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.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Staveley Iron & Steel Works & Sheepbridge Works

An ex-Midland class 1F 0-6-0T 41804 shunting at the Staveley Iron & Steel Works in 1963.  Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Staveley Iron Works
Ownership - Staveley Coal & Iron CompanyStaveley Barrow Hill sub sheds - 18D & 41E
Old WorksA brick built 2TS through shed, north of the River Rother.closed:1965
New WorksA brick built 2TS dead ended shed.closed:1965
Old Works - Google MapNew Works - Google Map
Sunday 15 September 1946Saturday 10 April 1948
Devonshire Works (Old Works)Old and New Works
cl 0F 0-4-0T (D)cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)cl 0F 0-4-0T (D)cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)cl 3F 0-6-0T
152918D175218D152918D170818D762718D
153418D180218D153318D171118D
174918D
Sunday 10 July 1949Sunday 11 March 1951
Old and New WorksNew WorksOld Works
cl 0F 0-4-0T (D)cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)cl 0F 0-4-0T (D)cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)
4152818D170818D4180318D4152918D4171118D
4153418D4171018D4180418D4153418D4170818D
175218D
Sunday 24 August 1952Sunday 23 August 1953
Old and New WorksOld & New Works
cl 0F 0-4-0T (D)cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)cl 0F 0-4-0T (D)cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)
4152918D4174918D4176318D4152918D4174918D
4153418D4175218D4180418D4153418D4176318D
Sunday 22 May 1955Devonshire Works (Old Works)New Works
cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)cl 0F 0-4-0T (D)
4170818D4177718D4180418D4152918D
4175218D4180318D4153318D
Sunday 7 April 1957Saturday 16 July 1960
Old and New WorksOld and New Works
cl 0F 0-4-0T (D)cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)cl 0F 0-4-0T (D)cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)
4152818D4175218D4180318D4153318D4170818D4176918D
cl 3F 0-6-0T4176318D4180418D4173418D4184418D
4763918D4176318D
Sunday 5 March 1961Sunday 31 May 1964
New WorksOld WorksOld & New Works
cl 0F 0-4-0T (D)cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)cl 0F 0-4-0STcl 1F 0-6-0T (J)
4152818D4170818D4173918D4700518D4176318D
4153318D4173418D4180418D0-6-0 diesel4180418D
D40924183518D
Sheepbridge Works
Ownership - Sheepbridge Iron WorksStaveley Barrow Hill sub sheds - 18D & 41E
Type:Originally a brick built 2TS dead-ended shed, which was demolished in 1948. Then a lean-to-shelter was used.
Google Mapclosed:1965
Sunday 24 August 1952Sunday 22 May 1955
cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 1F 0-6-0T (J)cl 3F 0-6-0T (J)cl 3F 0-6-0T
4171118D4763718D4171018D4724718D4742418D
4176318D
Sunday 14 September 1958
cl 3F 0-6-0T
4726318D4761918D

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