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.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Dalry Road, Edinburgh 1947 - 1956

Dalry Road
Pre Grouping Ownership - Caledonian Railwaypre 195028B
type:A brick built 4TS dead ended shed.1950 - 196564C
location:In the fork of the Princess Street to Granton line.opened:1895
access:Off Dundee Street.closed:1965
BR DatabaseGoogle MapPhoto Feature
Sunday 12 October 194728Btotal:45
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 3P 4-4-0 (M)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)280728Bcl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)1755328B1513628B1520228B
226828Bcl 5MT 4-6-01447828B1755928B1513928B1521028B
227028B515531Acl 4P 4-6-0 (Pick)1757628B1516628B1523328B
227128Bcl 8F 2-8-01464428B1764528B1517728Bcl 3F 0-6-0T (M)
227228B816328Bcl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)cl 2F 0-6-0T (F)1623628B
Friday 25 June 194828Btotal:45
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)546228Acl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)1755928B1516528B1631228B
227128B548527Acl 3P 4-4-0 (M)1757828B5518928Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)
227328Bcl 2F 0-6-0T (F)1445228B1522928B1767428B
Shed Codes27A Polmadie28A Motherwell28B Dalry Road31A Corkerhill
1950 allocation (44)cl 4P 4-4-0LMS3cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)LMS6
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)LMS3cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS5cl 2F 0-6-0T (F)LMS1
cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)CR3cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)CR8cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)CR4
cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)CR6cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)CR1J37 0-6-0NBR2
J36 0-6-0NBR1N15 0-6-2TNBR1
Saturday 27 May 195064Ctotal:39
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)N15 0-6-2T (NBR)cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)WD 2-8-0
4117764C4283064Ccl 3P 4-4-0 (M)5516664C5755364C9038666B
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-05445164C5517764C5755964C9055564A
4226864C4502364Ccl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)5521064C5757664CWD 2-10-0
4227364C4536264Ccl 3F 0-6-0T (M)5523364CJ36 0-6-0 (NBR)
cl 2F 0-6-0T (F)5631264CJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)6527164C
Shed Codes64A St. Margarets64C Dalry Road66B Motherwell68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sunday 9 September 195164Ctotal:44
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)B1 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)
4091164C4280464C6124264C Alexander Reith Gray5755064C6454764C
4117764C4280764C6135664Ccl 2P 0-4-4T (M)5755364C6459164C
4117864C4283368A5513964C5756564CJ36 0-6-0 (NBR)
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-05516664C5757664C6527164C
4226864C4502264C4545763A5520264Ccl 3P 4-4-0 (M)cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)
4226964C4515465B Lanarkshire Yeomanry5521064C5445164C5628364C
4227064CD34 4-4-0 (NBR)5522964C5445264C5631264C
4227164C6249464A Glen Gour5523364Ccl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)
4227264CN15 0-6-2T (NBR)cl 2F 0-6-0T (F)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)5447864C
Shed Codes6918764C4716364C6846964A
62C Dunfermline63A Perth64A St. Margarets64C Dalry Road65B St. Rollox68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sunday 1 June 195264Ctotal:40
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
4117864Ccl 5MT 4-6-0N15 0-6-2T (NBR)5516664C5631264C5755964C
cl 3P 4-4-0 (M)4499464C6918764C5520264C5631364C5756564C
5445164C4502264CJ36 0-6-0 (NBR)5521064Ccl 2F 0-6-0T (F)5764564C
5445264C4502364C6527164C5522964C4716364Ccl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)
cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)4508664C6531164A5523364CJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)5765464C
5447864C4512764CD30 4-4-0 (NBR)6846964AWD 2-10-0
4517666B6242864G The Talisman9076066B
Shed Codes64A St. Margarets64C Dalry Road64G Hawick66B Motherwell
Sunday 24 May 195364Ctotal:44
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)J35 0-6-0 (NBR)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
4117864C4283064C4502364C5520264CJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)5756564C
cl 3P 4-4-0 (M)cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)4508664C5521064C6453664C5757664C
5445264C4227064C45157*65B5523364CN15 0-6-2T (NBR)cl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)
cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)4227164C4516164Ccl 3F 0-6-0T (M)6916864A5765464C
5447864C4227264C4518364C5631264Ccl 2F 0-6-0T (F)5767964C
4227364C5631364C4716364Ccl 8F 2-8-0
* The Glasgow Highlander4875868A
Shed Codes64A St. Margarets64C Dalry Road65B St. Rollox68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sunday 24 April 195564Ctotal:45
cl 4P 4-4-0cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2P 0-4-4T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
cl 3P 4-4-0 (M)4227064C4512764C5521064C5631264C5756564C
5445264C4227264C4516164CJ35 0-6-0 (NBR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)5764564C
cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4518364C6449564C6453664Ccl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)
5447864C4280464CJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)6450064C6453864A5765464C
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)4283668A6848164B6451764C6454364A5767964C
6918564Acl 2F 0-6-0T (F)6452764C6459164C
6918764C4716364C* The Ayrshire Yeomanry
Shed Codes64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket64C Dalry Road65B St. Rollox68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sunday 29 April 195664Ctotal:47
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0B1 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)
4226864C4488268A6124664C Lord Balfour of Burleigh5625364C5755064C
4227064C4499464CJubilee 4-6-05631264C5756564C
4227164C4502264C4571368A Renown5631364C5757664C
4227264C4502364CBR 5MT 4-6-0J35 0-6-0 (NBR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)5764564C
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)4503064C7305966A6449564C6453664Ccl 3F 0-6-0 (Pick)
4280764C4503664Ccl 2P 0-4-4T (M)6450064C6459164C5765464C
cl 3P 4-4-0 (M)4508664C5516564C6451764C6461264C5767964C
5445264C4516164C5520264C6452764Ccl 2F 0-6-0T (F)
cl 3P 4-4-0 (Pick)4518364C5522964CN15 0-6-2T (NBR)4716364C