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, 25 April 2014

Westhouses 1958 - 1966

View northward, towards Chesterfield on 13 June 1957, just south of Westhouses station a Class F freight is on the Up Slow, headed by LMS Fowler 4F 0-6-0 No. 44070.  On the right can be glimpsed the mineral line which served collieries towards South Normanton and Sutton-in-Ashfield.  Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Pre Grouping Ownership - Midland Railwayopened:1890closed:1966Codes
type: A brick built 6TS dead ended shed.1945 - 196318B
location: On the south side of the Blackwell East Junction, south of the station.1963 - 196616G
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Sunday 8 June 195818Btotal:37
cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
4388018B4415018Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (J)4820418Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (D)9211618B
4396618B4419118B4325318B4849418Bcl 3F 0-6-0T9212018B
Shed Codes16A Nottingham18A Toton18B Westhouses21A Saltley
1959 allocation (33)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)Midland2cl 3F 0-6-0 (D)Midland1
cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)Midland3cl 4F 0-6-0LMS12cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS1
cl 8F 2-8-0LMS89F 2-10-0BR6
Sunday 30 August 195918Btotal:31
cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
4413018B4432118B4811218Bcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)9056318B9211718B
4422918Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (J)4833318B4396618Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (D)cl 3F 0-6-0T
Shed Codes18B Westhouses85E Gloucester LMSWDs were ex Western Region
Sunday 25 September 196018Btotal:33
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
4326618B4417318B W4436218B4805315D9001018B9210018B
cl 3F 0-6-0 (D)4424418C4438718B4811218B9015218B9211518B
4382518B4428518B W4443018B W4812718B9021418B9211618B
cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)4428918B4459818B4814441B9028418B9211718B
4385018B4429055Dcl 3F 0-6-0T4816318A9071618B9215618A
4396618B Wcl 5MT 4-6-04725018B4835318B
Shed Codes15B Kettering15D Coalville18A Toton18B Westhouses18C Hasland
21A Satley41B Sheffield Grimesthorpe55D Royston
Sunday 14 May 196118Btotal:30
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
4326618B W4414321A4424418C4803318B9001018B9210018B
cl 3F 0-6-0 (D)4415418B4428918B4811218B9004618B9211418A
4382518B4417718B4432118B4819941Ecl 3F 0-6-0T9211518B
cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)4419118B4436218B4865016A4725018B9211618B
Shed Codes16A Nottingham18A Toton18B Westhouses18C Hasland
21A Saltley41E Staveley B. Hill
Sunday 27 May 196218Btotal:33
cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
4422918Bcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 3F 0-6-0T9017618B9067856D9213118B
4432717C4391718B4746618Bcl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)
Shed Codes9G Gorton15A Wellingborough17B Burton-on-Trent17C Rowsley
18B Westhouses18C Hasland41E Staveley B. Hill56D Mirfield
Sunday 5 May 196318Btotal:20
cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
cl 3F 0-6-0T4417818A4438718B4835318B9205818B
Shed Codes9F Heaton Mersey17C Rowsley18A Toton18B Westhouses26A Newton Heath
Sunday 7 June 196416G4am - 4.15amtotal:27
cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
4413016G4432116G W4819616G4850716G4868116A9215316G
4417816G4436216G4820416G4862016G487408EPeak T4 diesel
4419116Gcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)4831716E4862116Ecl 3F 0-6-0TD83
4422916G4385016Gcl 5MT 4-6-04725016G
Shed Codes8E Northwich8L Aintree16A Toton16E Kirkby-in-Ashfield16G Westhouses
1965 allocation (41)cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)Midland2cl 4F 0-6-0LMS9
cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS4cl 8F 2-8-0LMS25BR 9F 2-10-0BR1
Saturday 19 June 196516G21.10 - 21.30total:45
cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0
4411816G W4442016G4744216G W4814316G4828616G4867115A
4421816G4452816G WWD 2-8-04818515A4838416G4876316G
4424316Gcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)9040956A4819516G4839316GBR 9F 2-10-0
4427816G4386516G W9051636C4819616GBrush T4 diesels9203116G
cl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)4399116G WBR T2 diesel4819716GD1621D18129211316G
429248Hcl 4MT 2-6-0D5257Peak T4 dieselD1626D1832921208H
4309241E WD146D1630W - withdrawn
Shed Codes8H Birkenhead15A Wellingborough16G Westhouses36C Frodingham
41E Staveley B. Hill55E Normanton56A Wakefield
Sunday 20 February 196616Gtotal:32
cl 4F 0-6-0 cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0Peak T4 diesels
4421816G4762916G4814916G485485D4867816GBrush T4 diesels
4427816GBR 9F 2-10-04817716G4860016GBR T2 dieselsD1817D1828
cl 5MT 4-6-0920488H4819516G4861916GD5262D7506D1819
Shed Codes5D Stoke-on-Trent8H Birkenhead9E Trafford Park16G Westhouses
Sunday 18 September 196616Gtotal:32
cl 4MT 2-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0WD 2-8-0Peak T4 diesel
cl 5MT 4-6-04808316G4825416G4860016GBR 9F 2-10-0Brush T4 diesels
cl 3F 0-6-0T4813716G4833216G4862016G0-6-0 dieselsBR T2 diesels
4762916G4819616G4837016G12063EE T1 diesel
Shed Codes5B Crewe South8H Birkenhead16G Westhouses55E NormantonD8152
Westhouses closed to steam on 3rd October, 1966. It remained a diesel depot until January 1987.

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