2T (GCR)D11 4-4-0 (GCR)
6359536C6387454B6431639A692676E626649E Princess Mary
6362838AJ10 0-6-0 (GCR)6431738D692936D626669E Zeebrugge
6363440D651419E W6436540A6929827EC13 4-4-2T (GCR)EM1 electrics
6370839A6518910F W6442740E6932740A6742439A26050new
6375040EU1 2-8-8-2T6443040A693289FC14 4-4-2T (GCR)26051new
6385939A693666EJ69 0-6-0T (GER)
Sunday 30 November 1952
works yard and erecting shop
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)N5 0-6-2T (GCR)D11 4-4-0 (GCR)
6357636C6384040E6433339A692728E626629E Prince of Wales
6361236B6390240E6436839A6935339Apaint shop
6369539AO1 2-8-0 (GNR)6441339AJ10 0-6-0 (GCR)D10 4-4-0 (GCR)
6370940E6359138BC13 4-4-2T (GCR)651799E W626569E Sir Clement Royds
6371836D6371254B6741136D652049B WO4 2-8-0 (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)
6374136C6376838B6741834EL3 2-6-4T (GCR)6389938A6441838D
6374839A6378038BU1 2-8-8-2T6905038EEM1 electrics
Shed Codes6D Chester Northgate6E Wrexham6F Bidston8E Brunswick9B Stockport
9E Trafford Park9F Heaton Mersey9G Northwich10F Wigan Lower Ince27E Walton-on-the Hill31A Cambridge
31B March34E Neasden36A Doncaster36B Mexborough36C Frodingham36D Barnsley
36E Retford37A Ardsley38A Colwick38B Annesley38D Staveley GC38E Woodford Halse
39A Gorton39B Sheffield Darnall40A Lincoln40B Immingham40C Louth40D Tuxford
40E Langwith Jct.54B Tyne Dock

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