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, 5 June 2013

Northwich 1947 - 1959

Ex-GC Robinson D10 'Director' 4-4-0 No. 2652 'Edwin A. Beazley' stands beside a water-column
Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Pre Grouping Ownership - Cheshire Lines Railway
type:A brick built 4TS dead ended shed.
location:On the south side of Northwich station.
access:Shed entrance off Middlewich Road.
Site Location -
BR Database -
Shed Profileallocation195019591965
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)LMS040
opened:cl 4F 0-6-0LMS140
closed:1968cl 8F 2-8-0LMS121914
D10 4-4-0GCR300
shed codesJ11 0-6-0GCR200
1945 - 1949NTHJ10 0-6-0GCR1920
1949 - 195013DL3 2-6-4TGCR200
1950 - 19589GN5 0-6-2TGCR300
1958 - 19688EBR cl 3MT 2-6-0BR002
Sunday 14 September 1947NTHtotal:34
D6 4-4-0J10 0-6-0D10 4-4-0cl 8F 2-8-0
2101NTH5131NTH5158NTH2652NTH Edwin A. Beazley808919D
2106NTH5134NTH5165NTH2655NTH The Earl of Kerry820819D
C13 4-4-2T5140NTH5166NTH2657NTH Sir Berkeley Sheffield821619D
7414CHR5142NTH5171NTHN5 0-6-2TO1 2-8-0
5146NTH5191NTH9281CHR9335NTHL3 2-6-4T
Shed Codes19D Heaton MerseyCHR Chester N'thgateGOR GortonNTH Northwich
Sunday 26 March 195013Dtotal:30
C13 4-4-2TJ10 0-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0
L3 2-6-4T6514713D6520213DJ11 0-6-04808913C4871813D
6906213D6515813DN5 0-6-2T6445313D4813513DO1 2-8-0
Shed Codes6516913D6926213D4844013A6376839A
6D Chester Northgate13A Trafford Park13C Heaton Mersey13D Northwich13G Wigan GC39A Gorton
Saturday 31 May 19529Gtotal:27
L3 2-6-4TJ11 0-6-0J10 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0
N5 0-6-2T643679G651349G651669G483409G486979G
D10 & D11* 4-4-0651569G651919G486059G487179G
626559G The Earl of Kerry651589G652029G486139GJ39 0-6-0
*626699G Ypres649549B
Shed Codes9B Stockport9F Heaton Mersey9G Northwich
Sunday 2 May 19549Gtotal:32
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)J10 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0D10 4-4-0
404059F651349G480459G486059G626569G Sir Clement Royds
L3 2-6-4T651399G480469G486139G626599G Worsley-Taylor
690529G651589G481559G486979GD11 4-4-0
N5 0-6-2T651659G482549G487119G626699G Ypres
693619E652029G483409G487179Gcl 3F 0-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0
0-6-0 diesels484269Gcl 7F 0-8-0435389G441559G
Shed Codes9E Trafford Park9F Heaton Mersey9G Northwich
Sunday 17 June 19559Gtotal:31
N5 0-6-2TJ10 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0D10 4-4-0
692559G651319G480459G485219G626539G Sir Edward Fraser
cl 4F 0-6-0651589G481559G486679F626589G Prince George
441559G651699G482549G487119GD11 4-4-0
443419G652029G483409Gcl 7F 0-8-0626619G Gerard Powys Dewhurst
444569Gcl 3F 0-6-0484269G493049G626649G Princess Mary
O4 2-8-0435389G485009A494059G626659G Mons0-6-0 diesel
6368639A436519G485019F494359G626699G Ypres12032
Shed Codes9A Longsight9F Heaton Mersey9G Northwich39A Gorton
Sunday 25 March 19569Gtotal:22
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)J10 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0D11 4-4-0
404829A651399G480469G485219G626619G Gerard Powys Dewhurst
cl 3F 0-6-0651699G482549G485559G626629G Prince of Wales
436519G652029G483409G486139G626659G Mons
cl 4F 0-6-0O4 2-8-0483899A487429G626699G Ypres
441559G6386239A484269G0-6-0 diesel
Shed Codes9A Longsight9G Northwich39A Gorton
Sunday 15 December 19579Gtotal:32
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0J10 0-6-0
cl 3F 0-6-0443419G481559G485219G487179G651699G
436519G482579G486265BO4 2-8-00-6-0 diesels
Shed Codes5B Crewe South9G Northwich17F Trafford Park39A Gorton
Sunday 14 September 19588Etotal:34
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 3F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0O4 2-8-0
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)436156G480468E483408E486978EJ39 0-6-0
423568Ecl 4F 0-6-0481398E484268E487118EJ10 0-6-0
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)443418E482548E485218E487428E0-6-0 diesels
Shed Codes6G Llandudno Jct.8E Northwich9E Trafford Park9G Gorton
Sunday 27 September 19598Etotal:33
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)cl 8F 2-8-0O4 2-8-0
423568Ecl 4F 0-6-0480458E483408E487118E637949G
423598E441558E481358E483688E487178EJ10 0-6-0
423938E0-6-0 diesel locos482548E485558E
Shed Codes5B Crewe South8E Northwich9G Gorton

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