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, 8 January 2014

Darlington Works 1955 - Part 1

A V2 2-6-2 60952 heads a freight at Croxdale, south of Durham in June 1954.  This engine, allocated to Heaton, was undergoing repair at Darlington in January 1955.  Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Darlington Works - 1955
Darlington Locomotive Works was opened in 1863 by the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
The main workshops were on North Road, where 2,269 locomotives were built and repaired until closure in 1966
BR Database:
1955 : Locos constructed at Darlington - BR Standard 2MT 2-6-0s 78045 - 78054 (10)
Diesel/electric 0-6-0s - 13137 - 13166, 13217 - 13231 (45)
Sunday 9 January 1955
Works yard and erecting shops
V2 2-6-2B1 4-6-0V3 2-6-2TWD 2-8-0A5 4-6-2T (GCR)
6081961B6101550A Duiker6760664A9003736A6981540B
6088652B6101851E GnuV1 2-6-2T9004236A6983351A
6090150A6102636A Ourebi6762865C9008835A6983553B
6092264A6122450A6764465A9029840BA8 4-6-2T (NER)
6095252BD49 4-4-06766265C9050050A6985054A
6096452A6272750D The QuornL1 2-6-4T9051040B6988850G
6098250A6273850D The Zetland6772034A9055135A6989251K
B16 4-6-06274650D The Middleton6774134D9059736Bunder construction
6145850A6275753B The BurtonQ6 0-8-0 (NER)9060551B0-6-0 diesels
J27 0-6-0 (NER)6276653D The Grafton6340352C9064636C1315213155
6583051GJ26 0-6-0 (NER)J21 0-6-0 (NER)6343851C1315313156
6586252B6576351B6508252D W1315413157
Stooperdalescrap yard
V2 2-6-2J27 0-6-0 (NER)WD 2-8-0J21 0-6-0 (NER)J25 0-6-0 (NER)A7 4-6-2T (NER)
6089464A6583254A9000653A6504751H W6570554C W6977153C W
Q6 0-8-0 (NER)J26 0-6-0 (NER)9004554D6506251F WN13 0-6-2T (H&B)6977953A W
6344050C6579854A9020340B6508951A W6911650B W6978053C W
6509251H WN8 0-6-2T (NER)
6509851A W6938553A W
works traffic on shed
V2 2-6-2D49 4-4-0Q6 0-8-0 (NER)WD 2-8-0BR 2MT 2-6-0
6085161B xw6277250D The Sinnington aw6340751G aw9001831B xwnew locos
6086852A awB16 4-6-0V1 2-6-2T6341751D aw9038253A xw78043xw
6093952B aw6141350B aw6765063B xwQ7 0-8-0 (NER)9045053A xw78044xw
B1 4-6-0L1 2-6-4T6766265C xw6347454B xw9002940B awJ25 0-6-0 (NER)
6108650B xw6776234E xwV3 2-6-2TJ27 0-6-0 (NER)9042651B aw6566654B xw
6114138C aw6778734E aw6769151D xw6583752E awT1 4-8-0T (NER)6569850C xw
6115239B aw6584450F xw6992054B xwY1 0-4-0T
6132840B xwaw - awaiting worksxw - ex worksW - withdrawn6815050C aw
Sunday 27 February 1955
Works yard and erecting shops
V2 2-6-2B1 4-6-0Q6 0-8-0 (NER)G5 0-4-4TWD 2-8-0
6082364A6273850D The Zetland6337954B6725854A9000953A
6082461B6274650D The Middleton6338754BA5 4-6-2T (GCR)9002253A
6084064A6275350D The Belvoir6343954D6981435B9005936C
6090150A6277250D The Sinnington6345150C6982840A9006153C
6093952BB1 4-6-0V1 2-6-2TL1 2-6-4T6983351A9007931B
6094150A6109632B6760265A6770432CA8 4-6-2T (NER)9013036B
B16 4-6-06116338A6760864A6776653Bunder construction9037351B
6143550A6116636B6761764AJ26 0-6-0 (NER)0-6-0 diesels9065735A
6146850A6119040B6765565C6573451B1313713156T1 2-8-0T
6147650A6121650BQ7 0-8-0 (NER)6573751D13138131576991951E W
Stooperdalescrap yard
Q6 0-8-0 (NER)L1 2-6-4TWD 2-8-0J26 0-6-0 (NER)G5 0-4-4T
6345354B6770130A9045053A9060953A6572350A W6727151E W
works traffic on shed
V2 2-6-2D49 4-4-0G5 0-4-4TN8 0-6-2T (NER)WD 2-8-0
6086852A xw6272650E The Mynell xw6730452C W6938653A W9009453C aw
6092652D xw6272750D The Quorn xw6732352F awA5 4-6-2T (GCR)9015036B xw
6096150A aw6276150D The Derwent awV3 2-6-2T6982632A aw9019536B aw
B1 4-6-0B16 4-6-0Q6 0-8-0 (NER)6763452A xwA8 4-6-2T (NER)9050351B xw
6106853B xw6145650A xw6334551B awJ73 0-6-0T (NER)6985551K aw9055031B aw
6117740A awJ27 0-6-0 (NER)6337652C xw6835851C W9057153C aw
6119952A xw6588550C xw6345654C xw9064736C aw
Saturday 23 April 1955
Works yard and erecting shops
V1 2-6-2TV2 2-6-2B1 4-6-0WD 2-8-0
6761965C6082761B6102151A Reitbok9001831B9049036C
6764865C6088861B6102351A Hirola9003136C9049365D
V3 2-6-2T6095862B6108053A6125750B9008253CQ6 0-8-0 (NER)
6763652CB16 4-6-0B1 4-6-09010635A6341951C
L1 2-6-4T6141650A6270053B Yorkshire9014540B6342051D
6770130A6141750A6276150D The Derwent9019135AQ7 0-8-0 (NER)
6776134E6146050A6277250D The Sinnington9022440B6346154B
6778434A6146950BJ94 0-6-0STA8 4-6-2T (NER)9025536BA5 4-6-2T (GCR)
under construction6147250A6804951B6988051K9028540B6980138A
0-6-0 diesels6147450A6806251B6988850G9045853A6981739A
1314113145J27 0-6-0 (NER)Stooperdale6983653B
13142132206578851EB1 4-6-0J94 0-6-0STQ6 0-8-0 (NER)
13144132226580152FJ26 0-6-0 (NER)WD 2-8-00-6-0 diesels
works traffic on shed
V1 2-6-2TV2 2-6-2B1 4-6-0Q6 0-8-0 (NER)WD 2-8-0
6766465A xw6088264A aw6100430F Oryx xw6335054C aw9010836A aw
6766761A aw6091850A aw6114240B xw6130553B awA5 4-6-2T (GCR)9016535A aw
V3 2-6-2T6096752A xw6121650B aw6137737A aw6980253D aw9046753C aw
6768651D xwD20 4-4-0D49 4-4-0J26 0-6-0 (NER)9047953A xw
6762565H xw6235951J aw6270250A Derbyshire xw6574051B awJ27 0-6-0 (NER)
L1 2-6-4T6238352D xw6273850D The Zetland xwA8 4-6-2T (NER)6584054A aw
6770732A aw6275850D The Cattistock xw6988754A aw6585852E aw
Shed Codes30A Stratford30F Parkeston31B March32A Norwich32B Ipswich
32C Lowestoft34A King's Cross34E Neasden35A New England35B Grantham36A Doncaster
36B Mexborough36C Frodingham37A Ardsley38A Colwick38C Leicester GC39A Gorton
39B Sheffield Darnall40A Lincoln40B Immingham50A York50B Leeds Neville Hill50C Selby
50D Starbeck50E Scarborough50F Malton50G Whitby51A Darlington51B Newport (Yorks)
51C West Hartlepool51D Middlesborough51E Stockton-on-Tees51F West Auckland51G Haverton Hill51H Kirkby Stephen
51K Saltburn52A Gateshead52B Heaton52C Blaydon52D Tweedmouth52E Percy Main
52F N & S Blyth53A Hull Dairycoates53B Hull Botanic Grd53C Hull Springhead53D Bridlington54A Sunderland
54B Tyne Dock54C Borough Gards54D Consett61A Kittybrewster61B Aberdeen F'hill62B Dundee Tay Brdg
63B Stirling64A St. Margarets65A Eastfield65C Parkhead65D Dawsholm65E Kipps
65H Helensburgh

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