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, 17 June 2013

Wrexham Rhosddu 1946 - 1959

Sentinel Y3 0-4-0Ts were used by Wrexham to shunt the nearby small yards where there was insufficient work for larger locos.  Photo: LNER.
No. 8201 an ex-Great Central J62 0-6-0 Dock Tank at Wrexham Rhosddu was normally used to work on the docks lines at Connah's Quay. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Wrexham Rhosddu
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Central RailwayPhoto: http://www.time-capsules.co.uk/picture/number1254.asp
type:A brick built 6TS dead ended shed.Article - http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/r/rhosddu/index4.shtml
location:West of the line, north of Wrexham Exchange Station.access:Off Crispin Lane, Wrexham.
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?id=36
BR Database - http://www.brdatabase.info/sites.php?page=depots&subpage=locos&id=618
Shed Profileopened:1865closed:1960shed codes
1945 - 1949WRX
1949 - 19586E
6E1958 - 196084K
allocation1950
Sentinel 0-4-0TLMS184K
J11 0-6-0GCR2allocation1959
C13 4-4-2TGCR5cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)LMS2
C14 4-4-2TGCR2cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)LMS5
J94 0-6-0STWD116xx 0-6-0PTGWR3
Y3 0-4-0TLNER22251 0-6-0GWR3
J62 0-6-0STGCR156xx 0-6-2TGWR3
J67 0-6-0TGER157xx 0-6-0PTGWR5
N5 0-6-2TGCR10BR cl 3 2-6-2TBR5
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)LMS426
29
Sunday 28 April 1946WRXtotal:25
N5 0-6-2T (GCR)J10 0-6-0 (GCR)J60 0-6-0T (GCR)C13 4-4-2T (GCR)J62 0-6-0ST (GCR)
5539GOR5928WRX5120STP8360WRX5179CHR5883WRX
5760GOR5938WRX5143CHR8366WRX5357WRXY3 0-4-0T
5905WRX9289BID5148STP8367WRX6057GOR35WRX
5916WRXJ72 0-6-0T (NER)5153WRX8368WRXJ11 0-6-0 (GCR)60WRX
2184BID5175WIG5302GOR78WRX
Shed CodesBID BidstonCHR Chester N'thgateGOR GortonSTP Heaton Mersey
WIG WiganWRX Wrexham
Sunday 14 September 1947WRXtotal:20
N5 0-6-2T (GCR)J10 0-6-0 (GCR)J60 0-6-0T (GCR)C13 4-4-2T (GCR)J62 0-6-0ST (GCR)
9254GOR9340WRX5148STP8366WRX7415GOR8200WRX
9272GOR9362WRX5187NTH8368WRX7428WRX8201WRX
9326WRX9366WRX5188STP7432WRXJ60 0-6-0T (GCR)
9329WRX7433WRX8531WRX
7435WRX
Shed CodesGOR GortonNTH NorthwichSTP Heaton MerseyWRX Wrexham
Sunday 25 September 19496Etotal:19
N5 0-6-2T (GCR)Y3 0-4-0TJ39 0-6-0C13 4-4-2T (GCR)C14 4-4-2T (GCR)
692676E693496E681636E6471239A674286E74426E
693296E(6)93626E681646EJ11 0-6-0 (GCR)674306EJ62 0-6-0ST (GCR)
693466E693666EJ72 0-6-0T (NER)643816E674326E682006E
87146FJ94 0-6-0ST674496EJ60 0-6-0T (GCR)
680636E685316E
Shed Codes6E Wrexham6F Bidston39A Gorton
Sunday 27 August 19506Etotal:22
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)N5 0-6-2T (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)C13 4-4-2T (GCR)J72 0-6-0T (NER)
401036E692676E693466E643386E674296E687016F
Y3 0-4-0T692906E693526E643816E674306EJ62 0-6-0ST (GCR)
681636E693296E693626EJ94 0-6-0ST674326E682006E
681646E693306E693666E680636E674496EJ60 0-6-0T (GCR)
693406E685316E
Shed Codes6E Wrexham6F Bidston
Sunday 30 September 19516Etotal:26
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)N5 0-6-2T (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)C13 4-4-2T (GCR)J67 0-6-0T (GER)
401036E692888E693496E643386E674146D685316E
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)692896F693526E643816E674296EJ69 0-6-0T (GER)
424506A693296E693626E6441339A674356E684998E
cl 4F 0-6-0693306E693666EJ39 0-6-0674496EJ62 0-6-0ST (GCR)
443445B693398EY3 0-4-0T6475539AJ72 0-6-0T (NER)682006E
Shed Codes693406E681626E687276F
5B Crewe South6D Chester N'thgate6E Wrexham6F Bidston8E Brunswick39A Gorton
Sunday 29 June 19526Etotal:23
N5 0-6-2T (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)C13 4-4-2T (GCR)J63 0-6-0T (GCR)
692676E693306E693626E643386E674286E682096E
692816D693398E693666EJ72 0-6-0T (NER)674296EJ67 0-6-0T (GER)
692888E693466EY3 0-4-0T686716E674326E685316E
692896F693496E681626E687276E674356E685846E
692906E693526E
Shed Codes6D Chester N'thgate6E Wrexham6F Bidston8E Brunswick
Sunday 15 August 19546Etotal:22
N5 0-6-2T (GCR)BR cl 2 2-6-2Tcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)C13 4-4-2T (GCR)J63 0-6-0T (GCR)
692676E693406E840016E439816E674286E682096E
692816D693466E840026Ecl 4F 0-6-0674306EJ67 0-6-0T (GER)
692886E693496EY3 0-4-0T440586EJ72 0-6-0T (NER)685316E
693296E693526E681626E686716E
693306E693666E681646E687276E
Shed Codes6D Chester N'thgate6E Wrexham
Sunday 20 March 19556Etotal:23
N5 0-6-2T (GCR)BR cl 2 2-6-2Tcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)J72 0-6-0T (NER)C13 4-4-2T (GCR)
692676E693496E840006E438776E686716E674426E
692886E693526E840016Ecl 4F 0-6-0687146C674496E
692906E693626E840026E440586E687276EJ67 0-6-0T (GER)
693396EY3 0-4-0T840036E685316E
681626Ecl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)685956E
681646E412236H (during transfer to Monument Lane)
Shed Codes6C Birkenhead6E Wrexham6H Bangor
Sunday 11 November 19566Etotal:23
N5 0-6-2T (GCR)cl 3MT 2-6-2Tcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 3F 0-6-0TC13 4-4-2T (GCR)
692676E400856E412326E438776E472846E674286E
692816E400866EBR cl 3 2-6-2Tcl 4F 0-6-0J69 0-6-0T (GER)674426E
692906E401066E820206E440586E685856EJ72 0-6-0T (NER)
693436E401106E820216E443076E685986E686716E
693496E401266E
401286EShed Codes6E Wrexham
Sunday 7 July 19576Etotal:23
N5 0-6-2T (GCR)cl 3MT 2-6-2Tcl 4F 0-6-0J69 0-6-0T (GER)C13 4-4-2T (GCR)
692676E400736E401266E440586E685536E674286E
692816E400856E401286E443076E685856E674426E
692906E401066E402056Ecl 3F 0-6-0TJ72 0-6-0T (NER)cl 2F 0-6-0T (F)
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)401106EBR cl 3 2-6-2T472846E686716E471606F
412316E820216E474916E687146E
Shed Codes6E Wrexham6F Bidston
Sunday 7 June 195912.52pm - 12.58pm84Ktotal:25
cl 3MT 2-6-2TBR cl 3 2-6-2T56xx 0-6-2TJ39 0-6-016xx 0-6-0PT57xx 0-6-0PT
4008584K8202084K560684K647489G161884K374984K
4008684K8202184K565184K2251 0-6-0166384K376084K
4012684K8203184K661084K320484K166984K468384K
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)820346E661784J320784K873484K
4123184Kcl 4P 2-6-4T (F)