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.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Darlington 1957 - 1959

During the 50s and 60s all the LNER V2 2-6-2 class were serviced at Darlington Works.  This made for interesting visits to the shed and Works where V2s allocated from Aberdeen to King's Cross could often be seen.  This one, 60964, recently named "The Durham Light Infantry", was seen in York shed yard on 26 May 1958.  Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Darlington
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 - http://www.brdatabase.info/sites.php?page=depots&subpage=main&id=170closed:1966
Sunday 8 September 195751Atotal:97
cl 4MT 2-6-0A3 4-6-2V2 2-6-2J94 0-6-0STWD 2-8-0
4313051A6006051A The Tetrarach6080462B xw6800751A9004751A
cl 2MT 2-6-06007051A Gladiateur6087134A xw6801551A9005651A
4647351AA1 4-6-26090536A aw6802551A9020051A
4647451A6011552A Meg Merrilies6097750A6803751A9020336A xw
4647551AD49 4-4-0L1 2-6-4T6804351A9021051A
4647651A6270153D Derbyshire aw6775051A6804551A9025940E xw
4647751A6272353B Nottinghamshire xw6777751A6804751A9027351B
4647951AB1 4-6-0V1 2-6-2T6805051A xw9045053A
K1 2-6-06101551A Duiker6760265A xw6805251A9057153C xw
6200551A6102051A GemsbokV3 2-6-2TQ6 0-8-0 (NER)BR 9F 2-10-0
6200751A6102151A Reitbok6761265C xw6337754C aw9203435A xw
6200951A6102351A HirolaJ72 0-6-0T (NER)6343650C aw9203935A aw
6205050A6102451A Addax6867951A6343851C xwA5 4-6-2T (GCR)
BR 4MT 2-6-06104051A Roedeer6874851A6346154B xw6983051A
7602251H6104951A6133851A6875451AJ27 0-6-0 (NER)6983151A
BR 3MT 2-6-06106151A6135351A6900451A6586051A6983251A
7700251F aw6108450A6138038C aw6902151AJ77 0-6-0T (NER)6983451A
7700451F6117651A6138556B xw6902251A6841051A6983651A
BR 3MT 2-6-2T6119851AB16 4-6-0J71 0-6-0T (NER)6842551A6983951A
8202851A6125551A6143950A xw6823551AA8 4-6-2T (NER)6984051A
8202951A6127451A6146952B xw6830851A6987151A6984151A aw
J21 0-6-0 (NER)6129151A0-6-0 dieselnew 0-6-0 diesel6988751A
6506451A13144D3455xw - ex worksaw - awaiting works
Shed Codes34A King's Cross35A New England36A Doncaster38C Leicester GC40E Langwith Junction
50A York50C Selby51A Darlington51B Newport (Yorks)51C West Hartlepool51F West Auckland
51H Kirkby Stephen52A Gateshead52B Heaton53A Hull Dairycoates53B Hull Botanic Gds53C Hull Springhead
53D Bridlington54B Tyne Dock54C Borough Gardens56B Ardsley62B Dundee Tay Bridge
65A Eastfield65C Parkhead
Sunday 8 June 195851Atotal:109
cl 4MT 2-6-0A3 4-6-2V2 2-6-2J94 0-6-0STWD 2-8-0
4305051A6004551A Lemberg6080852D aw6801551A9000653A
4312951A6007651A Gallopin6081152B xw6802551A9004751A
cl 2MT 2-6-0D49 4-4-06085161B xw6802751A9005651A
4647351A6271753B Banffshire xw6087915E xw6803751A9015338A aw
4647551AB1 4-6-06090450A6803951A9020051A
4647751A6101551A Duiker6093536A aw6804551A9021051A
K1 2-6-06102051A GemsbokL1 2-6-4T6804751A9045336A
6200151A6102151A Reitbok6771830A aw6805051A9047853C
6200351A6103951A Steinbok6772130A aw6805251A9068331B
6200451A6104051A Roedeer6774251AJ72 0-6-0T (NER)9070453A
6200751A6104951A6129151A6775051A6867951ABR 9F 2-10-0
6204351A6106151A xw6133851A6775551A6874851A9206454B
6204551A6112956C xw6135351A6776351A6875451AA5 4-6-2T (GCR)
BR 3MT 2-6-06117651A0-6-0 diesels6777751A6900451A6980538A xw
7700451F6119851AD313713228V1 2-6-2T6902151A6983951A st
BR 3MT 2-6-2T6122451A13138132296761764A aw6902251A6984051A st
8202651H6125551A aw13149D34526765964A awJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)6984151A st
8202851A6127351A13227D3456J27 0-6-0 (NER)6889751AA8 4-6-2T (NER)
BR 4P 2-6-4T6127451Anew 0-6-0 diesels6579152E xw6889851A6988751A st
8010433A xw6127651AD3672D36756580551G6894151CQ1 0-8-0T (GCR)
J21 0-6-0 (NER)D36746585852E awQ6 0-8-0 (NER)6993636C
6506451Axw - ex worksaw - awaiting worksst - stored6345854C aw
Shed Codes15E Leicester GC30A Stratford31B March33A Plaistow36A Doncaster
36C Frodingham38A Colwick50A York51C West Hartlepool51F West Auckland51G Haverton Hill
51H Kirkby Stephen52B Heaton52D Tweedmouth52E Percy Main53A Hull Dairycoates53B Hull Botanic Grds
53C Hull Springhead54B Tyne Dock54C Borough Gardens56C Leeds Copley Hill61B Aberdeen F'hill64A St. Margarets
1959 allocation (70)
cl 4MT 2-6-0LMS2K1 2-6-0LNER10J72 0-6-0TNER6
cl 2MT 2-6-0LMS5J27 0-6-0NER1J50 0-6-0TGNR5
A3 4-6-2LNER2L1 2-6-4TLNER5A8 4-6-2TNER1
V2 2-6-2LNER1J94 0-6-0STWD14WD 2-8-0WD4
B1 4-6-0LNER14
Sunday 5 July 195951Atotal:85
cl 4MT 2-6-0A3 4-6-2V2 2-6-2J94 0-6-0STWD 2-8-0
4312951A6005434F Prince of Wales6080152D xw6800751A aw9005751A
cl 2MT 2-6-06007051A Gladiateur6082634E xw6800851A aw9008251A
4646061A aw6009151A Captain Cuttle6084534E aw6801751A9013551A
4647451AB1 4-6-06084652B xw6802451A9015551A
4647551A6103451L Chiru aw6085736A6802551A9017251A
4647751A6117651A6122451A xw6086734E aw6802751A9022853E
4647951A6124050B Harry Hinchliffe6088750A xw6803251A9023351A
K1 2-6-06128953A6132151A6089550A xw6803751A9037751A
6200751AB17 4-6-06091736A6804152G xw9042450A
6204551A6166131A Sheffield Wednesday*J72 0-6-0T (NER)6804551A9043051A
6205851ABR 4P 2-6-4TQ6 0-8-0 (NER)6867750A xw6804751A9045951L
L1 2-6-4T8013433A xw6334951L6867951A6805051A9059351A
6771732A xwJ39 0-6-06338552C aw6871651A6805251A9064456A aw
6776551A6470052A6339052C aw6875451AJ27 0-6-0 (NER)9067856D xw
6777751A6486952A6339551A6900451A6580652F aw9069851A
6779434FJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)6342351A6901053C xw6586051AA5 4-6-2T (GCR)
V3 2-6-2T6893451A0-6-0 diesels6902151AA8 4-6-2T (NER)6981240E aw
6762665C xw6895951A13227D34566902251A6988751Axw - ex works
* arrived at Darlington, then re-directed to Doncaster for scrapping.aw - awaiting works
Shed Codes31A Cambridge32A Norwich33A Plaistow34E New England34F Grantham
36A Doncaster40E Colwick50A York50B Leeds Neville Hill51L Thornaby52A Gateshead
52B Heaton52C Blaydon52D Tweedmouth52F N&S Blyth52G Sunderland53A Hull Dairycoates
53C Hull Springhead53E Goole56A Wakefield56D Mirfield61A Kittybrewster65C Parkhead

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