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.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Blaydon 1959-1963, Hexham & Alston

Blaydon
Pre Grouping Ownership - North Eastern Railwaypre 1950BLA
type:A brick built double roundhouse.1950 - 196352C
location:On the south side of the Newcastle line, east of Blaydon station.opened:1900
access:Off the main A695 road to Newcastle.closed:1963
Maps and Details - BR DatabaseGoogle MapBlaydon Railway History
1959 allocation (52)
B1 4-6-0LNER3J39 0-6-0LNER7J94 0-6-0STWD4
K1 2-6-0LNER13J21 0-6-0NER1J72 0-6-0TLNER5
Q6 0-8-0NER14V3 2-6-2TLNER3BR 3MT 2-6-0BR2
Sunday 5 July 195952Ctotal:61
V1 & V3* 2-6-2TK1 2-6-0V2 2-6-2Q6 0-8-0 (NER)
67634*52C6200152C6202452C6083352A6335252C6340252C
67636*52C6200652C6202652C6090152B6335652C6340852C
6765352C6201052C6202752CJ94 0-6-0ST6336252C6341352C
BR 4MT 2-6-06202152C6202852C6801052C6336352C6343152C
7604551F6202252C6202952C6801452C6336652C6343452C
cl 4MT 2-6-06202352C6203052C6803552C6337652C6344152C
4310251LB1 4-6-06205650A6803652C6337852C6344452C
B16 4-6-06110052CJ39 0-6-0J72 0-6-0T (NER)6338452C6345652C
6141650ABR 3MT 2-6-06481652C6873252C6338652C6345852C
6141850A7701152C6484252C6902352C6339452C0-6-0 diesels
A4 4-6-26484952C6902552C6339952C1324413317
6002052A Guillemot6485852C6902652C6340052C13311
Shed Codes50A York51F West Auckland51L Thornaby52A Gateshead52B Heaton
Sunday 10 January 196052Ctotal:55
V1 & V3* 2-6-2TK1 2-6-0Q6 0-8-0 (NER)
67634*52C6200252C6203052C6335252C6338452C6343452C
6765352C6200652C6205052C6335652C6338552C6344152C
V2 2-6-26201052C6206052C6336252C6338652C6344452C
6080652B6202152CJ94 0-6-0ST6336352C6339052C6345852C
6086450A6202352C6801052C6336652C6339452CJ39 0-6-0
J27 0-6-0 (NER)6202452C6801452C6336852C6340052C6481552C
6583352G6202552C6803552C6337652C6340252C6481652C
J72 0-6-0T (NER)6202652C6803652C6337752C6340852C6484252C
6902352C6202752C0-6-0 diesels6337852C6341352C6484952C
6902652C6202852CD2059D34556338152C6343152C6485852C
Shed Codes50A York52B Heaton52C Blaydon52G Sunderland
Sunday 9 July 196152Ctotal:52
K1 2-6-0J94 0-6-0STQ6 0-8-0 (NER)
6200252C6202952C6801052C6335252C6338652C6344452C
6200652C6205052C6801452C6335652C6338752C6345352C
6201052C6206052C6803552C6336252C6339052C6345852C
6202152CB1 4-6-06336352C6340052CJ72 0-6-0T (NER)
6202252C6101952C Nilghai6336652C6340252C6902352C
6202352C6102552C Pallah6336852C6340852C6902452C
6202452C6106412C6121652C6337451L6341352C6902552C
6202652C6124152C Viscount Ridley6337652C6342952C6902652C
6202752CV1 2-6-2TV2 2-6-26337752C6343452C0-6-0 diesels
6202852C6765352C6090750A6338152C6343752CD2048D2092
Shed Codes12C Carlisle Canal50A York51L Thornaby52C Blaydon
Sunday 26 August 196252Ctotal:51
V1 2-6-2TB1 4-6-0Q6 0-8-0 (NER)
6765352C6101952C Nilghai6335252C6338752C6344452C
6765752A6102552C Pallah6335652C6339052C6344852K
V3 2-6-2T6103552C Pronghorn6336252C6339452C6345352C
6763652C6103852C Blacktail6336352C6340052C6345852C
V2 2-6-26119952C6132252C6336652C6340252CJ39 0-6-0
6095450A6123752C Geoffrey H. Kitson6337652C6340852C6486052A S
J72 0-6-0T (NER)6124152C Viscount Ridley6337852C6342952C6486552A S
6902352C0-6-0 dieselsBR T2 diesels6338152C6343152C6493652A S
D2105D2332D5096D51076338552C6343352K6493852A S
D2163D2335D5097D51496338652C6343752C6497852A S
D5101s - stored
Shed Codes50A York52A Gateshead52C Blaydon52K Consett
Sunday 10 March 196352Ctotal:46
A3 4-6-2B1 4-6-0J39 0-6-00-6-0 diesels
6007252B Sunstar W6102552D Pallah W6486052A WD2048D2335
6007652B Gallopin W6123752C Geoffrey H. Kitson6486552A WD2166D2339
6007852B Night Hawk WV2 2-6-2V1 2-6-2T6492152B WD2321D3179
A2 4-6-26093452D W6763652C6493652A WD2322D3673
6051152D Airborne W6097852A WV3 2-6-2T6493852A WD2329
6051752D Ocean Swell WQ6 0-8-0 (NER)6765764B W*6494252B WEE T3 diesels
6052152D Watling Street W6336252C6768764B W*6497852A WD6785D6790
6053852D Velocity W6339452C6768864B W*Peak classD6787D6794
6053952D Bronzino W6343752C6768964B W*D180D183D6789
W - withdrawnW* - withdrawn before move to 64B could be madeD181D190BR T2 diesel
Only five steam locos were operational.D5150
Shed Codes52A Gateshead52B Heaton52C Blaydon52D Tweedmouth64B Haymarket
Blaydon was closed to steam locomotives on 16th June 1963
Hexham
Pre Grouping Ownership - North Eastern Railwaysubshed of Blaydonpre 1950BLA
type:A brick built 2TS dead ended shed.1950 - 195952C
location:South of the line, east of Hexham station.opened:1869
access:The shed was at the far end of the Goods Yard.closed:1959
Border Counties Railway FeatureGoogle MapDisued Stations Feature
Sunday 3 October 1948BLAtotal:5
G5 0-4-4T (NER)J21 0-6-0 (NER)
7241BLA7255BLA67313BLA5025BLA5062BLA
Saturday 21 May 1949BLAtotal:2
J39 0-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
4846BLA5343BLA
Sunday 26 June 1949BLAtotal:4
G5 0-4-4T (NER)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
67245BLA67325BLA65295BLA5343BLA
Monday 7 August 195052Ctotal:7
G5 0-4-4T (NER)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)J39 0-6-0J94 0-6-0ST
6724552C6726552C6529552C6470052C6805952C
6724952C6726852C
Sunday 18 September 195552Ctotal:8
G5 0-4-4T (NER)V1 2-6-2TV3 2-6-2TJ21 0-6-0 (NER)
6726552C6734152C6765752C6768752C6503352C6510352C
6732052C6508852C
Alston
Pre Grouping Ownership - North Eastern Railwaysubshed of Blaydon1852 - 1959
type:A 1TS through road shed.South Tynedale RailwayDisused Stations Feature
Sun 26 June 1949Mon 7 Aug 1950Mon 8 Aug 1955Sat 19 May 1956Fri 23 May 1958
G5 0-4-4T (NER)G5 0-4-4T (NER)BR 3MT 2-6-0BR 4MT 2-6-0BR 3MT 2-6-0
67259BLA6731552C7701152C7602452C7701452C

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