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, 27 April 2013

Greenock Ladyburn & Princess Pier

Greenock (Ladyburn)
Pre Grouping Ownership - Caledonian Railway
type:A brick built 10TS through road shed.
location:South of the line between Cartsdyke and Bogston Station.
access:Entrance off Leitch Street.
Site Location -
Photo Feature -
Sunday 2 April 196166Dtotal:27
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 2F 0-6-0Tcl 2F 0-6-0T (M)0-4-0 diesels
4217666D4226566D4274066D4716366D5615866A WD2425D2429
4224166D4226666DBR cl 5MT 4-6-04716866D5616766D WD2426
4225966DBR cl 4 2-6-4T7306266Acl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)5617366D0-6-0 diesels
4226066D8002366A7310167A5741666Dcl 3F 0-6-0 (M)D3920D3921
4226266D8002766Acl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)5769066D
shed codes66A Polmadie66D Greeenock67A Corkerhill
Sunday 24 June 196266Dtotal:30
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4MT 2-6-00-4-0 diesels
4205866A4224166D4226066D4226566Dcl 2F 0-6-0TD2426D2431
4206066D4224266D4226166D4269166D4716366D0-6-0 diesels
4217566D4224666Acl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)D3916D3921
shed codes66A Polmadie66B Motherwell66D Greeenock5450666D W
Sunday 9 June 196366Dtotal:27
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)BR cl 4 2-6-4TBR cl 4MT 2-6-00-4-0 diesels
4216766D4225866D W4226666Dcl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0TD2426D2438
4217566D W4225966D4269166D4523512A4716366D WD2427
4217666D4226066D4269266D WBR cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)0-6-0 diesel
4224166D4226166D4269566A7306366A5450666D WD3909
shed codes12A Carlisle Kingmoor66A Polmadie66B Motherwell66D Greeenock
Saturday 8 August 196466Dtotal:13
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)BR cl 4 2-6-4TBR cl 4MT 2-6-0J36 0-6-00-4-0 diesels
4216766D W4226266D8011866A7600466D S6529312C WD2425D2427
4225966D4269466D7607166D Scut-up at MotherwellD2426
S - storedW - withdrawnMachine Company0-6-0 diesels
shed codes12A Carlisle Kingmoor66A Polmadie66D Greeenockin April 1965D3200D3913
Greenock (Princess Pier)
Pre Grouping Ownership - Greenock and Ayrshire Railway.
type:A brick built 3TS dead ended shed.A Greenock Ladyburn subshed
location:On the west side of the line, south of Princess Street Station.opened:1869closed:1959
access:The shed entrance was on Union Street.
Photo Feature -
Sat 29 June 1946Sat 13 Aug 1949Sat 16 Sep 1950Sun 29 July 1951Sun 20 July 1952Mon 17 May 1954
cl 2F 0-6-0Tcl 4P 4-4-0cl 4P 4-4-0cl 4P 4-4-0cl 2F 0-6-0Tcl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)
cl 3P 4-4-0 (M)4114668Acl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 3P 4-4-0 (M)4269366A
1444027B4114866D4219567A4241966D5444066Dcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)
cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 2F 0-6-0Tcl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)4428366A
1446827B4221267D716966D4269166A5446866Dcl 2F 0-6-0T
1449227B4227666Acl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)cl 2F 0-6-0T5447966D4716966D
1450827Bcl 2F 0-6-0T5446866D4716966D5449266Dcl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)
cl 2F 0-6-0T (M)716966D5449266Dcl 3P 4-4-0 (M)5449766D5447966D
1616527Bcl 3P 4-4-0 (M)5450666D5444066D5450666D5449266D
cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)5444066Dcl 2F 0-6-0T (M)cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)5450866D5449866D
1736927Bcl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)5616566D5446866Dcl 2F 0-6-0T (M)5450666D
1746327B5450866Dcl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)5447966D5616366D5450866D
cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)cl 2F 0-6-0T (M)5768266D5450666Dcl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)cl 2F 0-6-0T (M)
cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)cl 2F 0-6-0T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)
5736966Dcl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)
cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)5736966D
5768266Dcl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)
shed codes27B & 66D Greeenock66A Polmadie67A Corkerhill67D Ardrossan68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sat 24 Sep 1955Sun 16 Sep 1956Sun 25 May 1958Sun 14 Apr 1963
cl 2F 0-6-0Tcl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)shed now closed
4716966D4224766A4753666D4206066Acl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)
cl 3P 4-4-0 (M)cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 2F 0-6-0T (M)4223866D4226866A W
5444066D S4428366A5616566D S4223966Dcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)
5444166Dcl 2F 0-6-0Tcl 3F 0-6-0 (M)4224266D4425666D W
5445366D4716966D S5755266D S4224766Dcl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)cl 3P 4-4-0 (M)BR cl 4P 2-6-4Tcl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)5757166D W
5446866D5444066D S8000366A5446866Dcl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)
5447966D S5444166D5447966D5768266D W
5449866D Scl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)5450666D
5450666D5446866D Scl 2F 0-6-0T (M)
5450866D S5447966D S5616566D
cl 2F 0-6-0T (M)5449266D S
5616566D5449866D S
cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)5450666Dshed codes66A Polmadie66D Greeenock
5768266D5450866D S

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