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.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Speke Junction 1954 - 1961

Speke Junction
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railway
type:A brick built 12TS dead ended shed.
location:In the triangle of the Allerton to Garston Docks to Ditton Junction lines.
access:A cinder path went from Vineyard Street, Garston to the shed.
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?id=46Location -
Loco shed feature - http://www.8dassociation.btck.co.uk/SpekeJunctionShed8C
Visits
Sunday 21 March 19548Ctotal:46
cl 3P 2-2-6T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-00-6-0 diesels
401438B4505510A472848C480398C486308C1200312018
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)450653D473738C483238C486318C1200712020
428115Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)473888C484738C487196C1200812024
428928C521638C474398C485068C487298C1201112025
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)521758C474908C485118C487646C1201412026
429535B522328C475168Ccl 7F 0-8-0WD 2-8-01201512027
cl 2F 0-6-0ST524388C476518C491348C902426B1201612028
514398C491538C12017
Shed Codes3D Aston5B Crewe South6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead8B Warrington
8C Speke Junction10A Springs Branch
Sunday 30 January 19558Ctotal:58
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-00-6-0 diesels
427868C4544210C480548C484798C489428C1200312018
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)cl 3F 0-6-0T4807020C485068C489448C1200812024
429648C472848C482895B485228C492668C1201112025
429805B473738C482955B485588D493988C1201412026
cl 4F 0-6-0473888C4836118A486318C494208C1201512028
4388117D474398C483738C486793Acl 3F 0-6-0 (A)1201613088
4390316C474908C484119Ecl 2F 0-6-0ST521638C1201713089
4404617D474938Ccl 3F 0-6-0 (J)514398C521758CWD 2-8-0
4411426G476518C4330617B514458C522828C901576B
4416417A4333118B524388C
4448626G
Shed Codes3A Bescot5B Crewe South6B Mold Junction8C Speke Junction8D Widnes
9E Trafford Park10C Patricroft16C Kirkby-in-Ashfield17A Derby17B Burton-on-Trent17D Rowsley
18A Toton18B Westhouses20C Royston26G Belle Vue
Sunday 10 June 19568Ctotal:57
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-00-6-0 diesels
427868C472688B4800616C484418B489448C1200312016
cl 4F 0-6-0472848C4800916C484799D491098C1201112017
4397016C473098C480548C485028C491348C1201412018
443015B473888C482585B485048C491538C1201512024
cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)474908C483238C486916C492668C1202513087
521638C474938C483738C487129D493688C1202613088
521758C476518C4837916C487148B493988C1202713089
522328C4843920C487478C494208C12028
524388Ccl 7F 0-8-0 (F)WD 2-8-0494518CPrototype EE diesel
4955225E902376BDeltic
Shed Codes5B Crewe South6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead8B Warrington8C Speke Junction
9D Buxton16C Kirkby-in-Ashfield20C Royston25E Sowerby Bridge
Sunday 19 May 19578Ctotal:58
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-00-6-0 diesels
428135B473578A4800816B484519D4902510A1111812018
428498C473888C480178D4852817E4908710C1200712026
428928C474938C480398C487478C491068C1200812027
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)476518C482475B489428C491098C1201112028
429706Ccl 3F 0-6-0 (A)483738C489448C492148C1201412029
cl 2F 0-6-0ST521638Ccl 4F 0-6-0493688C1201512081
513538A521758C4394817B493988C12016DELTIC
522328C4455217B494208C
524388C4459717B
Shed Codes5B Crewe South6C Birkenhead8A Edge Hill8C Speke Junction8D Widnes
9D Buxton10A Springs Branch10C Patricroft16B Kirkby-in-Ashfield17B Burton-on-Trent17E Heaton Mersey
Sunday 29 June 19588Ctotal:49
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-00-6-0 diesels
428142B448403E480398C489428C493688C1200312018
428498C453443A480548C490208F493988C1200712024
428928C454483D4819017E491098C493998C1201212025
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)cl 3F 0-6-0T482068C491348C494208C1201412027
429513D473148C483238C491378A494338C1201512028
cl 4F 0-6-0473888Ccl 3F 0-6-0 (A)491438C494518C12016
4442917D474938C522328C491538CWD 2-8-0EE Type 4 diesel
4455617D475608C524388C493068C9001255ED226
476548B903176B
Shed Codes2B Nuneaton3A Bescot3D Aston3E Monument Lane6B Mold Junction
8A Edge Hill8B Warrington8F Springs Branch17D Rowsley17E Heaton Mersey55E Normanton
Sunday 10 May 19598Ctotal:57
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
428498C473148C480548C484115B490088C493978C
428928C473888C4809216B4843217C491348C493988C
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)474938C482068C485118C491438C494009D
429805B475608C482466B485128A491538C494248C
cl 4F 0-6-0475978C482478B485228C4919624K494338C
439459F476518C482648C4865417C493068C494518C
cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)482688C486595BWD 2-8-00-6-0 diesels
4529426F522328C4831717C487098D9028227B1200712024
BR cl 5 4-6-0524398C483238C487435B9065556D1200812081
7313026F4835756D487478C1201412082
484088C12015D3579
Shed Codes5B Crewe South6B Mold Junction8A Edge Hill8C Speke Junction8D Widnes
9D Buxton9F Heaton Mersey16B Kirkby-in-Ashfield17C Rowsley24K Preston26F Patricroft
27B Aintree56D Mirfield
Sunday 29 May 19608Ctotal:58
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-00-6-0 diesels
429259A473148C4800817C484588C491538C1200712026
429439D473888C482068D484798C493068C1200812027
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)474898C482478C485318C493978C1201412028
429615B474938C482606C485358C493988C1201512029
429638C475608C482625B485548D494208C1201612081
cl 2F 0-6-0T (F)476128C482688C486031A494248C12017D3370
471608C476478C483229D486548CWD 2-8-012018D3578
471648C476518C483899A487148C903696C12024
BR cl 5 4-6-0484378C487228C9040556ABR 9F 2-10-0
7304984G9073156D9205117C
Shed Codes1A Willesden5B Crewe South6C Birkenhead8C Speke Junction8D Widnes
9A Longsight9D Buxton17C Rowsley56A Wakefield56D Mirfield84G Shrewsbury
Sunday 29 October 19618Ctotal:49
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-00-6-0 diesels
420778C424458C472858A447418C485025B1200612081
420788C425808C473148C450348C485208C12008D2199
421838C425848C473368A450718C485228C12015D2385
421868Ccl 4F 0-6-0473838C451098F485358C12016D3019
444948C474318C451408C487228C12017D3855
445898C474938C453298Ccl 7F 0-8-012024D3856
B1 4-6-0476128C453708C490208F W