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.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Carstairs 1962 - 1967

A Fairburn class 4P 2-6-4T a class which was used extensively at Carstairs for passenger services to Glasgow and Edinburgh.  This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Pre Grouping Ownership - Caledonian Railwaypre 194928C
type:A brick built 4TS through road shed.1949 - 196064D
location:Adjacent to the north side of the station.1960 - 196666E
access:From the station.opened:1853rebuilt:1935closed:1967
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Sunday 22 April 196266Etotal:36
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
4216266EBR 3MT 2-6-04479366E4517566E5745166E5761366E
4216366E7700566E4495366E4524566EWD 2-10-05762666E
4217366Ecl 2P 0-4-4T (M)4495466E4545266E9076866E5765566E
4217766E5518966E4501166EBR 5MT 4-6-00-4-0 dieselcl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)
Shed Codes66E Carstairs67A Corkerhill
Sunday 2 September 196266Etotal:31
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (Dr)cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
4214566E4470066E4517466E5738566E W5518966E5758366E W
4216266E4470166E4524566E5738666E Wcl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)5760466E
4217366E4495366ECoronation 4-6-25767066E5760866E
4217766E4495466E4623166A Duchess of Athol SWD 2-10-05761366E
4220466E4495566E4623266A Duchess of Montrose S9076866E W5762666E W
4223966E4501166EA3 4-6-2BR 3MT 2-6-05765566E W
4227166E4508766E6004364A Brown Jack7700566E
Shed Codes64A St. Margarets66A Polmadie66E CarstairsS -storedW - withdrawn
Sunday 9 June 196366Etotal:42
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)BR 3MT 2-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0
4205566E4223966E7700566E4470166E4515865B Glasgow Yeomanry
4212866E4227166E7700666E4479366E4516666Ecl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
4214566ECoronation 4-6-24495566E4517466E W5760466E W
4216266E W4623166A Duchess of Athol W4500866B4517566E5760866E W
4216366E4623266A Duchess of Montrose W4501166E4545266E W5763066E
4216566EA3 4-6-24508766E4545966Acl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)
4217366E W6009664A Papyrus4512212Acl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)5767066E W
4220466EPatriot 4-6-0WD 2-10-05446366A W0-6-0 diesel
4553512A Sir Herbert Walker KCB9076866E W5450267E WD3206
Shed Codes12A Carlisle Kingmoor64A St. Margarets64C Dalry Road65B St. Rollox
66A Polmadie66E Carstairs66F Beattock67E Dumfries
Sunday 6 October 196366Etotal:35
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Coronation 4-6-2cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
4205566E*4470166E4516166E4623166A Duchess of Athol W5760466E W
4214266E*4480212A4516666E W4623266A Duchess of Montrose W5760866E W
4214566E*4495466E4517266EBR 5MT 4-6-0cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)
4216566E*4495566E4517566E W7307666A5446366A W5767066E W
4217066A4501166E4524566EBR 3MT 2-6-0WD 2-10-0Clayton T1 diesels
BR 4MT 2-6-4T4502812A4530966E7700666E9076866E WD8501D8516
8011066A4508766E W4536412A7700966ED8506D8541
* the locos moved south to 56B Ardsley later in the month.0-6-0 diesel
Shed Codes12A Carlisle Kingmoor66A Polmadie66E CarstairsD3384
Sunday 12 April 196466Etotal:24
BR 4MT 2-6-4Tcl 5MT 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-00-6-0 diesels
8007566E4479366E4500966B4530966E7312267AClayton T1 diesels
8011666E4485455A4516166E4548967Bcl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)D8523D8532
8011866E4495266E4517266E4549666B5446366A W
8012066EShed Codes55A Leeds Holbeck63A Perth66A Polmadie66B Motherwell
66E Carstairs67A Corkerhill67B Hurlford
Saturday 1 August 196466Etotal:27
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)BR 4MT 2-6-4Tcl 5MT 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0
4205666E8007166E W4470166E W450248F R461409A King's Royal Rifle Corps
4205866E8007366E W4479365B4502812AA2 4-6-2
4212766E8007466E W4495266E4512467B6051264A Steady Aim R
4212966F8007566E W4495366E4517266E WClan 4-6-2
cl 8F 2-8-04495466E4517366E W7200712A Clan Macintosh
482925B4495666E4547866Ecl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)0-6-0 diesel
R - under repairW - withdrawn4501166E4549266E5446366A WD3383
Shed Codes5B Crewe South8F Springs Branch9A Longsight12A Carlisle Kingmoor64A St. Margarets
65B St. Rollox66A Polmadie66E Carstairs66F Beattock67B Hurlford
1965 allocation (16)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)LMS4cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS12
Sunday 1 August 196566Etotal:23
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0A2 4-6-2
4205866E4470066E4495466E4501166E6052264A Straight Deal W
4212566E4478666B4495666E4509066EBritannia 4-6-2
4226066F4479166E4497366E4512612A7000912A Alfred the Great
4227466E4491112A4498912A4517166E0-6-0 diesel
Shed Codes12A Carlisle Kingmoor64A St. Margarets66B Motherwell66E Carstairs66F Beattock
Sunday 17 July 196666Etotal:19
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0B1 4-6-0WD 2-8-00-6-0 diesel
4227466E4470066E4495666E W6111666E W9030951CD3351
BR 4MT 2-6-4T4479166E4516864ABR 5MT 4-6-09060555D
8011166F4479666A4529512A7307866E W
BR 4MT 2-6-04495366E4530966E7310866E
Shed Codes12A Carlisle Kingmoor51C West Hartlepool55D Royston64A St. Margarets
66A Polmadie66E Carstairs66F Beattock
Sunday 5 February 196766Etotal:12
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0B1 4-6-0BR T2 diesel
4269466E W4479166E W4516166E W6100866E Kudu WD5069
BR 4MT 2-6-04495366E W4536566E WBrush T4 diesel0-6-0 diesel
7611366E W4508466E W4547866E WD1972D3385
Carstairs closed to steam on 2nd February, 1967.

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