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:
type:A brick built 6TS dead ended shed.Article -
location:West of the line, north of Wrexham Exchange Station.access:Off Crispin Lane, Wrexham.
Site Location -
BR Database -
Shed Profileopened:1865closed:1960shed codes
1945 - 1949WRX
1949 - 19586E
6E1958 - 196084K
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
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)
5760GOR5938WRX5143CHR8366WRX5357WRXY3 0-4-0T
5916WRXJ72 0-6-0T (NER)5153WRX8368WRXJ11 0-6-0 (GCR)60WRX
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)
9326WRX9366WRX5188STP7432WRXJ60 0-6-0T (GCR)
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)
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)
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)
Y3 0-4-0T692906E693526E643816E674306EJ62 0-6-0ST (GCR)
681636E693296E693626EJ94 0-6-0ST674326E682006E
681646E693306E693666E680636E674496EJ60 0-6-0T (GCR)
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)
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)692896F693526E643816E674296EJ69 0-6-0T (GER)
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)
692816D693398E693666EJ72 0-6-0T (NER)674296EJ67 0-6-0T (GER)
692888E693466EY3 0-4-0T686716E674326E685316E
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)
692816D693466E840026Ecl 4F 0-6-0674306EJ67 0-6-0T (GER)
692886E693496EY3 0-4-0T440586EJ72 0-6-0T (NER)685316E
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)
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)
692816E400866EBR cl 3 2-6-2Tcl 4F 0-6-0J69 0-6-0T (GER)674426E
692906E401066E820206E440586E685856EJ72 0-6-0T (NER)
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)
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
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
4008684K8202184K565184K2251 0-6-0166384K376084K
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)820346E661784J320784K873484K
4123184Kcl 4P 2-6-4T (F)