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.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Kirkby-in-Ashfield 1957 - 1966

A Fowler designed 4F 0-6-0 43885 seen in Kirkby-in-Ashfield shed yard on 12th July 1963.  Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Pre Grouping Ownership - Midland Railwayopened:1890closed:1966Codes
type: A brick-built 3TS and an adjoining 2TS dead ended sheds.1945 - 195516C
location: On the east side of the line, north of Kirkby-in-Ashfield station.1955 - 196316B
BR DatabaseGoogle MapPhoto Profile1963 - 196616E
Sunday 24 June 195716Btotal:38
cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)cl 8F 2-8-0
cl 4F 0-6-0WD 2-8-04800916B4810216B4822516B4855216B
4408816B9071956A4807316B4811416B4826716B0-6-0 diesel
Shed Codes16B Kirkby-in-Ashfield18D Staveley B. Hill56A Wakefield
Sunday 23 March 195816Btotal:34
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 8F 2-8-0
4337916B4402316Bcl 4F 0-6-04800816B4815616C4838316B
4346816B0-6-0 diesel4404617D4800916B4821416B4839216B
Shed Codes4447016B4809616B4822416B4841316B
16B Kirkby-in-Ashfield16C Mansfield17D Rowsley4809716B4827016B4855216B
1959 allocation (48)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)Midland1cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)Midland7
cl 4F 0-6-0LMS6cl 8F 2-8-0LMS34
Sunday 30 August 195916Btotal:35
cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0
4393316Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (J)4802916B4813716B4822516B4843216B
cl 4MT 2-6-00-6-0 diesel4807316B4819216B4837916B4852816B
4311455E12096Shed Codes16B Kirkby-in-Ashfield55E Normanton
Mansfield shed was closed on 1st April 1960 and its allocation was transferred to nearby Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
Sunday 12 June 196016B3.10pm - 3.35pmtotal:66
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)cl 8F 2-8-0
4005016B4388516B4328716B W4800116B4811416B4833416B
4005416B4390316Bcl 1F 0-6-0T (J)4800316B4811916B4839516B
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)4393316B4171216B4800416B4812655B4843216B
4007316B4397216Bcl 2MT 2-6-04800616B4815616B4844716B
4009616C W4400516B W4650116B4800916B4817716B4852816B
4011516Bcl 4F 0-6-0WD 2-8-04806316B4819216B4854116B
4015616B4425216B0-6-0 diesel4809216B4821516B4862116B
4017516B4441516C W4809716B4822516B4867316B
4018416B4441816BW - withdrawn4810016B4827216B4870116B
Shed Codes4447016B4810216B4828216B
16A Nottingham16B Kirkby-in-Ashfield16C Mansfield18A Toton55B Stourton56A Wakefield
1961 January allocation (79)cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)LMS2cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)LMS11
cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)Midland2cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)Midland5cl 4F 0-6-0LMS7
cl 8F 2-8-0LMS51BR 2MT 2-6-0BR1
Sunday 14 May 196116Btotal:64
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0
4008816B4005416B W4425216B4800916B4817716B4838316B
4008916Bcl 1F 0-6-0T (J)4426816B4801116B4819216B4839216B
4011516Bcl 5P 2-6-0 (H/F)4441816B4806316B4821516B4840516B
4014616BBR 2MT 2-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)4809616B4822316B4844716B
4016816B0-6-0 diesel4390316B4809816B4822516B4855216B
Shed Codes16A Nottingham16B Kirkby-in-Ashfield17B Burton-on-Trent
Sunday 24 June 196216Btotal:73
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0
4007316B S4208016B4409116B4800116B4813716B4837916B
4008816B S4208916B4425216B4800316B4814316B4838316B
4008916B S4222216B4426816B4800416B4821416B4839216B
4009416B W4223116B4441616B4800616B4821516B4839516B
4011516B W4223216B4441816B4800916B4821916B4840516B
4012416B Wcl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4447016B4806316B4822316B4841316B
4014616B S4261816Bcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)4807316B4822416B4844216B
4015616B W4262916B4388516B4808816B4822516B4844716B
4016816B WBR 2MT 2-6-04392316B4809216B4826716B4854116B
4017516B W7801316B4393316B4810016B4827716B4862116B
4018216B W0-6-0 dieselcl 1F 0-6-0T (J)4810216B4828216B4864316B
4018416B WD30834171216B4810516B4831716B4867316B
4019516B WS - storedW - withdrawn4811416B4833416B4869616A
Shed Codes16A Nottingham16B Kirkby-in-Ashfield4834216B4870116B
Sunday 5 May 196316Btotal:62
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0
4009416B W4261816B4409116B4800116B4813716B4834216B
4012416B W4262916B4413417C4800316B4814316B4836416B
4015616B Wcl 2MT 2-6-04420216B4800416B4815616B4837916B
4016816B W4649616A4425216B4800616B4819216B4839516B
4017516B Wcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)4441616B4806316B4821416B4843216B
4018416B W4387016B4441816B4809216B4821516B4844216B
4019516B W4388516Bcl 1F 0-6-0T (J)4809816B4821916B4844716B
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)4388816B4184416B4810016B4826716B4852816B
4208016B4390316B0-6-0 diesel4810216B4827216B4855216B
Shed Codes16A Nottingham16B Kirkby-in-Ashfield17C Rowsley
Sunday 7 June 196416E4.45am - 5.10amtotal:61
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)4451416E4806316E4811416E4839516E9205616E
4262916EWD 2-8-04807316E4819216E4844716E9211016E
cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)9040856B4809216E4821916E4854116E9211116E
4388516E W9057016E W4809716E4822516E4855216E9212716E
4388816E9057941Ecl 1F 0-6-0T (J)4826716E4867316E9215916E
4390316E W4184416E W4827216E4870116E0-6-0 diesel
Shed Codes16A Nottingham16E Kirkby-in-Ashfield41E Staveley B. Hill56B Ardsley1209716A
1965 allocation (44)cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)Midland2cl 4F 0-6-0LMS5
cl 8F 2-8-0LMS37
Sunday 19 September 196516Etotal:51
cl 8F 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0Brush T4 dieselsBR T2 diesels
4800416E4815616E W4834216E9207516ED1617D1809D7523D7594
4809716E W4822516E485019F9209516ED1624D1827
4809816E4827716E4854116E0-6-0 dieselD1625D1831
4810216E W4828216E4861416ED3247D1626D1833
4810516E4830316E4862116EShed Codes8H Birkenhead9F Heaton Mersey
4830416E4869416E16E Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Sunday 18 September 196616Etotal:41
cl 8F 2-8-0Brush T4 dieselsBR T2 dieselsEE T1 diesels
4806316E4828216E4840516E WD1629D1832D7523D7559D8147
4809816E4828416E W4844216ED1802D1833D7533D7562
4810516E4830316E W4849216ED1806D1835D7536
4811916E4830416E4862116E WD1818D1945
4814216E4834616E W
Kirkby Ashfield closed to steam on 3rd October 1966.

1 comment:

  1. Great memories. I used to live very close to Kirkby Sheds as a boy. Although officially closed to steam on the date noted, the depot actually continued to service and deploy steam locos until March 14th, 1967 when 3 8Fs were the last to depart. 48142 lingered until June, 1967 in a scrap line of one. The shed continued with diesels (mostly EE T1s) until it finally closed (twice postponed) on November 11th, 1970