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.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Sheffield Darnall 1960 - 1963

During the 50s and early 60s, the passenger duties at Darnall were mostly in the hands of the Thompson B1 4-6-0s.  On the occasion of the May 1961 visit, there were 29 of these engines on the shed.  Here's a scene at Sheffield Victoria in 1950.  Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Sheffield Darnall
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Central Railwayshed codes
type:A brick built 10TS through road shed.1943 - 1950SHF
location:South of the line, west of Darnall station.1950 - 195539B
access:A private road led to the shed from Bridge Road.1955 - 196341A
Site Location -
BR Database -
Sunday 24 July 196041Atotal:76
N5 0-6-2TO4 2-8-0K1 2-6-0D11 4-4-0
6925841A6357441A6382241A6204750A6266441A Princess Mary
6929641A6357636C6382356BK2 2-6-06266641A Zeebrugge
J11 0-6-06359941A6384641A6172841A6266741A Somme
6429241A6360441A6385041A6174741A6266841A Jutland
6432941A6360941A6385241A6176041A6267041A Marne
6437341A6364541A6388141A6176141AB1 4-6-0
6441941A6365841AO2 2-8-0K3 2-6-06110441A6115541A
6444741A6370840BJ39 0-6-0618412F6115141A6137741A
WD 2-8-06373741A6471941A6196741A6115341A6139941A
9011540E6374241A6487841A6197641H6124941A Fitzherbert Wright
9013641F6378341A6197934EB16 4-6-07315841A
9064636CBR 9F 2-10-00-6-0 diesels6147350AV2 2-6-2
Shed Codes2F Woodford Halse31B March34E New England34F Grantham36C Frodingham
40B Immingham40E Colwick41F Mexborough41H Staveley GC50A York56B Ardsley
Sunday 14 May 196141Atotal:87
V2 2-6-2O4 2-8-0B16 4-6-0B1 4-6-0
6095634E6357441A6378341A6145450A6100441A Oryx6104141A
J11 0-6-06359941A6378916DK3 2-6-06102741A Madoqua
6429241A6360441A6382141A6181641A6103341A Dibatag
6432941A6360941A6382241A6184840A6103636A Ralph Assheton
6444541A6369541A6388241A"Peak" diesels6107434E6121236E
WD 2-8-06373741AO2 2-8-0D14D986109041A6122841A
9042236C6374241A6397936EBrush T2 diesels6110941A6126641A
0-6-0 dieselsEE T1 dieselsD5681D56916111241A6131341A
Shed CodesD56896113941A6137341A
16D Annesley31B March34E New England34F Grantham36A Doncaster36C Frodingham
36E Retford GC40B Immingham41A Lincoln41H Staveley GC41J Langwith Jct.50A York
50B Hull Dairycoates52A Gateshead
Sunday 22 July 196241Atotal:94
cl 5MT 4-6-0O4 2-8-0B1 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
447396G6362141A6100441A Oryx4556255A Alberta
4481421A6362441A6102741A Madoqua4557041A New Zealand
4481915E6365041H6104741A6123441A4557641A Bombay
4506217A6368541A6109041A6126641A4559441A Bhopal
4526215E6373441A6110941A6128234E4565641A Cochrane
cl 8F 2-8-06373741A6111141A6131241A4568341A Hogue
4802941E6374241A6112036E6131541A4572541A Repulse
J11 0-6-06378341A6113941A6132741ARoyal Scot 4-6-0
6432941A6382141A6115541A6133441A4610016A Royal Scot
6437341A6382241A6116441A6137131B461471A Northamptonshire Reg.
6439441A6384641A6116641A6137341A4616441A The Artists' Rifleman
6441941A6387741F6118141A6138115E0-6-0 dieselsBrush T2 diesels
6444541A6389836C6124941A Fitzherbert WrightD3330D4071D5655D5819
V2 2-6-2WD 2-8-0EE T3 dieselsD3664D4074D5656D5822
6080034A Green Arrow9016636CD6743D6745D4032D4089D5657D5835
6085336A6086634E9045050BEE T1 dieselsD4033D4090D5684D5843
"Peak" dieselBrush T4 Prototype9053326AD8052D8059D4054D4091D5805D5844
D 156D0280 FalconD4068D4093D5807D5846
Shed CodesD5815
1A Willesden6G Llandudno Jct.15E Leicester GC16A Nottingham17A Derby21A Saltley
26A Newton Heath31B March34E New England36A Doncaster36C Frodingham36E Retford GC
41A Darnall41E Staveley B. Hill41F Mexborough41H Staveley GC50B Hull Dairycoates55A Leeds Holbeck
On the closure of Millhouses in January 1962, all their allocation transferred to Darnall
Sunday 17 February 196341Atotal:81
V2 2-6-2B1 4-6-0O4 2-8-0EE T3 dieselsBrush T2 diesels
6087750A6104441A6357441A W6382141A WD6744D6801D5647D5826
B16 4-6-06105041A6360941A W6382241AD6745D6802D5649D5842
6142150A6105141A6362141A W6384641AD6747D6803D5682D5845
6143750B6105640B6362441A W6388141A WD6749D6804D5685D5847
6146750B6110541A6365841A W6388241AD6750D6805D5809D5858
BR 5MT 4-6-06110941A6367136CWD 2-8-0D6751D6806D5823D5862
730002F6115241A6369541A W9035841DD6753D6808EE T1 diesels
0-6-0 diesels6115836A6373741A W9038441FD6796D6809D8021D8056
D3661D40626119540B6374241A W9044340BD6799D6810D8023D8062
D3663D40716125034E6378341A W9056741FD6800D8054
D4032D40896131341ABR 9F 2-10-0
Shed Codes2F Woodford Halse34E New England36A Doncaster36C Frodingham40B Immingham
41A Darnall41D Canklow41F Mexborough50A York50B Hull Dairycoates
Sheffield Darnall closed to steam on 17th June 1963.

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