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 2

Looking towards Waverley Station, on 16th August 1948, is a train for Dunfermline or Kirkcaldy and headed by Robinson/Gresley 'Improved Director' D11/2 4-4-0 No. 62677 'Eddie Ochiltree'.  Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
North Berwick
Pre Grouping Ownership - North British RailwaySt. Margaret's sub shed - STM
Location:On the west side of the line, south of the station.closed:1958
type:A brick built 2TS dead ended shed.Google Map
Saturday 27 May 195064A (sub shed)V1 2-6-2T
Friday 27 July 195164A (sub shed)C16 4-4-2T (NBR)V1 2-6-2T
Saturday 8 May 195464A (sub shed)C16 4-4-2T (NBR)V1 2-6-2T
Sunday 17 April 195564A (sub shed)C16 4-4-2T (NBR)V1 2-6-2T
Friday 27 April 195664A (sub shed)BR 2MT 2-6-0V1 2-6-2T
Pre Grouping Ownership - North British RailwaySt. Margaret's sub shed - STM
Location:On the south side of the station.closed:1963
type:A stone built 2TS through road shed.Google Map
Saturday 15 May 1948STM (sub shed)total:3
D29 4-4-0 (NBR)D34 4-4-0 (NBR)
2402STM Redgauntlet2405STM The Fair Maid2484STM Glen Lyon
Saturday 27 May 195064A (sub shed)total:4
D34 4-4-0 (NBR)D32 4-4-0 (NBR)V1 2-6-2T
6247164A Glen Falloch6249064A Glen Fintaig6245164A6762464A
Friday 27 July 195164A (sub shed)total:3
D30 4-4-0 (NBR)D34 4-4-0 (NBR)
6242464A Claverhouse6248764A Glen Arklet6248864A Glen Aladale
Tuesday 5 April 195564A (sub shed)total:2
D49 4-4-0
6271164A Dumbartonshire6271264A Morayshire
Friday 27 April 195664A (sub shed)total:2
D49 4-4-0V1 2-6-2T
6272164A Warwickshire6762464A
Thursday 21 June 195664A (sub shed)total:2
D49 4-4-0
6271164A Dumbartonshire6272164A Warwickshire
Tuesday 26 July 196064A (sub shed)total:2
D49 4-4-0V1 2-6-2T
6271264A Morayshire6764964A
Pre Grouping Ownership - North British RailwaySt. Margaret's sub shed - STM
Location:South of the line, east of the station.closed:1959
type:A stone built 2TS shed with one through road.Google Map
Saturday 27 May 195064A (sub shed)total:2
D34 4-4-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6248464A Glen Lyon6531064A
Saturday 6 June 195364A (sub shed)total:3
Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR) - all stored
Saturday 10 December 195564A (sub shed)total:3
D11 4-4-0 - all stored
6267864B Luckie Mucklebackit6268364B Hobbie Elliot6269064B The Lady of the Lake
Shed Codes64B Haymarket
Tuesday 18 February 195864A (sub shed)total:5
D11 4-4-0 - all stored
6268965A Maid of Lorn6269264B Allan-Bane6269464B James Fitzjames
6269164B Laird of Balmawhapple6269364B Roderick Dhu
Shed Codes64B Haymarket65A Eastfield
Sunday 23 March 195864A (sub shed)total:8
D11 4-4-0 - all stored
6267365A Evan Dhu6269164B Laird of Balmawhapple6269464B James Fitzjames
6268265A Haystoun of Bucklaw6269264B Allan-BaneJ35 0-6-0 (NBR)
6268965A Maid of Lorn6269364B Roderick Dhu6448664A
Shed Codes64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket65A Eastfield
Saturday 5 July 195864A (sub shed)total:9
D11 4-4-0 - all storedJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)C16 4-4-2T (NBR)
6267365A Evan Dhu6268965A Maid of Lorn6457664A6749264A S
6268265A Haystoun of Bucklaw6269164B Laird of Balmawhapple6749764A S
6268564B Malcolm Graeme6269264B Allan-Bane
Shed Codes64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket65A Eastfield

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