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.

Monday, 16 December 2013

West Auckland 1946 - 1955

The last train to Wearhead about to leave Bishop Auckland on 27 June 1953 hauled by NER J21 0-6-0 65078.  This locomotive was allocated to West Auckland at the time and, in common with others of the same class, worked the Wearhead branch and the line over Stainmore to Kirkby Stephen.   Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
West Auckland
Pre Grouping Ownership - North Eastern Railwayshed codes
type:A brick built roundhouse shed.pre 1950AUK
location:West of the line, between West Auckland and Bishop Auckland stations.1950 - 196451F
access:A cinder path went to the shed from the B6283.opened:1887
BR Database - http://www.brdatabase.info/sites.php?page=depots&subpage=main&id=591closed:1964
Sunday 22 December 1946AUKLNER 1923 numbers in redtotal:28
A8 4-6-2T (NER)J21 0-6-0 (NER)J25 0-6-0 (NER)J72 0-6-0T (NER)J71 0-6-0T (NER)Q5 0-8-0 (NER)
9856AUK875AUK56508678AUK8249AUK3304DAR
9869AUK5061AUK5659AUK8696AUK8254AUK3314AUK
9877AUKJ39 0-6-05677AUKY1 0-4-0T8255AUK3315AUK
9879AUK1464DAR5683AUK8142AUK8269AUK
V1 2-6-2T1483DAR5688142N9 0-6-2T (NER)
76525689AUK9422AUK
Shed CodesAUK West AucklandDAR Darlington
Saturday 3 July 1948AUKtotal:25
A8 4-6-2T (NER)J21 0-6-0 (NER)J25 0-6-0 (NER)J72 0-6-0T (NER)J71 0-6-0T (NER)Q6 0-8-0 (NER)
9870AUK5057AUK5659AUK8678AUK8249AUK3444BLA
9886AUK65061AUK5675AUK8696AUK8254AUKJ77 0-6-0T (NER)
G5 0-4-4T (NER)5089SKN5683AUKJ26 0-6-0 (NER)8255AUK8432AUK
7312AUKJ39 0-6-065696AUKE5769NPT8269AUK
7333DAR4778AUK5706AUKcl 2MT 2-6-0
7345AUK4848AUK641826A (on loan from Neton Heath for trials)
Shed CodesAUK West AucklandBLA BlaydonDAR DarlingtonSKN Stockton-on-Tees
Sunday 27 February 1949AUKtotal:36
A8 4-6-2T (NER)J21 0-6-0 (NER)J25 0-6-0 (NER)J71 0-6-0T (NER)Y1 0-4-0T
69868AUK65057AUK65646DAR5683AUKE8249AUK8142AUK
69872AUK65061AUK65659AUKE5696AUK8254AUK8149AUK
9886AUKE5077AUK5662AUK65706AUK68255AUKY3 0-4-0T
G5 0-4-4T (NER)650835665AUKJ39 0-6-08269AUK8182AUK
67242SKN650845671AUK64778AUKJ72 0-6-0T (NER)N9 0-6-2T (NER)
67312AUK65092AUK5675AUK64848AUK68691AUK9422AUK
7333DAR65097AUK68696AUK
67345AUK5123
Shed CodesAUK West AucklandDAR DarlingtonSKN Stockton-on-Tees
1950 allocation (40)
J39 0-6-0LNER3Y1 0-4-0TLNER3J77 0-6-0TNER1
J21 0-6-0NER10Y3 0-4-0TLNER1J72 0-6-0TNER3
J25 0-6-0NER6J71 0-6-0TNER4A8 4-6-2TNER6
G5 0-4-4TNER3
Saturday 25 March 195051Ftotal:22
A8 4-6-2T (NER)J21 0-6-0 (NER)J25 0-6-0 (NER)J39 0-6-0J71 0-6-0T (NER)
6987051F50376564651A6568351F6477851F824951F
6987551F6507751F6565951F569651F6484851F825451F
G5 0-4-4T (NER)650846566251F6570651FJ72 0-6-0T (NER)6825551F
6731251F6510251F6567151FJ77 0-6-0T (NER)6869151F826951F
Y1 0-4-0T6839151F6900751F
E814951FShed Codes51A Darlington51F West Auckland
Sunday 24 June 195151Ftotal:29
A8 4-6-2T (NER)J21 0-6-0 (NER)J25 0-6-0 (NER)J72 0-6-0T (NER)
6985151F6506151F6510251F6566251F6570251A6869151F
6986851F6507751FJ71 0-6-0T (NER)6567551F6570651F6869651F
6987051F6507851FE824951F6568351FJ39 0-6-06900751F
6987251F6509151F825451F6569151F6475651FG5 0-4-4T (NER)
6987551F6509251F6825551F6569651F6477851F6731251F
6509751F6826951F
Shed Codes51A Darlington51F West Auckland
Sunday 10 August 195251Ftotal:32
cl 4MT 2-6-0A8 4-6-2T (NER)J21 0-6-0 (NER)J25 0-6-0 (NER)J39 0-6-0J71 0-6-0T (NER)
4305651A6985151F6506151F6566251F6475651F6824951F
4307151A6985651F6506251F6569651F6484851F6825451F
cl 2MT 2-6-06986851F6507851F6570251AJ72 0-6-0T (NER)6825551F
4647351F6987251F6508851F6570651F6869151F6826951F
4647951FJ77 0-6-0T (NER)6509151F6869651FY1 0-4-0T
G5 0-4-4T (NER)6839151F6509251F6900751F6814551F
6731851F6509751FE814951F
Shed Codes51A Darlington51F West Auckland
Sunday 1 March 195351Ftotal:31
cl 2MT 2-6-0A5 4-6-2T (NER)J21 0-6-0 (NER)J25 0-6-0 (NER)J39 0-6-0J71 0-6-0T (NER)
4647051F6983251A6506251F6566251F6475651F6826951F
4647351FA8 4-6-2T (NER)6507751F6569651F6477851FJ77 0-6-0T (NER)
4647951F6985651F6507851F6570651F6484851F6839151F
4648251F6987051F6508851FJ72 0-6-0T (NER)6494051FY1 0-4-0T
6987251F6509151F6869151F6498251F6814551F
6987551F6509251F6869651F6814951F
6509751F6870751F
Shed Codes51A Darlington51F West Auckland
Sunday 25 April 195451Ftotal:35
cl 2MT 2-6-0BR 2MT 2-6-0A8 4-6-2T (NER)J39 0-6-0J21 0-6-0 (NER)J72 0-6-0T (NER)
4647051F7801051F6985151F6477851F6506251F6869151F
4647351F7801151F6985651F6494051F6506451F6869251F
4647951F7801251F6986851F6498251F6508851F6869651F
4648251F7801351F6987051FJ71 0-6-0T (NER)6509151F6901851F
K1 2-6-07801451F6987551F6825451F6509751FY1 0-4-0T
6204151E7801551FQ6 0-8-0J77 0-6-0T (NER)J25 0-6-0 (NER)6814551F
6335151F6839151F6566251F6814951F
6345951F
Shed Codes51E Stockton-on-Tees51F West Auckland
Sunday 10 April 195551Ftotal:35
cl 2MT 2-6-0BR 3MT 2-6-0A8 4-6-2T (NER)J39 0-6-0J71 0-6-0T (NER)J72 0-6-0T (NER)
4647151F7700051F6985151F6477851F6825451F6869151F
4647351F7700151F6985651F6481751F6826951F6869251F
4647651F7700251F6987051F6486251FJ77 0-6-0T (NER)6869651F
4648051F7701051F6987251F6491051F6839151F6870751F
4648151F7701151F6987551F6494051FQ6 0-8-06901851F
4648251F7701251FBR 2MT 2-6-06498251F6335151FY1 0-4-0T
7801551F6345951F6814951F

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