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, 28 February 2014

Edinburgh sub sheds - part 1

On the ECML at Craigentinny, west of Portobello an unusual combination of ex-NBR J35 0-6-0 No. 64501 is piloting K3 2-6-0 No. 61916 on stock going to Edinburgh Waverley for an express working on 16th August 1948. Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
South Leith
Pre Grouping Ownership - North British RailwaySt. Margaret's sub shed - STM
Location:On the north side of the NBR South Leith Docks branch.closed:31st December, 1960 (to steam)
type:A servicing area consisting of an engine pit, turntable and an officeGoole Map
Wednesday 1 January 1947STM (sub shed)total:7
J36 0-6-0 (NBR)J88 0-6-0T (NBR)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)J69 0-6-0T (GER)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)
5292STM8348STM8470STM8568STM8093STM8122STM
8096STM
Sunday 6 May 195164A (sub shed)total:8
J88 0-6-0T (NBR)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)J69 0-6-0T (GER)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)
6833464A6844864A6850564A809864A6811564A
6834264A6845464A6809764A
Sunday 13 April 195264A (sub shed)total:8
J88 0-6-0T (NBR)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)J69 0-6-0T (GER)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)J72 0-6-0T (NER)
6832564A6844864A6850564A6809864A6812264A6901464A
6834064A6810564A
Saturday 30 May 195364A (sub shed)total:7
J88 0-6-0T (NBR)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)J72 0-6-0T (NER)
6832564A6844864A6809764A6811564A6901464A
6846964A6810264A
Saturday 15 May 195464A (sub shed)total:9
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)J72 0-6-0T (NER)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)
6918564A6901464A6809764A6812264A6844864A6846964A
6918664A6811564A6845464A
Saturday 27 August 195564A (sub shed)total:9
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)J88 0-6-0T (NBR)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)J72 0-6-0T (NER)
6918564A6834264A6810264A6811564A6844864A6901464A
J39 0-6-06810464A6845464A
6451964A
Friday 6 July 195664A (sub shed)total:8
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)J88 0-6-0T (NBR)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)J72 0-6-0T (NER)0-4-0 diesels
6914864A6834064A6844864A6901464A1170411705
6917264A6845464A
Sunday 7 July 195764A (sub shed)total:7
J88 0-6-0T (NBR)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)J72 0-6-0T (NER)0-4-0 diesels
6834064A6845464A6901464A1170411706Diesels allocated here, at 64A
6834264A11705for refuelling
Sunday 31 August 195864A (sub shed)total:10
Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)J72 0-6-0T (NER)0-4-0 diesels
6811864A6844864A6901464A11705D2720D2723
6845464A11706D2721D2724
Tuesday 25 August 195964A (sub shed)total:7
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)0-6-0 diesels0-4-0 diesels
6915064AD3730D2719D2720D2721D2726D2729
Sunday 14 August 196064A (sub shed)total:7
0-4-0 diesels
D2705D2728D2730D2731D2732D2746D2754
South Leith closed to steam in December 1960, but continued to stable diesels for some time thereafter.
North Leith
Pre Grouping Ownership - North British RailwaySt. Margaret's sub shed - STM
Location:At the south end of North Leith station.closed:1951
type:A servicing area consisting of an engine pit, turntable and an officeGoogle Map
Wednesday 1 January 1947STM (sub shed)total:3
Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)J88 0-6-0T (NBR)
8092STM8099STM8325STM
Granton
Pre Grouping Ownership - North British RailwaySt. Margaret's sub shed - STM
Location:At the south end of Middle Pier of Granton Harbour.closed:1951
type:A single track and engine pit.Google Map
Sunday 18 March 195664A (sub shed)J35 0-6-0 (NBR)
6452364A
Stabled at Fishwives Causeway, Craigentinny
Sunday 13 April 195264Atotal:18
cl 5MT 4-6-0J35 0-6-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)
4533062B6448664A6525164A6454364A6457865A6846364A
V1 2-6-2T6448964A6525864A6456264A6459564A
6760564A6453364A6526764A6456664A6461364A
6760864A6532964A6457764A
Shed Codes64A St. Margarets62B Dundee Tay Brdg65A Eastfield
Sunday 29 April 195664Atotal:19
J35 0-6-0 (NBR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)J39 0-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)J38 0-6-0
6446264A6453864A6460664A6479464A6531164A6590664A
6448964A6455264A6461464A6494664A6532764A6591264A
6457664A6462564AJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)6532964D6591564A
6847264A6592264A
6592964A
Sunday 12 August 195664Atotal:18
J35 0-6-0 (NBR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6448964A6451564A6452464A6455264A6458664A6533464A
6449464G6451864A6453264A6455865A6460364A6533864A
6450664A6452364AJ39 0-6-06457664A6460764AJ38 0-6-0
6498664A6592064A
Shed Codes64A St. Margarets64D Carstairs65A Eastfield

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