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 1951 - 1954

A Holmes designed Y9 0-4-0ST built for the North British Railway for working the tight curves and light loads of dockland.  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:1866closed:1967
BR Database and MapGoogle MapPhoto Feature
Sunday 9 September 195164Atotal:91
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)A4 4-6-2V2 2-6-2J35 0-6-0 (NBR)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)
6913364A6000252A Sir Murrough Wilson6081152B6447964A6809964A
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6914864A6243564G Norna6082564A6452464AJ88 0-6-0T (NBR)
6914964AD34 4-4-06083664A6453364A6833464A
6915264A6248864A Glen Aladale6089464AJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)6833864A
6916864A6249064A Glen Fintaig6092264A6453864A6834064A
6917264AD11 4-4-0K3 2-6-06459964A6834264A
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6760664AD49 4-4-06189764A6525164AJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)
6760764A6271164A Dumbartonshire6190964A6525864A6844964A
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6761764AB1 4-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-06195564A6532764A6847764A
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6763064AC16 4-4-2T (NBR)4533464A6198864A6485652B9003864A
6764964A6749264AJ38 0-6-06199164A6487712B9046964A
6767064A749464A6590664A6199264A6494664A9049664A
cl 2MT 2-6-06749664A6591464AJ24 0-6-0 (NER)J67 0-6-0T (GER)
4646264A6749764A6591964A6561764A6851164A
Sunday 1 June 195264Atotal:137
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)D30 4-4-0K3 2-6-0J35 0-6-0 (NBR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)
6913064A6242164A Laird o' Monkbarns6182364A6446264A6453864A
6913364A6243764B Adam Woodcock6185168E6448964A6454662A
6913464AD34 4-4-06185764A6450264E6455264A
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6915264A6081364A6083664A6188564A6453264A6459564A
6915664F6082364A6086852B6189764A6453364A6460164F
6915964F6087364A Coldstreamer6189868EY9 0-4-0ST (NBR)6460462C
6918564A6092264A6095364A6190652B6809264A6460564A
6918664AB1 4-6-0J38 0-6-06192464A6809364A6460764A
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6760864A6139864A6844964A6198864A6832064A6523464F
6760964AC16 4-4-2T (NBR)6845064A6199064A6832564A6523564B
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6766664A6170165A6848164A9017762A6479464A6530564A
6766864AK1 2-6-0J67 0-6-0T (GER)9046468A6488068E6532764A
6767064A6201052B6849264A9048962A6496364A6534264F
Sunday 31 May 195364Atotal:128
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)A3 4-6-2K3 2-6-0J35 0-6-0 (NBR)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)
6913064A6009368E Coronach6182364A6448664A6809964A
6913364AA2 4-6-26185868E6449264A6810564A
6914064A6051250A Steady Aim6187664A6451864A6811964A
6914464AD30 4-4-06187864A6451964AJ88 0-6-0T (NBR)
6914664A6242364G Dugald Delgetty6188268E6452464A6832064A
6914764A6242464A Claverhouse6189764A6453364A6833464A
6914864AD34 4-4-06191164A6453564A6833864A
6914964A6248364A Glen Garry6191836AJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)6834064A
6915264A6249464A Glen Gour6192464A6454562C6834264A
6917364AD49 4-4-06192864A6456664A6834864A
6917564A6271164A Dumbartonshire6193164A6457664A6835264A
6918564A6271264A Morayshire6193768E6458264AJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)
6918664AV2 2-6-26198364A6459064A6844964A
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6760664A6088036A6090064A6749264A6460864A6847764A
6760764A6088264A6092264A6749564A6461364AWD 2-8-0
6760864A6089264A6093364A6749764A6463764A9035062A
6762964Acl 5MT 4-6-0B1 4-6-0J38 0-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)9046964A
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6766864Acl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)J39 0-6-06592964A6532964D4646164A
5724663B6496364A6533464A4646264A
Sunday 16 May 195464Atotal:126
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)D30 4-4-0K3 2-6-0Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)J88 0-6-0T (NBR)
6913364A6242164A Laird o' Monkbarns6185168E6809564A6832064A
6913464AD34 4-4-06185764A6809664A6832564A
6914064A6248364A Glen Garry6185868E6809864A6833864A
6914164A6248764A Glen Arklet6187664A6809964A6834264A
6914464A6248864A Glen Aladale6187864A6810264A6834864A
6914664A6249064A Glen Fintaig6189764A6811564A6835264A
6914764AD49 4-4-06190064A6811964AJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)
6914864A6271564A Roxburghshire6190964AJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)6844964A
6914964A6271864A Kinross-shire6192864A6453964G6846364A
6915264A6272164A Warwickshire6193364A6455264A6846464A
6916764AB1 4-6-06193768E6455564A6847464A
6916864A6109964A6133064A6195252D6456264AJ35 0-6-0 (NBR)
6917264A6110864A6133264A6198364A6457264A6447964A
6917364A6118464A6135564A6198652B6457664A6449264A
6918564A6119164A6135864A6198864A6459064A6451864A
6918664A6124664A Lord Balfour of Burleigh6199064A6459464A6451964A
6921964A6135964A6140764A6199164A6459564A6452364A
6922264A6139864AJ36 0-6-0 (NBR)6460164A6453264A
V1 2-6-2TV2 2-6-26524264A6460864AWD 2-8-0
6760664A6080252A6089464A6525864AJ38 0-6-09046464A
6760864A6081864A6090064A6532764A6590162A9056064A
6762464A6082364A6092352AJ39 0-6-06591264A9072764A
6763064A6084864A6096564A6479464A6591864Acl 2MT 2-6-0
6764964A6087364A Coldstreamer6498664A6591964A4646164A
6765964A6088264A6098064Acl 5MT 4-6-06592764A4646264A
6766664A6088552B4482064A6592964AC16 4-4-2T (NBR)
Shed Codes 1951 - 19546749264A
12B Carlisle Canal36A Doncaster50A York52A Gateshead52B Heaton52D Tweedmouth
62A Thornton Junction62C Dunfermline63A Perth63B Stirling