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.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Alsager 1946 - 1962


Alsager had an allocation that comprised mostly of Fowler 4F 0-6-0s.  Here is a member of the class made famous by its unique number (44444), shunting at Stockport in 1950. Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Alsager
Pre Grouping Ownership - North Staffordshire Railway
type:A brick built 4TS dead ended shed.
location:On the south side of the line, east of Alsager station.
access:A cinder path went from Talke Road to the shed.
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/maps/shedmapnew.php?shedname=Alsagar&zoomlevel=3
BR Database - http://www.brdatabase.info/sites.php?page=depots&subpage=locos&id=18
Shed Profileopened:1890closed:1962allocation19501959
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)LMS40
shed codescl 4F 0-6-0LMS1013
1945 - 19625Ecl 3F 0-6-0TLMS45
1818
Sun 23 June 19467.15am - 7.30am5Etotal:12
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
785E24715E40645B43859A73925E
26115E41265B44525E75955E
43015E45955B76625E
Shed Codes5B Crewe South5E Alsager9A Longsight
Sunday 14 September 19475Etotal:15
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
24715E29615B44525E44945E73925E91985E
26115E29825B44535B45955E75955E92823A
cl 5MT 4-6-044615Bcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)
51975B93705B
Shed Codes3A Bescot5B Crewe South5E Alsager
Sunday 26 March 19505Etotal:14
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
424475E440635E443415E444505E474455E476025E
426115E440795E443425E444525E475955B476165E
441265B443445E
Shed Codes5B Crewe South5E Alsager
Sunday 19 April 19535Etotal:16
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
424715E440635E443015B443595B475955E476335E
426115E441265E443425E443865E475985Ecl 5F 2-6-0 (St)
442605E443445E444535E476165E429505B
Shed Codes5B Crewe South5E Alsager
Monday 19 April 19545Etotal:13
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
424475E440635E443005E4454217A473305B476335E
440795E444535E445955E476165E476615B
441265E445035E
Shed Codes5B Crewe South5E Alsager17A Derby
Sunday 6 March 19555Etotal:13
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 3F 0-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
424475E433305B443005E444525E445035E473305B
426695D443015B444535E445955E476165E
443865E476335E
Shed Codes5B Crewe South5D Stoke-on-Trent5E Alsager
Sunday 27 May 19565Etotal:16
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
425665A440635E443015B444535E473305B476615B
426115E440795E443865E445035E476165Ecl 8F 2-8-0
443005E444525E4459117B476335E487435B
Shed Codes5A Crewe North5B Crewe South5E Alsager17B Burton-on-Trent
Sunday 8 September 19575Etotal:13
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0
423685E440635E443445B444505E473305B4815315C
440795E443545E444525E476065E
4420321A443855B476615B
Shed Codes5B Crewe South5E Alsager15C Leicester Midland17B Burton-on-Trent
Sunday 8 June 19585Etotal:11
cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
435625B443425E444525E473305B
440635E443545E445955E476065E
443105D443865E476615B
Shed Codes5B Crewe South5D Stoke-on-Trent5E Alsager
Sunday 1 March 19595Etotal:19
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0
429265B440635E443015B444505E473305B481668D
440675E443525E445925B476335E482925B
440795E443545E445955E476615Bcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
441255E443865E4460117A494175B
Shed Codes5B Crewe South5E Alsager8D Widnes17A Derby
Sunday 15 May 19605Etotal:13
cl 3F 0-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
434645B440635E443525E443595E473305B476335E
440675E443545E444055E474015E476615B
440795E475985E
Shed Codes5B Crewe South5E Alsager
Sunday 15 October 19615Etotal:15
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
429706C440795E443525E444055E475965D476615B
cl 8F 2-8-0442425E443775B444505E475985E476775B
487295B443495E443865E476065E
Shed Codes5B Crewe South5D Stoke-on-Trent5E Alsager6C Birkenhead
Sunday 8 April 19625Etotal:14
cl 4F 0-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
440485E443495E444505E4562617B Seychelles473995E
441265E443525E444525Bcl 8F 2-8-0475965D
443425E443545E4821416B475985E
476065E
Shed Codes5B Crewe South5D Stoke-on-Trent5E Alsager16B Kirkby-in-Ashfield17B Burton-on-Trent
The shed closed on 18th June, 1962.

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