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.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Newton Heath 1952 - 1955

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.
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Sunday 20 July 195226Atotal:135
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
4001326A4255026A4270126A4469425F4564226A Boscawen
4001526A4261826A4270226A4473328A4566126A Vernon
4006126F4262126A4270426A4473626A456745A Duncan
4006326A4262226A4270526A448275B4570026A Amethyst
4006526A4262426A4270726A4487868A4570126A Conqueror
cl 2P 4-4-04262526A4270926A4488926A4570226A Colossus
4067726C4262626A4271026A4489326A4570626A Express
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4263227D4271326A4489526A4571026A Irresistible
4227926A4263526A4271426A4493326ARoyal Scot 4-6-0
4228026Acl 3F 0-6-0 (A)4271526A4509211A461229A Royal Ulster Rifleman
4228126A5215626A4271925D450971AClan 4-6-2
4228226A5220726A4272426B4510226A7200366A Clan Fraser
4228326A5223926A4275026A4510326AWD 2-8-0
4228826A5242726D4284124F4520326A9024826Acl 2F 0-6-0ST
cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)5251726A4286826B4522326A9032824C5142526A
4953826Ccl 3F 0-6-0 (H)4290126A452488A9038826A5143626A
4955726Acl 2P 2-4-2T (A)BR cl 4 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-09039026A5145826A
4957026Acl 2MT 2-6-07501927Ccl 3F 0-6-0T9053326A5147226A
4959126A4641926Acl 4F 0-6-04757726A9054826A5149626A
cl 7F 0-8-04648526A4431126A
Shed Codes1A Willesden5A Crewe North5B Crewe South8A Edge Hill9A Longsight
11A Carnforth24C Lostock Hall24F Fleetwood25A Wakefield25D Mirfield25F Low Moor
26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft26C Bolton26D Bury26F Lees, Oldham27A Bank Hall
27B Aintree27C Southport27D Wigan L&Y28A Blackpool66A Polmadie68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sunday 18 October 195326Atotal:93
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
4001326A4248626A4270226A4469626A4563526A Tobago
4001426F4262126A4270326A4473526A4566126A Vernon
4001526A4262326A4270826A4473626A4570126A Conqueror
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4262526A4270926A4477924E4570226A Colossus
4214925EBR cl 4 2-6-4T4271026A4489026AClan 4-6-2
4227926A8004926A4271126A4489326A7200166A Clan Cameron
4228026A8005026A4271326A4489426A7200266A Clan Campbell
4228126A8005226A4271526A4489526AWD 2-8-0
4228326Acl 2F 0-6-0ST4278926A4510426A9027725A9059924B
4228626A5144726A4287126A4522326A9033826Acl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
4228826A5145826Acl 7F 0-8-0 (F)4523426A9038926A5215926A
cl 4F 0-6-05147026A4950826A4533626A9039026A5216526A
440722A5147226A4955726Acl 2MT 2-6-09040826D5227126A
4433620D5150026Bcl 3F 0-6-0T4648526Aservice diesel5239026A
Shed Codes2A Rugby11A Carnforth20D Normanton24B Rose Grove24E Blackpool
25A Wakefield25E Sowerby Bridge26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft26D Bury26F Lees, Oldham
26G Belle Vue66A Polmadie
Sunday 24 October 195426Atotal:108
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0WD 2-8-0
4001526A4270426A4468927A4564226A Boscawen9011326A
4006526A4270526A4469325F4566126A Vernon9013824B
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4271026A4469726A4570626A Express9014026G
4215025E4271326A4473024E4571026A Irresistible9022226A
4227926A4271526A4473526ABritannia 4-6-29028326A
4228126A4272626A4473626A7005166A Firth of Forth9033826A
4228226A4272726A4488924Ecl 7F 0-8-0 (F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)9038724B
4228926A4278926A4510326Acl 2F 0-6-0ST5232826A9052526A
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4287826A4520326A5143626A5235826A9055826A
4261826ABR cl 4 2-6-4T4522426A5145726A5245526A9067526A
4262226A8005026A4532611A5149626Acl 2MT 2-6-09070826A
4262426A8005126A4533626Acl 4F 0-6-04641126Acl 8F 2-8-0
BR cl 2 2-6-2T8005226A4542510A4445820D4641926A4867711E
8401526Fcl 2P 2-4-2T (A)B1 4-6-04454326A4648426A
Shed Codes10A Springs Branch11A Carnforth11E Lancaster20D Normanton24B Rose Grove
24C Lostock Hall24E Blackpool25D Mirfield25E Sowerby Bridge25F Low Moor26B Agecroft
26C Bolton26F Lees, Oldham26G Belle Vue27A Bank Hall50A York66A Polmadie
Sunday 27 November 19557.55am - 8.25am26Atotal:114
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0WD 2-8-0
4001326A4270226A4469726A456435A Rodney9010526A
4001426A4270426A4473224E4566126A Vernon9011326A
4001526A4270526A4473526A4567126A Prince Rupert9012326D
4006226A4270726A4473626A4570126A Conqueror9022226A
4006526A4270826A448329A4570626A Express9028326A
402028B4270926A4484526G4571026A Irresistible9028926A
cl 2P 4-4-04271026A4489026A4571226A Victory9035426B
4061368A4271326A4489326ABritannia 4-6-29039026A
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4271426A4489426A7005366A Moray Firth9041525A
4228026A4271526A4489526AB1 4-6-09052326A
4228126A4272626A4493326A6101650A Inyala9053326A
4228226A4273226A4493426Acl 7F 0-8-0 (F)cl 2F 0-6-0ST9054826A
4229026A429205B4523426A4966726A5145826Acl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)BR cl 4 2-6-4T4528426A5148826A5208926A
4255026A8004926Acl 2MT 2-6-05149626A5216526A
4261826A8005226A4641026A4641926Acl 8F 2-8-05227125A
4262426A4641826A4648726ABR cl 4 4-6-05245526A
Shed Codes5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6G Llandudno Jct.8B Warrington9A Longsight