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.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Crewe Works - September 1958

Coronation class 46225 Duchess of Gloucester about to leave the Works after a heavy general repair and repaint on 6th August 1958.
Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Crewe Works - September 1958
Abbreviations for type of repairs. Numbers indicate days in works
HIHeavy IntermediateLILight Intermediate
HGHeavy GeneralLCLight Casual
NCNon-classified
Sunday 14 September 1958
erecting shop & yard
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
4109385B W4466255A455101A HG 34455528A Silver Jubilee
4110624J W446825A455141B Holyhead LC 28455553B Quebec LC 42
4118924J W4469726A455285A HI 28455608A Prince Edward Islands LI
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)4480521A4553824K Giggleswick LI 28456045A Ceylon LI 33
412346H4481014BRoyal Scot 4-6-04562717A Sierra Leone HI 36
4127014E4482855A461119A Royal Fusilier HG 32456305A Swaziland LC 37
BR cl 2MT 2-6-2T4483711A4611355A Cameronian HI 344565324E Barham LI 30
8400717B448751A461558A The Lancer HI 294565641C Cochrane HI 28
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)450016BPrincess Royal 4-6-24565855A Keyes LI 27
4213955F4506214A462055A Princess Victoria4569112A Orion HI 39
421558A450735A462088A Princess Helena Victoria4570626A Express NC 13
4218417A450935ACoronation 4-6-2457215A Impregnable LI 35
4229727D451135A462345A City of Lancaster HI 38457401A Munster LC 27
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4513326F462465A City of Manchester LI 37457423B Connaught LI 27
424293B4520124EBritannia 4-6-2BR 9F 2-10-0new 9F 2-10-0s
4243324A4521224F700049E William Shakespeare9201316D9224092242
4254824Acl 3F 0-6-0 (J)700439A Earl Kitchener9202115A92241
4263424C4320841D WWD 2-8-0new 0-6-0 diesels9202315Acl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)
4265326C4332317C W902126CD3579D35839206816D491738A
cl 8F 2-8-04335682G W9031855CD3580D35849207316Dcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
487223A4374255F W9063755ED3581D35850-6-0 diesel locos4912186K W
4379821A W906722FD35821202912081494018F
paint shop & yard
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0
4124382F450198F455548A Ontario LI 294610266A Black Watch HI 34
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4507012B4556455A New South Wales HG 41Coronation 4-6-2
4263227D4520524B4556855A Western Australia HG 344623066A Duchess of Buccleuch HI
4265226C452528B455968A Bahamas HI 37Britannia 4-6-2WD 2-8-0
BR cl 2MT 2-6-0new 9F 2-10-0s456845A Jutland LI 29700476J903652F
7804227A9223892239457351B Comet LC 26new 0-6-0 diesel9056255C
D35789067686A
Sunday 28 September 1958
works yard
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0
4110624J W446825A455101A HG 34461119A Royal Fusilier HG 32
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)4480521A455209A Llandudno LI 354611355A Cameronian HI 34
412346H448403EJubilee 4-6-0Princess Royal 4-6-2
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4484714D455608A Prince Edward Islands LI462078A Prin. Arthur of Connaught
4229727D450016B4558024E Burma LI 33BR 9F 2-10-0WD 2-8-0
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)450713E455955B Southern Rhodesia LI 319201416D9063755E
424293B4518512B4565855A Keyes LI 279202015A906722F
4265326C4520124E4569112A Orion HI 399202315Acl 3F 0-6-0 (J)
cl 2MT 2-6-0454498F457215A Impregnable LI 359206816D4320841D W
4643311Bcl 8F 2-8-0Britannia 4-6-24332317C W
cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)481358E700049E William Shakespeare4335682G W
4912186K W487223A4374255F W
erecting shop
cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0
447665A4520624F455141B Holyhead LC 284610955A Royal Engineer HG 44
447688A4523621B455258A Colwyn Bay HG 34461148A Coldstream Guardsman LI
4485117A452438AJubilee 4-6-0461205A Royal Inniskilling Fusilier
448751A4526017A455528A Silver Jubilee461276J Old Contemptibles HI 37
449116A453766J455553B Quebec LC 42461558A The Lancer HI 29
4494824B453795A4557641C Bombay HI 35Coronation 4-6-2
450653D4545026B455789A United Provinces HG 44462435A City of Lancaster HI 38
4508055Ccl 8F 2-8-04561017A Gold Coast LI 334624412B King George VI HI 41
4513326F486481A456305A Swaziland LC 37462465A City of Manchester LI 37
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)BR 9F 2-10-04566441C Nelson LI 32Britannia 4-6-2
4263424C9202115AWD 2-8-0new 9F 2-10-0s700429E Lord Roberts
4265526C9207316D9010127B9224192243700439A Earl Kitchener
cl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)9208118A9031855C9224292244new 0-6-0 diesels
4908726Fcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)cl 2MT 2-6-0dieselsD3582D3584D3586D3588
492248A4919124K4640215C1202912081D3583D3585D3587D3589
paint shop
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Princess Royal 4-6-2new 0-6-0 diesels
4218417A450735A462055A Princess VictoriaD3580D3581
works shunters (September 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)
4333043464443634437451412514465209352312524595602756032
cl 3F 0-6-0T4437351444522185234552464
475925222552441
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 Camden2F Woodford Halse3A Bescot3B Bushbury
3D Aston3E Monument Lane5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction
6C Birkenhead6H Bangor6J Holyhead8A Edge Hill8B Warrington8E Northwich
8F Springs Branch9A Longsight9E Trafford Park11A Barrow11B Workington12A Carlisle Kingmoor
12B Carlisle Upperby14A Cricklewood14B Kentish Town14D Neasden14E Bedford15A Wellingborough
15C Leicester Midland16D Annesley17A Derby17B Burton-on-Trent17C Rowsley18A Toton
21A Saltley21B Bourneville24A Accrington24B Rose Grove24C Lostock Hall24E Blackpool
24F Fleetwood24J Lancaster24K Preston26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft26C Bolton
26F Patricroft27A Bank Hall27B Aintree27D Wigan L&Y41C Millhouses41D Canklow
55A Leeds Holbeck55C Farnley Junction55E Normanton55F Manningham66A Polmadie82F Bath Green Park
82G Templecombe85B Gloucester Mid.86K Abergavenny

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