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, 9 February 2013

Heaton Mersey 1945 - 1950

Heaton Mersey
Pre-Grouping Ownership - Cheshire Lines Railway
type:A brick built 8TS dead ended shed.
location:At the south side of the fork of the Cheadle and Didsbury lines, west of Tiviot Dale Station.
access:From Gorsey Bank Road, a cinder path went over a footbridge to the shed.
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?id=70
Stockport Tiviot Dale - http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/s/stockport_tiviot_dale/index.shtml
Shed Profileallocation1945195019591965
opened:1889cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)LMS0060
closed:1968cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)LMS2340
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)LMS0003
GCR shed codecl 2P 4-4-0Midland2000
pre 1948STPcl 4MT 2-6-0LMS00013
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)LMS0040
LMS shed codecl 3F 0-6-0 (D)LMS1100
pre 194819Dcl 4F 0-6-0LMS169170
cl 2MT 2-6-0LMS0200
joint shed codescl 8F 2-8-0LMS12192120
1948 - 195019Dcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Midland3200
1950 (briefly)13CD11 4-4-0GCR0200
1950 - 19569FD9 4-4-0GCR1000
1957 - 195817EB9 4-6-0GCR2000
1958 - 19689FJ39 0-6-0LNER0200
J10 0-6-0GCR161810
N5 0-6-2TGCR7600
BR cl 4 2-6-0BR0020
Visits62645536
Sunday 20 May 194519D/STPtotal:51
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0N5 0-6-2T (GCR)J10 0-6-0 (GCR)
9419D394519D808919D5517STP5013STP5189STP
9519D397018A811619D5543STP5098STP5795STP
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)398519E813519D5904STP5099STP5818STP
299719D401019D819019D5908STP5100STP5823STP
2292919D404920F820819D5911STP5101STP5828STP
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)414219D821619D5927STP5119STP5839STP
323120G414419D822019D5935STP5120STPB9 4-6-0 (GCR)
348218A441917A832918DO4 2-8-0 (GCR)5123STP5476GOR
361917B456517A6314MEX5124STP6105STP
5176STP6107STP
Shed Codes17A Derby17B Burton-on-Trent18A Toton19D Heaton Mersey19E Belle Vue
20F Skipton20G HellifieldGOR GortonMEX MexboroughSTP Heaton Mersey
Sunday 23 June 194619D/STPtotal:52
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0N5 0-6-2T (GCR)J10 0-6-0 (GCR)
8819G390819D482619G5543STP5094STP5160STP
9419D396118Acl 8F 2-8-05904STP5119STP5164STP
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)399416A809919D5907STP5123STP5176STP
54419D414219D819618A5908STP5126STP5185STP
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)427119D820819D5935STP5135STP5186STP
284617B427222B822019D9251STP5137STP5187STP
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)428519A867619D9317STP5145STP5188STP
325418B428619D867815AB9 4-6-0 (GCR)5150STP5788STP
344920B443217AO4 2-8-0 (GCR)6111STP5154STPD9 4-4-0 (GCR)
372916A453719C6500FRO5157STP6030STP
Shed Codes15A Wellingborough16A Nottingham17A Derby17B Burton-on-Trent18A Toton
18B Westhouses19A Sheffield19C Canklow19D Heaton Mersey19G Trafford Park20B Stourton
22B GloucesterFRO FrodinghamSTP Heaton Mersey
Sunday 19 October 194719D/STPtotal:60
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0N5 0-6-2T (GCR)J10 0-6-0 (GCR)
9019D390819D808919D9251STP5132STP5194STP
9319D401019D815419D9276STP5137STP5197STP
9419D409019D819019D9317STP5150STP5198STP
9519D411019D820819D9328STP5154STP5209STP
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)411719D822019D9331STP5160STPB7 4-6-0 (GCR)
333520G413417D831619D9332STP5164STP1390GOR
353319D417819D841119G9346STP5178STP1392GOR
362218C420216C844019G9359STP5179STPB9 4-6-0 (GCR)
374719C427119D868319DD9 4-4-0 (GCR)5185STP1469STP
375519A442119D869719D2314STP5188STP1471STP
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)
2292919D89048C954025G4382GOR
Shed Codes8C Speke Junction16C Kirkby-in-Ashfield17D Rowsley18C Hasland19A Sheffield
19C Canklow19D Heaton Mersey20G Hellifield25G Farnley JunctionGOR GortonSTP Heaton Mersey
Sunday 2 May 194819Dtotal:60
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0J10 0-6-0 (GCR)
9419D390819D800616C854918B513219D518119D
9519D392517D806318B866719D513519D518519D
11319D394519D808919D869719D513719D518619D
cl 4P 4-4-0409019D4809919DN5 0-6-2T (GCR)514519D518819D
106619G411019D815419D925119D514819D519319D
cl 3F 0-6-0 (D)414419D817919D927619D515719D519419D
381119D417819D820819D931719D516419D6519719D
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)423719D827519D932819D517819D519819D
353319D424917D831619D933119D6517919DD9 4-4-0 (GCR)
2292919D440719D832919D933219DB9 4-6-0 (GCR)231419D
441616A853016C935919D147519D232219D
451916B
Shed Codes16A Nottingham16B P'b Spital Bridge16C Kirkby-in-Ashfield17D Rowsley18B Westhouses
19D Heaton Mersey19G Trafford Park
Sunday 24 July 194919Dtotal:58
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0J10 0-6-0 (GCR)
4008819G4394519D4809919D4844320C6513219D6518519D
4008919D4414419D4815419D486318C6513519D6518619D
4009419D4416519A4819019D4867516A6514419D6518819D
4009519D4417819D4820919C4867619D6514819D6519319D
4011319D4423619G4822019DN5 0-6-2T (GCR)651519G6519419D
cl 4P 4-4-04427119D4831519D6927619D6515419D6519719D
4107619G4440719D483229D6931719D6515719D6519819D
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)4457816A4832919D6932819D6516019D6520019D
353319Dcl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4840619D6933119D6516419D6520919D
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)4276317B4841119G6933219D6517819Dcl 7F 0-8-0 (F)
4320017Acl 5MT 4-6-06935919D4962323B
4484519E
Shed Codes8C Speke Junction9D Buxton9G Northwich16A Nottingham17A Derby
17B Burton-on-Trent19A Sheffield19C Canklow19D Heaton Mersey19E Belle Vue19G Trafford Park
20C Royston23B Aintree
Sunday 27 August 19509Ftotal:51
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 3F 0-6-0 (D)cl 8F 2-8-0N5 0-6-2T (GCR)J10 0-6-0 (GCR)
400899F438119F480999F483169F692769F651329F
400959Fcl 4F 0-6-04811619A483299F693179F651449F
401139F438369F4812518B4843120C693289F651459F
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)439459F481349F485279F693319F651469F
4228426A440909F481559F486769F693329F651549F
cl 4MT 2-6-0441185D481909F486829F693599F651609F
4304817A441789F482089F486839FJ39 0-6-0651789F
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)4421417Acl 2MT 2-6-0D11 4-6-0 (GCR)647279F651859F
4351017A4428519A464289F626659F Mons651889F
4357518D444079F651939F
4446227B