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.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Newton Heath 1948 - 1951

Newton Heath
Pre-Grouping Ownership - Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway
type:A brick built 23TS through road shed
location:In the fork of the Miles Platting to Dean Lane and Newton Heath lines.
access:A broad path went between Deal Lane and Newton Heath stations.
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?id=149
Photo Feature - http://www.flickr.com/photos/loose_grip_99/sets/72157594243907065/detail/
Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28PB7XOZsVU
Sunday 15 August 194826Atotal:115
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 2P 4-4-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)Jubilee 4-6-0
1426A4058426A488826A951026A563526A Tobago
6126Fcl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)488926A4952026A4564226A Boscawen
4006326A270026A489126A952926A567712B Beatty
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4270126A493426A954323B4573012A Ocean
4216123D270226A494026A954626Acl 3F 0-6-0 (A)cl 2F 0-6-0ST
227926A270526A4507926A955426A1213226A1135826A
228026A270826A50935B955626A1213626A1140026A
228326A270926A510526A955926A1215626A1140426A
228426A271026A520226A4956026A5220726A1142426A
228526A271426A4522326A956526A122198C5142526A
228626A275026A523226A4960726A1223926A1143626A
228726A278926A4530611A961926A1226626A1143826A
229026A4284124Fcl 8F 2-8-0963726A1227824B1145726A
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)284224F837226A963926A1235526A1147026A
247726A286026B838926A4964024C1244326A1148826A
248626A286625B843726A965026A1251726A1149626A
249024Dcl 4F 0-6-0846826C965126A1251826Acl 2P 2-4-2T (A)
261826A406223C4850825A965226Acl 3F 0-6-0 (H)1073626A
261926A443885D852524B965326A1258626F1073826A
262426A446223B868626A965726Acl 0F 0-4-0ST1081826A
262626A447123Ccl 2MT 2-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)1122226Acl 5P 4-6-0 (H)
cl 4MT 2-6-0454326A641926A399920F1123426A1044224E
430012B
Shed Codes2B Nuneation5B Crewe South5D Stoke-on-Trent8C Speke Junction11A Carnforth
12A Carlisle Kingmoor12B Carlisle Upperby20F Skipton23B Aintree23C Southport23D Wigan L&Y
24B Rose Grove24C Lostock Hall24D Lower Darwen24E Blackpool24F Fleetwood25A Wakefield
25B Huddersfield26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft26C Bolton26F Lees, Oldham
Sunday 28 August 194926Atotal:95
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)Jubilee 4-6-0
4006526A4248626A4472468A951426D4569420A Bellerophon
cl 2P 4-4-04255126A4473626A4951523B570026A Britannia
69126E4256526C4488926A952926A4571026A Irresistible
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4261826A489026A954626A4571926A Glorious
227826A261926A504210C955426Acl 2F 0-6-0STcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
227926A4262026A450935B955626A5137926A1213826A
4228126A4262326A4510226A4956026A1140026A1215626A
228226A262526A4520226A4958723B1142426A1223926A
228326Acl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4522226A961126A W5142526A1226626A
228426A270126A522426A4961226A5145726A5234326A
228526A270526A4523226A963926A W1147026A5235826A
228826A270926A452866B4965126A1147226A1244326A
229026A271426A4534125G4965326A5148826A1246626A
cl 4MT 2-6-04272326B534311A4965726A1149626A1251726A
4304016A275026Acl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0cl 2P 2-4-2T (A)
cl 2MT 2-6-0276626A817326A4870526A9016325A1066023B
641926Acl 5F 2-6-0 (St)837226A870726A9021225A1073626A
cl 3F 0-6-0T29547A4845225B4876926A7712024Bcl 0F 0-4-0ST
757726Acl 4F 0-6-0868626A1122226A
4454326A5124026B
Shed Codes5B Crewe South6B Mold Junction7A Llandudno Jct.10C Patricroft11A Carnforth
16A Nottingham20A Leeds Holbeck23B Aintree24B Rose Grove25A Wakefield25B Huddersfield
25G Farnley Junction26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft26C Bolton26D Bury68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sunday 20 August 195012.40pm - 1.15pm26Atotal:110
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)Jubilee 4-6-0
4006326A4270326A4473526A4953126A4564367A Napier
4006526A4270426A4489126A4953626A4570026A Britannia
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4270826A4498726A4955426Acl 8F 2-8-0cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
4210825F4271126A4503126G4955826A4810420A5209426A
4227826A271326A4510326A4958026A482545B5210226A
4227926A4271724A4521926A4958326A W4841220C5213726A
4228026A4273225F4530611A4958925D4852327B5213826A
4228126A4276626A4534311A4963726A4870726A1213926A
4228226A428115B4536368A4965026A4871426A5215626A
4228626A4282026Acl 4F 0-6-0 (F)4965126A4871926A5215724C
4228826A4284526A4395226G4967326A4872626A5220726A
4228926A4287126Acl 4F 0-6-04967426A4873526A5223926A
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4287826A440675Dcl 3F 0-6-0T4875426A5226626A
4248626Acl 2MT 2-6-04407511A4757726Acl 2F 0-6-0ST5230026A
4261826A641826A409820D4758626A1133826A5234326A
4262126A641926A4413417DWD 2-8-05142426A1235526A
4262426Acl 2P 2-4-2T (A)4418968A9036426D5142526A5235826A
4262626A5085526A4431126A9041525A5142926A5246126A
4263526A443603C9062425A5143626A5246626A
4263925B4442721A9070626A5145726Acl 3F 0-6-0 (H)
4265326C4454326A5145826A5256926A
5147226A5258326A
Shed Codes3C Walsall5B Crewe South5D Stoke-on-Trent11A Carnforth17D Rowsley
20A Leeds Holbeck20C Royston20D Normanton21A Saltley24A Accrington24C Lostock Hall
25A Wakefield25B Huddersfield25D Mirfield25F Low Moor26A Newton Heath26C Bolton
26D Bury26G Belle Vue27B Aintree67A Corkerhill68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sunday 4 March 195126Atotal:123
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
4001526A4248626A4270126A4473426A4566126A Vernon
4006326A4255126A4270226A4473526A4567126A Prince Rupert
4006526A425809A4270426A4489026A4569826A Mars
cl 2P 4-4-04261826A4270526A4489126A4570026A Britannia
4068226A4262126A4270826A4489326A4571926A Glorious
4069126A4262226A4270926A4494026Acl 3F 0-6-0 (A)WD 2-8-0
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4262326A4271026A4507728A5210226A7700526A
4227826A4262526A4271126A4510226A5213226A7701426F
4227926A4262626A4271326A4510426A5213726A7719224B
4228026A4263026A4271426A4520226A5213926A7084925A
4228226A4263526A4279368A4520326A5215626A9033826A
4228326A4264427D428498C520925A5220726A9034225A
4228526A4265526C428912B4521626A5223926A9036325A
4228626Acl 2F 0-6-0ST429249A4522026A5226626A9038125A
4228826A5133826Acl 4F 0-6-04522426A5230026A9042024B
4228926A5142426A4431126A4523226A5230426A7706426A
4229026A5142526A4433620D4539211A5234326A9059125G
cl 8F 2-8-05142926A443664Acl 2MT 2-6-05235526A9067925A
485169A5143626A4454326A4641826A5245526A9070626A
4872226A5145826Acl 7F 0-8-0 (F)cl 2P 2-4-2T (A)5246126A9070826A
4872726A5147226A4956026A5065026E5251726Acl 3F 0-6-0 (H)
4873326A5151026A4957026A5081826Ccl 3F 0-6-0T5255826A
487581Acl 4F 0-6-0 (F)4958026A W5085926A4757726A5256926A
4392517D4960826A5258326A
Shed Codes1A Willesden2B Nuneaton4A Shrewsbury8C Speke Junction9A Longsight