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, 11 September 2013

Doncaster 1946 - 1948

Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Northern Railway1943 - 1950DON
type:A brick built 12TS through road shed.1950 - 196636A
location:On the east side of the line, south of Doncaster station.opened:1876
Site Location -
A3 4-6-2GNR6A3 4-6-2GNR70
V2 2-6-2LNER24A1 4-6-2LNER130
B1 4-6-0LNER20W1 4-6-4LNER10
K3 2-6-0LNER4V2 2-6-2LNER230
O3 2-8-0GNR13B1 4-6-0LNER2713
O2 2-8-0LNER27K3 2-6-0LNER100
J3 0-6-0GNR1O4 2-8-0GCR66
J6 0-6-0GNR20O2 2-8-0LNER310
J11 0-6-0GCR3J6 0-6-0GNR80
J39 0-6-0LNER17J39 0-6-0LNER170
J21 0-6-0NER2J94 0-6-0STWD40
Y1 & Y3 0-4-0TLNER2J69 0-6-0TGER110
J55 0-6-0STGNR1J68 0-6-0TGER10
J52 0-6-0STGNR26J50 0-6-0TGNR40
J50 0-6-0TGNR13WD 2-8-0WD1235
J72 0-6-0TNER1BR 9F 2-10-0BR169
Sunday 21 July 1946DONLNER 1923 numbers in
K2 2-6-0J52 0-6-0STJ6 0-6-0O3 2-8-0A3 4-6-2
4634DON4202DON3569DON3458DON56GRA Centenary
4678ARD4209DON3570DON3466FRO60GHD The Tetrarch
K3 2-6-04213DON3583DONO6 2-8-063DON Isinglass
33HLD4236DON3606DON310570GHD Gladiateur
1817MAR4237DON3610DON3106111NEW Enterprise
1873MAR4243DON3622DON31512546KX Donovan
2455LIN4244DON3623DONO4 2-8-02558KX Tracery
3814ANN4245DON3628ARD3695LNG2599HTN Book Law
3821LOW4246DON3631DON3728DON4471GRA Sir Frederick Banbury
4009NEW4248DON3640DON3840MEXO2 2-8-0V2 2-6-2
N2 0-6-2T4250DON4179DON3864DON3478DON805GHD
C1 4-4-24287DON41945399DON3493GRA863DON
44218842DONJ39 0-6-06262LIN3944DON4812DON
J50 0-6-0T8857DON2780CLK6267MEXQ4 0-8-04838DON
8980DON8885DON4742GOR6523DONQ5 0-8-04881GHD
8985DONJ55 0-6-0T4803NOR6556CLK3312SEL4885DON
8987DON8318DON4864DAR6604DONQ6 0-8-0B16 4-6-0
8989DONB8 4-6-0WD 2-8-06627DON2281NPT1371YK
Sunday 23 March 1947DONtotal:126
K3 2-6-0J52 0-6-0STJ6 0-6-0O4 2-8-0A3 4-6-2
1856DON8763DON4181BOS3572DON40GHD Cameronian
1861DON8769DON4236DON3598DON52NEW Prince Palatine
1903HLD8775DON4241DON3600DON65HAY Knight of the Thistle
1910DON8786DON4243DON3608RET74GHD Harvester
1918DON8800DON4255DON3643DON97KX Humorist
1934HLD8804DON4259DON3647DON108KX Gay Crusader
1963IMM8806DON4263DON3649FROB1 4-6-0V2 2-6-2
C1 4-4-28835DON4266NEW3693DON1127DON815DON
281728518836DON4272ARD3697DONB4 4-6-0828NEW
285028868843DONJ3 0-6-03719DOND2 4-4-0832DON
J50 0-6-0T8844DON41133728DON2190NEW841NEW
8936ANN8845DONJ39 0-6-03729CLKWD 2-8-0857DON
8989DON8890DON4961RETO2 2-8-0O1 2-8-0905NEW
J55 0-6-0T8891WFD4967DON3944FRO3594DON906DON
8318DON8899DON4976DON3963FROO3 2-8-0930DON
J27 0-6-0Q6 0-8-03481FROQ7 0-8-0
Sunday 11 April 19488.25pm - 9.20pmDONtotal:153
K3 2-6-0J6 0-6-0O4 2-8-0V2 2-6-2A4 4-6-2
1814HLD4183DON3598DON808HTN18GHD Sparrowhawk
1815MAR4185DON3616DON810GHDA3 4-6-2
1826CLK4195DON3621DON60820KX xw49DON Galtee More
1865CLK4219DON3624DON826DON60054NEW Prince of Wales xw
61875GHD xw4232DON3627DON830DON63DON Isinglass
1893MAR4236DON3640FRO831DON81GHD Shotover
1910DON4241DON3642FRO845DON98KX Spion Kop
1954NEW4243DON3647DON846DON104KX Solario
1964LIN4255DON3655FRO60869NEW xwA2 4-6-2
J52 0-6-0ST4258DON3657DON872*DON520DON Owen Tudor
8763DON4261DON3682DON875DON525DON A. H. Peppercorn
8775DON4262DON3693DON880DON60533new Happy Knight xw
8786DON4264DON3697DON60884GHD xwB1 4-6-0 (all DON)
8804DON4279DON3738DON890DON1246Lord Balfour of Burleigh
8806DONJ11 0-6-03741DON896DON1248Geoffrey Gibbs
8824NEW4416RET3757DON912NEW1250A. Harold Bibby
8835DONJ50 0-6-0T (all DON)3758DON916NEW1120112711911196
68840NEW xw889389853824FRO928DON1126119011941265
8841DON891889873864DON935DONJ39 0-6-0B16 4-6-0 (all YK)
8846DON8979Q4 0-8-0962YK4835DONB4 4-6-0
8847DONC1 4-4-23229GRAWD 2-8-0s4885DON1488ARD
8849DON2871NEWQ6 0-8-03044NPT4908RETO2 2-8-0
8869DON2885DONJ55 0-6-0T3064NEW4967DONC12 4-4-2T
8885DONO3 2-8-0 (all DON)8317DON77022MEX4977DON67366CHR xw
8886DON634763485K2 2-6-078526NEVN2 0-6-2T
D11 4-4-0348434891733IMM69568KX xw
2667IMM Somme349161754STR xw* King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Shed CodesANN AnnesleyARD ArdsleyBOS BostonCAM CambridgeChester Northgate
CLK ColwickDAR DarlingtonDON DoncasterFRO FrodinghamGHD GatesheadGOR Gorton
GRA GranthamHAT HaymarketHLD Hull DairycoatesHSY HornseyHTN HeatonIMM Immingham
KX King's CrossLIN LincolnLNG Langwith Jct.LOW Lowestoft