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, 17 May 2013

St. Rollox, Glasgow 1956 - 1961

St. Rollox coal stage was alongside the main-line from Buchanan Street Station..  Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
St. Rollox (Balornock)
Pre Grouping Ownership - Caledonian Railway
type:A brick built 12TS dead ended shed.
location:North of the line, about two miles from Buchanan Street Station.
access:Entrance off Broomfield Road.
Site Location -
Photo Feature -
Sunday 24 June 195665Btotal:77
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
4092068C aw4467368A4515665B Ayrshire Yeomanry4569263A Cyclops
4112665B4470064D4515765B The Glasgow Highlandercl 2P 0-4-4T (M)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4470164D4515865B The Glasgow Yeomanry5516865B5724065B
4220665B4470265B4516368A awcl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)5520465B5725165B
4220765B4488165B4517666B5447465Bcl 2F 0-6-0T (M)5725365B
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4492265B4535665B5448365Bcl 3F 0-6-0T (M)5726965B
4274665B4496765B4536368A5450666D xw5623365B5727866B
4283168A xw4505363A4546865Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (M)5625265B5735065B
4288468A4508268Acl 4F 0-6-05755765B5625967D5737868B
cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)4511268A4419465B5755865B5628965B5741165B
4384865B4515365B4423465B5759067D xw5631065B5742665B
cl 2F 0-6-0T (F)4516164C4425665B5765564D5636867B xwcl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)
shed codesaw - awaiting entry to St. Rollox Worksxw - ex St. Rollox Works
60A Inverness63A Perth64C Dalry Road64D Carstairs65B St. Rollox66B Motherwell
66C Hamilton66D Greenock67B Hurlford67D Ardrossan68A Carlisle Kingmoor68C Stranraer
Sunday 15 June 195865Btotal:79
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)
4219863B4467412A xw4539663B xw5447465B5625265B5725165B
4220665B4467765B4545963A aw5447565B5628965B5725365B
4224066D xw4488065B4546865B5450165Bcl 2F 0-6-0T (M)5726965B
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4488165B4547165Bcl 2P 0-4-4T (M)5615165B5731165B
4287512A4490212A4547660A xw5521762A xw5616965B5734068C xw
4288212A4497263D xwBR cl 5MT 4-6-05521863A xwcl 3F 0-6-0 (M)5735065B
4288312A xw4502364C xw7314565Bcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)5755765B5737365B
4290712A xw4509060A xw7314765B4384865B5755865B5737868B xw
4291267D xw4511565B7315065B4384965B5761765B5741165B
B1 4-6-04515166Bcl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)5742665B
6111862A4515865B The Glasgow Yeomanry4419965B5768665B5743465B
V2 2-6-2D49 4-4-04423465B0-6-0 diesels
6084462B6271662A Kincardineshire4425665B1321513280D3408D3414
6088861BJ88 0-6-0TWD 2-10-0BR cl 4MT 2-6-013216D3386D3413D3417
6834965B9076266B7611365B13279xw - ex St. Rollox Works
shed codes7611465Baw - awaiting entry to St. Rollox Works
12A Carlisle Kingmoor60A Inverness61B Aberdeen F'hill62A Thornton Jct.62B Dundee Tay Brd63A Perth
63B Stirling63D Oban64C Dalry Road65B St. Rollox66B Motherwell66D Greenock
68B Dumfries68C Stranraer
Sunday 23 August 195965Btotal:69
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)
4062067A xw4478665B4544365B5447465B5755765B5724065B
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4492163A4546563A xw5447565B5755865B5725165B
4212866C xw4492265B4546865B xw5448365B5761765B5725365B
4220765B4493163ABR cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)5726165B
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4508312A xw7300763A5615165B5766866B xw5726965B
B1 4-6-04517865B7314765B5616965B0-6-0 diesels5737365B
6127862B4521363B xw7315065B5617366DD3215D33865741165B
BR cl 4MT 2-6-04536563Acl 8F 2-8-0cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)D3216D34085742665B
7611365BJubilee 4-6-00-4-0 diesel locosD3279D3417J88 0-6-0T
7611465B4573012A OceanD2733D2736D2738D32806832565B
shed codes12A Carlisle Kingmoor62B Dundee Tay Brd63A Perth63B Stirling65B St. Rollox
65G Yoker66B Motherwell66C Hamilton66D Greenock67A Corkerhill
Sunday 3 July 196065Btotal:80
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0V2 2-6-2cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)cl 0F 0-4-0ST (Dr)
4268868D4492563ABR cl 5MT 4-6-05755865B5725165B0-4-0 diesels
4269065B4493163A aw7314565B5761765B5725365BD2733D2753
BR cl 4P 2-6-4T4497763B7315065Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)5726165B0-6-0 diesels
8002161A rw4499464C7315265B5768665B5726465JD3199D3337
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4500966B7315365Bcl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)5726965B awD3215D3386
4280867C xw4504763ABR cl 4MT 2-6-05447565B5731165BD3216D3411
cl 4F 0-6-04515365B7611465C5448365B5733666CD3278D3415
4419465B4515965BJ36 0-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0T (M)5735065BD3280D3417
4419965B4517466E6529565C5615165B5737365BBRCW T2 diesels
B1 4-6-04517865BJ88 0-6-0T5616965B5741165BD5344D5345
6118062B4535865B6832565Acl 3F 0-6-0T (M)5742665BNB T2 diesels
6140365A4547363AK4 2-6-0aw - awaiting entry to St. Rollox Works
shed codes4549263A xw6199562C Cameron of Lochielrw - probable attention, St. Rollox Works
61A Kittybrewster62B Dundee Tay Brd62C Dunfermline63A Perth63B Fort William64A St. Margarets
65A Eastfield65B St. Rollox65C Parkhead65F Grangemouth65G Yoker65J Stirling
66C Hamilton67C Ayr68D Beattock
Sunday 21 May 196165Btotal:68
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)0-6-0 diesels
4219467D4467765B4573212A Sanspareil5724065BD3215D3413
4219965B4488312ACoronation 4-6-25725165BD3278D3415
4269065B4492265B4623066A Duchess of Buccleuch5725365B xwD3387D3419
BR cl 4P 2-6-4T4493163A462438A City of Lancaster5725865B xwD3411D3899
8009165B4496966BA2 4-6-25728467BD3412D3904
BR cl 5MT 4-6-04508566B6053764B Bachelor's Button5735065BBRCW T2 diesels
7300763A4511965Bcl 4F 0-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0T (M)5743465BD5302
7300963A4515965B4419465B5615165Dcl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)NB T2 diesels
7314665B4533412A4419965B xwJ37 0-6-05768665BD6103D6132
7314765B4544365Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (M)6455364FEE T4 dieselsD6105D6133
7315265B4547663A5761765BCR 4-2-2D212D338D6110D6134
7315365BB1 4-6-05763165BCR 1230-4-0 dieselsD6130D6135
7315465B6126262B5765464Ca preserved locoD2733D2772D6131D6137
Note - This was a Sunday on which, due to engineering work, Buchanan Street was used to serve the west coast main-line.
shed codes8A Edge Hill12A Carlisle Kingmoor62B Dundee Tay Brd63A Perth64B Haymarket
64C Dalry Road64F Bathgate65B St. Rollox65D Dawsholm66A Polmadie66B Motherwell
67B Hurlford67D Ardrossan

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