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.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

St. Margaret's Edinburgh 1947 - 1950

An August 1948 photo of ex-NBR J88 0-6-0T No. 8334 resting in the roofless roundhouse on the north side of the main line at St. Margarets.  Its work was shunting in Leith and Granton Docks or pilot duties at Heriothill and Lochend: all J88's had 'dumb' buffers.  Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
St. Margarets
Pre Grouping Ownership - North British Railwaypre 1949STM
type:A large brick built 6TS shed on the south side and a roundhouse on the north.1949 - 196764A
location:On both sides of the line, east of Waverley station.opened:1866
access:Off Clockmill Road.closed:1967
BR Database and MapGoogle MapPhoto Feature
Sunday 12 October 1947STMtotal:103
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)B1 4-6-0K3 2-6-0J83 0-6-0T (NBR)WD 2-8-0
9133STM1025TWD Pallah1858CAR8448STM3078HTN
9140STM1178HAY1876STM8449STM3089STM
9148STMD49 4-4-01898CAR8450STM3175STM
9168STM2721HAY Warwickshire1900STM8463STM77089STM
9172STM2732CAR Dumfries-shire1901HTN8464STM77198EFD
9173STMD29 4-4-0 (NBR)1909STM8477STM77424THJ
9175STM2402STM Redgauntlet1968STMJ69 0-6-0T (GER)78572STM
9186STM2404STM Jeanie Deans1983STM8505STMJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)
9219STM2407STM Madge WildfireJ36 0-6-0 (NBR)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)4539HAW
V1 2-6-2TD30 4-4-0 (NBR)5258STM8095STM4543STM
7605STM2420STM Dominie Sampson5265BGT8096STM4547STM
7608STM2421STM Laird o' Monkbarns5267STM8097STM4552STM
7617STM2424STM Claverhouse5279HAW8099STM4554DFU
7618STG2435STM Norna5286STM8111STM4555STM
7630STMD32 4-4-0 (NBR)5288STM8119STM4576STM
7649STM2443STM2453STM5310STM8122STM4579EFD
7666STM2445STM2454STM5316STMJ35 0-6-0 (NBR)4582STM
7670STMD34 4-4-0 (NBR)5334STM4462STM4589POL
J88 0-6-0T (NBR)2471STM Glen FallochJ38 0-6-04492STM4594STM
8320STM2477EFD Glen Dochart5906STM4517STM4625STM
8338STM2484STM Glen Lyon5920STM4518STM4636STM
8352STM2490STM Glen Fintaig5928DFU4519STMJ24 0-6-0 (NER)
2494STM Glen GourF7 2-4-2T (GER)4532STM5625STM
7094STM4533STM
Sunday 27 June 1948STMtotal:84
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)D29 4-4-0 (NBR)K3 2-6-0J88 0-6-0T (NBR)WD 2-8-0
9130STM2402STM Redgauntlet1818HTN8320STM63001TWD
9146STM2404STM Jeanie Deans1855STM8334STM63114TWD
9167STMD34 4-4-0 (NBR)1857STM8338STM3126STM
69175STM2471STM Glen Falloch1876STM8340STM3143THJ
69187STM2494STM Glen Gour1924STM8342STM3147STM
V1 2-6-2TD30 4-4-0 (NBR)J39 0-6-01955STM8348STM3148STM
7607STM2435STM4895CAR1968STMY9 0-4-0ST (NBR)3175STM
7659STM2444STM4946STM61990STM8092STM63194DEE
F7 2-4-2T (GER)J38 0-6-04964CARJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)68093STM63197HTN
7093STM5910THJJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)8449STM8095STM77089STM
7094STM5914STM64543STM8450STM8096STM77207STM
J24 0-6-0 (NER)5915STM4576STM8463STM68097STM77362STM
5617STM5920STM64595STM8474STM8099STM77406THJ
5623STM5929STM4603STMJ35 0-6-0 (NBR)8102STM77419STM
J36 0-6-0 (NBR)J69 0-6-0T (GER)64624STM64489STM68111STM78561STM
5286STM8525STM64636STM4515STM8115STM78598YK
5288STM8562STMC16 4-4-2T (NBR)8119STMJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)
8623STM7495STM8952STM
Shed CodesBGT BathgateCAR Carlisle CanalDEE Dundee Tay BrdgDFU DunfermlineEDF Eastfield
HAW HawickHay HaymarketHTN HeatonPOL PolmontSTG StirlingSTM St. Margarets
THJ Thornton JunctionTWD TweedmouthYK York
Monday 22 August 194964Atotal:89
V1 2-6-2TA1 4-6-2K3 2-6-0J35 0-6-0 (NBR)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)
6760564A60124GHD182364A6446264A6809564A
760664AA2 4-6-26185764A447964A809664A
760764A6050564B Thane of Fife6187864A6449264A6809764A
6760964AD29 4-4-0 (NBR)6188164A6450264E809964A
761764A6241364B Guy Mannering61884HTN6451864A810264A
6762464AD34 4-4-0 (NBR)6188564A6453264A6810564A
6764964A248364A Glen Garry6189764A6453564A812264A
766664A6248562B Glen Murran190064AJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)WD 2-8-0
C16 4-4-2T (NBR)6248764A Glen Arklet6190964A453864A7734264A
749564A6249064A Glen Fintaig6191164A6454364A9028964A
749764A6249564A Glen Luss6192864A6455264A311564A
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)D49 4-4-0193164A6456664A314864A
6913064A270264A Oxfordshire6196864A458664A6315162A
6918764A6271164A Dumbartonshire6199064A6460262A90479TWD
J36 0-6-0 (NBR)271264A Morayshire6199264A6460564A317264A
6525864A6271564A RoxburghshireJ69 0-6-0T (GER)460664A63190TWD
6528365CB1 4-6-0cl 4P 4-6-0 (P)850564AJ24 0-6-0 (NER)77089CAR
6528664A127862B5463964A852564A560364AJ39 0-6-0
6529264AJ88 0-6-0T (NBR)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)856264A6561764A6494664A
6529865C6833464A847064A856864A562364A496364A
862364A
Shed Codes62A Thornton Junction62B Dundee Tay Brdg64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket64E Polmont
65C ParkheadCAR Carlisle CanalGHD GatesheadHTN HeatonTWD Tweedmouth
1950 allocation (221)cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS2cl 2MT 2-6-0LMS3
cl 2F 0-6-0TLMS1J35 0-6-0NBR17Y9 0-4-0STNBR13
V2 2-6-2LNER6J37 0-6-0NBR26J88 0-6-0TNBR8
B1 4-6-0LNER12J39 0-6-0LNER4J83 0-6-0TNBR10
K3 2-6-0LNER24J36 0-6-0NBR12J67 0-6-0TGER2
D30 4-4-0NBR3J24 0-6-0NER2J69 0-6-0TGER4
D32 4-4-0NBR1J38 0-6-0LNER9J50 0-6-0TGNR1
D34 4-4-0NBR7C16 4-4-2TNBR5N15 0-6-2TNBR18
D49 0-6-0LNER5V1 2-6-2TLNER14WD 2-8-0WD12
Sunday 10 September 195064Atotal:87
V1 2-6-2TA3 4-6-2K3 2-6-0J35 0-6-0 (NBR)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)
6760564A6006052A The Tetrarch6185564A6448664A6809364A
6760764AD34 4-4-0 (NBR)6185764A6448964A809864A
6760964A6248364A Glen Garry6187864A6452364A809964A
6762464A6248464A Glen Lyon6188564A6452764A811964A
6762964A6248764A Glen Arklet6189764AJ39 0-6-0WD 2-8-0
6765964AD11 4-4-06191664A6494664A9000152D
6766664A6268665A The Fiery Cross6193364A6498664A9003864A
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)D49 4-4-06198864AJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)9028964A
6914064A6271264A Morayshire6199064A6455062A9037664A
6914464A6272164A WarwickshireJ88 0-6-0T (NBR)6456264A9046964A
6914864A6272563A Inverness-shire6832064A6457664A9049364A
6915264Acl 5MT 4-6-0V2 2-6-2832564A460664A9049664A
6917564A45157*65B6080552B6833864A6461464A9049862A
6918664AB1 4-6-06082564A6834064A6462564A9055564A
C16 4-4-2T (NBR)6106164A6084350A6834864AJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6749664A6106764A6096552A6835264A6845064A6525164A
6749764A6134164A6098064AJ38 0-6-06846464A6525864A
J69 0-6-0T (GER)cl 2F 0-6-0TJ24 0-6-0 (NER)6591264A6847264A6531664A
852564A4716264A6561764A6591464A6847764AJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)
4716364C562364A* The Glasgow Highlander6895264A
Shed Codes50A York52A Gateshead52B Heaton52D Tweedmouth62A Thornton Junction
63A Perth64A St. Margarets64C Dalry Road65A Eastfield65B St. Rollox

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