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, 23 March 2013

Gorton 1961 - 1965

Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Central Railway
type:A brick built 18TS dead ended shed.
location:On the north side of the line between Ashbury's and Gorton & Openshaw stations.
access:The shed entrance was a door on Widnes Street, off Ashton Old Road.
Site Location -
Shed Photo -
Sunday 18 June 19619Gtotal:69
B1 4-6-0cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0 (D)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)J39 0-6-0WD 2-8-0
6131950A427589G437899G636009G647279G9005534E xw
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)427609G4379315C636319G647449G9025241F xw
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)428479Gcl 4F 0-6-0637199G647489G9058741F
423749G428579G438569G637219G6475456B9066841F xw
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)428749G439159G637669G648809G9071436C xw
424729Gcl 3F 0-6-0 (J)441699G638059G649559GBR 9F 2-10-0
L1 2-6-4T432619G441909G6382356B xwJ11 0-6-0 (GCR)9205415A
677079G433302F442369G638489G643759G0-6-0 diesel
677109G4337415C WJ94 0-6-0ST6391341F644209GD2389
677199G434009G680129GO1 2-8-0 (GNR)644359G
cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)434999G680649G6361941H644379G
417029G436249G W680689Gxw - ex works
Shed Codes2F Woodford Halse9G Gorton14D Neasden15A Wellingborough15C Leicester Midland
34E New England36C Frodingham41F Mexborough41H Staveley GC50A York55H Leeds Neville Hill
56B Ardsley
Sunday 8 July 19629Gtotal:88
B1 4-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0
610119G Waterbuck438559G635759G6373241J xw900469G
612399Gcl 5MT 4-6-0439259G635989G637669G901529G
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)439379G636039G6378536E xw9025940E xw
420889G427489G439509G636319G637949G9028227B xw
422499G427619G439729G636419G638059G9035426B aw
422569G427679G440159G6365336C xw6381836E xw9039026A xw
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)427689G440259G636869G638629G9053736C
423749G427919G440789G6369141J xw638959G9058741F aw
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)427929G441149G637139G6389836C xw9059224D xw
424299G428139G441249G637219GJ39 0-6-0906769G
424729G428169G441519GJ11 0-6-0 (GCR)647409G9071826E xw
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)428579G441649G643759G648759G0-6-0 diesels
432619G428679G441699GJ94 0-6-0ST648809G13335D2391
434999G428739G441909G680689GBR 9F 2-10-0D2389D2392
437639G Wcl 4F 0-6-0 (D)442419Gcl 1F 0-6-0T (J)9210915C awD2390D3694
437899G W442849G417029G Waw - awaiting worksxw - ex works
Shed Codes9G Gorton15C Leicester Midland21A Saltley24D Lower Darwen26A Newton Heath
26B Agecroft26E Lees, Oldham27B Aintree36C Frodingham36E Retford40E Colwick
41F Mexborough41J Langwith Junction
Sunday 28 April 19639Gtotal:77
B1 4-6-0cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0WD 2-8-0
612399G W427549G438569G441249G900469G W902519G
612699G427599G W439259G441519G900809G902849G
613529G W427619G439299G441649G9014324B9030855G W
613699G427679G W439379G441699G901529G903129G
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)427689G439539G441909G901769G W903239G
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)427939G440259G443799F902389G W906972F
423619G428139G440789G4456726DJ11 0-6-0 (GCR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)428169G441149Gcl 3F 0-6-0 (J)6432436E W635759G W
424299G W428319Gcl 3F 0-6-0T434009G W6435436E W0-6-0 diesels
424519Gcl 8F 2-8-0472489G437219G WO1 2-8-0 (GNR)D2389D3335
J39 0-6-0481619F475029G437639G W6376052H WD2390D3686
648809G W485555B476419G437899G W6385652H WD2391D3694
Shed Codes2F Woodford Halse5B Crewe South8F Springs Branch9F Heaton Mersey9G Gorton
24B Rose Grove26D Bury36E Retford52H Tyne Dock55G Huddersfield
Sunday 7 June 19649Gtotal:59
B1 4-6-0cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
612699G W427159G438569G442429G W455789D United Provinces W
613699G W427619G439259G442759G457109D Irresistible W
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)427699G W439299G443589G457379D Atlas W
422569G427919G440259G443649L WWD 2-8-0
422809D W428459G441249G W444869G901529G903929G
426869D W429029G W441699G445129G W901799G W904029G W
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 3F 0-6-0T441779G445439D W902149G W904138L
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)474069G441889G445679M902929G907028L
424519GBR cl 4 4-6-0441959Gcl 8F 2-8-0903239G W907159D W
426149D W750438L442209G4834141E W903659G0-6-0 diesels
426199D W442369G903899DD3694D3695
Shed Codes8L Aintree9D Newton Heath9G Gorton9L Buxton
9M Bury41E Staveley Barrow Hill
Sunday 4 April 19659Gtotal:48
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5P 2-6-0 (St)BR cl 2 2-6-0
423279G427009G428319G429459G429729G W780079G
423689G427339G W428789G429509G429789G780129G
423699G427519G W429019G429519G429809G780149G
cl 8F 2-8-0427789G W429059G429559G429819G780239G W
483559G427879G W429389G429589G429829G780249G W
484019G428199G429409Gcl 4F 0-6-0WD 2-8-00-6-0 diesels
487118Ccl 3F 0-6-0T442369G W900109G WD333512010
487228C473889K443649L W (stationary boiler)D369512024
Shed Codes8C Speke Junction9G Gorton9K Bolton9L Buxton
Gorton shed closed on 4 June 1965

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