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 March 2014

Bathgate 1950 - 1959

Pre Grouping Ownership - North British Railwaypre 1949BGT
type:Originally buit as a 6TS, but reduced to 4TS in 1954.1949 - 196664F
location:On the north side of the line, east of the station.opened:1902
access:From Kings Streetclosed:1966
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1950 allocation (38)
D31 4-4-0NBR1D30 4-4-0NBR1D34 4-4-0NBR1
J35 0-6-0NBR5J36 0-6-0NBR25N15 0-6-2TNBR5
Sunday 28 May 195064Ftotal:35
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)J35 0-6-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6921664F6452964F6523564F Gough6528064F6534164F
D30 4-4-0 (NBR)D34 4-4-0 (NBR)6528264F6534264F
6243964F Father Ambrose6249564F Glen LussD31 4-4-0 (NBR)6534464F
Sunday 13 April 195264Ftotal:35
J35 0-6-0 (NBR)N15 0-6-2T (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
D30 4-4-0 (NBR)6915964F6523464F6527764F6534264F
6243964F Father Ambrose6921664F6524864F6528064F6534464F
D34 4-4-0 (NBR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)6525064F6528264F6534664F
6249564F Glen Luss6455364F6523564F Gough6526864F Allenby
Sunday 24 May 195364Ftotal:36
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)J35 0-6-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6921664FD30 4-4-0 (NBR)6523064F6527764F6534164F
J39 0-6-06243964F Father Ambrose6523464F6528064F6534264F
6479464FD34 4-4-0 (NBR)6524864F6528264F6534464F
J37 0-6-0 (NBR)6249564F Glen Luss6525064F6526864F Allenby
6458364FD11 4-4-0J69 0-6-0T (GER)
6269264F Allan-Bane6853364F
Sunday 23 May 195464Ftotal:35
D30 4-4-0 (NBR)J35 0-6-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6243964F Father Ambrose6446864F6521164F6527664F6534164F
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)K2 2-6-06448464F6522564F6527764F6534264F
6915664FC15 4-4-2T (NBR)6450464F6523064F6528264FJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)
6921664F6452964F6526564F6526864F Allenby
D34 4-4-0 (NBR)
6249564F Glen LussShed Codes64E Polmont64F Bathgate65C Parkead
Sunday 31 July 195564Ftotal:35
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)J35 0-6-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6915964FD30 4-4-0 (NBR)6523064F6527664F6534164F
6921664F6243964F Father Ambrose6523464F6527764F6534464F
cl 4MT 2-6-0D34 4-4-0 (NBR)6524864F6528064F6534664F
4313864F6249564F Glen Luss6525064F6528264FJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)
* Allenby6455364F
Sunday 12 August 195664Ftotal:33
D30 4-4-0 (NBR)J35 0-6-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6243964F Father Ambrose6446864F6521164F6526164F6531864F
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)cl 4MT 2-6-06448464F6522564F6526564F6534164F
6915664FJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)6450464F6523464F6527664F6534664F
6915864F6455364F6451064F6525064F6528264F* Allenby
6915964F6458364F6451264F6525964FD34 4-4-0 (NBR)
6921664F6463464F6452964F6249564F Glen Luss
Sunday 25 May 195864Ftotal:31
D30 4-4-0 (NBR)J35 0-6-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6243964F Father Ambrose6446864F6522964F6526564F6534164F
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)cl 4MT 2-6-06448464F6523064F65268*64F6534264F
6915864FJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)6450464F6525964F6528264F6534664F
6915964F6455364F6451064F6526164F6529064F* Allenby
6921664F6458364F6451264FD34 4-4-0 (NBR)
6463464F6452964F6249564F Glen Luss
During 1959, Bathgate began to be used to dump locomotives from the Edinburgh sheds.
Sunday 7 June 195964Ftotal:49
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)D34 4-4-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)J35 0-6-0 (NBR)
6915664F6249564F Glen Luss6522964F6528765E6446864F
6915964FD30 4-4-0 (NBR)6523064F6529064F6448464F
6916265A S6242264G Caleb Balderstone W6523464F6534164F6448664A W
6916964B W6242864G The Talisman W6526164F6534464F6450464F
6917264A W6243264G Quentin Durward W6526564FJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)6451064F
6918764C S6243964F Father Ambrose6527664F6455364F6451264F
6921664Fcl 2F 0-6-0T (F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)6528264F6458364F6452964F
6922064B W4716264A S5756064C SY9 0-4-0ST (NBR)6460965CJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)
6922264A WJ88 0-6-0T (NBR)cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)6809764A W6463464F6846364A W
cl 4MT 2-6-06833964B W5521064C S6810264A WK3 2-6-06847864B W
4313864F6811864A W6187864A S0-6-0 diesels
Saturday 22 August 195964Ftotal:49
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)D34 4-4-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)J35 0-6-0 (NBR)
6914664A W6249564F Glen Luss6522964F6527664F6446864F
6915664FD30 4-4-0 (NBR)6523064F6528264F6448464F
6915964F6243264G Quentin Durward W6523464F6529064F6449164F
6916265A S6243964F Father Ambrose6526164F6531864F6450064C S
6916964B WK3 2-6-0J37 0-6-0 (NBR)6526564F6534164F6450164C S
6918564A W6187864A S6458364F65268*64F6534264F6451064F
6918664A W6190064A S6460764A* Allenby6534464F6451264F
6918764C SK2 2-6-0J83 0-6-0T (NBR)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)6534664Fcl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
6921664F6177062C W6846364A W6810264A Wcl 2P 0-4-4T (M)5756064C S
6922064B Wcl 4MT 2-6-06847864B Wcl 2F 0-6-0T (F)5521064C S0-6-0 diesels
6922264A W4313864F4716264A SD3554D3555
Shed Codes62C Dunfermline64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket64C Dalry Road
64E Polmont64F Bathgate64G Hawick65A Eastfield

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