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 1951 - 1958

A Robinson designed D11 4-4-0, built for the Great Central Railway.  Two of these locos were allocated to Heaton Mersey during the 1950s.  Photo: Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence.
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
Visits
Sunday 16 September 19519Ftotal:58
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0J10 0-6-0 (GCR)N5 0-6-2T (GCR)
400899F438369F480999F483169F651359F692769F
400949F4386435C4812726G483299F651469F693179F
401249F439459F481349F4843217A651579F693289F
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)4408026G481549F485039F651609F693319F
404309F440909F4817919A485578E651659G693329F
cl 4P 4-4-04413018B481909F486769F651819F693599F
4093417A441449F482089F4868226G651859FWD 2-8-0
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)441789F482689D486839F651979F9042024B
4281620A442869F482759F487519FJ39 0-6-0
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)4428818C483159Fcl 7F 0-8-0D11 4-6-0 (GCR)647239F
4346319Acl 3F 0-6-0 (D)cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)490923A626659F Mons
4381718A583039F494208C626639F Prince Albert
Shed Codes3A Bescot8C Speke Junction8E Brunswick9D Buxton9F Heaton Mersey
9G Northwich17A Derby18A Toton18B Westhouses18C Hasland19A Sheffield
20A Leeds Holbeck24B Rose Grove26G Belle Vue35C P'b Spital Bridge
Sunday 21 September 19529Ftotal:46
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0J10 0-6-0 (GCR)N5 0-6-2T (GCR)
400899F438369F480899F484299F651359F692769F
400949F4383917A480999F485028C651469F693179F
401249F439429F481359F485039F651609F693319F
cl 4P 4-4-0439459F481489F4854518D651859F693329F
411549E440909F481619F486769F652009F693599F
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)441449F482209F486779FJ39 0-6-0
427889F441789F482759F486829FD11 4-6-0 (GCR)647239F
442869F483169F486839F626659F Mons
cl 7F 0-8-04839420D487519F626639F Prince Albert
489428C484069F
Shed Codes8C Speke Junction9E Trafford Park9F Heaton Mersey20D Normanton17A Derby
18D Staveley B'w Hill
Sunday 10 January 19549Ftotal:61
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0J10 0-6-0 (GCR)
400899F4384419A443799F480999F4843920C651329F
400949F438549F444079F481359F485279F651359F
401139F4393222A4443317B481489F485289F651569E
401249F439459F4453817B481619F485579F651609F
cl 4P 4-4-0440745DN5 0-6-2T (GCR)481909F4865417A651789F
411689A440809F692629F482209F4866218A651949F
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)440909F692769F4822316C486769F652009F
427889F4414016C692999F482759F486829FO4 2-8-0
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)441449F693179F483159F486839F6389340E
4364421A4417717A693319F483299FD11 4-6-0 (GCR)
cl 3F 0-6-0 (D)441789F693599F484069F626659F Mons
4380321AWD 2-8-0484299F626639F Prince Albert
9065824C
Shed Codes5D Stoke-on-Trent9A Longsight9E Trafford Park9F Heaton Mersey16C Kirkby-in-Ashfield
17A Derby17B Burton-on-Trent18A Toton19A Sheffield20C Royston21A Saltley
22A Bristol Barrow Rd24C Lostock Hall40E Langwith Junction
Sunday 20 February 19559Ftotal:55
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0N5 0-6-2T (GCR)
400679F438549F442619F4805618B485039F692629F
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)4388117D442869F480999F485219G692769F
400899F4391817D4429517A481279F485579F692999F
400949F439459F4432717D481359F486779F693179F
401139F4401717D443509E481619F486809E693319F
401249F4408611B443799F481909F486989E693599F
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)440909F444079F483159FJ10 0-6-0 (GCR)
404339F441789F444219F483169F651329F651949F
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)cl 7F 0-8-0483279F651359F652009F
427759F4358018B493958C484796C651609FWD 2-8-0
427889F651789F9012226G
Shed Codes6C Birkenhead8C Speke Junction9E Trafford Park9F Heaton Mersey9G Northwich
11B Barrow17A Derby17D Rowsley18B Westhouses26G Belle Vue
Sunday 18 March 19569Ftotal:48
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0J10 0-6-0 (GCR)
400019F427759F438549F4802916C483159F651329F
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)427889F4402017A480999F484299F651359F
400899F429329F4413721A481279F485279F651609F
400949FN5 0-6-2T (GCR)443619F481359F485579F651789F
401139F692629F443799F481489F486349F651879G
401249F692769F443879F481619F486769F651949F
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)692999F443929E4817919A486779F652009F
404339F693319F444219F482089F486939Fcl 7F 0-8-0
693599F482789D487319F490088B
Shed Codes8B Warrington9D Buxton9E Trafford Park9F Heaton Mersey9G Northwich
16C Kirkby-in-Ashfield17A Derby19A Sheffield21A Saltley
Sunday 1 September 195717Etotal:45
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0J10 0-6-0 (GCR)
4000417E4211127E4385417E4806317D4831517E6513217E
4005617Ecl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4394517E4809917E4832717E6513517E
4005717E4277517E4414417E4816117E4840617E6516017E
4006717E4278817E4425017E4819017E4842917E6517817E
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)4426117E4819117E484519D6518717E
4008917E4329217A4436117E4819817E4852817E6519417E
4009417E4437917E4820817E4863417E6520017E
4011317E4440717E482525B486651AWD 2-8-0
4012417E4450117E9068727B
Shed Codes1A Willesden5B Crewe South9D Buxton17A Derby17D Rowsley
17E Heaton Mersey27B Aintree27E Walton-on-the-Hill
Sunday 14 September 19589Ftotal:58
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0
400019F400899F438549F443799F480772B483279F
400049F400949F439459F443879F4809716C484069F
400569F401139F4395017C444079F4817919A484299F
400579F401249F440909F445019F481909F4851017A
400599FJ10 0-6-0 (GCR)441449F4455617C481919F485279F
400619F651789F442369F4456617C4819217C486139F
400679F651879F442509F445938B481989F486769F
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)651949F442619FWD 2-8-0482089F486779F
421119F4426718D9020427B482209F4872155B
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)443619F9052326A483169F487319F
427889F443789F9065255E483269D
Shed Codes2B Nuneaton8B Warrington9D Buxton9F Heaton Mersey16C Kirkby-in-Ashfield
17A Derby17C Rowsley18D Staveley B'w Hill19A Sheffield26A Newton Heath27B Aintree
55B Stourton55E Normanton

1 comment:

  1. Saw Ypres on Chester Northgate line about 58 Princess Mary also

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