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.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Mold Junction 1946 - 1958

A London North Western Railway class 6F 0-8-0.  This was the G1 superheated version of the  LNWR class G.  171 of these locos were built between 1912 and 1918 and an additional 278 older engines were rebuilt to the G1 specification between 1917 and 1934.  The class had an association with Mold Junction up to 1950.  Photo: Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Mold Junction
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railway
type:A brick built 8TS dead-ended shed.
location:South of the Chester to North Wales line, about 3.5 miles west of Chester.
access:Close to Saltney Ferry Station on Saltney Ferry Road.
Site Location -
BR Database -
Shed Profileallocation195019591965
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)LMS490
opened:1890cl 4F 0-6-0LMS450
closed:1966cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS71111
cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS632
shed codescl 8F 2-8-0LMS17315
1945 - 19666Bcl 7F 0-8-0LNW100
WD 2-8-0WD0130
Sunday 28 April 19466Btotal:42
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
29716Ccl 8F 2-8-052866B76506B92516B91206B
29796B83265B530410Ccl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb)93372A921725G
Patriot 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)53836B284436Bcl 7F 0-8-092356B
Shed Codes2A Rugby3B Bushbury5B Crewe South5D Stoke-on-Trent6A Chester Midland
6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead8A Edge Hill10B Preston10C Patricroft25G Farnley Junction
26A Newton Heath
Sunday 14 September 19476Btotal:33
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)48015A531210C73716B93836B90476B
29456B50735B53286B73726Bcl 7F 0-8-0 (F)90776B
29835Bcl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-076466B964525A92356B
43676B85555B76506Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (A)92466C
Shed Codes76566B123567D93226B
2A Rugby3D Aston5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead
7A Llandudno Jct.7D Rhyl10C Patricroft25A Wakefield
Sunday 25 September 19496Btotal:35
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)cl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)
400877B448075A473536B81276B90363A92516B W
cl 4F 0-6-0451326B73716B481426B91089Bcl 7F 0-8-0
440736B452866B476156B487295B492286Bcl 7F 0-8-0 (F)
443865B452895A476506B87506B492806Bcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)
Shed Codes1A Willesden2A Rugby3A Bescot5A Crewe North5B Crewe South
6B Mold Junction7B Bangor9D Buxton10C Patricroft17B Burton-on-Trent25D Mirfield
Sunday 15 October 19506Btotal:38
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0
cl 4F 0-6-0429756B473726B480946B483426B484676B
443676Bcl 5MT 4-6-0476466B481732A484466B487446B
445045F451326B476566B482496B484526BWD 2-8-0
453156Bcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)482615B484586B9072325D
Shed Codes493229A
2A Rugby5B Crewe South5F Uttoxeter6B Mold Junction9A Longsight25D Mirfield
Sunday 18 April 19546Btotal:38
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)441176B451446H476156B482596B901786B
429826B443595Bcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)476506B483229D902126B
cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)443666B494075B476566B484289A902376B
Shed Codes2A Rugby5B Crewe South6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead6H Bangor
9A Longsight9D Buxton25D Mirfield
Sunday 20 March 19556Btotal:46
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)439086B451306B482466B901476B907026B
429456Bcl 4F 0-6-0451502A482596B901736Bcl 3F 0-6-0T
429845B4432118Bcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)902576B476466B
BR cl 4 4-6-0443666B492305B4909410C906066B476506B
Shed Codes2A Rugby3B Bushbury5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland6C Birkenhead
9A Longsight10C Patricroft17A Derby17B Burton-on-Trent18B Westhouses24B Rose Grove
Sunday 8 July 19566Btotal:40
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)439086B476156B482466B4836515A901786B
429596Bcl 4F 0-6-0476466B482635B485318B901876B
429656B440656B476506Bcl 5MT 4-6-04854720A902126B
429756BJubilee 4-6-0451506B487133A906676B
429826B456255A Sarawak487496B907026B
Shed Codes1A Willesden2A Rugby3A Bescot5A Crewe North6B Mold Junction
6C Birkenhead8B Warrington Dallam10C Patricroft15A Wellingborough20A Leeds Holbeck
Sunday 19 January 19586Btotal:41
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0
429826Bcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)453456B476566B487572A902576B
Shed Codes906676B
2A Rugby3A Bescot3D Aston5A Crewe North5B Crewe South5E Alsager
6C Birkenhead8C Speke Junction8E Brunswick9A Longsight10C Patricroft17D Rowsley

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