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, 23 February 2014

St. Margaret's Edinburgh 1962 - 1966

An ex-NBR J35 0-6-0 No. 64479, withdrawn and dumped at Bathgate shed in September 1962 after many years of working from St. Margaret's.  This particular example was fitted with a tender-cab, giving protection to the crew when running backwards in bad weather.  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
Saturday 23 June 19628pm64Atotal:105
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)A3 4-6-2A2 4-6-2J83 0-6-0T (NBR)
6912864A6005764A Ormonde6053952D Bronzino6845364A
6913564A6006812C Sir VistoV2 2-6-2J35 0-6-0 (NBR)6847064A
6913864A6008764A Blenheim6080252B6447964A W6847764A
6915064A6009664A Papyrus6081664A6451064A0-4-0 diesels
6921964A W6009964B Call Boy6082764A6451964A WD2705D2728
6922464A6010164B Cicero6088264A6452764A WD2719D2729
V3 2-6-2TB1 4-6-06089264AJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)D2720D2745
6766864A6102964A Chamois6091352D6455564AD2724D2746
BR 4MT 2-6-4T6109964A6133264A6093164A6455764AD2725D2779
8000366A6119164A6134164A6093452D6456164AD2726
8000664A6122164B Sir Alexander Erskine-Hill6093764A6456264A0-6-0 diesels
8012264A6124464A Strang Steel6097261B6457264AD3558D3881
K3 2-6-06124664A Lord Balfour of BurleighJ38 0-6-06457664AD3734D3882
6196864A W6126362B6135664A6591264A6459464AD3736D3886
cl 4MT 2-6-06129362B6135764A6591464A6459564AD3740D3890
4313266D6129464A6135862A6591564A6460364AD3742
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)6130764A6135964A6591864A6460864ABRCW T2 diesel
4272012C6130864A6139764A6591964A6462464AD5301D5327
J36 0-6-0 (NBR)6132412C6139864A6592264A6463764AD5313
6532764A6135064AJ39 0-6-06593464AY9 0-4-0ST (NBR)EE T4 diesel
6522464A Mons6494764A Wcl 2MT 2-6-06809564AD239
6534464A4646164AW - withdrawn
Shed Codes12C Carlisle Canal52B Heaton52D Tweedmouth61B Aberdeen F'ryhill62A Thornton Jct.
62B Dundee Tay Brdg64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket66A Polmadie66D Greenock
Sunday 7 April 196364Atotal:100
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)A3 4-6-2A1 4-6-2J37 0-6-0 (NBR)
6912864A W6003764A Hyperion6011652D Hal o' the Wynd6454764A
6913864A W6004164A Salmon TroutA2 4-6-26455564A
BR 4MT 2-6-4T6004364A Brown Jack6052264A Straight Deal6456164A
8000364A6008764A Blenheim6053064A Sayajirao6457264A
8000664A6008964A FelsteadV2 2-6-2J38 0-6-06458264A
8000764A6009864A Spion Cop6081364A6591464A6459564A
8002264A6010064A Spearmint6081664A6591564A6459964A
8005464A6010164A Cicero W6082564A6591964A6461264A R
8005564AB1 4-6-060873*64A W6592264A6461364A
8011464A6102964A Chamois6088264A0-4-0 diesels6461464A
8012264A6107664A6134464A6088364A WD2706D27276462564A
cl 5MT 4-6-06111665A6134564A6089264AD2715D2728J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
4470066E6111764A6135064A6091052BD2719D274865224*64A
4470563A6119164A6135164A6093164AD2720D27656532764A
4478766B6121964A6135464A6096564A WD2722D27796532964A
4488412C6129464A6135664A6096964A0-6-0 diesels6534464A W
4512565F R6132464A6135964A6097362BD3728D3883Peak diesel
J83 0-6-0T (NBR)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)6139764Acl 2MT 2-6-0D3729D3887D170
6847764A W6809564A W6139864A4646164AD3730D3890BRCW T2 diesel
R - ex withdrawn* Coldstreamer6140464A4646264AD3879D3892D5300D5302
Shed Codes12C Carlisle Canal52B Heaton52D Tweedmouth62B Dundee Tay Brdg63A Perth
64A St. Margarets65A Eastfield65F Bathgate66B Motherwell66E Carstairs
Sunday 1 March 196464Atotal:80
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)A4 4-6-2B1 4-6-0Clayton T1 diesels
4212864A6002464A Kingfisher6107664A6126262BD8566D8561
4216364AA3 4-6-26108164A6127762BD8569D8562
4223964A6004264A Singapore6119164A6134964AD8570D8564
4269164A6004364A Bown Jack6124564A Murray of ElibankD8557D8565
BR 4MT 2-6-4T6005264A Prince Palatine6135064A6139864AD8558D8572
8000364A6007764A The White Knight6135764A6140464AD8559D8573
8000664AA1 4-6-2cl 5MT 4-6-0V2 2-6-2D8560D8576
8000764A6012650A Sir Vincent Raven4492463A6081050A0-6-0 diesels
8002664A6015152D Midlothian4547463A6081664AD3728D3890
8005464AJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)J38 0-6-0N15 0-6-2T (NBR)6082464AD3731D3893
8011364G6454764A6591264A69128SB6084462BD3879
8011464A6457264A6591964A0-4-0 diesels6088264AEE T4 diesels
8012264A6459164A6592064AD2706D27296091052AD367D355
cl 2MT 2-6-06459964A6592264AD2727D27796094452AD271D396
4646264A6462564A6592964A6095561BD352
Shed Codes50A York52A Gateshead52D Tweedmouth61B Aberdeen F'hill62B Dundee Tay Brdg
63A Perth64A St. Margarets64G Hawick
1965 allocation (40)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)LMS2cl 2MT 2-6-0LMS1
A4 4-6-2LNER2V2 2-6-2LNER8J36 0-6-0NBR1
A3 4-6-2LNER3B1 4-6-0LNER15BR 4MT 2-6-4TBR8
Sunday 22 August 196564Atotal:47
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)A4 4-6-2B1 4-6-00-4-0 diesels
4212864A6002464A Kingfisher6102964A ChamoisD2705D2725
4269164A6002764A Merlin6109964A6119164A WD2715D2728
BR 4MT 2-6-4TA3 4-6-26124464A Strang SteelD2724
8000664A6004164A Salmon Trout6132464APeak diesel0-6-0 diesels
8000764AV2 2-6-26134464AD137D3736D3885
8002264A W6082464A6083662B6134564AEE T4 dieselsD3741
8002664A6083564A The Green Howard…….6135464AD217D361BR T2 diesel
8005464A6095564Acl 5MT 4-6-06139764A WD358D390D5272
8005564A6097064A4480212A6140464AJ36 0-6-0 (NBR)BRCW T2 diesel
8011464A6097362Bcl 2MT 2-6-065234SBD5314
8012264A4646264ASB - stationary boiler
Shed Codes12A Carlisle Kingmoor62B Dundee Tay Brdg64A St. Margarets
Sunday 10 July 196664Atotal:32
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)BR 4MT 2-6-4Tcl 5MT 4-6-0V2 2-6-2J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
4212864A8000664A4495466E4546964A6082464A65234SB
4227364A8002664A4504764A4547764A6086864A0-6-0 diesels
4269164A8005564A4505364A4548364A6095564AD3548D3590
BR 2MT 2-6-08011364A4516264AB1 4-6-06097664AD3583
7804964A8011464A4516864A6134564AType 4 dieselsClayton T1 diesels
8012464A4531966ED1975D245D8587D8609
Shed Codes64A St. Margarets66E Carstairs
St. Margaret's shed closed on the 1st May 1967

3 comments:

  1. 61099 was at 64A on 11th September 1965. My notes say it had no smokebox door numberplate which was usually an indication that a locomotive had been withdrawn from service, but the information I have obtained says this B1 did not cease work for several more months. Can anyone confirm or deny 61099 ran without a numberplate ? The real mystery though is a photo which was published in 2004 purporting to show 61319 piloting 61099 at Farnley Junction on the Heaton - Red bank vans on Thursday, 9th September 1965, just two days prior to my sighting of 61099 at 64A. The second B1 cannot be identified from the photograph. Any information would be most welcome.

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  2. 45469 appeared on the Heaton - Red Bank vans in March 1966, so it was not impossible for 64A locomotives to appear on that train.

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  3. 61099 was at 64A on 11th September 1965. My notes say it had no smokebox door numberplate which was usually an indication that a locomotive had been withdrawn from service, but the information I have obtained says this B1 did not cease work for several more months. Can anyone confirm or deny 61099 ran without a numberplate ? The real mystery though is a photo which was published in 2004 purporting to show 61319 piloting 61099 at Farnley Junction on the Heaton - Red bank vans on Thursday, 9th September 1965, just two days prior to my sighting of 61099 at 64A. The second B1 cannot be identified from the photograph. Any information would be most welcome.

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