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.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Heaton 1945 - 1949

Pre Grouping Ownership - North Eastern Railwaypre 1950HTN
type:A brick built 8TS shed with five through roads.1950 - 196352B
location:In the fork of the North Shields and main lines, east of Heaton station.opened:1875
access:A gate on Chillingham Road went to the shed.closed:1963
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Sunday 30 September 1945* incompleteHTNLNER 1923
G5 0-4-4T (NER)A4 4-6-2K3 2-6-0J21 0-6-0 (NER)cl 8F 2-8-0
17484500GHD Sir Ronald Matthews186STM15578509HTN
1745HTN4463HTN Sparrow Hawk13121614HTN8541
V1 2-6-2T4902GRA Seagull1392HTNJ24 0-6-0 (NER)8543STM
479HTNA3 4-6-21394STM19608544
440HTN2505HTN Cameronian1102HTNJ27 0-6-0 (NER)8556HTN
N10 0-6-2T (NER)2580HTN Shotover1108814HTN8557THJ
4292581HTN Neil Gow13241189HTNQ5 0-8-0 (NER)
11122582HTN Sir Hugo1306STM10241218BOR
17102595HTN Trigo1399STM1066Q6 0-8-0 (NER)
17072746HTN Fairway2451HTN2342HTN2236SKN
1785V2 2-6-23824HTN2384HTN2243BOR
J71 0-6-0T (NER)4809DEE4896YK3832STM2387HTN2274NPT
2754818YK St. Peter's School, YorkJ39 0-6-02390Q7 0-8-0 (NER)
403HTNJ72 0-6-0T (NER)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)1468DAR2391HTN904TDK
1123HTN1733HTN9434J371478DARO4 2-8-0 (GCR)
Sunday 16 June 1946HTNLNER 1923 numbers in redtotal:100
G5 0-4-4T (NER)A3 4-6-2J21 0-6-0 (NER)J71 0-6-0T (NER)WD 2-8-0
1687HTN48DON Doncaster613HTN177HTN3111HTN
1745HTN545HTN The White Knight665HTN272HTN3112STM
1748HTN565HAY Blenheim800HTN272HTN3131HTN
7249HTN2596HTN Manna1510HTN275HTN3134HTN
7296HTN2746HTN Fairway1556HTN280HTN3136HTN
N10 0-6-2T (NER)A4 4-6-21589HTN403HTN3140HTN
429HTN25KX Falcon1591HTN572HTN3142DAR
1710HTNK3 2-6-0V2 2-6-21614HTN8245HTN3149HTN
9092HTN1818HTN3646HTNJ27 0-6-0 (NER)J72 0-6-0T (NER)78625STM
V1 2-6-2T1879HTN3653HTN2341HTN8675HTN78663STM
446HTN2451HTN4835DAR5794HTN8683HTNcl 8F 2-8-0
497HTN3827HTNQ6 0-8-0 (NER)5802HTN8725HTN8547HTN
C7 4-4-2 (NER)J39 0-6-02216HTN5824HTN8732HTN8556HTN
2206YK1491DAR2231HTN5886HTN8744HTND20 4-4-0 (NER)
B16 4-6-04848DAR2274HTN5889HTNO3 2-8-02023ALN
915YK4924ALN3409NPT5893HTN3457FROelectric loco
Sunday 7 September 1947HTN10.05am - 10.30amtotal:96
G5 0-4-4T (NER)A3 4-6-2J21 0-6-0 (NER)J71 0-6-0T (NER)WD 2-8-0
7296HTN77HTN The White Knight5030HTN8243HTN3001TWD
7304HTN82HTN Neil Gow5035BLA8245HTN3030TWD
7333HTN83HTN Sir Hugo50408264HTN3061HTN
N10 0-6-2T (NER)88HTN Book Law5080BLA8271HTN3082HTN
9090A2 4-6-25081HTNJ72 0-6-0T (NER)3099HTN
9094510HAY Robert the Bruce5086HTN8675HTN3114TWD
9096511HTN Airborne5102HTN8687HTN3115STM
9098516HTN Hycilla5104HTN8743HTN3137HTN
9104517HTN Ocean Swell5114HTNJ27 0-6-0 (NER)3141HTN
9108B1 4-6-05122HTN5794HTN3146HTN
V1 2-6-2T1023HTN HirolaJ39 0-6-05795HTN3164HTN
7637HTNV2 2-6-2K3 2-6-04871BLA5824HTN3166HTN
7642HTN910GHD1900STMD20 4-4-0 (NER)5889HTN78578HTN
7651HTN923GHD1917HTN2349BLA5893HTNJ94 0-6-0ST
7654HTN949HTN1952HTN2351TWDJ25 0-6-0 (NER)8014BLA
C7 4-4-2 (NER)957HTN1984HTN2377TWD5697HTNO1 2-8-0 (GNR)
2970HLD967GHDQ6 0-8-0 (NER)2396TWD5704HTN3901GOR
2986B16 4-6-03349NPT2397NLN5727HTNelectric loco
Sunday 3 October 1948HTNtotal:88
G5 0-4-4T (NER)A3 4-6-2K3 2-6-0J71 0-6-0T (NER)WD 2-8-0
7249HTN60069HTN Sceptre1818HTN8234HTN63061HTN
7303HTN60072HTN Sunstar61885STM8243HTN63082HTN
7304HTN73HTN St. Gatien61906HTN8245HTN63103HTN
V1 2-6-2T80HTN Dick Turpin1933STM68256HTN63105HTN
67635HTN83HTN Sir HugoE1952HTN68262HTNE3124HTN
67637HTN60085HTN Manna1955STME8273HTN63162HTN
E7641HTNE91CAR Captain Cuttle61991STM68278HTN63164HTN
7645HTNA2 4-6-2J21 0-6-0 (NER)J27 0-6-0 (NER)63166HTN
7647MID60512HTN Steady Aim65030HTN5806HTN63167HTN
67649STM60527GHD Sun Chariot5081HTN5824HTN77252TDK
7652HTN60539HTN Bronzino5086HTN65842HTN77458MAR
7654HTNB1 4-6-05122HTN65862HTN78643YK
N8 0-6-2T (NER)61020HTN GemsbokJ25 0-6-0 (NER)5863HTN79208CLK
69371HTN1255HTN5649HTN5869HTNJ72 0-6-0T (NER)
9380HTNV2 2-6-2J39 0-6-05686BOR5873HTN8682HTN
electric locos886HTN64921DAR5727HTNJ26 0-6-0 (NER)8742HTN
2650026501907YKJ94 0-6-0STJ77 0-6-0T (NER)65745NPT
Sunday 21 August 1949HTNtotal:94
V1 2-6-2TA3 4-6-2A4 4-6-2WD 2-8-0
67635HTN60043HAY Brown Jack60011HAY Empire of India3056YK
67637HTN60073HTN St. GatienB1 4-6-090475NPT
67640HTN60077HTN The White Knight61019HTN Nilghai90674TWD
7641HTN60083HTN Sir Hugo61024TWD AddaxJ71 0-6-0T (NER)
7645HTN60092HTN Fairway61025TWD Pallah8234HTN
67647HTNA1 4-6-2V2 2-6-2J25 0-6-0 (NER)8243HTN
67651HTN60116HTN Hal o' the Wynd60808HTN65697HTN68245HTN
67654HTN60126HTN Sir Vincent Raven60811HTN5727HTN68256HTN
N8 0-6-2T (NER)60127HTN Wilson Worsdell60833HTNJ27 0-6-0 (NER)68264HTN
69371HTNA2 4-6-260855NEW65824HTN8267HTN
69372HTN60505HAY Thane of Fife60858NEW65862HTN68271HTN
9380HTN60511HTN Airborne60862NEW5863HTN8273HTN
69387HTN60512HTN Steady Aim60866NEW65864HTN68278HTN
9390HTN60515HTN Sun Stream60886HTN5869HTNJ39 0-6-0
D20 4-4-0 (NER)60517HTN Ocean Swell60894HAY65873HTN64709HTN
2349TWD60539HTN Bronzino60896DON65889HTN4817HTN
2354TWDB16 4-6-0K3 2-6-060910HTNJ72 0-6-0T (NER)64863HTN
electric loco61444YK61984HTN60962YK68725HTN4934HTN
26500HTN61459YK61986HTNJ94 0-6-0ST8742HTN64947HTN
Q6 0-8-0 (NER)68014BLAJ77 0-6-0T (NER)
Shed Codes3370NPT68038BLA68430HTN
ALN AlnmouthBLA BlaydonBOR Borough GardensCAR Carlisle CanalCLK ColwickDAR Darlington
DEE Dundee Tay BrigDON DoncasterFRO FrodinghamGHD GatesheadGOR GortonGRA Grantham
HAY HaymarketHLD Hull DairycoatesHTN HeatonKX King's CrossMAR MarchMID Middlesborough