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, 28 March 2013

Gorton Works 1960

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:
Sunday 24 January 1960erecting shop & yard
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)O1 2-8-0 (GNR)WD 2-8-0EM1 & EM2 locos
J11 0-6-0 (GCR)J10 0-6-0 (GCR)9028840E9060236A
works dump
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)C13 4-4-2T (GCR)C14 4-4-2T (GCR)N5 0-6-2T (GCR)
6373341A W642989G W6442136C W674179G W6744541G W6926234E W
6375341F W643319G W6442936C W674509G W6929234E W
6380441H W643899G W6443840E W6934341G W
6388941A W6440736C W
Sunday 28 February 1960
works yardworks dump
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)N5 0-6-2T (GCR)
6369240B9008956A6373341A W642989G W6929234E W
637169G9013336CJ10 0-6-0 (GCR)6439641H W6929941J W
6373741A9026934E651698E W6443341H W6930841F W
6380141J9052526E6443840E W6931441A W
Sunday 24 April 1960erecting shop
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)O1 2-8-0 (GNR)WD 2-8-0EM1 electrics
635989G637679GBR 9F 2-10-09035841F907012F26015
works yard
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0EM1 electric
636819G637169G6431536E W900462F9049941F26046
637139G6382941J644059G W9010340E9051941F
works dumpex works on shed
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)J39 0-6-0N5 0-6-2T (GCR)O1 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0
6373341A W648249G W6925714D W6375552H6360236E9016326A
6375341F WJ10 0-6-0 (GCR)6926527E W6372741F9025334E
J11 0-6-0 (GCR)6513327E W6929827E W6373541H9056826D
643579G W6931914D W6377241F
Sunday 26 June 1960erecting shop
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)O1 2-8-0 (GNR)BR 9F 2-10-0WD 2-8-0
6373636E638629GJ11 0-6-0 (GCR)9210615B9044941J9054826A
6376341J6388036C6436240AJ39 0-6-09050234E9063440E
637949G6480156FEM1 electricsEM2 electric
works yard
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)J39 0-6-0BR 9F 2-10-0EM1 electric
works dumpstored - shed yardstored - Belle Vueex works on shed
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)cl 2P 2-4-2T (A)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)L1 2-6-4TL1 2-6-4TO4 2-8-0 (GCR)
433299D W5078127C W6438741A W677629G677479G6384041J
4362721A W5079555F W677989G677489GJ11 0-6-0 (GCR)
cl 2F 0-6-0STO4 2-8-0 (GCR)677519G677569G6435916D
11394HW W6389441F W677959GWD 2-8-0
ex Horwich Works677969G9052141F
Sunday 9 October 1960
erecting shop & yard
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)O1 2-8-0 (GNR)J39 0-6-0WD 2-8-0
6370241H6382436E6378441H647389G W9000340B9033255G
6375041H6385940EJ11 0-6-0 (GCR)BR 9F 2-10-09003740E9045434E
638059G6386141J644349G W9210615B9005034E9048755E
6381640EEM2 electric6444241F9212615A9022440B9061155D
works dump9031141F9069955C
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)cl 1P 0-4-4T (J)
4050185E W4365217B W4373517A W5808682F W
Sunday 23 October 1960works dump only
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 2P 4-4-0cl 4P 4-4-0cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)J39 0-6-0
4045416A W4063126F W4112385E W4373517A W5815817A W647389G W
4050185E W
Sunday 6 November 1960erecting shop
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)O1 2-8-0 (GNR)WD 2-8-0EM1/EM2 electrics
6371541J638059GJ11 0-6-0 (GCR)9005034E9020941F2602927004
works yardex works on shed
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)D11 4-4-0 (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)O1 2-8-0 (GNR)
6361736C6266041A Butler Henderson W642889G W6372836C6378441H
6362141AO1 2-8-0 (GNR)WD 2-8-06432540B WJ39 0-6-0WD 2-8-0
6366941F W6368731B9000240E6435436E6479656B9033255G
637219G9026340E6442541F W
works dump
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 4P 2-6-4Tcl 3F 0-6-0 (J)J39 0-6-0
4050185E W4234511C W4337314E W4365217B W647389G W
Sunday 11 December 1960erecting shop
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)O1 2-8-0 (GNR)J39 0-6-0WD 2-8-0EM1/EM2 electrics
6361540B6379216DBR 9F 2-10-09012755C9039440B26038
works yardOld Foundaryworks shunters
J11 0-6-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-06266041A WJ94 0-6-0T
6437941J9000240E9029041D9215121AButler Henderson680799G
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)9003640B9036255EEM1 electricfor preservationcl 3F 0-6-0 (J)
works dumpex works on shed
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)
4058827A W4364421A W6364340B W644409G W6361736C6435436E
cl 4P 2-6-4Tcl 3F 0-6-0T6366941F W6374436CWD 2-8-0
4234511C W4750956E W638059G9011136C
Shed Codes 19602F Woodford Halse8E Northwich9G Gorton9D Buxton11C Oxenhope
14D Neasden14E Bedford15A Wellingborough15B Kettering15C Leicester Midland16D Annesley
17A Derby17B Burton-on-Trent18B Westhouses21A Saltley24B Rose Grove26A Newton Heath
26C Bolton26D Bury26E Lees, Oldham27A Bank Hall27C Southport27E Walton-on-the-Hill
31B March34E New England36A Doncaster36C Frodingham36E Retford40A Lincoln
40B Immingham40E Colwick41A Sheffield Darnall41F Mexborough41G Barnsley41H Staveley GC
41J Langwith Junction52H Tyne Dock55C Farnley Junction55D Royston55E Normanton55F Manningham
55G Huddersfield56A Wakefield56B Ardsley56E Sowerby Bridge56F Low Moor85E Gloucester LMS

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