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, 4 October 2013

Doncaster Works 1957

Doncaster Works - 1957
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 January 1957
yards, erecting shops and paint shop
cl 4MT 2-6-0B1 4-6-0A1 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
4307451D6112536A6012752B Wilson Worsdell6002134A Wild Swan
4310731D6114240B6013356C Pommern6003034A Golden Fleece
4313153A6116236AA2 4-6-2A3 4-6-2
4314532G6116430A6050635A Wolf of Badenoch6005356C Sansovino
4316032F6133134A6051335A Dante6005534A Woolwinder
K3 2-6-06140640B6051435A Chamossaire6005938C Tracery
6181852BK1 2-6-06052862B Tudor Minstrel6007450B Harvester
6183531B6203052C6053064B Sayajirao6008150B Shotover
6188631B6203731BB17 4-6-06009964B Call Boy
6198552D6204850A6162232D Alnwick Castle6010064B Spearmint
6198932A6206731B6163431A Hitchingbrooke6010936A Hermit
O2 2-8-0J6 0-6-06163531B MiltonBritannia 4-6-2
6394835B6420556B6164631A Gilwell Park7004130A Sir John Moore
6395636A6424938A6165130E Derby County7004230A John Roberts
6396035B6427036AJ10 0-6-0J50 0-6-0TN2 0-6-2TBR 4MT 2-6-0
6396536EC13 4-4-2T651399G W6890156B6951634Cunder construction
V2 2-6-2674006E W6518027E W6896956G6954034A7315973162
6085035AJ52 0-6-0STN1 0-6-2T7316073163
Sunday 14 July 1957
Works Yards
cl 4MT 2-6-0K3 2-6-0K1 2-6-0O2 2-8-0A3 4-6-2
4303955A6195932C6205851E6395436A6011138C Enterprise
4315732F6198038BN2 0-6-2T6398236EB17 4-6-0
4316132F6954934A6162731B Aske Hall
Scrap RoadBR cl 4 2-6-0
J52 0-6-0STN2 0-6-2Tunder construction
6876136A W6882336A W6955734D W6956634A W761047610676108
6877836A W6955834A W6959034A W761057610776109
Erecting Shops & Paint Shop*
cl 4MT 2-6-0K3 2-6-0A3 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
4305835A6182438A6010535B Victor Wild60002*52A Sir Murrough Wilson
4309950C6186031B60108*34A Gay Crusader6001534A Quicksilver
4314932G6189140BA1 4-6-26002634A Miles Beevor
K1 2-6-061906*52B6013156C OspreyBritannia 4-6-2
62008*51A6191531B60136*34A Alcazar7000632A Robert Burns
J6 0-6-06198652B60143*52A Sir Walter Scott7001132A Hotspur
6417356CW1 4-6-46016064B Auld ReekieA2 4-6-2
6419135A6070036A6050350A Lord President
Sunday 15 September 1957
yards, erecting shops and paint shop
cl 4MT 2-6-0K3 2-6-0A1 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
4308035A6180240A6014552A Saint Mungo6000634A Sir Ralph Wedgwood
4308735A6181030A6016264B Saint Johnstoun6001852A Sparrow Hawk
4315032G6181131BA2 4-6-2A3 4-6-2
4315332G6186131B6050250A Earl Marischal6003934A Sandwich
4315432G6188030A6050535A Thane of Fife6004052A Cameronian
J6 0-6-06189638AB17 4-6-06004935B Galtee More
6426535A6190741A6163132B Serlby Hall6006868E Sir Visto
J52 0-6-0ST6191339A6164830A Arsenal6007450B Harvester
6888738A W6195732EBritannia 4-6-26007652A Galopin
J50 0-6-0TK1 2-6-07001232A John of Gaunt6008852B Book Law
6896236C6206150A7001332A Oliver Comwell6009764B Humorist
O2 2-8-0N2 0-6-2TY1 0-4-0TBR 4MT 2-6-0B1 4-6-0
6395035B6955934A W68132RSWunder construction6102151A Reitbok
Sunday 13 October 1957
Works Yards
K3 2-6-0J6 0-6-0A2 4-6-2A3 4-6-2
6183338A6423236A6050435A Mons Meg6005352A Sansovino
6197332C6425638C6050764B Highland Chieftain6005764B Ormande
K1 2-6-0J52 0-6-0ST6051852A Tehran6006234A Minoru
6200652Cworks shuntersB17 4-6-06009464B Colorado
6205750A68816DW6161330A Woodbastwick HallA1 4-6-2
N1 0-6-2T68845DWBritannia 4-6-26015834A Aberdonian
6948456B WY3 0-4-0T7003730A Hereward the WakeJ52 0-6-0STBR 4MT 2-6-0
N2 0-6-2T68181RSWO2 2-8-06880036Aunder construction
6951934A W6395336A76114
Erecting Shops & Paint Shop*
cl 4MT 2-6-0K3 2-6-0A1 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
4308035A6180131B60141*56C Abbotsford6001434A Silver Link
4308135A6180240AA2 4-6-26002052A Guillemot
4309331D6187038A6050635A Wolf of Badenoch6002834A Walter K. Whigham
43109*31D6189536A6052152A Watling StreetA3 4-6-2
4312253A6195332A6053464B Irish Elegance6003650B Colombo
B1 4-6-06198752BBritannia 4-6-26004836A Doncaster
6109840BK1 2-6-070012*32A John of Gaunt60074*50B Harvester
6110534D62044*51J7003630A BoadiceaB17 4-6-0
O2 2-8-0J6 0-6-0N1 0-6-2T0-6-0 diesel61653*31B
Sunday 1 December 1957
Works Yards
K3 2-6-0B1 4-6-0A3 4-6-2A1 4-6-2
6180740A6114536A6007852A Night Hawk6012952A Guy Mannering
6184930AO2 2-8-0A2 4-6-26013634A Alcazar
6187732A6392335B6050835A Duke of RothesayB17 4-6-0
6191531B6397036E6053564B Hornet's Beauty6160830A Gunton
K1 2-6-0J52 0-6-0ST6053664B Trimbush6166432D Liverpool
6202752C6884936A W
Erecting Shops & Paint Shop*
cl 4MT 2-6-0K1 2-6-0A3 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
43067*35A6204031B6004735B Donovan60004*64B William Whitelaw
4308835A62062*50A6005634A Centenary6000552A Sir Charles Newton
K3 2-6-0O2 2-8-060075*52A St. Frusquin6000734A Sir Nigel Gresley
6181852B63946*35B6008650B Gainsborough6001034A Dominion of Canada
61829*36A6397136A6008764B BlenheimA1 4-6-2
6183131Bnew 0-6-0 dieselsB17 4-6-06015634A Great Central
6194738AD3497D35006165231A DarlingtonBritannia 4-6-2
J50 0-6-0TD3498D35016166030A Hull City7003830A Robin Hood
68933*56GD3499D3502J6 0-6-0N2 0-6-2TJ52 0-6-0ST
6895156Bframes laid6417936A6950134B W6876838A W6888636A W
Brush T2 dieselD3608D36106426856B0-6-0 diesels6878436A W6888834A W
D5500newD3609D361113072130766883234A W
Shed Codes6E Chester Northgate9G Northwich27E Walton-on-the-Hill30A Stratford30E Colchester
31A Cambridge31B March31D South Lynn32A Norwich32B Ipswich32C Lowestoft
32D Yarmouth Sth Tn32E Yarmouth Vauxhall32F Yarmouth Beach32G Melton Constable34A King's Cross34B Hornsey
34C Hatfield34D Hitchin35A New England35B Grantham35C Peterborough Spital36A Doncaster
36C Frodingham36E Retford38A Colwick38B Annesley38C Leicester GC39A Gorton
40A Lincoln40B Immingham41A Sheffield Darnall50A York50B Leeds Neville Hill50C Selby
51A Darlington51D Middlesborough51E Stockton51J Northallerton52A Gateshead52B Heaton
52C Blaydon52D Tweedmouth53A Hull Dairycoates55A Leeds Holbeck56B Ardsley56C Leeds Copley Hill
56G Bradford62B Dundee Tay Bridge64B Haymarket65A Eastfield68E Carlisle CanalRSW Ranskill Works

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