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.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Doncaster Works 1958 (part 1)

A view of Liverpool Street station on 30 August, 1958 with Britannia 4-6-2 70007 'Coeur de Lion' in the loco yard and K3 2-6-0 618880 in the platform with an up express.  Both these locos were maintained at Doncaster Works during this period.  Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Doncaster Works - 1958
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:
Saturday 18 January 1958
yards, erecting shops and paint shop
cl 4MT 2-6-0K1 2-6-0A2 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
4306035A6200951A6050535A Thane of Fife6002534A Falcon
K3 2-6-06203463D6051152B Airborne6002764B Merlin
6181236AB1 4-6-06053335B Happy Knight6003434A Lord Faringdon
6181530A6139235B6053852A VelocityA3 4-6-2
6182231B6139434AB17 4-6-06004164B Salmon Trout
6184238E6140540A6160130A Holkham W6007752B The White Knight
6185238AO2 2-8-06160232D Walsingham WA1 4-6-2
6185338E6393135B6161132B Raynham Hall6012356C H. A. Ivatt
6191438A6393335B6165632D Leeds United6015152A Midlothian
6191832A6394736A6165731B Doncaster Rovers6015964B Bonnie Dundee
6194036A6396635B6166330A EvertonJ6 0-6-00-6-0 diesels
6194440A6397736A6166830A Bradford City6418634D W1115313240
6197438AJ52 0-6-0STBritannia 4-6-26418735B W1307613314
Y3 0-4-0T6878538A W7003932A Sir Christopher Wren6419336A Wnew 0-6-0 diesels
68181DW6882836A WBR 5MT 4-6-0N2 0-6-2T6420440F WD3497D3611
J50 0-6-0T68840DW7306655A6957334AC12 4-4-2TD3608D3652
6896036C6886134A WJ69 0-6-0T6736235B WD3609D3653
6898856C6888238A W6855836A6739135B WD3610D3654
Shed Codes30A Stratford31B March32A Norwich32B Ipswich32D Yarmouth Sth Tn
34A King's Cross34D Hitchin35A New England35B Grantham36A Doncaster36C Frodingham
38A Colwick38E Woodfrod Halse40A Lincoln40F Boston51A Darlington52A Gateshead
52B Heaton55A Leeds Holbeck56C Leeds Copley Hill63D Fort William64B Haymarket
Sunday 9 March 1958
yards, erecting shops and paint shop
cl 4MT 2-6-0B1 4-6-0A1 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
4305534E6111334E6013156C Osprey6000152A Sir Ronald Matthews
K3 2-6-06121336E6014252A Edward Fletcher6003164B Golden Plover
6182138AJ6 0-6-06015552A BordererA3 4-6-2
6184840A6419538A WA2 4-6-26003852A Firdaussi
6186952B6420038A W6050034E Edward Thompson6006952B Sceptre
6193052D6423038A W6052250A Straight Deal6008052B Dick Turpin
6194831B6426436A W6052561B A. H. Peppercorn6008252B Neil Gow
6196252D6427338ABritannia 4-6-26009864B Spion Kop
6198132A6427456B7000832A Black Prince6010936A Hermit
K1 2-6-0J52 0-6-0ST7003532A Rudyard KiplingB17 4-6-0
6201931B68840DWO2 2-8-0C12 4-4-2T6161832B Wynyard Park
6202031B6886038A W6393536A6736234F W6167032D City of London
6203631B6888238A W6395736A6739134F W0-6-0 dieselsnew 0-6-0 diesels
6203831BY3 0-4-0T6397836AJ50 0-6-0TD220413153D3610D3653
6205263D68181DWN2 0-6-2T6894456F13080D3611D3654
J69 0-6-0T6958834C6896436CBrush T2 dieselsD3652D3655
Sunday 20 April 1958
Works Yards
K3 2-6-0K1 2-6-0Britannia 4-6-2A3 4-6-2
6182731B6201831B7000632A Robert Burns6004552A Lemberg
618382FJ6 0-6-07000932A Alfred the Great6010236A Sir Frederick Banbury
6196952D6419938A W7001132A HotspurA1 4-6-2
B1 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-07003630A Boadicea6012452A Kenilworth
6133134A7304555AK1/1 2-6-06013252A Marmion
6199763D MacCailin Mor
Scrap Roadnew erecting shop
C12 4-4-2TJ52 0-6-0STB17 4-6-00-6-0 dieselsnew 0-6-0 diesels
6736632D W6885756B W6163831B Melton Hall W11105D3137D3656D3658
6737431D W6887036B WC12 4-4-2TD3241D3657D3659
6738631C WBrush T2 diesel
Erecting Shops & Paint Shop*
K3 2-6-0K1 2-6-0A1 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
6183531B62021*52C6011552A Meg Merrilies60021*34A Wild Swan
61865*9G6203531BA2 4-6-26003034A Golden Fleece
6191940A6207031B60519*64B HoneywayA3 4-6-2
61923*53AB1 4-6-06053764B Bachelor's Button6004434A Melton
6192931B6138934FB17 4-6-06004836A Doncaster
6195252DO2 2-8-06165932D East Anglian6005764B Ormande
61982*38A6393234F61666*30E Nottingham Forest6008964B Felstead
J50 0-6-0T6395236ABritannia 4-6-26010734F Royal Lancer
6894356FJ6 0-6-07003032A William Wordsworth
Shed Codes2F Woodford Halse9G Gorton30A Stratford30E Colchester31B March
31C King's Lynn31D South Lynn32A Norwich32B Ipswich32D Yarmouth Sth Tn34A King's Cross
34C Hatfield34E New England34F Grantham36A Doncaster36B Mexborough36C Frodingham
36E Retford38A Colwick40A Lincoln50A York52A Gateshead52B Heaton
52C Blaydon52D Tweedmouth53A Hull Dairycoates55A Leeds Holbeck56B Ardsley56C Leeds Copley Hill
56F Low Moor61B Aberdeen Ferryhill63D Fort William64B Haymarket
Saturday 17 May 1958
yards, erecting shops and paint shop*
cl 4MT 2-6-0K1 2-6-0A1 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
4301455B6201631B6012234A Curlew6001952A Bittern
K3 2-6-06202352C6013456C FoxhunterA3 4-6-2
6181030A6205951A6013752A Redgauntlet6005534A Woolwinder
6182731BB1 4-6-06014650A Peregrine6006436A Tagalie
6186640B61211*36E6014934A Amadis6006634A Merry Hampton
6186741F6136640BB17 4-6-06007152A Tranquil
6188453AO2 2-8-06160530A Lincolnshire Regiment W6007252B Sunstar
6190832A6395236A6162331A Lambton Castle6007912C Bayardo
6195732A6396736A6162532B Raby Castle6008352B Sir Hugo
6196040A6396836A6163831B Melton Hall W60089*64B Felstead
61969*52D6398536A6167230A West Ham United6010236A Sir Frederick Banbury
BR 5MT 4-6-0J50 0-6-0TBritannia 4-6-260107*34F Royal Lancer
7304555A6891056B7000230A Geoffrey Chaucer6010834A Gay Crusader
J52 0-6-0ST6893451A7001132A Hotspur6011236A St. Simon
6880036A68975*38A7004030A Clive of India0-6-0 dieselsnew electric locos
6881536A WN2 0-6-2TK1/1 2-6-01110513156E5000E5001
6885756B W6950234B W6199763D MacCailin Mor11107new EE T4 diesel
6886338A W6951734AJ6 0-6-0new 0-6-0 dieselsD203
N1 0-6-2T6952334A6419938A WD3659D3661new Brush T2 loco
6945356B W6422656FD3660D5510
Shed Codes12C Carlisle Canal30A Stratford31A Cambridge31B March32A Norwich
32B Ipswich34A King's Cross34B Hornsey34F Grantham36A Doncaster36E Retford
38A Colwick40A Lincoln40B Immingham41F Mexborough50A York51A Darlington
52A Gateshead52B Heaton52C Blaydon52D Tweedmouth53A Hull Dairycoates55A Leeds Holbeck
55B Stourton56B Ardsley56C Leeds Copley Hill56F Low Moor63D Fort William64B Haymarket

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