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.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

St. Rollox Works, Glasgow 1960 - 1961

The Type 2 diesel-electric locomotives built by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow between 1958 and 1960, had many problems.  They were are sent to Eastfield depot, in Glasgow, so they could be near their manufacturer and receive the necessary upgrades and repairs.  This photo by Ben Brooksbank was taken at Harringay in 1958.  All the class had been retired after about ten years of erratic service. Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. 
St. Rollox Works, Glasgow
St. Rollox Locomotive Works was established in 1856 in Springburn, Glasgow by the Caledonian Railway.
Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Rollox_railway_works
Photo Feature - http://www.railbrit.co.uk/location.php?loc=St%20Rollox%20Works
Tuesday 19 April 1960total:36
erecting shop and works yard
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
4018765D4470463A4513812A4548363A4569112A Orion
4018865D4478765A4516563A4548765J4572066A Indomitable
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4479366E4517765B4549965Bcl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)
4220366B4487963A4533412Acl 3F 0-6-0T (M)4283612A5727365D W
4226366D4497763B4547263A5624166A W4291267C5743566B W
4227264C4501212A4547760Acl 3F 0-6-0T (Pick)cl 0F 0-4-0ST (Dr)0-6-0 diesels
BR cl 4P 2-6-4T4502966BBR cl 5 4-6-05765265D56025RWD3006D3009
8000967A4509063A7305966ABRCW T2 dieselD5346
Monday 6 June 1960total:29
erecting shop and works yard
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)Jubilee 4-6-0
4015965D4478860A4517366E4280365F4569267A Cyclops
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4497463B4524566E4288112A4570767A Valient
4269966B4497563B4533412A4288412A0-4-0 diesel0-6-0 diesels
NB T2 diesel4506666A4538965JBRCW T2 dieselD2753D3207D3563
D6100D61234510012A4545512AD5300D3337D3731
D6105D61274512012A4546160A
Tuesday 30 August 1960total:30
erecting shop and works yard
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0NB T2 diesel
4227166E4467112A4479663A4548265BD6101D6118D6127
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4470563A4499568B4548863AD6102D6119D6128
4280067C4470765A4535765Jcl 3F 0-6-0T (M)D6103D6120D6131
4290868B4472360A4547165B56169D6104D6123D6134
4478960Aworks pilotD6116D6125D6135
Monday 3 October 1960total:50
erecting shop and works yard
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0NBL T2 diesels
4219567D4467012A4535965J4564012A FrobisherD6100D6112D6124
4221666E4471860A4547963A4567367A KeppelD6101D6114D6127
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4478968C4548466B4571167A CourageousD6102D6115D6129
4280067C4503064C4548863A4572912A FuriousD6103D6117D6131
4291467C4535565B0-6-0 dieselsBR T2 dieselsD6104D6119D6136
BRCW T2 diesels13276D3339D5117D5128D6107D6120D6137
D5306D5327D3198D3897D5124D5129D6110D6121
D5126D6111D6123
Saturday 1 April 1961total:42
erecting shop and works yard
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0NBL T2 diesels
4212367D4470265A4519467C4572812A DefianceD6102D6114D6118
4216366E4472163A4536267Acl 0F 0-4-0ST (Dr)D6111D6115D6122
4217766E4488412A4545667D5603566D Wcl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)BRCW T2 diesels
4220466E4505367D4546612Acl 3F 0-6-0T (M)5725365BD5304D5305
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4515166B4546865B5630866A W5725865B0-6-0 diesels
4283112A4518364C4547463Acl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T (Pick)D3386D3418
4291767C4515765B The Glasgow Highlander4419965B5767466AD3387D3903
5769165DD3392
Thursday 6 July 1961total:38
erecting shop and works yard
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0NBL T2 diesels
4217666D xws4472463A4504763A4568767A NeptuneD6111D6137D6120
4224366A4482066B4508312A xw4569612B ArethusaBRCW T2 diesels
4269065B4488065B xws4511812A4572767A InflexibleD5300D5310
4269368D4489812A4512612A xwcl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)D5303D5311
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4492021A4548967B5732866B0-6-0 diesels
428046C4495466E xw4549263Acl 3F 0-6-0T (M)D3132D3410
4288212A xw4495566E5761765BD3279D3528
4291368B4515765B The Glasgow Highlander5763165B
xw - ex worksxws - ex works on shed
Wednesday 30 August 1961total:28
erecting shop and works yard
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-00-6-0 diesels
4205966A4470361B4502364C4567767A BeattyD3005D3342
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4472163A4504965J456799A ArmadaD3206D3913
4280567C4487712A4524566E4569112A OrionD3278
cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)4497663B4536064Ccl 3F 0-6-0T (Pick))NBL T2 dieselsBRCW T2 diesels
5761765B4501166E4536667A5765867CD6116D5309D5316
4501812AD5314D5317
Tuesday 3 October 1961total:48
erecting shop and works yard
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
4219667C4469863A4503664C4547263A4569367A Agamemnon
4219965B4470361B4511565B4548566B0-6-0 dieselsNBL T2 diesels
4226066D4478560A4512565F4549112AD3206D3547D6101D6116
4269465D4487812A4515564C4549663AD3207D3915D6106D6121
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4495812A4515865B Glasgow YeomanryD3275D3930D6107D6131
4280967C4499963A4516968Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)BRCW T2 dieselsD6108D6133
4283312A4501166E4525167D5738466BD5315D5318D6111D6149
4291167D4502264C4530966BD5316D5319
Shed Codes 1960-19616C Birkenhead9A Longsight12A Carlisle Kingmoor21A Saltley
60A Inverness63A Perth63B Fort William61B Aberdeen F'ryhill64C Dalry Road65A Eastfield
65B St. Rollox65D Dawsholm65F Grangemouth65J Stirling66A Polmadie66B Motherwell
66D Greenock66E Carstairs67A Corkerhill67B Hurlford67C Ayr67D Ardrossan
68B Dumfries68C Stranraer68D BeattockRW St. Rollox Works

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