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.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Stafford 1946 - 1959

Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railwayshed codes
type:A brick built 6TS dead ended shed.1945 - 19655C
location:West of the line, at the north end of the station.opened:
access:A bridge went to the shed from Castle Street.closed:1965
Site Location -
cl 2P 4-4-0LMS63cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)LMS1
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)LMS55cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS5
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)LMS01cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS2
cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS67cl 8F 2-8-0LMS1
cl 7F 0-6-0 (LNW)LNW689
Sunday 5 May 19465Ctotal:25
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4P 4-6-0 (BC)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)
cl 4P 4-4-025655C257875C53535A75885C91945C
9006A26145C258415C54972A75985Ccl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
11515C26593Dcl 3F 0-6-0 (J)cl 8F 2-8-076065C89405C
cl 1F 0-6-2T (Wb)334017B86914A76705C94042A
276235CShed Codes2A Rugby3D Aston4A Shrewsbury5A Crewe North
5C Stafford6A Chester Midland17B Burton-on-Trent
Sunday 22 January 19505Ctotal:30
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)
404435C423445D424523C450485B75985Ccl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
404615C423455C424703Dcl 8F 2-8-0476065C491585C
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4MT 2-6-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)4868884G76535Ccl 3F 0-6-0 (J)
429332BShed Codes1A Willesden2A Rugby2B Nuneaton3C Walsall
3D Aston5B Crewe South5C Stafford5D Stoke-on-Trent15C Leicester Midland84G Shrewsbury
Sunday 15 July 19515Ctotal:28
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)
404435C423455C426095D428912B475905Ccl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
405075C423465C426163Dcl 5MT 4-6-0476495C490475C
Patriot 4-6-0cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)448662A476535C491155C
455065A The Royal Pioneer Corps426755D449152A476655C493003C
cl 8F 2-8-0426775A453314B494105C
4836984GShed Codes2A Rugby2B Nuneaton3C Walsall3D Aston
4B Northampton5A Crewe North5C Stafford5D Stoke-on-Trent84G Shrewsbury
Sunday 28 June 19535Ctotal:31
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J)cl 4P 4-4-0cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
404475Acl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)448733C476065C491155C
405295A423205C425623Ccl 4F 0-6-0476655C491578C
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)423455C425675D445075Dcl 8F 2-8-0491585C
Shed Codes1A Willesden2A Rugby3B Bescot3C Walsall3D Aston
5A Crewe North5C Stafford5D Stoke-on-Trent8C Speke Junction9A Longsight
Sunday 14 March 19544.25pm - 4.35pm5Ctotal:28
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J)cl 4P 4-4-0cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)
404615Ccl 4P 2-6-4T (F)425385C4507211A475905Ccl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)4233115C425523D453792A476065C491585C
405675A423455C425863Ccl 8F 2-8-0476535C494105C
406785CShed Codes1A Willesden2A Rugby3C Walsall3D Aston
5A Crewe North5C Stafford5D Stoke-on-Trent11A Carnforth15C Leicester Midland26B Agecroft
Sunday 14 August 19555Ctotal:29
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J)cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
404475A406785C425675D451502A476065Ccl 4F 0-6-0
404615Ccl 4P 2-6-4T (F)425785C453741A476495C4396517B
cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)423095C454183D476535C444325D
4172584G W423999A476655C
Shed Codes1A Willesden2A Rugby3D Aston5A Crewe North5C Stafford
5D Stoke-on-Trent9A Longsight17B Burton-on-Trent84G Shrewsbury
Sunday 9 September 19565Ctotal:32
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)
404615C423475Ccl 4F 0-6-0454192A476495C493502B
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4412417Bcl 8F 2-8-0476535Ccl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
406465Ccl 4P 4-4-0482875Bcl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)491585C
Shed Codes2A Rugby2B Nuneaton3E Monument Lane5A Crewe North5B Crewe South
5C Stafford9A Longsight10C Patricroft17B Burton-on-Trent87K Swansea Victoria
Sunday 27 October 19575Ctotal:28
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)
406465C423455C424892A425852A473445Dcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
cl 5MT 4-6-0423895D425385C426595D475885C491585C
446805Acl 3F 0-6-0 (J)425625C476495C
Shed Codes2A Rugby3D Aston5A Crewe North5B Crewe South
5C Stafford5D Stoke-on-Trent12A Carlisle Upperby
Sunday 8 June 19585Ctotal:29
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 6F 0-8-0 (LNW)
406535Acl 5F 2-6-0 (St)426095D454293E475905Ccl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
406595A429525Bcl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0476495C489435C
406785CBR cl 9F 2-10-04399117A4832884G476535C491155C
Shed Codes3D Aston3E Monument Lane5A Crewe North5B Crewe South
5C Stafford5D Stoke-on-Trent17A Derby84G Shrewsbury
Sunday 27 September 19595Ctotal:24
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 7F 0-8-0 (LNW)
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)4514384G475885C476655C491985C494465C
424005C4545124K475905Ccl 8F 2-8-0Jubilee 4-6-0
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)482975B455548A Ontario
Shed Codes1A Willesden2A Rugby5B Crewe South5C Stafford5D Stoke-on-Trent
8A Edge Hill9E Trafford Park24K Preston84G Shrewsbury87F Llanelly