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, 28 September 2013

Doncaster Works 1955 (part 2)

Doncaster Works - 1955
Doncaster Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Works, known locally as ‘The Plant’, was built in 1853 for the former
Great Northern Railway Co. On the amalgamation of the Railway Companies in 1923, Doncaster became one
of the main workshops of the London and North Eastern Railway.
BR Database:
Sunday 25 September 1955
Works Yards
cl 4MT 2-6-0V2 2-6-2B17 4-6-0A4 4-6-2
4309031D6091434A6163732B Thorpe Hall6003234A Gannet
K3 2-6-0B1 4-6-06166532D Leicester CityA3 4-6-2
6183640B6139040B6166630E Nottingham Forest6007652A Galopin
6191339AJ6 0-6-06166830E Bradford CityA1 4-6-2
6194731B6419235AA2 4-6-26012237B Curlew
K1 2-6-06424234B W6053464B Irish EleganceScrap Road
6201163D6424336AJ52 0-6-0ST
6205131BN1 0-62Tnew erecting shop6876936A W6887935A W
O2 2-8-06946737CBR 5MT 4-6-0 - under construction6880738A W6888435A W
6395035BJ52 0-6-0ST731117311273113731146881238A W
Erecting Shops & Paint Shop
cl 4MT 2-6-0V2 2-6-2B17 4-6-0A4 4-6-2
4308435A6082834A6163631A Harlaxton Manor6000334A Andrew K. McCosh
4310431D60829*35A6164932B Sheffield United60016*52A Silver King
4310531D6090535AA2 4-6-26002052A Guillemot
4310631DK3 2-6-06050535A Thane of Fife6002534A Falcon
4312952B6181240A60513*35A Dante6003034A Golden Fleece
4316132F6182138AB1 4-6-0A3 4-6-2
K1 2-6-06183840B6103137C Reedbuck6003564B Windsor Lad
6200351A6192752B6111634EJ6 0-6-06008650B Gainsborough
BR 4MT 2-6-06196040A6120735A6417534D6010335B Flying Scotsman
7603934E61938*31B61210*35A6417835BA1 4-6-2
BR 5MT 4-6-061987*52B6139334A6419938A6012535B Scottish Union
new constructionO2 2-8-064200*38A6013752A Redgauntlet
73104*73110*63968*36A6427338A* locos in the Paint Shop
Sunday 13 November 1955
Works Yards
cl 4MT 2-6-0V2 2-6-2J6 0-6-0J50 0-6-0STA1 4-6-2
4314632G6085435A6421838A6887735B6015264B Holyrood
K3 2-6-06089038E6424635A6015452A Bon Accord
6182138AB1 4-6-0A2 4-6-26016064B Auld Reekie
6195832C6139235A6051852A Tehrannew erecting shop
BR 4MT 4-6-0O2 2-8-0B17 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0 - under construction
7604034E6392536E6166432D Leicester City731157311873119
Scrap Road
J52 0-6-0STC12 4-4-2TN1 0-6-2T
6876936A W6879636A W6881038A W6886536A W6736835C W6943937C W
6877135A W6879735C W6886134A W6886837A WY1 0-4-0T6945834B W
6878738A W6880534A W6886434A W6887338A W68133DS stock6946337A W
Erecting Shops & Paint Shop*
cl 4MT 2-6-0V2 2-6-2A2 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
4305235A60832*35A60503*50A Lord President6001264B Comm. of Australia
4313765A60915*38E60520*35A Owen Tudor6002234A Mallard
K3 2-6-06092435A6052152A Watling StreetA3 4-6-2
6180640BB1 4-6-06052964B Pearl Diver6004364B Brown Jack
6181852B6112736A60531*61B Barham6004938C Galtee More
61864*31B61165*36BB17 4-6-06009664B Papyrus
61877*32A6138935A6160830A Guntin6010535B Victor Wild
61919*40AW1 4-6-46162532B Raby CastleA1 4-6-2
6191752D6070036A6166330A Everton6012652B Sir Vincent Raven
6192353ABR 5MT 4-6-0J6 0-6-0O2 2-8-06014050A Balmoral
K1 2-6-0new construction6418735B6392736E60143*52A Sir Walter Scott
6205263D73116*73117*6419040F6395736A6014435B King's Courier
Sunday 4 December 1955
Works Yards
cl 4MT 2-6-0K1 2-6-0B17 4-6-0A3 4-6-2
4314532G6201631B6161130A Raynham Hall6011035B Robert the Devil
BR 4MT 4-6-06204031B6165731A Doncaster RoversA1 4-6-2
7604134EV2 2-6-2B1 4-6-06012835B Bongrace
K3 2-6-06096635B6103636A Ralph Assheton6016164B North British
6184753AO2 2-8-06128631A6139040BA2 4-6-2
6193052D6392536EJ6 0-6-0C12 4-4-2T6052450A Herringbone
6196252D6396936A6421838A6736835C Wnew erecting shop
J50 0-6-0TJ52 0-6-0ST6739531EBR 5MT 4-6-0 - under construction
Scrap Road
J52 0-6-0STJ6 0-6-0N1 0-6-2T
6875838A W6880534A W6881834A W6886536A W6419438A W6943937C W
6878738A W6881038A W6885636A W6886837A WY1 0-4-0T6946337A W
6879536A W6881438A W6886434A W6887338A W6813335A W
Erecting Shops & Paint Shop*
cl 4MT 2-6-0V2 2-6-2A4 4-6-2A1 4-6-2
4314632G6082038C6001734A Silver Fox6015264B Holyrood
K3 2-6-06085435AA3 4-6-26015452A Bon Accord
6195732A6089038E60049*38C Galtee More6015964B Bonnie Dundee
61958*32C60924*35A6007450B HarvesterA2 4-6-2
K1 2-6-0B1 4-6-06010164B Cicero6051550A Sun Stream
6201931B6106053A60105*35B Victor WildB17 4-6-0
6203631B6111335AW1 4-6-4O2 2-8-06160830A Guntin
BR 4MT 4-6-06113934A6070036A6395236A6165632D Leeds United
7602253A6120634EJ6 0-6-0C12 4-4-2T6166330A Everton
BR 5MT 4-6-0 - new construction6420634D6739731E
The following Class 5MT 4-6-0s were built at Doncaster - July to December 1955
Shed Codes30A Stratford30E Colchester31a Cambridge31B March31D South Lynn
31E Bury St. Edmonds32A Norwich32B Ipswich32C Lowestoft32D Yarmouth Sth Tn32F Yarmouth Beach
32G Melton Constable34A King's Cross34B Hornsey34D Hitchin34E Neasden35A New England
35B Grantham35C Peterborough Sp Br36A Doncaster36B Mexborough36E Retford37A Ardsley
37C Bradford38A Colwick38C Leicester GC38E Woodford Halse39A Gorton40A Lincoln
40B Immingham40F Boston50A York50B Leeds Neville Hill51A Darlington52A Gateshead
52B Heaton52D Tweedmouth53A Hull Dairycoates61B Aberdeen Ferryhill63D Fort William64B Haymarket

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