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, 15 April 2013

Kirkby Stephen 1948 - 1961

Kirkby Stephen
Pre Grouping Ownership - North Eastern Railway
type:Two stone built 2TS dead ended sheds, joined to form a 'semi-roundhouse'
location:On the north side of Kirkby Stephen East Station.
access:A track went from behind the station.
Site Location -
Kirkby Stephen feature -
Shed Profile51H12D
open:1865shed codesJ21 0-6-0NER60
closed:Nov-611945 - 1949KBYJ25 0-6-0NER50
1949 - 195851Hcl 2MT 2-6-0LMS01
195812EBR cl 4 2-6-0BR06
1958 - 196112DBR cl 2 2-6-0BR04
Wednesday 7 July 1948KBYtotal:12
J21 0-6-0J25 0-6-0
Shed CodesDAR DarlingtonKBY Kirkby StephenMID MiddlesboroughSKN Stockton
Sunday 7 May 195051Htotal:12
J21 0-6-0J25 0-6-0
Shed Codes51A Darlington51F West Auckland51H Kirkby Stephen
Sunday 8 July 195151Htotal:12
J21 0-6-0J25 0-6-0
Shed Codes51A Darlington51H Kirkby Stephen
Saturday 2 August 195251Htotal:10
cl 2MT 2-6-0J21 0-6-0J25 0-6-0
Shed Codes51A Darlington51F West Auckland51H Kirkby Stephen
Saturday 6 June 195351Htotal:10
cl 2MT 2-6-0J21 0-6-0J25 0-6-0
Shed Codes51F West Auckland51H Kirkby Stephen
Sunday 10 April 195551Htotal:13
cl 2MT 2-6-0Q6 0-8-0BR cl 2 2-6-0BR cl 3 2-6-2T
Sunday 24 June 195651Htotal:14
cl 4MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0J21 0-6-0BR cl 4 2-6-0BR cl 2 2-6-0
4312251H4313051H4647251HBR cl 3 2-6-2T7602351H7801851H
Shed Codes51A Darlington51H Kirkby Stephen8202651H7604851H7801951H
Sunday 21 April 195751Htotal:14
cl 2MT 2-6-0BR cl 4 2-6-0BR cl 2 2-6-0BR cl 3 2-6-2T
Sunday 8 June 195812Dtotal:13
cl 2MT 2-6-0BR cl 4 2-6-0BR cl 2 2-6-0
Shed Code12D Kirkby Stephen7605212D
Saturday 7 May 196012Dtotal:7
cl 4MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0BR cl 4 2-6-0BR cl 2 2-6-0
Sunday 21 August 196012Dtotal:3
cl 2MT 2-6-0
Sunday 16 July 196112Dtotal:1
cl 4MT 2-6-0
4300012BShed Code12B Carlisle Upperby
J21 0-6-0's were the mainstay of locomotive power at Kirkby Stephen prior to 1953 when more modern types replaced them for working trains over Stainmore.  This is picture of a J21 taken at Heaton depot by Bob Brooksbank. 
 Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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