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

Macclesfield 1949 - 1960

Macclesfield was unusual in having an allocation made up entirely of the same class of locomotive, the Fowler 4P 2-6-4T. They were used on suburban passenger services to Stoke and Manchester.  Here is  typical example, the 17.11 Manchester London Road to Crewe, headed by LMS Fowler 4P 2-6-4T No. 42392. Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Macclesfield
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railway
type:A brick built 3TS through shed.
location:East of the Prestbury line, about 500 yards north of Macclesfield station.
access:A track went to the shed off Gas Road.
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?id=50
Photo - http://www.flickr.com/photos/64215236@N03/6159384719/in/set-72157629615492561
BR Database - http://www.brdatabase.info/sites.php?page=depots&subpage=locos&id=339
Shed Profileopened:closed:1961allocation19501959
shed codescl 4P 2-6-4T (F)LMS116
1945 - 19629C
Sunday 25 September 19499Ctotal:13
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4F 0-6-0N5 0-6-2T
422355D423509A423699C424309A43499C69308GOR
423579C423829C424789Acl 7F 0-8-0 (F)
423629C423869C424883C4955325G
Shed Codes3C Warwick5D Stoke-on-Trent9A Longsight9C Macclesfield
25G Farnley JunctionGOR Gorton
Sunday 5 July 19539Ctotal:13
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)WD 2-8-0
424629A423189C423569C423639C9033625G
425675D423229A423579C423699C9035125G
423519A423629C423989A
Shed Codes5D Stoke-on-Trent9A Longsight9C Macclesfield25G Farnley Junction
Sunday 2 May 19549Ctotal:11
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)WD 2-8-0
424309A423089A423639C423869C9064925G
425949A423579C423819C423919A
423629C423829C
Shed Codes9A Longsight9C Macclesfield25G Farnley Junction
Sunday 11 November 19569Ctotal:11
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)
422355D423229A423579C423785D425825D4286655C
423509A423629C423829C
423559C423639C
Shed Codes5D Stoke-on-Trent9A Longsight9C Macclesfield55C Farnley Junction
Sunday 8 September 19579Ctotal:11
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)WD 2-8-0
422673E423189C423629C423829C424585D9035155C
L1 2-6-4T423199C423639C423999A426035D9058855C
6779839A423489C
Shed Codes3E Monument Lane5D Stoke-on-Trent9A Longsight9C Macclesfield
39A Gorton55C Farnley Junction
Sunday 22 June 19589Ctotal:7
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)diesel multiple uits
423049A423659C426035DM50320M50443M50460M50504M59131M59160
423155D423695DWD 2-8-0M50338M50452M50492M50511M59148M59167
423559A9072655CM50440M50459M50495M50512M59151M59168
Shed Codes5D Stoke-on-Trent9A Longsight9C Macclesfield55C Farnley Junction
Sunday 1 March 19599Ctotal:9
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)
423489C423789C423829C4271355C
423559C423819A423979C4286655C
423699A
Shed Codes9A Longsight9C Macclesfield55C Farnley Junction
Sunday 15 May 19609Ctotal:10
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)WD 2-8-0
423559C423699A423989A425429A4278955C9033455C
423639C423819A423999A426035D
Shed Codes5D Stoke-on-Trent9A Longsight9C Macclesfield55C Farnley Junction

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