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, 5 February 2014

Heaton 1960 - 1964

Ex-NER Electric locomotive at Heaton Locomotive Depot
Outside Heaton Sheds is No. 26500, one of the two unique 640 hp 0-4+4-0 overhead/3rd rail-equipped locomotives, used on the Quayside Branch from Trafalgar Yard near Manors (Newcastle). They were withdrawn in 9/64. Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Heaton
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
BR Database and MapGoogle MapPhoto Feature
Sunday 10 January 196052Btotal:71
V1 2-6-2TA4 4-6-2V2 2-6-2J72 0-6-0T (NER)
6764152B6000964B Union of South Africa6086052B Durham School6870252B
6764652BA3 4-6-26080852BK3 2-6-06871352B
6765152B6007752B The White Knight6081964A6181852B6873252B
V3 2-6-2T6008052B Dick Turpin6085650A6187550B6873852B
6765452B6008252B Neil Gow6086852B6188452A6874752B
6765652B6008552B Manna6088652B6190064A6902852B
6768352B6008852B Book Law6090452B6191752DJ39 0-6-0
6768552B6009252B Fairway6091052B6192750B6470752A
6769152BA2 4-6-26092064A6193052D6483752B
cl 4MT 2-6-06051152B Airborne6093252B6196252B6486452B
4312652B6052650A Sugar Palm6094452B6196952D6486652B
BR 4MT 2-6-06053464B Irish Elegance6096252B6198452B6487152B
7602452B6053952B Bronzino6097652B6198652B6491552B
B1 4-6-0Clan 4-6-2J21 0-6-0 (NER)6199264A6493152B
6133264A7200064A Clan Buchanan6511052BJ27 0-6-0 (NER)6493952B
EE T4 dieselelectric loco0-6-0 diesels6586952B6494552B
D24326501D3322D3316D36786587652B
Shed Codes50A York52A Gateshead52B Heaton52D Tweedmouth
64A Gateshead64B Haymarket
Sunday 9 July 196152Btotal:73
V1 2-6-2TA3 4-6-2B1 4-6-0J39 0-6-0
6763752B6005434F Prince of Wales6103451L Chiru6480652B
6764152B6007455H HarvesterV2 2-6-26483752B
6764252B6008552B Manna6086052B Durham School6484252B
6764652BA1 4-6-26080752B6094552B6485652B
6765152B6011652B Hal o' the Wynd6081252B6096252B6486652B
V3 2-6-2T6012652B Sir Vincent Raven6081364A6096964A6491552B
6765252B6012752B Wilson Worsdell6082134E6097852A6492652B
6765452BA2 4-6-26082764A6098150A6493152B
6765652B6051152B Airborne6083352BJ72 0-6-0T (NER)BR T2 diesel
6768352B6052152B Watling Street6084851A6870252BD2049D3241
6768552B6053852B Velocity6088652B6871352BD2104D3679
6769152BK1 2-6-0EE T4 diesels6089152B6873252BD2165D3939
cl 2MT 2-6-06200950AD245D2666092252B6874252BD3076
4647452B6202552CD2606092952B6902852B
4647952BJ27 0-6-0 (NER)electric loco6094052BWD 2-8-0D5100D5103
6586952B265006094150A9046551L
Shed Codes34E New England34F Grantham50A York51A Darlington51L Thornaby
52B Heaton52C Blaydon55H Leeds Neville Hill64A St. Margarets
Sunday 25 March 196252Btotal:71
V1 2-6-2TA3 4-6-2V2 2-6-2J39 0-6-0
6764152B6007352B St. Gatien6080552B6092550A6481452D
6764552B6008252B Neil Gow6080752B6093252B6484252B
6765152BA1 4-6-26080851L6094150A6485552B
6765852B6011652B Hal o' the Wynd6082764A6095164A6485652B
6767352B6012752B Wilson Worsdell6083352B6096252B6486452B
V3 2-6-2T6013252B Marmion6084352D6097652B6487152B
6765252B6014252B Edward Fletcher6086052B Durham School6489752D
6765452B6014352B Sir Walter Scott6086450A6097852B6491052B
6765652B6014752B North Eastern6086852BJ72 0-6-0T (NER)6492152B
6768552B6015152B Midlothian6090452B6900852B6492352B
6769052B6015552B Borderer6091352D6902452B6492652B
J25 0-6-0 (NER)A2 4-6-20-6-0 diesels6902652B6493952B
6566352B6053564A Hornet's BeautyD2104D23326902852B6494252B
electric locoBR T2 dieselPeakD2055D3321EE T4 diesels6494552B
26501D5104D40D2321D3942D261D366
D2322D364
Shed Codes50A York51L Thornaby52B Heaton52D Tweedmouth64A St. Margarets
Sunday 26 August 196252Btotal:73
V1 2-6-2TA4 4-6-2A2 4-6-2J39 0-6-0
6763752B W6002134A Wild Swan6051250A Steady Aim6485252B
6764252BA3 4-6-26053336A Happy Knight6485552B
6764552B6004934F Galtee MoreV2 2-6-26485652B
6764652B6007252B Sunstar6080252B6087134A6486452B
6765152B6008352B Sir Hugo6080552B6087950A6486652B
6765852B6008852B Book Law6083352B6088652B6487152B
6767352B6010064B Spearmint6086052B Durham School6492152B
V3 2-6-2TA1 4-6-26090452BJ72 0-6-0T (NER)6492352B
6765252B6012752B Wilson Worsdell6091052B6900852B6492652B
6765452B6012952B Guy Mannering6091551A6902452B6494252B
6765652B6013752B Redgauntlet6091651L6902852B6494552B
6768352B6014752B North Eastern6092252BWD 2-8-00-6-0 diesels
6768552B6015350A Flamboyant6094452B9020836AD2049D3242
6769052B6015552B Borderer6094752DEE T4 dieselsD2093D3243
B1 4-6-06016264B Saint Johnstoun6094952DD244D357D2246D3942
6121652Belectric locoPeakDelticD280D362BR T2 diesel
26500D118D9018D5156
Shed Codes34A King's Cross34F Grantham36A Doncaster50A York51A Darlington
51L Thornaby52B Heaton52D Tweedmouth64B Haymarket
Heaton shed was officially closed on 17th June, 1963, but remained as a subshed of Gateshead for a few years.
Sunday 25 August 19636.35am - 6.55amtotal:36
V1 2-6-2TA4 4-6-2B1 4-6-0Peak0-6-0 diesels
6764252A6000252A Sir Murrough Wilson6121652AD41D172D2045D2166
6764652A6001652A Silver KingB16 4-6-0EE T4 dieselsD2092D2311
6765852AA1 4-6-26145550AD254D355D2104D2326
V3 2-6-2T6012450A KenilworthK1 2-6-0BR T2 dieselD2165D3988
6765252AV2 2-6-26201052AD5103
6765452A6080951A The Snapper ……J72 0-6-0T (NER)electric loco
6768352A6081252A6087750A6900852A26500
6769152A6086552A6092252B W6902452A
6086852A6902852A
Shed Codes50A York51A Darlington52A Gateshead52B Heaton
Saturday 5 September 196409.30 - 10.00total:35
V1 2-6-2TA4 4-6-2B1 4-6-0Deltic
6764051L6000252A Sir Murrough Wilson W6101952A NilghaiD9016
6764652AA3 4-6-26123752H Geoffrey H. KitsonPeak
6767852A6007052A Gladiateur W6119952H6132252AD28
V3 2-6-2TA1 4-6-26121652ABrush T4 diesel
6763652A6012836A BongraceJ27 0-6-0 (NER)J72 0-6-0T (NER)D1512D1580
6763852AV2 2-6-2Q6 0-8-0 (NER)6580952E6900552ABR T2 diesels
6768452A6085952A6343652G6581452E6900852AD5103D5107
6086852A0-6-0 diesel6581552F6901652AD5104D5179
Shed Codes6094652AD23226583452F6902352A
36A Doncaster51L Thornaby52A Gateshead52E Percy Main52F N&S Blyth52H Tyne Dock

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