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, 25 April 2013

Kilmarnock Works 1946 - 1950

Kilmarnock Works
Kilmarnock Locomotive Works was built in 1856 by the Glasgow and South Western Railway (GSWR) in Kilmarnock.
A total of 392 locomotives had been built by 1921 when locomotive building ceased. However, the works remained open
for locomotive repairs throughout both LMS ownership (1923-1947) and by British Railways until 1952.
Thereafter, it was retained for repairing cranes used by the Scottish Region and for scrapping locomotives until 1959.
Tuesday 25 June 1946total:18
erecting shop and yard
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4P 4-6-2T (Pick)cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 2F 0-6-0T1636430C1739112G
scrap yard
cl 2P 4-4-0 (Dunalastair III)1433832B W14348Wcl 3F 0-6-2T (Drummond)1692212A W
cl 4P 4-6-0 (Pickersgill)1462131A Wlast of the classcl 3F 0-6-0 (HR)1769632C W
cl 4P 4-6-0 (Smith - HR)14758Wcl 4F 4-6-0 Clan Goods (HR)1795732A W
cl 3F 4-6-0 (MacIntosh)1790830A Wlast of the class
Tuesday 14 January 1947total:14
erecting shop and yard
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (Drummond)cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)
114528C287930D1726330C1746631Bcl 3P 4-4-0 (M)
scrap yard1444027B
cl 4P 4-6-0 (Pickersgill)1463328B Wstationary boiler
Castle cl 4P 4-6-0 (Dr)1468632C Urquhart Castle Wcl 2P 4-4-0 (Dunalastair III)14348W
Sunday 19 April 1947total:16
erecting shop and yard
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)118230A291730A1447828B1626731D1764030D
scrap yard
cl 2P 4-4-0 (Dunalastair III)14348Wcl 3F 4-6-0 (MacIntosh)17905W
cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pickersgill)17687W
Monday 26 April 1948total:16
erecting shop and yard
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 3P 4-4-0 (M)cl 4P 4-6-0 (Pick)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
4062130A269827Acl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)1464728A5740912G
cl 2F 0-6-0T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)1447927Bscrap yard
1617031E1633528A1448530Dcl 4P 4-6-0 (Pickersgill)1463728A W
cl 2F 0-6-0 (Drummond)1733331A W
Saturday 3 July 1948
scrap yard
cl 4P 4-6-0 (Pick)cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Drummond)
1464428B W1511731B W1729028A W1730430C W1733027A W
1730128A W1730828A W
Tuesday 26 October1948total:18
erecting shop and yard
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)4280312Acl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)cl 4P 4-6-2T (Pick)1732528A
scrap yard
cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
1627028A W1742112H W1747131E W1760628A W
Shed Codes12A Carlisle Kingmoor12F Stranraer12G Dumfries12H Stranraer27A Polmadie
1946 - 194827B Greenock27C Hamilton28A Motherwell28B Dalry Road28C Carstairs
29D Forfar30A Corkerhill30B Hurlford30C Ardrossan30D Ayr31A St Rollox
31B Stirling31D Grangemouth31E Dawsholm32A Inverness32B Aviemore32C Forres
Wednesday 16 February 1949total:20
erecting shop and yard
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)cl 4P 4-6-2T (Pick)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)
cl 4F 0-6-0227264C4291367Acl 3F 0-6-0 (M)1535468D5731666A
431864C269766Dcl 5MT 4-6-01763767Bcl 2F 0-6-0T (M)5739267C
scrap yard
cl 4P 4-6-0 (Pick)cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)
1464166B W1513360B W1746965D W
Monday 2 May 1949total:16
erecting shop and yard
cl 2P 2-6-2T (St)cl 2P 4-4-0cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
cl 4P 4-4-04064467B224566Acl 2P 0-4-4T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0 (Dr)5759966B
scrap yard
cl 2P 4-4-0 (Dunalastair IV)cl 2P 4-4-0 'Small Ben' (Dr)
1436360B Wlast of class1440360A Ben Attow W
Sunday 14 August 1949total:18
erecting shop and yard
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4P 4-6-0 (Pick)cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)
cl 4P 4-4-04224666A4242766D4280368Acl 3F 0-6-0 (M)cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)
4115567Cscrap yard5636867B
cl 4P 4-6-0 (Pick)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)
5465364A W5756167A W5740061B W5745265D W
Thursday 1 June 1950total:15
erecting shop and yards
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
4113664D4291067Bcl 2P 0-4-4T (M)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)5759067D
4117864C5744068C W
Saturday 26 August 1950total:8
erecting shop and yards
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 4P 4-4-0cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
4112865Bcl 2P 0-4-4T (M)
5518366C W
Saturday 16 September 19503.35pm - 3.50pmtotal:7
erecting shop and yards
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 4-4-0cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)
Shed Codes4110968B5741366C
1949 - 195060A Inverness60B Aviemore61B Aberdeen Fe'hill63A Perth63B Fort William
63C Forfar64A St. Margarets64C Dalry Road64D Carstairs65B St. Rollox65D Dawsholm
66A Polmadie66B Motherwell66C Hamilton66D Greenock67A Corkerhill67B Hurlford
67C Ayr67D Ardrossan68A Carlisle Kingmoor68B Dumfries68C Stranraer68D Beattock

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