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 1951 - 1959

A Pickersgaill D40 4-4-0 built for the Great North of Scotland Railway. Between 1953 and 1959,  eight of these locos were cut-up at Kilmarnock Works.
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 19 June 1951total:9
erecting shop and yard
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)
scrap yard
cl 2F 0-6-0 (Drummond)5732364D Wcl 4F 4-6-0 Clan Goods (HR)5795160A W
Monday 13 August 1951total:8
erecting shop and yard
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 4P 4-4-0Sentinel 0-4-0Tcl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)
4114966Dscrap yard
cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)5513866B W
Tuesday 8 January 1952total:8
erecting shop and yardscrap yard
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)cl 4P 4-6-0 (Pick)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)
4067067C4015166C4274467B5723667B5464866C W5734468B W
Shed Codes60A Inverness63B Stirling64D Carstairs65D Dawsholm66A Polmadie
66B Motherwell66C Hamilton66D Greenock67A Corkerhill67B Hurlford67C Ayr
68A Carlisle Kingmoor68B Dumfries
Repairs of locomotives ceased during 1952. From that date, Kilmarnock Works only dealt with locomotives for scrap.
The following engines were seen in the scrap yard during the period 1953 - 1959.
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 3P 4-4-0 (Macintosh)D40 4-4-0 (NB)
4091865B WJan-535443868B WAug-556226461C WAug-57
4110968B WJan-535444468B WDec-536226861C WAug-56
4118266D WJan-535444560D WMay-536226961C WNov-55
4090164D WJul-545444664D WNov-556227261C WApr-55
4090268B WAug-565444863A WApr-556227361C George Davidson WJan-55
4090567A WDec-535444964D WDec-536227461A Benachie WNov-55
4090667A WJan-555445063C WNov-556227861A Hatton Castle WSep-55
4090867A WJan-565445164C WNov-556227961A Glen Grant WJun-55
4090967A WAug-565445463C WNov-55
4091164C WJun-535445560B WSep-54D30 4-4-0 (NB)
4091367A WAug-555445766B WNov-556242064G Dominie Sampson WMay-57
4091467A WOct-546242564G Ellangowan WDec-58
4091567B WJan-56cl 2P 0-4-4T (Macintosh)6243162A Kenilworth WMar-59
4091666A WSep-555514166A WJul-586243462B Kettledrummie WJul-58
4092068C WJul-585516163C WNov-536244064G Wandering Willie WDec-58
4092263A WJun-535516260A WJul-566244162C Black Duncan WMar-59
4092463A WApr-555516664C WOct-536244262A Simon Glover WMar-59
4093863A WAug-565517563A WFeb-53
4109968C WNov-535517764C WAug-55D31 4-4-0 (NB)J36 0-6-0 (NB)
4112768C WAug-555518767A WApr-556228168E WJan-536527065C WMar-58
4112968C WJul-555519363C WMay-55
4113064D WNov-555521363D WMay-58D33 4-4-0 (NB)F4 2-4-2T (GER)
4113168C WAug-566245762C WApr-536715761A WAug-56
4113367A WOct-54cl 3F 0-6-0T (Macintosh)6246462C WJan-54
4113467A WOct-545623168A WMar-56Y9 0-4-ST (NB)
4113568C WNov-555624866A WJan-55B12 4-6-0 (GER)6809364A WJun-55
4114167A WOct-545627666B WMay-536150161C WJan-546810362B WJul-54
4114564D WNov-535627766B WMay-586150261C WJul-546810564A WJul-55
4114966D WSep-555628163B WDec-586153261C WOct-536810762B WJan-54
4117667A WFeb-555629960A WJan-576154361A WDec-536811164A WJun-53
4117768C WJan-565631466A WMar-586811265G WJan-55
4117864C WFeb-545631768A WJul-56K2 2-6-0 (GNR)6811364E WMar-58
4118461B WJun-535631966C WJul-566172040F WAug-566812065E WAug-55
5633067C WMay-586172740B WAug-566812264A WAug-55
Sentinel 0-4-0T6173461C WAug-56
4718267C WAug-56cl 2F 0-6-0 (Drummond)6173741A WJan-57J88 0-6-0T (NB)
5723066A WAug-566177465A WJul-586832162A WMar-59
5731567C WJan-566177565A WJul-586833762A WNov-55
5739663B WMay-586178165A WDec-586834064A WMar-58
5739768B WApr-53
5740568B WSep-55C15 4-4-2T (NB)J83 0-6-0T (NB)
5741266A WMay-56747162A WJan-536844964A WMar-59
5743864D WMay-536745362A WFeb-546845162A WMar-58
5743966A WMay-53745465A WJan-556845262B WDec-58
5745063B WMay-536745561A WApr-556846064B WMar-59
5745465B WApr-536745561A WJul-556846165E WDec-58
5745665D WJan-566745665F WOct-546846464A WMar-58
5746466A WMay-536745764G WSep-556847464A WJul-58
6745964E WJan-56
cl 3F 0-6-0 (Macintosh)6746264E WAug-55N15 0-6-2T (NB)
5755666D WMay-586746364E WJan-566913968E WJul-58
6746564G WJan-556914064A WMar-59
cl 4P 4-6-2T (Pick)6746662C WMay-566914264F WMar-58
55359*68D WDec-536746864E WNov-536916764A WJul-58
* last of class6746962C WSep-546918961B WMay-58
6747764G WOct-546920161C WMar-58
cl 0F 0-4-0ST (Drummond)6747861C WMar-56
5603065G WJul-586747965C WFeb-54N2 0-6-2T (GNR)
6748065A WMar-566950361B WJan-57
6956265C WAug-56
C16 4-4-2T (NB)6956565C WMay-58
6748362B WMay-56
6749362A WMay-56Q1 0-8-0T (GCR)
6749564G WMay-566992565A WSep-54
6749862B WJan-566992765A WJul-56
6749962B WJan-56
shed codes 1953 - 1959
40B Immingham40F Boston41A Sheffield Darnall60A Inverness60B Aviemore60D Wick
61A Kittybrewster61B Aberdeen F'yhill61C Keith62A Thornton Jct.62B Dundee Tay B'ge62C Dunfermline
63A Perth63B Stirling63C Forfar63D Fort William64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket
64C Dalry Road64D Carstairs64E Polmont64F Bathgate64G Hawick65A Eastfield
65B St. Rollox65C Parkhead65D Dawsholm65E Kipps65F Grangemouth65G Yoker
66A Polmadie66B Motherwell66C Hamilton66D Greenock67A Corkerhill67B Hurlford
67C Ayr68A Carlisle Kingmoor68B Dumfries68C Stranraer68D Beattock68E Carlisle Canal

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