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.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Chester Midland 1958 - 1964

Chester Midland
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railway
type:A brick built 8TS dead-ended shed,
location:On the north side of the Chester to Crewe lines, east of Chester Station.
access:A cinder path went from Hoole Lane.
Site Location -
Photo Feature -
Sunday 28 September 19586Atotal:41
BR cl 4P 2-6-4Tcl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5MT 4-6-0BR cl 4 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
800406A424156D447106A750056E456235A Palestine
800476A424176D449106A750136Gcl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0
800486Acl 4P 2-6-4T (St)450426A750146A472976A4815315C
800516ABR cl 5MT 4-6-04530426F750546A475046Acl 2F 0-6-0 (J)
800536A730706A453126Acl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)476006A581716A
Shed Codes730716A4535226F4284621A0-6-0 diesels1203612037
5A Crewe North6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead6D Chester Northgate6E Chester West
6G Llandudno Jct.6J Holyhead9E Trafford Park15C Leicester Midland21A Saltley26F Patricroft
Sunday 7 June 19597.30pm - 7.45pm6Atotal:51
BR cl 4P 2-6-4Tcl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0BR cl 4 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
800456Acl 2P 4-4-0449106A451985B750126G473716A
800516Acl 4P 2-6-4T (St)450446A453396A750346A473756A
800866Acl 4P 2-6-4T (St)450735AK3 2-6-0750506A473896A
800926A425838ABR cl 5MT 4-6-00-6-0 diesels750546A476006A
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)730706A1200512037cl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0
Shed Codes5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead
26F Patricroft40B Immingham6G Llandudno Jct.6J Holyhead8A Edge Hill
Sunday 31 July 19602pm - 2.25pm6Atotal:59
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0THall 4-6-0
400766H424176A446866G472976A497981F Wootton Hall
401066Acl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)452399E473246C499085C Clifton Hall
401446C4282026D452476H473716A695085A Kingsthorpe Hall
cl 2P 4-4-043xx 2-6-0453456H473746A WCastle 4-6-0
406586A W630684J454386J473756A501984A Treago Castle
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)732382B454945B473836A502581F Chirk Castle
420796ABR cl 4 4-6-0BR cl 5MT 4-6-0473896A505984G Earl of St. Aldwyn
421986A750286B730486A475046AGrange 4-6-0
422026A750326A7312926F476006A W680785A Birchwood Grange
422126A750506Acl 8F 2-8-0476746CModified Hall 4-6-0
422386ABR cl 3 2-6-2T481659DWD 2-8-0791584B Mere Hall
422706A820056A486925B905098FJubilee 4-6-0
BR cl 4P 2-6-4T820346A0-6-0 dieselsBR 9F 2-10-0456788A De Robeck
800456A820366AD3764D3833920466FRoyal Scot 4-6-0
BR cl 2MT 2-6-0D383212037461566J The South Wales Borderer
Shed Codes780336A11124
5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead6F Bidston
6G Llandudno Jct.6H Bangor6J Holyhead8A Edge Hill8F Springs Branch9D Buxton
9E Trafford Park26D Bury26F Patricroft81F Oxford82B St. Philip's Marsh84A Stafford Road
84B Oxley84G Shrewsbury84J Croes Newydd85C Hereford
Sunday 11 June 19616Atotal:59
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)43xx 2-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0THall 4-6-0
400866A424636A539989B472976A691589A Mursley Hall
400986A424826A731089B473896A692684A Holkham Hall
401066A425386Acl 5MT 4-6-0475046A694785A Helmingham Hall
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)447496Gcl 8F 2-8-0Modified Hall 4-6-0
420616A427812B450398A481756B698784A Shervington Hall
421986A429416C450578F482925BCastle 4-6-0
422026Acl 5F 2-6-0 (St)451106J484556C700881A Swansea Castle
422096A429552B4512926F486916CPatriot 4-6-0
422136ABR cl 4 4-6-0451878ABR cl 2 2-6-0455276J Southport
422296A750346A454416J780326AJubilee 4-6-0
422406A750356ABR cl 5MT 4-6-0780336A456556G Keith
422476A750396A730386A0-6-0 diesels456818A Aboukir
422706A730486A12054D3176Coronation 4-6-2
Britannia 4-6-2730676J12057D38334622112A Queen Elizabeth
700321A Tennyson730706AD2218
Shed Codes1A Willesden2B Nuneaton5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction
6C Birkenhead6G Llandudno Jct.6J Holyhead8A Edge Hill8F Springs Branch12A Carlisle Kingmoor
26F Patricroft81A Old Oak Common84A Stafford Road85A Worcester89A Shrewsbury89B Croes Newydd
Sunday 11 February 19626Atotal:54
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)BR cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0THall 4-6-0
400986A429586C730406A472976A491284B Berrington Hall
401066A429675A730706A473716AGrange 4-6-0
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)429825A730716A473896A687184B Bourton Grange
420616Acl 5MT 4-6-07313126F475076CPatriot 4-6-0
421986A447396GBR cl 4 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0455256G Colwyn Bay
422026A4487621D750106G480855BJubilee 4-6-0
422136A450485B750146B482536B4557282E Eire
422296A451496A750326A484586BRoyal Scot 4-6-0
422366A452405A750396ABR cl 2 2-6-0461261A Royal Army Service Corps
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)454416J750506A780186A0-6-0 diesels
424636A43xx 2-6-0750516A780326AD3764D410512037
425386A539989B750536BWD 2-8-0D38331203612054
Shed Codes1A Willesden5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction
6C Birkenhead6G Llandudno Jct.6J Holyhead21D Aston26F Patricroft82E Bristol Barrow Rd.
84B Oxley89B Croes Newydd
Sunday 13 October 19636Atotal:44
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TBritannia 4-6-2
422126A447706J452991E472976A700266J Polar Star
422136A448345B454196A473436CBR cl 4 4-6-0WD 2-8-0
422366A449176BBR cl 5MT 4-6-0476696G750106Adiesels
422406A4494421A730706Acl 8F 2-8-07502189B12048D3176
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)451306A731576A484556Bcl 4F 0-6-012057D4105
424826Acl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 2MT 2-6-0485555D443596B WD3764
Shed Codes428926C464706A445365D
1E Bletchley5B Crewe South5D Stoke-on-Trent6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead
6G Llandudno Jct.6J Holyhead9G Gorton17A Derby21A Saltley89B Croes Newydd
Saturday 12 September 19646Atotal:42
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0
422136Acl 2MT 2-6-0447806G454036A474478H487236B
422366A464706A448446A454196A475658H0-6-0 diesels
422406Acl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)448656G454276A476696GD2226D3732
422526A427538H450436BBR cl 5MT 4-6-0BR cl 4 4-6-0D2388D4148
Jubilee 4-6-0451306A731299H750216C
4566055A Rooke750296C
Shed Codes6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6C Croes Newydd6G Llandudno Jct.6H Bangor
6J Holyhead8H Birkenhead9H Patricroft15B Kettering55A Leeds Holbeck

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