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, 1 December 2013

Darlington 1948 - 1950

Vincent Raven built 45 three cylinder 4-4-4T engines for the NER, but it was found that they could roll excessively at high speeds.  Gresley rebuilt them to 4-6-2Ts between 1931-1936 and as class A8, they worked fast passenger services, notably between Darlington and Newcastle and the coast.  This one, 68953, was seen in 1951 at Bishop Auckland.  Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Pre Grouping Ownership - North Eastern Railwayshed codes
type:A brick built 7TS through shed and a brick built roundhouse.pre 1950DAR
location:On the east side of the line north of Bank Top station.1950 - 196651A
access:A cinder path led from a cul-de-sac off Green Street.opened:1866
BR Database -
1950 allocation (112)
cl 4MT 2-6-0LMS6J25 0-6-0NER11J77 0-6-0TNER4
A3 4-6-2LNER2G5 0-4-4TNER3J72 0-6-0TNER3
B1 4-6-0LNER15L1 2-6-4TLNER4N9 0-6-2TNER1
K1 2-6-0LNER17J94 0-6-0STWD11A5 4-6-2TGCR10
J39 0-6-0LNER2Y1 0-4-0TLNER2WD 2-8-0WD5
J21 0-6-0NER7J71 0-6-0TNER9
Sunday 4 July 1948DARtotal:116
cl 2MT 2-6-0B1 4-6-0J21 0-6-0 (NER)J39 0-6-0WD 2-8-0
641961014GHD Oribi5033DAR64862DARE3098NPT
C7 4-4-2 (NER)1038DAR Blacktail5038DAR64925DAR63127CLK
2975SCA W1039DAR Steinbok65064*AUK xw4940DAR63191CLK
2981DAR W1176DARE1290DAR65092SKNO4 2-8-0 (GCR)77162
2983HLD WE1288DARE1303DARE5098DAR3832FRO77323NEV
2988HLD WD49 4-4-065110DAR3856TDK77329YK
2995HLD W2768SBK The Morpeth5114HTNJ27 0-6-0 (NER)Q5 0-8-0 (NER)
L1 2-6-4TV2 2-6-2J94 0-6-0ST5119DAR65754NPT xw3277DAR
67720new xw815DON8025DARJ25 0-6-0 (NER)65762NPT xw3278DAR
67725new xw864DAR8027DAR65650DAR65775MID xw63282MID
A5 4-6-2T (GCR)963DAR8047DAR5653DARJ71 0-6-0T (NER)3307DAR
69837DARB16 4-6-08050DAR65673KBY xw8239DARQ6 0-8-0 (NER)
69841DAR1400YK8051DAR5677AUK68240YK xw3440SEL
A8 4-6-2T (NER)1418YK8052DAR5688DAR8259DARJ77 0-6-0T (NER)
9868SALN9 0-6-2T (NER)J27 0-6-0 (NER)65708DAR8281DAR8408DAR
G5 0-4-4T (NER)9415DAR65816xw5717KBY68307MID8410DAR
7278SKN69418DARJ72 0-6-0T (NER)5720HTNE8308DAR8417DAR
7342DAR9426DAR68711MID* this loco was subsheded at Wearhead8421DAR
Sunday 10 July 1949DARtotal:106
K1 2-6-0*A3 4-6-2J21 0-6-0 (NER)J39 0-6-0WD 2-8-0
62001DAR60076DAR Galopin65033DAR64791DAR63061DAR
62002DARA1 4-6-265038DAR64821DAR63068NPT
62004DAR60152HAY Holyrood new65068DAR4868TWD63076NPT
K3 2-6-0B1 4-6-065078DARJ27 0-6-0 (NER)63078DAR
61967NEW61020DAR Gemsbok65091DAR65787HAV3084CLK
V2 2-6-261022DAR Sassaby65098DAR65822PMN77036NPT
60944HTN61023DAR Hirola65110DAR65824HTN77248NEW
G5 0-4-4T (NER)1029GOR ChamoisJ25 0-6-0 (NER)65834SBH90303CLK
67270SUN1039DAR Steinbok5648DAR65857SKN79182TDK
67278SKN1189SKN Sir William Gray65653DARJ94 0-6-0ST79209HLD
67302WBY61241DAR Viscount Ridley5664DAR68015DAR79243HLD
7309DAR61173DAR1274DAR65672DAR8025DARQ5 0-8-0 (NER)
V1 2-6-2T61224DAR1275DAR65688DAR68027DAR63319DAR
V3 2-6-2TE1291DAR65692DAR8047DARQ6 0-8-0 (NER)
7682GHDD49 4-4-065695DAR8050DAR63355WHL
L1 2-6-4T2742GHD The Braes of Derwent5702DAR8052DARO1 2-8-0 (GNR)
67742DAR62756NEV The Brocklesby65708DARJ71 0-6-0T (NER)63676TDK
67754DARA5 4-6-2T (GCR)J77 0-6-0T (NER)65717KBY68235DAR63712TDK
B16 4-6-069831DAR8408DAR5720DAR8239DAR3755TDK
61407YK69833DAR8410DARN9 0-6-2T (NER)8259DARY1 0-4-0T
A8 4-6-2T (NER)69835DAR8417DAR9415DAR8279DAR8145DAR
69858WBY69838DAR68423DAR69418DAR8300DARN8 0-6-2T (NER)
* new locos from the North British Loco Co.
Shed Codes 1948 - 1949CLK ColwickDAR DarlingtonGHD GatesheadGOR Gorton
HAV Haverton HillHAY HaymarketHLD Hull DairycoatesHTN HeatonNEV Leeds Neville HillNEW New England
NPT Newport (Yorks)SAL SaltburnSBH South BlythSEL SelbySKN Stockton-on-TeesSUN Sunderland
TDK Tyne DockTWD TweedmouthWBY WhitbyWHL West HartlepoolYK York
Sunday 28 May 195051Atotal:101
K1 2-6-0A3 4-6-2J94 0-6-0STJ21 0-6-0 (NER)WD 2-8-0
6200151A6007051A Gladiateur6801551A6508851F9045151B
6200451A6007651A Galopin6802551A6511051AQ6 0-8-0 (NER)
6200651A6008052B Dick Turpin6802751A6511951A6334751B
6200851AA1 4-6-26803951AJ25 0-6-0 (NER)6335652C
6204451A6014352A Sir Walter Scott6804351A564851A342852C
6204551AB1 4-6-06804551A6566451A6345050B xw
6204651A6102151A Reitbok6804751A567751AA5 4-6-2T (GCR)
6204751A6102251A Sassaby6805051A6569251A6983351A
6204851A6102351A Hirola6805151A570251A6983551A
6204951A6103951A Steinbok6805251A572051A6983851A
6205051A6108450A xw6125551AJ71 0-6-0T (NER)J27 0-6-0 (NER)6983951A
6205751A6117651A6127351A823151A6576651B xw6984051A
6205851A6122451A6127451A6823551AJ77 0-6-0T (NER)N9 0-6-2T (NER)
6205951AB16 4-6-061405new823951A6840851A6942651A
6206051A142950BL1 2-6-4T6825951A6841051AJ72 0-6-0T (NER)
6206151A6144150A xw6771534E827951A6842351A870751A
6206251A6146350A xw6774251A828151A6843251A6900451A
6206351AV2 2-6-26775451AE830851AY1 0-4-0T6901754C
6206451A60835*52B6777751AG5 0-4-4T (NER)814251FN13 0-6-2T (H&B)
6206551A6094836A67785new6727151C xw814551F911953C
J39 0-6-06096552A xw67790new730952AY3 0-4-0TN10 0-6-2T (NER)
493351A* The Green Howard…..733351A6818251F6909653A xw
Shed Codes34E Neasden36A Doncaster50A York50B Leeds Neville Hill51A Darlington
51B Newport (Yorks)51C West Hartlepool51F West Auckland52A Gateshead52B Heaton52C Blaydon
53A Hull Dairycoates53C Hull Springhead54C Borough Gardens

Google account holders may be able to access the following files:
Darlington 1945 - 1958 (Part 1)
 Darlington 1959 - 1965 (Part 2)

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