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, 13 September 2013

Doncaster 1949 - 1951

The major ex-Great Northern Locomotive Works was also located at Doncaster and this shed dealt with new and repaired locomotives from that Works. In this 10 April 1949 view, two ex works locos are on the left here, a C12 4-4-2T No. 67391 and A4 Pacific 60010 'Dominion of Canada' with its bell.  Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Northern Railwayshed codes
type:A brick built 12TS through road shed.1943 - 1950DON
location:On the east side of the line, south of Doncaster station.1950 - 196636A
Site Location -
BR Database -
Sunday 24 April 1949DONtotal:163
K3 2-6-0J52 0-6-0STO4 2-8-0V2 2-6-2A4 4-6-2
61847MAR8763DONE3586DON60826DON60008GRA Dwight D. Eisenhower
61905CLK68769DON63593DON60830DON xw60010GRA Dominion of Canada xw
61907DON68775DON3598DON60832DONA3 4-6-2
1910DON8786DON63607DON845DON60055KX Woolwinder xw
1918DON68790ARD63608RET60849DON60058DON Blair Atholl
61978DON68804DON3617FRO852DONA1 4-6-2
1989NOR68813DON3624DON857DON60123DON H. A. Ivatt (new)
J50 0-6-0T68835DON63626FRO60870DON xw60125DON Scottish Union (new)
68890DON68836DON63628HLD60877DON xw60139KX Sea Eagle
8893DON68837DON3647DON60880DON60144DON King's Courier (new)
68917DON68841DON3657DON890DONA2/3 4-6-2
68918DON68842DON3682DON60902DON523NEW Sun Castle
E8926DON68843DON3693DON915KXB17 4-6-0
68933BFD xw68844DON63697DON60922KX61605STR Lincolnshire Regiment
68936DON68846DON3719DON60930DONB1 4-6-0
68946COP xw68847DON63738DON935DON61120DON61190DON
E8974DON8857DON63744FRO949HTN61125DON xw61193DON
68976ANN xw68860DON63758DONJ6 0-6-061126DON1196DON
8986DON8885DON63883DON64193DON1247DON Lord Burghley
8987DON68886DON63915DON64219DON1249DON Fitzherbert Wright
68989DON xwJ39 0-6-0O2 2-8-064243DON1250DON A. Harold Bibby
68991DON4758DON3930GRA64258DONB16 4-6-0 (all YK)WD 2-8-0s
C1 4-4-2(all DON)4835DON3937FRO64261DON61401E1458E3086SKN
28546288564885DONO3 2-8-04264DONB12/3 4-6-03154NPT
E28774951DON63477DON64273NEW61514STR xw77004HLS
D2 4-4-064967DON63480IMME4276BOSC13 4-4-2T79182HLS
2179BOS W64977DON63483DON4285LIN7420NEA90005MAR
J21 0-6-0J3 0-6-063485DONJ11 0-6-0 (all RET)N1 0-6-2T90146MEX
5058RET W4107RET W63488DON643066441069443BFD90255MEX
65070RET4150RET63493DONJ5 0-6-069478BFD xw90628NEV
Shed Codes65496CLKxw - ex works
ANN AnnesleyARD ArdsleyBFD BradfordBOS BostonCLK ColwickCOP Leeds Copley Hill
FRO FrodinghamGRA GranthamHLD Hull DairycoatesHTN HeatonIMM ImminghamKX King's Cross
LIN LincolnMAR MarchMEX MexboroughNEA NeasdenNEV Leeds Neville HillNEW New England
NOR NorwichNPT Newport (Yorks)RET RetfordSKN StocktonSTR StratfordYK York
Sunday 23 April 195036Atotal:152
K3 2-6-0J52 0-6-0STO4 2-8-0V2 2-6-2A4 4-6-2
6182535A876336A6358736C6082038E6000334A Andrew K. McCosh
6184240B6877536A6359836A6084936AA3 4-6-2
6186031B878636A6360036A85236A6004364B Brown Jack xw
6189331B6880436A362436A6086136A6004736A Donovan
6191036A6880636A6362736B6086535A xw6005438C Prince of Wales xw
6191240B6881336A6363839AE87236A6005836A Blair Atholl
6191339A aw882634B364736A6087435A6009064B Grand Parade
6191836A6883636A6365636B6087536A6010338C Flying Scotsman
6197836A6883736A365736A6088936AA1 4-6-2
J50 0-6-0T6884136A6368236A6089036A6012536A Scottish Union
889336A6884236A6369236A6091736AB17 4-6-0
6891736A6884336A369336A6092136A6163432B Hinchingbrooke xw
6891836A6884736A6369836A6093536AB1 4-6-0
6894536A885736A6374136A6094336A6108334E xw6119036A
898536A6886036A6375736AJ6 0-6-06112036A6119336A
898636A6886736A xw6377053A6417936A6112436A6119636A
J39 0-6-0J3 0-6-06391536A421836A6124636A Lord Balfour of Burleigh
474738A412436AWD 2-8-0423236A6124736A Lord Burghley
6475836A6412937A6307935A6425536A124836A Geoffrey Gibbs
6488536AJ11 0-6-07733836B6425836AS1 0-8-4TQ4 0-8-0
6490836E6434936A7857551E6426635AO3 2-8-06322537A
491036A6441036A9034451EE427036A6348836AK2 2-6-0
6496736AJ21 0-6-0N1 0-6-2T6427737AJ72 0-6-0T (all 36A)6174530A
6497036E6509536A943434B awC12 4-4-2T6901269014B16 4-6-0
Shed Codes511736A6944437B xw673669E xw69013690156145450A
9E Trafford Park31B March32B Ipswich34A King's Cross34B Hornsey34E Neasden
35A New England36A Doncaster36B Mexborough36C Fordingham36E Retford37A Ardsley
37B Leeds Copley Hill38A Colwick38C Leicester GC38E Woodford Halse39A Gorton40B Immingham
50A York51E Stockton53A Hull Dairycoates64B Haymarket
Sunday 22 July 195136Atotal:130
K2 2-6-0J50 0-6-0TO2 2-8-0V2 2-6-2A4 4-6-2
6172040B6889036A6392636A6081536A6003034A Golden Fleece
K3 2-6-06889336A6392836A6084135A6003234A Gannet
6181238A6891736A6394136A6084636AA3 4-6-2
6187331B6891836A6394236A6085736A6005836A Blair Atholl
6189140B6892636A6394336A6086736A6007152A Tranquil
6196131B6893636A6394536A6089735A6010934A Hermit
J52 0-6-0ST6894536A6394636AWD 2-8-06011237B St. Simon
6876636A6895137A6394736A9000853AA2 4-6-2
6877536A6897538B6395336A9001651B6050350A Lord President
6880036A6898036A6395836A9007253A6050635A Wolf of Badenoch
6880436A6898536A6395936A9010836A6051335A Dante
6880636A898636A6396136A9013336C6052152A Watling Street
6883536A6898736A6396236A9025536BB1 4-6-0
6884336AJ6 0-6-06396736A9034451E6112436A6112736A
6884936A6417936A6396836A9039231B6124636A Lord Balfour of Burleigh
6885736A6418336A6396936A9045331BJ39 0-6-0B16 4-6-0
6886936A6420936A6398636A9058236A6482537AJ11 0-6-0
6888536A6421040FO1 2-8-0 (all 53A)9065935A6483536A6428536A
6888636A6425536A6367663856O4 2-8-06488140A6434936A
N1 0-6-2T6425836A637556360939B6488536A6441036A
6947337B6426136AJ21 0-6-06364539B6489039BJ69 0-6-0T
N2 0-6-2T6427036A511736A6372836C6489136A6863536A
6957034A6427240FL1 2-6-4T6374136C6497736AJ72 0-6-0T
Shed Codes6427437C6773630A6385839A6498736E6901436A
30A Stratford31B March34A King's Cross35A New England36A Doncaster36B Mexborough
36C Frodingham36E Retford37A Ardsley37B Leeds Copley Hill37C Bradford38A Colwick
38B Annesley39A Gorton39B Sheffield Darnall40A Lincoln40B Immingham40F Boston
50A York50B Leeds Neville Hill51B Newport (Yorks)51E Stockton52A Gateshead53A Hull Dairycoates

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