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.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Crewe Works, September 1956

The following information gives a view of the comings and goings at Crewe Works during the month of September in 1956 culminating in a full visit on the 30th.  It is interesting to note the speed with which engines were moved through the processes, almost all those arriving between 24th and 29th were in the Erecting Shop, and undergoing repair, by the final day of the month.
Crewe Works - September 1956
Abbreviations for type of repairs. Numbers indicate days in works
HIHeavy IntermediateLILight Intermediate
HGHeavy GeneralLCLight Casual
September 9th 1956Works traffic on Crewe South
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
4124519B aw447711A aw4559814B Basutoland LC 39 aw4565324E Barham HG 64 aw
cl BG 2-6-6-2T4520924B aw4562617A Seychelles HG 44 xw4568319B Hogue HG 32 aw
4799418A aw453953C awWD 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
9026881C aw92105new
Works traffic on Crewe North
Patriot 4-6-0Coronation 4-6-2
4550212A Royal Naval Division LC 22 xw462531B City of St. Albans HI 40 aw
Royal Scot 4-6-0
4612612A Royal Army Service Corps LI 33 xw
September 17th 1956 to 22nd September 195626 locos left the Works during the week
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0Coronation 4-6-2
4128425A4475420A461185A Royal Welch Fusilier HG 47462435A City of Lancaster HI 42
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)447688A461555A The Lancer LI 31Britannia 4-6-2
4222333B4498320AJubilee 4-6-07002886C Royal Star
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4498726B455678A South Australia LI 25cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)WD 2-8-0
425675D452873B4557514B Madras HG 564938610C9042024B
426288E453695A4564114B Sandwich HC 439069225A
cl 8F 2-8-0454293EPatriot 4-6-0BR 9F 2-10-0
481291A455168A Bedfordshire & Hertfordhsire Regiment HI 3592106new
4846826C4553712A Private E. Sykes V.C.
30 locos arrived in the Works during the week
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0
412751E450251A4550917A Derbyshire Yeomanry HG461148A Coldstream Guardsman LI
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4519712A455508A HG 664613320A The Green Howards HG
4243211A4522924BJubilee 4-6-0Coronation 4-6-2
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)452355A455955B Southern Rhodesia HI 374625512A City of Hereford HC 32
4267833A452575D456529E Hawke HI 52WD 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
cl 2MT 2-6-04535112ABR class 8P 4-6-29010227B493049G
464305D454138A710005A Duke of Gloucester9021484K4940986K
4649515B4542820Acl 8F 2-8-0cl BG 2-6-6-2T9052981CBR 9F 2-10-0
487253A4799818A W9061725A9202515A
September 24th 1956 to 29th September 195637 locos left the Works during the week
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0WD 2-8-0
4124519B4481117B451139A4558125G Bihar & Orissa HI 379001084D
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4484920A4513715D4559419B Bhopal HG 439014226A
4248424D449389A451805BRoyal Scot 4-6-09026881C
4248524D4493912A4520127A461295A The Scottish Horse HI 339028481F
4249124C4494824B453953C461589A The Loyal Regiment LI 289039924A
4257410C4509610B4549412ACoronation 4-6-29071684C
4264427DBritannia 4-6-2462355A City of Birmingham LI 47BR 9F 2-10-0
BR 2MT 2-6-2T700319A Byron462441B King George VI LC 3792107new
8401824Fcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)Patriot 4-6-0462471B City of Liverpool HG 519202115A
31 locos arrived in the Works during the week
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
413232B446805A451306B455348A E. Tootal Broadhurst LI 30490798D
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4469726A4520825FJubilee 4-6-0493212E
422673E447645A4523814B4561414B Leeward Islands HG 55cl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)449136H452558B456299E Straits Settlements LC 43491422B
4245126A4494521A4531712A456768A Coddrington HG 45WD 2-8-0
cl 2MT 2-6-0450513A453256BCoronation 4-6-29014886C
4641826A450583D453998A462451B City of London HG 529018324B
cl 8F 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-09019726A
Sunday 30 September 1956
Erecting Shops
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)Patriot 4-6-0
412751E446805A4520825F490798D4550917A Derbyshire Yeomanry HG
413232B4469726A452355A493049G455348A E. Tootal Broadhurst LI 30
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4473124E4523814B4940986K455508A HG 66
422673E447386G452558BWD 2-8-0Jubilee 4-6-0
4267833A4475320A452575D9010227B455955B Southern Rhodesia HI 37
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4475620A453025B9018324B4561414B Leeward Islands HG 55
4243211A4494521A453071E9021484K456289A Somaliland HI 26
4245126A450251A453256B9038025A456299E Straits Settlements LC 43
4258911E450398A4533925B9052981C456529E Hawke HI 52
cl 2MT 2-6-0450513A453998A9061725A4565324E Barham HG 64
4641826A450583D454138Acl BG 2-6-6-2T457373B Atlas HG 36
464305D450745B4542820A4798618CCoronation 4-6-2
4643825A451306Bcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)4799418A4622366A Princess Alice LC 45
4649515B4519712A491422Bcl 8F 2-8-0462451B City of London HG 52
Royal Scot 4-6-0485181A462531B City of St. Albans HI 40
461148A Coldstream Guardsman LI 34487253A4625512A City of Hereford HC 32
4613012A The West Yorkshire Reg. HI 35487273ABR class 8P 4-6-2
4613320A The Green Howards HG 36BR 9F 2-10-0710005A Duke of Gloucester
461578A The Royal Artilleryman HI 339202315A
works yards - locos awaiting repair or departure once repainting and vacuum testing is complete
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0cl BG 2-6-6-2TWD 2-8-0
412142A447146J455369A Private W. Wood VC HI 334799818A9010924B
4128710C447519AJubilee 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-09014886C
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)447645A455921B Indore HG 46481559G9019726A
424462F447711A4559814B Basutoland LC 39cl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)9032925E
424789A4481215C4566126A Vernon HG 44493733C9037925A
cl 2MT 2-6-0449136H456768A Coddrington HG 45cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)9039824C
4643726A4520924BRoyal Scot 4-6-0492783DBR 9F 2-10-0
4522924B461701B British Legion HG 81493212E9202515A
4531712APaint Shop
4535112Acl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
4543112A4482820A4568319B Hogue HG 32
BR 9F 2-10-0 under construction4489326ABR 9F 2-10-0
92111new92114new92117newcl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)Patriot 4-6-0
92112new92115new4206326A4554912A HG 55
works shunters during this periodpreserved locos -
cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 2F 0-6-0ST (BW)cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)stored in the Paint Shop
475925141251446520935221852441Liverpool & Manchester 0-4-2 Lion
cl 1F 0-4-2ST (Wb)51444522075231252459LNW 0-4-0ST 1439MR 4-4-0 41000
47862cl 0F 0-4-0ST (Dr)522125234552464LNW 2-2-2 30200-4-0T LNW Pet
5603252517LNW 2-4-0 790
Shed Codes1A Willesden1B Camden1E Bletchley2A Rugby2B Nuneaton
2E Northampton2F Market Harborough3A Bescot3B Bushbury3C Walsall3D Aston
3E Monument Lane5A Crewe North5B Crewe South5D Stoke-on-Trent6B Mold Junction6G Llandudno Jct.
6H Bangor6J Holyhead8A Edge Hill8B Warrington Dallam8D Widnes8E Brunswick
9A Longsight9E Trafford Park9G Northwich10B Preston10C Patricroft11A Carnforth
11E Lancaster12A Carlisle Upperby14B Kentish Town15A Wellingborough15B Kettering15C Leicester Midland
15D Bedford17A Derby17B Burton-on-Trent18A Toton18C Hasland19B Millhouses
20A Leeds Holbeck21A Saltley24A Accrington24B Rose Grove24C Lostock Hall24D Lower Darwen
24E Blackpool24F Fleetwood25A Wakefield25B Huddersfield25E Sowerby Bridge25F Low Moor
25G Farnley Junction26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft26C Bolton27A Bank Hall27B Aintree
27D Wigan L&Y33A Plaistow33B Tilbury66A Polmadie81C Southall81F Oxford
84C Banbury84D Leamington Spa84K Chester West85C Hereford86C Cardiff Canton86K Abergavenny

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