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, 16 November 2013

Newport (Yorkshire) 1946 - 1951

J26 0-6-0s, built for the North Eastern Railway, are seen lined up at Newport (Yorks) in 1954. Of the class of 50, all but eight were allocated to Newport. Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Newport (Yorks)
Pre Grouping Ownership - North Eastern Railwayshed codes
type:Two brick built roudhouses and 3TS dead ended shed.pre 1950NPT
location:North of the line between Thornaby and Middlesborough.1950 - 195851B
access:From the A176 road, opposite the Greyhound stadium.opened:1890
BR Database - http://www.brdatabase.info/sites.php?page=depots&subpage=locos&id=374closed:1958
Site Location - http://www.railuk.info/steam/getshed.php?item=51B
1950 allocation (109)J24 0-6-0NER2T1 4-8-0TNER7
Q5 0-8-0NER1J26 0-6-0NER42WD 2-8-0WD36
Q6 0-8-0NER14J94 0-6-0STWD7
Sunday 28 April 1946NPTLNER 1923 numbers in redtotal:88
K3 2-6-0J26 0-6-0 (NER)Q6 0-8-0 (NER)
2763NEV243NPT5755NPT5774NPT3345NPT2270WHL
J39 0-6-0442NPT1673NPT831NPT3350NPT2272NEV
1505DAR543NPT1698NPT5778NPT3360NPT2274NPT
J24 0-6-0 (NER)554NPT67NPTT1 4-8-0T (NER)3366NPT2281NPT
1822NPT555NPT5759NPT1350NPT2216NPT2301NPT
1823NPT5738NPT379NPT1351NPT2217SKN2302NPT
1843NPT5739NPT5762NPT1353NPT2219HLDQ5 0-8-0 (NER)
5626NPT5740NPT1390NPT1357NPT2231BOR3265NPT
1941NPT5741NPT1200NPT1657NPT2238WHL1694NPT
J77 0-6-0T (NER)5743NPT1202NPT1659NPT2242HLD3291NPT
151NPT1369NPT5767NPTWD 2-8-02244NPT3307NPT
305NPT1773NPT1370NPT70872NPT2254NPT658NPT
354NPT1360NPT5769NPT77290NPT2258NPT793NPT
1435NPT5751NPT412NPT78520NPT2266NPTO4 2-8-0 (GCR)
1438NPT816NPT438NPT78662NPT3425WHL6577TDK
A8 4-6-2T (NER)881NPT5773NPT78718NPT
9888MID79191CLK
Sunday 7 September 1947NPT6pm - 6.20pmtotal:87
B1 4-6-0J26 0-6-0 (NER)WD 2-8-0Q6 0-8-0 (NER)
1214SKN5730NPT5754NPT3048HTN3341NPT3405NPT
J39 0-6-05734NPT5756NPT3054NPT3343NPT3419NPT
4812DAR5736NPT5757NPT3081NPT3355NPT3420NPT
J77 0-6-0T (NER)5737NPT5758NPT3124HTN3358NPT3423NPT
8408DAR5738NPT5759NPT3154NPT3370NPT3426NPT
8410DAR5739NPT5761NPT3160NPT3371NPT3427WHL
8427NPT5740NPT5763NPT77441NPT3375NPT3446NPT
8431NPT5741NPT5765NPT77461NPT3378SEL3450SEL
8441NPT5742NPT5766NPTT1 4-8-0T (NER)3381WHL3458NPT
J24 0-6-0 (NER)5744NPT5767NPT9910NPT3389NPTQ5 0-8-0 (NER)
5602TDK5745NPT5768NPT9911NPT3397NPT3278DAR
5608NPT5746NPT5769NPT9913NPTJ94 0-6-0ST3291NPT
5626NPT5749NPT5770NPT9916NPT8011NPT3316NPT
5632TDK5751NPT5772NPT9917NPT8023NPT3317NPT
5752NPT5774NPT9919NPT8041NPT3323NPT
5753NPT5778NPT8062NPT3338NPT
Sunday 4 July 1948NPTtotal:90
B16 4-6-0J26 0-6-0 (NER)WD 2-8-0Q6 0-8-0 (NER)
E1412YKE5730NPT5755NPT3075NEW77222EFD3341NPT
1452YK5731NPT65756NPTE3091NPT77263NPT3344NPT
D20 4-4-0 (NER)5734NPT5757NPT63125NPT77283TDK63345NPT
2387WHL5735NPT65758NPT63140NPT77315NPT63347NPT
J24 0-6-0 (NER)5736NPT5759NPT3146DAR77328SKN3360NPT
5601NPT5738NPT5760NPTE3154NPT77342NPT3370NPT
5608NPT5739NPT5761NPTE3160NPT77461NPT3371NPT
O4 2-8-0 (GCR)65740NPT65765NPTE3161TDK78575SKNE3373NPT
3620TDK5742NPT5767NPTE3196NPTT1 4-8-0T (NER)63392WHL
3855HLD5743NPT65768NPT77016NPT69910NPT63396NPT
63881TDK5744NPTE5769NPT77041CLK9911NPT3401NPT
Q5 0-8-0 (NER)5745NPT5770NPTJ94 0-6-0ST69916NPT3420NPT
3300NPT5749NPT5772NPT8007NPT69917NPT3426NPT
3327NPT5750NPT5773NPT8011NPT9919NPT3431NPT
63338NPT5751NPT5777NPT8060NPT9921NPT63453NPT
O1 2-8-05753NPT5778NPT8062NPTJ71 0-6-0T (NER)J77 0-6-0T (NER)
3901GOR68247GHD8431NPT
Sunday 10 July 1949NPTtotal:102
J26 0-6-0 (NER)WD 2-8-0Q6 0-8-0 (NER)
65730NPT5753NPT65774NPT90044NPT77263NPT63341NPT
5731NPT65754NPT5777NPT90054NPT78564NPT63344NPT
5732NPT5755NPTE5778NPT63074NPT63105NPT63345NPT
65734NPT65756NPTT1 4-8-0T (NER)63081NPTE3113NPT63347NPT
5735NPT65757NPT69910NPT90089NPT63125NPT63358NPT
5736NPT5758NPT9911NPT3090NPT63130NPT63360NPT
65737NPT65759NPT9913NPTE3091NPT90452NPTE3370NPT
5738NPT5760NPT69916NPT77006NPT3138NPT3371NPT
65739NPT65761NPT69917NPT90230NPT90461NPT63388NPT
65741NPT65762NPT9919NPTJ94 0-6-0ST90462NPT63389NPT
5742NPT65763NPT9921NPT8007NPT63144NPT63426NPT
5743NPT65765NPTJ24 0-6-0 (NER)8011NPT63146DAR63431NPT
5744NPT65766NPT65600BOR8041NPT63166NPT3445NPT
65745NPT65767NPT65601NPT8049DAR63179NPT63447NPT
65746NPT65768NPT5604NPT8060NPT63182NPTQ5 0-8-0 (NER)
65749NPTE5769NPT5608NPT8062NPT63196NPT3256NPT
65750NPT5772NPTA5 4-6-2T (NER)J27 0-6-0 (NER)77095NPT3274NPT
65751NPT5773NPT69842DAR65830HAV77461NPT63338NPT
Shed Codes 1946 - 1949BOR Borough GardenCLK ColwickDAR DarlingtonEFD Eastfield
GHD GatesheadGOR GortonHAV Haverton HillHLD Hull DairycoatesHTN HeatonMID Midlesborough
NEV Leeds Neville HillNEW New EnglandNPT Newport (Yorks)SEL SelbySKN StocktonTDK Tyne Dock
WHL West HartlepoolYK York
Sunday 15 June 195151Btotal:92
J26 0-6-0 (NER)Q6 0-8-0 (NER)WD 2-8-0
6573051B6575251B6577451B6334151B9001651B9048751B
6573151B6575351B6577551D6334351B9002751B9048851B
6573251B6575551B6577751B6334451B9004451B9050051B
6573451B6575651B6577851B6334551B9004551B9060551B
6573551B6575751BJ94 0-6-0ST6334751B9004851ET1 4-8-0T (NER)
6573651B6575851B6800751B6337051B9005451B6991051B
6573751B6575951B6801151B6337151B9007451B6991151B
6573851B6576051B6802351B6338851B9007651B6991351B
6574051B6576151B6803751B6338951B9009851B6991651B
6574151B6576251B6804951B6342651B9027351B6991751B
6574251B6576351B6806051B6343051B9043451B6991951B
6574351B6576551B6806251B6343354D9045951B6992151B
6574451B6576651BD20 4-4-0 (NER)6344551B9046151BA5 4-6-2T (NER)
6574551B6576751B6237351JJ24 0-6-0 (NER)9046251B6980251K
6574651B6577051BG5 0-4-4T (NER)6560151B9046551BJ39 0-6-0
6575051B6577251B6730551EJ27 0-6-0 (NER)9047551B6484550D
6575151B6577351B6586051E9048151B
Shed Codes