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, 13 May 2013

Polmadie, Glasgow 1963 - 1967

Polmadie Locomotive Depot: a string of locomotives resting on a Sunday
This view is northward, from beside the main line out of Glasgow Central. This very large, 14-road Depot (just visible far left) was the principal ex-Caledonian Depot serving the extensive long-distance and suburban services from Glasgow Central, as well as an intensive freight traffic from and between the Goods Yards on the South Side. Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Polmadie
Pre Grouping Ownership - Caledonian Railway
type:A 14TS shed with 7 through roads, originally in wood but rebuilt in brick.
location:On the north side of the Carstairs line, west of Rutherglen Station.
access:From Polmadie Road.
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?item=66A
Photo Feature - http://www.railbrit.co.uk/location.php?loc=Polmadie
Sunday 9 June 196366Atotal:113
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)BR cl 4P 2-6-4Tcl 5MT 4-6-0Coronation 4-6-2Peak T4 diesel
4205666A8005866A4478666B4622266A Queen MaryD51D148
4205766A8010766A4488312A4622466A Princess AlexandraEE T4 diesels
4205866A8010866A4489912A4623066A Duchess of BuccleuchD215D311
4214366A8011566A4497266A4624266A City of GlasgowD231D312
4216666A8012166A4497366A4624966A City of SheffieldD234D331
4217066A8012966A4497466AWD 2-8-00-6-0 dieselsD289D345
4217166A8013066A4499166B9003966AD3199D39130-4-0 diesels
4224266DBR cl 5MT 4-6-04509866A W9008266AD3200D3914D2429D2433
4224366A7305666A4532066A9009266AD3280D3916D2431
4224466A7305866A4547866A9017266AD3383D3917Clayton T1 diesels
4226266D7306166Acl 3F 0-6-0 (M)9022966AD3905D3918D8501D8513
4226366D7306266A5755566A W9030966AD3908D3919D8502D8518
4227466A7306466A5762566A W9059666AD3910D3920D8506D8520
4227566A7309866A5765266AEE T1 dieselsD3912D3921D8507D8530
4227766Acl 2MT 2-6-05767266A WD8085D8123BR T2 dieselD8509D8531
BR cl 3 2-6-04648266A5767466A WD8119D8124D5003D8511
7700766A4649866A5768466A WD8120D8125
7700866Acl 4F 0-6-0D8121D8126
7701966A4405765FD8122D8127
shed codes12A Carlisle Kingmoor65F Grangemouth66A Polmadie66B Motherwell66D Greenock
Saturday 11 April 196466Atotal:95
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0Peak T4 dieselClayton T1 diesels
4205666A4467012A4552712A SouthportD62D8501D8535
4205866A4478366ARoyal Scot 4-6-0EE T4 dieselsD8505D8536
4205966A4501212A461409A King's Royal Rifle CorpsD229D301D8508D8538
4212966A450205D4616212A Queen's Westminster R'fl.D272D310D8510D8539
4216766D4509066A4616612A London Rifle BrigadeD293D317D8514D8540
4224366A4536312ACoronation 4-6-2NB T2 dieselD8515D8542
4226466DBR cl 5MT 4-6-0462438A City of LancasterD6118D8516D8546
4226566D7305766A462515A City of NottinghamBR T2 dieselD8517D8548
4227466A7305866A462565A Sir William A. Stanier FRSD5008D8518D8549
4227566A7306066AA2/3 4-6-20-4-0 dieselsD8519D8550
4227766A7306166A6052266A Straight DealD2431D2433D8526D8551
BR cl 4P 2-6-4T7306366AA2 4-6-2D2432D8528D8553
8008666A7306466A6052766A Sun Chariot0-6-0 dieselsD8534
8010666A7307266A6053066A SayajiraoD3199D3911EE T1 diesels
8010866A7309866ABritannia 4-6-2D3905D3913D8085D8121
8013066A7310663A7004112A Sir John MooreD3906D3914D8119D8125
BR cl 4 2-6-0D3907D3918D8120D8126
shed codes7600466DD3910D3921
5A Crewe North5D Stoke-on-Trent8A Edge Hill9A Longsight12A Carlisle Kingmoor63A Perth
66A Polmadie66D Greenock
Sunday 8 August 196566Atotal:96
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)BR cl 4P 2-6-4TA2 4-6-20-6-0 dieselsClayton T1 diesels
4213166A W8000166A6053566A Hornet's Beauty WD3198D3911D8502D8531
4219966A8000266ABR cl 5MT 4-6-0Peak T4 dieselD3200D3913D8504D8533
4224166D8005866A7306066AD51D129D3411D3914D8506D8536
4224366A W8006066D7306266A WBrush T4 dieselD3412D3915D8512D8538
4227766A8008666A7306366AD1691D1847D3905D3916D8517D8539
4226466D8010966A7306466AD1841D3907D3919D8520D8540
cl 5MT 4-6-08011666A7307266AEE T4 dieselsD3908D3920D8521D8543
4472166A W8011866A7309966AD214D248D3909D3921D8522D8544
4478766B8012066A7310267AD215D2670-4-0 dieselsD8523D8546
4479666A8012166A7312167AD231D2428D2433D8527D8548
4499967F8012366ABR cl 9F 2-10-0BRCW T2 dieselD2432D2442D8528D8549
4507210A8013066A9224912AD5348EE T1 dieselsD8529D8551
4542110CD8085D8118D8530D8553
4547167E WD8086D8126
shed codes10A Carnforth10C Fleetwod12A Carlisle Kingmoor66A Polmadie66B Motherwell
66D Greenock67A Corkerhill67E Dumfries67F Stranraer
Sunday 17 July 196666Atotal:99
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)BR cl 4P 2-6-4TJubilee 4-6-0Clayton T1 diesels
4217666D W8000166A4569755A AchillesD8500D8514D8524D8536
4219766D W8002766ABritannia 4-6-2D8501D8515D8525D8537
4221666D8004566A7001112B HotspurD8502D8516D8526D8538
4226466D8005866A7003512A Rudyard KiplingD8503D8517D8527D8539
cl 5MT 4-6-08006166A7005412A Dornach FirthD8504D8518D8529D8542
4512466A8008666ABR cl 4 2-6-00-6-0 dieselsD8506D8520D8530D8547
4513512A8011666A7610466AD3008D3909D8507D8521D8531D8550
4545512A8011866APeak T4 dieselD3199D3910D8509D8522D8532D8553
4549067B8012066AD19D3200D3911D8123D8523D8533
BR cl 5MT 4-6-08012166A WBrush T4 dieselD3411D3914BR T2 dieselsEE T1 diesels
7305566A W8012266DD1623D1842D3412D3915D7588D7612D8082D8113
7306066A8012366AD1624D1850D3905D39170-4-0 dieselsD8085D8114
7306366A W8013066AD1840D1942D3906D3918D2429D2433D8086D8115
7306466ABR cl 9F 2-10-0EE T4 dieselsD3908D3921BRCW T2 dieselD8105D8119
7307266A9205112AD212D324D5349D8108D8123
9224912AD217
shed codes12A Carlisle Kingmoor55A Leeds Holbeck66A Polmadie66D Greenock67B Hurlford
Sunday 26 March 196766Atotal:90
BR cl 4P 2-6-4TBritannia 4-6-2EE T1 dieselsClayton T1 diesels
8004566A7001112B HotspurD8019D8116D8503D8526D8542D8550
8011666A7003312A Charles DickensD8031D8117D8505D8527D8543D8551
cl 5MT 4-6-07004512A Lord RowallanD8075D8120D8506D8528D8545D8552
4467712ABR cl 5MT 4-6-0Brush T4 dieselD8076D8121D8507D8530D8546D8553
4479666A7305966AD1633D1859D8085D8122D8512D8531D8547D8600
4488612A7306066AD1805D1895D8086D8126D8514D85340-6-0 diesels
4501312APeak T4 dieselsD1839D1950D8106D8127D8515D8537D3411D3912
4512466BD18D158D1843D19540-4-0 dieselsD8517D8538D3905D3913
EE T3 dieselsEE T4 dieselsD1848D1958D2426D2428D8523D8539D3907D3915
D6843D6856D231D296D1851D2427D2433D8525D8541D3908D3918
D6852D3910D3919
shed codes12A Carlisle Kingmoor66A Polmadie66B MotherwellD3911D3920

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