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.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Grangemouth 1960 - 1965

Pre Grouping Ownership - Caledonian Railwaypre 194931D
type:A brick built 6TS dead ended shed.1949 - 196565F
location:On the west side of the, south of the station.opened:1908
access:Off Laurieston Road.closed:1965
BR DatabaseGoogle MapPhoto Feature
Sunday 24 September 196065Ftotal:34
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)D34 4-4-0 (NBR)cl 2F 0-6-0 (D)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)WD 2-8-0
4273765F6247465A Glen Croe S5726565F6458965F9053965F
4278065FD11 4-4-05728565F6459265FWD 2-10-0
4280265F6267165A Bailie MacWheeble S5728765FJ39 0-6-09075965F
4280365Fcl 2P 0-4-4T (M)cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)5733865F6479262A9076565F
cl 4F 0-6-05520465F S5637665F5736665F S0-6-0 diesels9076665F
4423465F5521465F SJ36 0-6-0 (NBR)5742965FD3132D31369076965F
4432065Fcl 3F 0-6-0 (M)6521765FJ88 0-6-0T (NBR)D3135D32819077365F
5761265F S6834465F9077465F
Shed Codes62A Thornton Jct.65A Eastfield65F GrangemouthS - stored
Sunday 2 April 196165Ftotal:36
cl 4F 0-6-0D34 4-4-0 (NBR)cl 2F 0-6-0 (D)WD 2-8-0WD 2-10-0
4423465F6247465A Glen Croe S5726565F9053965F9075565F
cl 5MT 4-6-0D11 4-4-05728765F9059666A9075765F
4517666B6267165A Bailie MacWheeble S5733865Fcl 3F 0-6-0 (M)9075965F
4517765FJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)5736665F5761265F9076565F
4517865F6458965F6521765F5742965Fcl 2P 0-4-4T (M)9076665F
B1 4-6-06459265F6522265F0-6-0 diesels5521465F S9076965F
6140165F6459365F6530665FD3132D3417cl 3F 0-6-0T (M)9077365F
6140365FJ88 0-6-0T (NBR)D31365637665F W9077465F
6834465F WW - withdrawnS - stored
Shed Codes65A Eastfield65F Grangemouth66B Motherwell
Sunday 22 April 196265Ftotal:38
cl 4MT 2-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)WD 2-8-0WD 2-10-00-4-0 diesels
BR 4MT 2-6-04517865F6522265F9053965F9075965FD2775
7607465F4531965F6525765Fcl 4F 0-6-09076565F0-6-0 diesels
7611365F4548765FJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)4432065F9076965FD3133D3281
4549665F6458965Fcl 3F 0-6-0 (M)9077465FD3135D3556
6463665F5761265F WD3136D3902
Sunday 19 August 196265Ftotal:41
cl 4MT 2-6-0B1 4-6-0WD 2-8-0WD 2-10-00-4-0 diesels
4313765F S6102964A Chamois9012865F S9075765FD2741D2775
BR 4MT 2-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)9023465F9075965FD2774D2776
7607465F4512565F6521765F9053965F9076565F S0-6-0 diesels
7610365F4531965F6522265F9064065F S9076665FD3132D3136
7611365F4548265F6525765FJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)9076965F SD3133D3281
cl 4F 0-6-04549665F6530665F S6458965F S9077365FD3134D3556
4423465F Scl 2F 0-6-0 (D)cl 3F 0-6-0 (M)9077465FD3135D3902
4432065F S5731165F5761265F WW - withdrawnS - stored
Sunday 7 April 196365Ftotal:40
BR 4MT 2-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)cl 4F 0-6-0WD 2-8-0WD 2-10-0
7607465F6521765F W6457165K4423465F W9023465F9075565F W
7610365F6525765F W6458965F4432065F W9053965F9075765F W
7611365F6527565F W6460165F R4444865F9055365F9076565F W
cl 5MT 4-6-06530665F W6461065F0-6-0 diesels9056065F9076665F W
4517765F65311*65K6462165FD3132D32769061465F9076965F W
4548265F6533565Fcl 2F 0-6-0 (D)D3133D39020-4-0 diesels9077365F W
4548765F* Haig5726965FD3134D2741D27789077465F W
R - a previously withdrawn loco, working again.D2774
Shed Codes65F Grangemouth65K Polmontwithdrawn locos were in Foldubbs Yard
Sunday 27 October 196365F1.35pm - 1.45pmtotal:41
BR 4MT 2-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0J37 0-6-0 (NBR)WD 2-10-0WD 2-8-00-4-0 diesels
7604565F4471865D6458965F W9075565F W9023465FD2703D2774
7607465F4478865F6461065F9077365F W9053965FD2741D2775
7610365F4517765F6461165F9055365F0-6-0 diesels
BR 3MT 2-6-04536265F6462165F9056065FD3132D3276
7700665F4547866AJ36 0-6-0 (NBR)9060065FD3133D3281
7700965F4548265F6522265F Somme9061465FD3134D3556
4548765F6531165K HaigD3135D3902
Shed Codes65D Dawsholm65F Grangemouth66A Polmadie
Sunday 29 March 196465Ftotal:42
cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0WD 2-8-00-4-0 diesels
BR 4MT 2-6-04519265F4548765F9023465F W9060065F0-6-0 diesels
7604565F4531965F4548865F9048965D9061465F WD3133D3391
7611365F4536265FJ36 0-6-0 (NBR)9053965F WJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)D3135D3557
BR 3MT 2-6-0J38 0-6-06533565F W6457165KD3276D3559
7700665F6590965K6522265F Somme W6461065FD3281D5310
7700965F6531165K Haig W6463665K
Shed Codes65D Dawsholm65F Grangemouth65K Polmont
1965 allocation (30)cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS8cl 2MT 2-6-0LMS2
J37 0-6-0NBR4BR 5MT 4-6-0BR2BR 4MT 2-6-0BR7
BR 3MT 2-6-0BR2WD 2-8-0BR5
Sunday 1 August 196565Ftotal:41
BR 4MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0J37 0-6-0 (NBR)0-6-0 diesels
7604665F4646865F4517765F7310565F6459265F WD3133D3281
7610065FBR 3MT 2-6-04519265F W0-4-0 diesels6461065FD3134D3556
7610165F7700665F4531965FD2703D2778WD 2-8-0D3135D3557
7610365F4544365F WNB T2 diesel9055365FD3216
Grangemouth shed closed on 12th October 1965.

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