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.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Gateshead Works 1954 - 1958

Gateshead Works
Gateshead Works was built for the Stockton & Darlington Railway between 1862 and 1863, but within a few months
had been taken over by the North Eastern Railway, which made it the headquarters of its Locomotive Department.
At first Gateshead operated as the NER's main works, producing twice as many locomotives as the nearby
Darlington Works. In 1908, however, Darlington produced its first large passenger engines and two years later
new building ceased at Gateshead, where new development was restricted by railway tracks and the River Tyne.
Gateshead Works, which from 1910 onwards concentrated on heavy maintenance, was closed in 1959.
Sunday 25 April 1954erecting shop and yard
G5 0-4-4T (NER)A4 4-6-2V2 2-6-2Q6 0-8-0 (NER)J71 0-6-0T (NER)
6725154A6001852A Sparrow Hawk6080752A6337551D6824050A
6725353BA3 4-6-2N10 0-6-2T (NER)6339852CJ72 0-6-0T (NER)
6728253B6007052A Gladiateur6909152A6344152C6873451C
K1 2-6-06007752B The White Knight6910052AJ26 0-6-0 (NER)J94 0-6-0ST
6204351EA1 4-6-26910453A6576051B6805150A
B1 4-6-06015052A WillbrookJ39 0-6-0J27 0-6-0 (NER)
Tuesday 20 July 1954erecting shop and yard
G5 0-4-4T (NER)A3 4-6-2V2 2-6-2Q6 0-8-0 (NER)J71 0-6-0T (NER)
6727052C6003852A Firdaussi6088652B6335454C6839250D
6727353BA1 4-6-26094952A6337151BJ72 0-6-0T (NER)
6730452C6011552A Meg MerriliesK3 2-6-06341551C6867353C
N10 0-6-2T (NER)A2 4-6-26198864AJ27 0-6-0 (NER)6874452A
6909953A6052152A Watling StreetJ26 0-6-0 (NER)6582552EY3 0-4-0T
6910753AB1 4-6-06573651B6583354A6818353A
A8 4-6-2T (NER)6100250A Impala6577451B6585654AJ94 0-6-0ST
Sunday 26 June 1955erecting shop and yard
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)A3 4-6-2Q6 0-8-0 (NER)J27 0-6-0 (NER)J72 0-6-0T (NER)
4209452A6007652A Galopin6338454C6580351C6868951D
A8 4-6-2T (NER)B1 4-6-06342350C6580752E6869251F
6986354A6123852A Leslie Runciman6346554B6585252EWD 2-8-0
L1 2-6-4TV2 2-6-2J39 0-6-0J94 0-6-0ST6585454A9010836A
6776453B6093252D6472768E6802751AJ71 0-6-0T (NER)9044554B
K1 2-6-0K3 2-6-06487050B6807440B6831452A9061154B
Sunday 18 September 1955erecting shop and yard
V3 2-6-2TA3 4-6-2D49 4-4-0WD 2-8-0
6766864A6003852A Firdaussi6270664B Forfarshire9004554B
A8 4-6-2T (NER)A1 4-6-2V2 2-6-2K1 2-6-09027253A
6986851F6014752A North Eastern6086852A6202352C9030954B
6988754AA2 4-6-26094052AJ39 0-6-0J25 0-6-0 (NER)
K2 2-6-06051152B Airborne6094452B6484252C6572752F
6178038A6051852A Tehran6096452A6485154CQ6 0-8-0 (NER)
Shed Codes6340454D
36A Doncaster38A Colwick40B Immingham50A York50B Leeds Neville Hill50C Selby
50D Starbeck51A Darlington51B Newport (Yorks)51C West Hartlepool51D Middlesborough51E Stockton-on-Tees
51F West Auckland52A Gateshead52B Heaton52C Blaydon52D Tweedmouth52E Percy Main
52F N&S Blyth53A Hull Dairycoates53B Hull Botanic Grds54A Sunderland54C Borough Gardens54D Consett
62B Dundee Tay Brd.64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket68E Carlisle Canal
Friday 30 March 1956erecting shop and yard
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)A2 4-6-2Q6 0-8-0 (NER)J27 0-6-0 (NER)J72 0-6-0T (NER)
4209352A6051852A Tehran6342754D6578352F6867452A
D20 4-4-0 (NER)V2 2-6-2B16 4-6-06347354B6579652E6871853A
6234950C W6094150A6141052BJ94 0-6-0ST6584154A6872352A
K3 2-6-06094650A6144752B6803250A6588052F6874452A
6199264A6094952AJ39 0-6-06806051BJ26 0-6-0 (NER)J71 0-6-0T (NER)
K1 2-6-06492452D6807340B6575951B6825451F
Saturday 29 September 1956erecting shop and yard
A4 4-6-2B1 4-6-0Q6 0-8-0 (NER)J94 0-6-0ST
6000552A Sir Charles Newton6102252A Sassaby6334951D aw6804751A
A1 4-6-26110052A6336654C6805854A
6014352A Sir Walter Scott6123852A Leslie Runciman6344351G xw6807140B xw
D49 4-4-0V2 2-6-2N10 0-6-2T (NER)J25 0-6-0 (NER)J72 0-6-0T (NER)
6274462B The Holderness6080652B6909653A xw6572752F6867750A
B16 4-6-0BR 3MT 2-6-06080752AA8 4-6-2T (NER)J27 0-6-0 (NER)6869754C
6147050B7700351F6985054A6587052F6871151C xw
aw - awaiting worksxw - ex works6986354A aw6902652C
Friday 1 March 1957erecting shop and yard
V3 2-6-2TA4 4-6-2J27 0-6-0 (NER)Q6 0-8-0 (NER)J94 0-6-0ST
6768752C6000152A Sir Ronald Matthews6581152F xw6334151G xw6802640B
6768952AA3 4-6-26583952E aw6337954B6805251A
cl 2MT 2-6-06006952B Sceptre6589354A6338754B6805651C
4640853E awA1 4-6-2J25 0-6-0 (NER)J39 0-6-0J72 0-6-0T (NER)
4646462B xw6012952A Guy Mannering6566654B aw6485652B6870120D
4648151F6013552A Madge WildfireJ26 0-6-0 (NER)6492154C aw6873852B
J21 0-6-0 (NER)V2 2-6-2B1 4-6-06573551F xwBR 9F 2-10-06874653C xw
6507852D W6095252B6128338A9206654B
Saturday 19 October 1957erecting shop and yard
K3 2-6-0A4 4-6-2V2 2-6-2Q6 0-8-0 (NER)J94 0-6-0ST
6190152D aw6000252A Sir Murrough Wilson6080152D6336254B6801840B
K1 2-6-0A3 4-6-26088264A aw6339852F6803852C
6201052C6007252B SunstarJ26 0-6-0 (NER)6339952C6805151C
6202252C aw6008052B Dick Turpin6574351B xw6340151DJ72 0-6-0T (NER)
6202452CA2 4-6-26576051B xw6340352F aw6870351C xw
A8 4-6-2T (NER)6053852A VelocityJ27 0-6-0 (NER)6872950A
6988354AB1 4-6-06579952E6873650D
6989354A6102252A Sassaby6580052F6901754C
Sunday 23 February 1958erecting shop and yard
cl 2MT 2-6-0A3 4-6-2Q6 0-8-0 (NER)J27 0-6-0 (NER)J94 0-6-0ST
4646930E6005852A Blair Atholl6334751G xw6583354A6801954D
K1 2-6-0A1 4-6-26336051B xw6583752EJ72 0-6-0T (NER)
6202452C6012652B Sir Vincent Raven6337254D xw6584651C aw6872151D
BR 3MT 2-6-06013752A Redgauntlet6339052CJ39 0-6-06873754C xw
7701152C aw6014552A Saint Mungo6342851B6470352B6900754A
L1 2-6-4TV2 2-6-2B1 4-6-0J25 0-6-0 (NER)6471054C awO1 2-8-0 (GCR)
6774534D6092652D6125134D aw6570652F6385654B aw
Saturday 11 October 1958erecting shop and yard
L1 2-6-4TA3 4-6-2V2 2-6-2Q6 0-8-0 (NER)J27 0-6-0 (NER)
6777234B6007652A Galopin6080152D6336352C6578751G
A8 4-6-2T (NER)A1 4-6-26091052B6336451L6580752E
6988354A6015552A Borderer6092652D6340054C6584252E
K3 2-6-0B1 4-6-0J94 0-6-0ST6346954B6584450F
6193164A6101952C Nilghai6800851AJ71 0-6-0T (NER)6587752B
6102252A Sassaby6827252A
Shed Codes20A Normanton30E Colchester34B Hornsey34D Hitchin38A Colwick
40B Immingham50A York50B Leeds Neville Hill50C Selby50D Starbeck50F Malton
51A Darlington51B Newport (Yorks)51C West Hartlepool51D Middlesborough51G Haverton Hill51L Thornaby
52A Gateshead52B Heaton52C Blaydon52D Tweedmouth52E Percy Main52F N&S Blyth
53A Hull Dairycoates53C Hull Springhead53E Goole54A Sunderland54B Tyne Dock54C Borough Gardens
54D Consett62B Dundee Tay Brd.64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket
Gateshead Works closed on 5th March, 1959

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