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 (part1)

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 6 February 1955
yards, erecting shops and paint shop
cl 4MT 2-6-0V2 2-6-2B1 4-6-0A4 4-6-2
4312852C6089636A6102734D Madoqua6001034A Dominion of Canada
K3 2-6-06090835A6104735A6116536B6001264B Comm. of Australia
6182438A6091635A6109334D6116736B6002134A Wild Swan
6186831B6091736A6109734D6119636A6002764B Merlin
6189031B6094831B6114536A6139040BA3 4-6-2
6190540BO2 2-8-0B17 4-6-06003935B Sandwich
6190731B6392335B6160130A Holkham6006052A The Tetrarch
K1 2-6-06392436E6161230A Houghton Hall6008052B Dick Turpin
6202552C6393235B6163732B Thorpe Hall6008964B Felstead
6203052C6396336A6163831B Melton HallA1 4-6-2
6203331BJ6 0-6-06165030E Grimsby Town6015552A Borderer
6205951G6419536A6165130E Derby CountyA2 4-6-2
BR 4MT 2-6-06422637CJ52 0-6-0STJ50 0-6-0T6050350A Lord President
7602150C6422835A6879636A6890532A6050635A Wolf of Badenoch
C13 4-4-2T6423838A6883536A6890634B6051652A Hycilla
6743939BW1 4-6-4N1 0-6-2T6893437Cnew erecting shop
6070036A6945338A6895030ABR 4MT 2-6-0 - under construction
Scrap Road
N5 0-6-2TN1 0-6-2TJ3 0-6-0J5 0-6-0C12 4-4-2TJ52 0-6-0T
6932439B W6944534B W64140*36E W6548038A W6736031C W6875734A W
693369E W6945437C W*last of class6548638A W6738340C W6876035A W
N4 0-6-2TC13 4-4-2T6549438A W6738732D W6877738A W
6923339B W6742639A W6878838A W
6880234A W
Sunday 1 May 1955
Works Yards
K3 2-6-0B1 4-6-0J6 0-6-0V2 2-6-2A3 4-6-2
6181353A6119540B6418338A6086234A6004836A Diamond Jubilee
6182540B6128235A6422538A6089038E6005635B Centenary
6187864A6128440BB17 4-6-06009368E Coronach
6196553ABR 4MT 2-6-06163132B Serlby HallA1 4-6-2
K1 2-6-07600366Bnew erecting shop6014835B Aboyeur
6201731BJ52 0-6-0STBR 4MT 2-6-0 - under constructionA2 4-6-2
6877836A76056*7605776058760596053664B Trimbush
Scrap Road
C12 4-4-2TY3 0-4-0TN1 0-6-2T
6735053B W6737153B W6738553B W6818540B W6943137A W6945937C W
6735353B W6737553B W6738953B W6944937C W6947537C W
6736153B W6738253B W6945537C W
Erecting Shops & Paint Shop
cl 4MT 2-6-0V2 2-6-2A3 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
4312550C6084135A6004164B Salmon Trout6001334A Dom. of New Zealand
K3 2-6-060875*36A60042*52A Singapore6002634A Miles Beavor
6180530A6092136A6007052A Gladiateur6003334A Seagull
6184840AO2 2-8-06007252B Sunstar6003434A Lord Faringdon
6186539A6397136A6008450B TrigoA2 4-6-2
61870*38A6397636E6009064B Grand Parade60518*52A Tehran
6189140BJ52 0-6-0STA1 4-6-2B1 4-6-0
6198038B68824*34B60115*52A Meg Merrilies6100934E Hartebeeste
B17 4-6-06011837B Archibald Sturrock6112436A6113634E
61640*31A Somerleyton Hall6014937B Amadis61130*40B6114440B
6164830A Arsenal60151*52A Midlothian
61669*32B Barnsley6015350A Flamboyant* locos in the Paint Shop
The following Class 4MT 2-6-0s were built at Doncaster - January to June 1955
Locos scrapped at Doncaster during the period January to June 1955, included the following:
C13 4-4-2TC12 4-4-2TY3 0-4-0TN5 0-6-2TN1 0-6-2T
Shed Codes9E Trafford Park30A Stratford30E Colchester31A Cambridge31B March
31C King's Lynn32A Norwich32B Ipswich32D Yarmouth South Town34A King's Cross34B Hornsey
34D Hitchin34E Neasden35A New England35B Grantham36A Doncaster36B Mexborough
36E Retford37B Leeds Copley Hill37C Bradford38A Colwick38E Woodford Halse39A Gorton
39B Sheffield Darnall40A Lincoln40B Immingham40C Louth50A York50B Leeds Neville Hill
50C Selby51G Haverton Hill52A Gateshead52B Heaton52C Blaydon53A Hull Dairycoates
53B Hull Botanic Gardens64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket66B Motherwell68E Carlisle Canal

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