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, 19 October 2013

Selby 1946 - 1952

These elegant D20 4-4-0s, built by Worsdell for the North Eastern Railway between 1899 and 1907, were the mainstay of the passenger engines at Selby until about 1956.  This one, 62387, was seen on Gateshead shed in 1954. Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Selby
Pre Grouping Ownership - North Eastern Railwayshed codes
type:A brick-built double-roundhouse.1943 - 1950SEL
location:In the fork of the Selby to Leeds and the East Coast main lines.1950 - 195950C
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?item=50Copened:1871
BR Database - http://www.brdatabase.info/sites.php?page=depots&subpage=locos&id=466closed:1959
allocation1950allocation1959
D20 4-4-0NER13cl 4MT 2-6-0LMS10
Q5 0-8-0NER4cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS1
Q6 0-8-0NER15B16 4-6-0NER6
J21 0-6-0NER3Q6 0-8-0NER9
J27 0-6-0NER9J39 0-6-0LNER2
G5 0-4-4TNER2J25 0-6-0NER2
Y1 0-4-0TLNER1J27 0-6-0NER5
Y3 0-4-0TLNER3Y1 0-4-0TLNER1
J71 0-6-0TNER1J71 0-6-0TNER1
J73 0-6-0TNER3J72 0-6-0TNER1
J77 0-6-0TNER2J50 0-6-0TGNR1
A8 4-6-2TNER2T1 4-8-0TNER3
Q1 0-8-0TGNR242
60
Saturday 31 August 1946SELLNER 1923 numbers in red.total:44
D20 4-4-0 (NER)B15 4-6-0 (NER)J21 0-6-0 (NER)J71 0-6-0T (NER)Q5 0-8-0 (NER)Q6 0-8-0 (NER)
707SEL782HLD5042SEL8285SEL650SEL2233SKN
724SELB16 4-6-0 (NER)5043SEL8313SEL3276SEL2242HLD
2011SEL1442YK5066SELJ73 0-6-0T (NER)3290SEL2249SEL
2021SELcl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)5105SEL8357SEL3310SEL2260NPT
2373SBK271526BJ27 0-6-0 (NER)8362SEL3312SEL3387SEL
2374SELK3 2-6-05836SELJ94 0-6-0STO1 2-8-03405NPT
2376SEL18025849SEL8039SEL6371CLKT1 4-8-0T (NER)
B8 4-6-0 (GCR)5881SEL8040SELWD 2-8-01354SEL
5446Earl Roberts of Kandahar5882SELJ39 0-6-077091Y3 0-4-0T
Sentinel steam railcars4966GOR198
2135Integrity2147Woodpecker
Shed Codes26B AgecroftCLK ColwickGOR GortonHLD Hull DairycoatesNPT Newport (Yorks)
SBK StarbeckSEL SelbySKN StocktonYK York
Sunday 25 July 1948SELtotal:51
D20 4-4-0 (NER)B16 4-6-0 (NER)Q5 0-8-0 (NER)Q6 0-8-0 (NER)J27 0-6-0 (NER)J71 0-6-0T (NER)
62340SEL1448YK3262SEL3348WHL5827SEL8268YK
E2372SEL61449YK3280SEL3378SEL5836SEL8285SEL
2374SEL1460YK63286SEL3382SEL5844SELJ73 0-6-0T (NER)
2376SELJ94 0-6-0ST63290SEL3406SEL65845SEL8356SEL
2378SEL8039SEL3294SELJ21 0-6-0 (NER)5848SEL8362SEL
2381SEL8040SEL3312SEL5043SEL65849SELT1 4-8-0T (NER)
2384WHLY1 0-4-0T3313SEL5066SEL5874SEL9914SEL
E2386SELE8143SELG5 0-4-4T (NER)5072SEL5881SELWD 2-8-0
B1 4-6-0Y3 0-4-0T72505075SEL65882SEL78526NEV
E1290SKN8156SEL5105SELE5890SEL
8161SEL5891SEL
Shed CodesNEV Leeds Neville HillSEL SelbySKN StocktonWHL West HartlepoolYK York
Saturday 22 April 195050Ctotal:42
D20 4-4-0 (NER)Q5 0-8-0 (NER)Q6 0-8-0 (NER)J21 0-6-0 (NER)J27 0-6-0 (NER)G5 0-4-4T (NER)
6234050C326250C6334850C6503950C6579350CE728650C
237650C327850C337850C6510550C6582750CJ71 0-6-0T (NER)
E238650C6329050C338250CY1 0-4-0T6584450C6826850C
B16 4-6-0 (NER)331950C6338750CE814350C6584850CJ73 0-6-0T (NER)
6141150B333650C6343150CY3 0-4-0T6587450C6835650C
6141850AA8 4-6-2T6343650C6815650C6587550C6835750C
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)6986750C6344050C815850C6589150CWD 2-8-0
358339B6987950C6345150C816150CJ77 0-6-0T (NER)6305753A
6345650C843350C7855338D
Shed Codes38D Staveley GC39B Sheffield Darnall50B Leeds Neville Hill50C Selby53A Hull Dairycoates
Sunday 22 July 195150Ctotal:46
cl 4MT 2-6-0D20 4-4-0 (NER)Q6 0-8-0 (NER)G5 0-4-4T (NER)J27 0-6-0 (NER)J77 0-6-0T (NER)
4305250C6237850C6336851D6725050C6564750C6839950C
4309750C6238450C6337850C6728650C6564851AA6 4-6-2T (NER)
4309850C6238650C6338250C6729350C6566350C6979450D
B16 4-6-0 (NER)6238950C6338750CJ71 0-6-0T (NER)6569850C6979750D
6143250B239550C6339550C6823850A6582750CQ1 0-8-0T (GNR)
Y3 0-4-0T6239750C6340650C6826850C6587550C6993150C
6815650CY1 0-4-0T6340850CJ73 0-6-0T (NER)6588150C6993350C
815850C814350C6344050C6835650C6588250CWD 2-8-0
816150C6345150C6836250C6589150C9037351B
6345350C
Shed Codes50A York50B Leeds Neville Hill50C Selby50D Starbeck
51A Darlington51B Newport (Yorks)51D Middlesborough
Sunday 21 September 195250C8.35am - 9.10amtotal:47
cl 4MT 2-6-0D20 4-4-0 (NER)Q6 0-8-0 (NER)J27 0-6-0 (NER)G5 0-4-4T (NER)
4305250C6237850C6334850C6344950C6567550C6725050C
4309650C6238150C6336250C6345050C6568350C6728650C
4309850C6238650C6336350C6345150C6569850C6729350C
4312350CK3 2-6-06337850CJ73 0-6-0T (NER)6579350CQ1 0-8-0T (GNR)
Y3 0-4-0T6197438B6338250C6835650C6584550A6993150C
6815650CY1 0-4-0T6339550C6835750C6585750C6993350C
6815850CE814350C6340650C6836250C6587550CWD 2-8-0
D49 4-4-06343650CJ77 0-6-0T (NER)6588150C9011836B
6270753D Lancashire6344050C6840650C6588850C9041838D
6274850B The Southwold6344850C6589150C
Shed Codes36B Mexborough38B Annesley38D Staveley GC50A York
50B Leeds Neville Hill50C Selby53D Bridlington

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