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, 7 August 2013

Crewe Works - July & August 1958

A scene in Crewe Works on 6th August, 1958, with class 8F 2-8-0 48345 and Jubilee 45685 'Barfleur' being prepared for departure.
Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Crewe Works - July & August 1958
Abbreviations for type of repairs. Numbers indicate days in works
HIHeavy IntermediateLILight Intermediate
HGHeavy GeneralLCLight Casual
Sunday 6 July 1958
works yard
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0Jubilee 4-6-0
4040717A W4357518D W4476727A481542B4564526F Collingwood LC 19 xw
cl 4P 4-4-04375784G W4481614A484586B4570026A Amethyst HG 30
4111417A WWD 2-8-04498824E485262BRoyal Scot 4-6-0
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)9037226B4529312Bcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)461378A Prince of Wales Volunteers
4263526C904236B453438A494018F461461B The Rifle Brigade HG 66
Britannia 4-6-24535112BBR cl 2MT 2-6-2T461496J Middlesex Regiment LI 25
erecting shops
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
4263824E4465921A455015A St. Dunstan's LI 564556955A Tasmania LI 42
cl 2MT 2-6-0447585A4552612B Morecambe & Heysham4560555A Cyprus HG 44
4640527B4484221A4553712B Private E. Sykes VC NC4562016A North Borneo LI 28
4647212D4485816A4554912B LI 44456745A Duncan
cl 8F 2-8-0448723DBritannia 4-6-24568582E Barfleur LI 60
483251A4491256F700339A Charles Dickens457373B Atlas LC 42
483452B4493226B700449A Earl HaigRoyal Scot 4-6-0
484918B4504021AWD 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-04611255A Sherwood Forester HI 39
4855927F4522827C9015281C9202315A461355A East Lancs Regiment HG
cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)4528384G9027827B9202815A4613114B Royal Warwicks Reg. LC
491261C4532724L9028327B9205815A461441B Honourable Artllery Co. HI
BR cl 2MT 2-6-2T4534627F9036426D9213821APrincess Royal 4-6-2
8401926C454218A9038127Bnew 9F 2-10-0s462035A Princess Margaret Rose
new 0-6-0 diesels9223192234Coronation 4-6-2
D3574D3576D3578D358012029120429223292235462255A Duchess of Gloucester
erecting shop yard
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0
4120186K453148F456175A Mauritius HI 30461391B The Welch Regiment NC
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4542026Fcl 8F 2-8-0BR cl 2MT 2-6-0461635A Civil Service Rifleman NC
4261714BPatriot 4-6-0484461E7804127Anew 9F 2-10-0
paint shop and yard
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
425732A4482514B4556655A Queensland HG 36480182C9202215A
4493912B4565441C Hood HG 30new 9F 2-10-0new 9F 2-10-0s
Left the Works 10 to 16 August
cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0WD 2-8-0cl 8F 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
4493226B4551912B LI 449038127B483452B9202815A
cl 2MT 2-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-09064126C484918B9205815A
4647212D461461B The Rifle Brigade HG 66cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)4869818Anew 9F 2-10-0
0-6-0 diesel491738A92233new
Sunday 17 August 1958
works yard
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
412192E4481214B455015A St. Dunstan's LI 56455535A Canada NC 20
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)448691A4552612B Morecambe & Heysham4556455A New South Wales HG 41
4217814B4495024E455278A Southport LI 314561414B Leeward Islands LC 23
4218621B4529312BPrincess Royal 4-6-24564817A Wemyss HI 39
4228314Dcl 8F 2-8-0462088A Princess Helena Victoria456719A Prince Rupert LI 28
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)481542BRoyal Scot 4-6-0456845A Jutland LI 29
424476Ccl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)461001B Royal Scot LC 40BR cl 2MT 2-6-2TWD 2-8-0
424703D4920926Fcl 4P 4-4-0cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)8400514E9016787G
4265226C494018F4111417A W4040717A Wnew 9F 2-10-0s905092F
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)92234922359067526A
4357518D W
erecting shops
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
4210956F4473124E4610466A Scottish Borderer LC 454556855A Westren Australia HG 34
4223214D448312A4614112B North Staffs Regiment LC455968A Bahamas HI 37
426759E448329A461595A Royal Air Force LI 24456809A Camperdown LI
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)450502E461701B The British Legion LC 494573955A Ulster LI 39
4249024D451895APrincess Royal 4-6-2Coronation 4-6-2
4256126F4526714E462048A Princess Louise462291B Duchess of Hamilton
425852A453126A462115A Queed Maud4623066A Duchess of Buccleuch
4258826D453148Fcl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)462541B City of Stoke-on-Trent
4259627Fnew 9F 2-10-0s481206C489428CWD 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
BR cl 2MT 2-6-2T9223792239484386C493441A9039555C9202015A
840006Ccl 2MT 2-6-0487428E493818F9040226E9203116D
840021E4649718Cnew 0-6-0 diesels9069386C9207216D
D3577D3579D35810-6-0 diesels
paint shop
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)0-6-0 dieselnew 0-6-0 diesel
ex works on 5B shednew 0-6-0 dieselcl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0
works shunters (July and August 1958)
cl 3F 0-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0ST (BW)cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)cl 0F 0-4-0ST (Dr)
cl 3F 0-6-0T4437351444522185234552464
preserved locos - stored in the Paint Shop
Liverpool & Manchester 0-4-2 LionLNW 0-4-0ST 1439MR 4-4-0 41000
LNW 2-2-2 30200-4-0T LNW PetLNW 2-4-0 790
Shed Codes1A Willesden1B Camden1C Watford1E Bletchley2A Rugby
2B Nuneaton2C Warwick2E Northampton2F Woodford Halse3B Bushbury3D Aston
5A Crewe North6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead6J Holyhead8A Edge Hill
8B Warrington8C Speke Junction8E Northwich8F Springs Branch9A Longsight9E Trafford Park
11D Tebay12B Carlisle Upperby12D Kirkby Stephen14A Cricklewood14B Kentish Town14D Neasden
14E Bedford15A Wellingborough16A Nottingham16D Annesley17A Derby18C Hasland
18D Staveley B' Hill21A Saltley21B Bourneville24D Lower Darwen24E Blackpool24F Fleetwood
24L Carnforth26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft26C Bolton26D Bury26E Lees, Oldham
26F Patricroft27A Bank Hall27B Aintree27C Southport27F Brunswick41C Millhouses
55A Leeds Holbeck55C Farnley Junction56F Low Moor66A Polmadie81C Southall82E Bristol Barrow Rd.
84G Shrewsbury86C Cardiff Canton86K Abergavenny87G Carmarthen

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