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, 4 September 2013

Mexborough 1945 - 1949

Robinson built 14 of these B5 4-6-0 passenger engines for the Great Central Railway between 1902 and 1904.  In 1948, all of the seven remaining members of the class were allocated to Mexborough.  The final engine to survive, 1686, was withdrawn in 1950.  Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Mexborough
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Central Railwayshed codes
type:A brick built 15TS dead ended shed.1943 - 1950MEX
location:South of the line, west of Mexborough station.1950 - 195836B
access:A path went to the shed from the station, adjacent to the railway line.1958 - 196441F
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?item=36Bopened:1875
BR Database - http://www.brdatabase.info/sites.php?page=depots&subpage=locos&id=355closed:1964
allocation1950allocation1959
B1 4-6-0LNER6B1 4-6-0LNER5
O4 2-8-0GCR12K3 2-6-0LNER5
O2 2-8-0LNER17O4 2-8-0GCR30
J11 0-6-0GCR16J11 0-6-0GCR4
J50 0-6-0TGNR4J69 0-6-0TGER2
N5 0-6-2TGCR4N5 0-6-2TGCR1
S1 0-8-4TGCR4WD 2-8-0WD40
WD 2-8-0WD5687
119
Sunday 25 November 1945MEXtotal:70
N2 0-6-2T (GNR)L3 2-6-4T (GCR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)O6 (8F) 2-8-0B16 4-6-0B5 4-6-0 (GCR)
896MEX5273MEX5026MEX3128MEX909YK5180MEX
2583MEX5337MEX5331MEX7653MEXB7 4-6-0 (GCR)5181MEX
2585MEX5338MEX5332MEX7657MEX5461GOR5184MEX
2588MEX5344MEX5396MEX7671MEX5464GOR5185MEX
2590MEX5345MEX5397MEX7673MEXQ4 0-8-05186MEX
2684MEX5368MEX5422MEX8533MEX5039MEX6067MEX
4726MEXJ11 0-6-05966MEXQ6 0-8-05068MEX6071MEX
N5 0-6-2T (GCR)5248MEX6184MEX2226SEL6177ARD6072MEX
5173MEX5285MEX6198MEX2238WHL6179NEWU1 2-8-8-2T
5530MEX5318MEX6270MEX2270WHL2395MEX
5769MEX5329MEX6314MEXK3 2-6-0D11 4-4-0
5775MEX5981MEX6372MEX3818MEX5501Mons
J39 0-6-05988MEXS1 0-8-4TQ1 0-8-0T5502Zeebrugge
2976COLJ6 0-6-02798MEX5959MEX5503Somme
3659DON6171MEX5506Marne
Stabled at Wath Staithes crossing: S1 0-8-4T 6170 and O6 (8F) 2-8-0 7651
Sunday 21 July 1946MEXtotal:66
N5 0-6-2T (GCR)L3 2-6-4T (GCR)J11 0-6-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)B16 4-6-0B5 4-6-0 (GCR)
5757MEX5344MEX5202MEX3504MEX906YK1688*MEX
5775MEX5345MEX5220MEX3505MEXQ1 0-8-0T1690*MEX
N4 0-6-2T (GCR)9056*MEX5231MEX5348MEX9930*MEX5181MEX
5513MEX9057*MEX5245MEX5387MEX9932*MEX6071MEX
5635MEX9067*MEX5248MEX5390MEX9934*MEX6072MEX
9246*MEXJ39 0-6-05288MEX5396MEX9935*MEXO6 (8F) 2-8-0
9264*MEX2710CLK5951MEX5397MEX9937*MEX3102MEX
9309*MEX4960*SHF5981MEX6186MEXS1 0-8-4T3116MEX
D11 4-4-04432*MEX6189MEX6170MEX3121MEX
2665*MonsQ6 0-8-06193MEX9901*MEX3127MEX
2666*Zeebrugge2237BLA6241MEX9904*MEX3157MEX
2667*SommeQ4 0-8-06257DON9905*MEX3161MEX
5065MEX6304GORU1 2-8-8-2TWD 2-8-0
* indicates new 1946 LNER number6334TDK9999*MEX79288MEX
6564MEX
Sunday 11 April 19483.10pm - 3.45pmMEXtotal:97
N4 0-6-2T (GCR)J11 0-6-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0
9225MEX4283MEX3576MEX3791MEX3009MEX78637STV
9231MEX4288MEX3577MEX3802FRO3052MEX78684NEV
9246MEX4319MEX3612MEX3807MEX3094MEX79242MEX
N5 0-6-2T (GCR)4334MEX3617DON3813MEX3108MEX79259MEX
9264MEX4352MEX3629SHF63833MEX70834HLD78559MEX
9282MEX4356MEX3632MEX3840MEX77020MEXB1 4-6-0
9297MEX4374MEX3648MEX3842MEX77227MEX1165MEX
9314MEX4377MEX3656MEX3906MEX77258MEX1166MEX
9316MEX4400MEX3660DONO1 2-8-077263NPT1167MEX
L3 2-6-4T (GCR)4403MEX3672MEX3594DON77319MEX1168MEX
9059MEX4404MEX3683ARD3646GOR77350MEX1174MEX
J39 0-6-04432MEX3696FRO3786GOR77394MEXB5 4-6-0 (GCR)
4969NEW4442MEX3703MEX3817GOR77402MEX1680MEX
O3 2-8-04449MEX3707MEX3863GOR77413MEX1681MEX
3478FROS1 0-8-4T3715MEX3887GOR77453MEX1686MEX
9900MEX3717MEXQ6 0-8-0 (NER)Q4 0-8-01688MEX
9901MEX3727MEX3377BOR3227BRN1689MEX
69904MEX3776MEX3420NPTU1 2-8-8-2TB7 4-6-0 (GCR)
9905MEX3785MEX9999MEX1357SHF
Sunday 24 April 1949MEXtotal:91
N4 0-6-2T (GCR)J11 0-6-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0s
9225MEX64283MEX3576MEX63715MEX3135IMM78700MEX
9231MEXE4288MEX3577MEX63717MEX77055TDK79178MEX
9246MEX64296MEX3585MEX3727MEX77067HLS79194MEX
N5 0-6-2T (GCR)64302MEX63606FRO63728FRO77068MEX79242MEX
9297MEX4319MEX3612MEX3750MEX77128HLS79276MEX
9314MEX64334MEX63625MEX3776MEX77163MEX90189MEX
69316MEX4356MEX3648MEX63791MEX77176MEX90250MEX
B5 4-6-0 (GCR)4377MEX63656MEX3807MEX77182MEX90272TDK
1686MEX64400MEX63666MEX3813MEX77228MEX90598MEX
1688MEX4403MEX3668MEX3818FRO77319MEX90715GLO
1689MEXE4404MEX3672MEX63833MEX77386MEXS1 0-8-4T
B1 4-6-04432MEX3683MEX3840MEX77411MEX69900MEX
1165MEX4437GOR3703MEXE3842MEX77449MEX69901MEX
61166MEX4442MEX3707MEXE3870MEX77453MEX69904MEX
1174MEX4449MEX3709MEX3906MEX77468NEV69905MEX
61194MEXJ6 0-6-0J39 0-6-078610MEX
1246DON Lord Balfour of Burleigh64267ARD64807GOR
Shed CodesARD ArdsleyBLA BlaydonBOR Borough GardensBRN BarnsleyCLK Colwick
COL ColchesterDON DoncasterFRO FrodinghamGLO GloucesterGOR GortonHLD Hull Dairycoates
HLS Hull SpringheadIMM ImminghamMEX MexboroughNEW New EnglandNPT Newport, YorksSel Selby
SHF DarnallSTV Staveley GCTDK Tyne DockWHL West HartlepoolYK York

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