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.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Wellington (Salop) 1939 - 1963

A Dukedog 4-4-0, stored in Wellington shed yard in April 1960.  Photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Wellington (Salop)
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western Railway opened:1876closed:1964prior to 1949WLN
type: A brick built 3TS shed with one through road.1949 - 196384H
location: On the north side of Wellington station.1963 - 19652M
Google MapShed photo
Sunday 9 April 1939WLN5.20am - 5.25amtotal:14
1701 0-6-0PT1901 0-6-0PTBulldog 4-4-051xx 2-6-2T44xx 2-6-2T
1763191719493445Flamingo5128516544004401
1501 0-6-0PT27xx 0-6-0PT57xx 0-6-0PT5142
17831808271337449748
Sunday 28 September 1947WLNtotal:14
2021 0-6-0PTcl 0F 0-6-0ST (Dr)57xx 0-6-0PT43xx 2-6-044xx 2-6-2T51xx 2-6-2T
2030WLN16027SALOP3775WLN5309SRD4400WLN5127WLN
9624WLN56xx 0-6-2TDukedog 4-4-05135WLN
9630WLN5670OXY9024SALOP5137WLN
9719WLN5139WLN
1948 1st January allocations (17)Bulldog 4-4-0GWR143xx 2-6-0GWR2
44xx 2-6-2TGWR351xx 2-6-2TGWR42021 0-6-0PTGWR1
57xx 0-6-0PTGWR6
Sunday 29 August 1948WLNtotal:14
2021 0-6-0PTcl 0F 0-6-0ST (Dr)57xx 0-6-0PT44xx 2-6-2T51xx 2-6-2T
2030WLN16027SALOP3613WLN4400WLN4154WLN5137WLN
3732WLN4401WLN5121TYS5178WLN
3775WLN4409WLN5135WLN
9624WLN
Shed CodesOXY OxleySALOP ShrewsburyTYS TyseleyWLN Wellington
Sunday 24 September 195084Htotal:17
16xx 0-6-0PTcl 0F 0-6-0ST (Dr)57xx 0-6-0PT44xx 2-6-2T51xx 2-6-2T
161984H560274A361384H575884H440084H510984H
2021 0-6-0PT368784H775484H440384H512584H
203084H373284H963084H513784H
376084H963984H517884H
Shed Codes4A Shrewsbury84H Wellington
Sunday 4 November 195184Htotal:19
16xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-057xx 0-6-0PT44xx 2-6-2T51xx 2-6-2T
161984H287884J361384H575884H440684H410884A
2021 0-6-0PT368784H775484H415484H
203084H374984H962484H512584H
376084H963084H513984H
460584H974284H517884H
Shed Codes84A Stafford Road84H Wellington84J Croes Newydd
Sunday 14 March 195484Htotal:17
2021 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2T57xx 0-6-0PT
206184H417884H373284H571284H963084H974284H
510984H374484H574584H963984H977484H
517884H376084H775484H971484B
460584H962484H
Shed Codes84B Oxley84H Wellington
Sunday 27 November 195584Htotal:13
16xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2T43xx 2-6-057xx 0-6-0PT
166384H417884H537985A374984H775484H974184H
516784H574584H963084H974284H
575884H963984H977484H
Shed Codes84H Wellington85A Worcester
Sunday 11 November 195684Htotal:13
16xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2TBR 3MT 2-6-2T57xx 0-6-0PT
166384H414284H8200984H373284H460584H575884H
415884H374484H571284H963084H
376084H574584H963984H
Sunday 10 November 195784Htotal:15
16xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2TBR 3MT 2-6-2T57xx 0-6-0PT
166384H411084H8200484H374484H574584H963084H
414284H8200684H376084H575884H974184H
8200984H460584H775484H977484H
Sunday 7 September 195884Htotal:13
51xx 2-6-2TBR 3MT 2-6-2T57xx 0-6-0PT
411084H8200484H373284H574584H974184H
412084H8200684H376084H575884H977484H
8200984H460584H963084H
1959 1st March allocations (15)51xx 2-6-2TGWR457xx 0-6-0PTGWR8
BR 3MT 2-6-2TBR3
Sunday 21 June 195984Htotal:13
51xx 2-6-2T57xx 0-6-0PT
411084H415884H362684H374484H469384G
412084H516784H366484A378884G574584H
373284H460584H963084H
Shed Codes84A Stafford Road84G Shrewsbury84H Wellington
Sunday 26 June 196084Htotal:16
Dukedog 4-4-051xx 2-6-2Tcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)57xx 0-6-0PT
900484J S412084H4120184H362684H879684A963984H
415884H4120484H374484H962184H974184H
s - stored4123284H460584H963084H977484H
4124184H
Shed Codes84A Stafford Road84H Wellington84J Croes Newydd
Sunday 23 April 196184Htotal:14
51xx 2-6-2Tcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 2P 0-4-4T (St)57xx 0-6-0PT
412084H4120484H4190085C S362684H460584H
415884H4123184H373284H974184H
417884H4123284Hs - stored374484H977484H
4124184H
Shed Codes84H Wellington85C Gloucester Barnwood
Sunday 6 May 196284Htotal:12
51xx 2-6-2Tcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)64xx 0-6-0PT57xx 0-6-0PT
415884H4120184H642184H374484H963984H
417884H4120484H460584H974184H
4124184H963684H977484H
Sunday 11 November 196284Htotal:11
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)64xx 0-6-0PT57xx 0-6-0PT
4120184H642184H374484H963084H972484E
4120484H377684H963984H974184H W
4123284H460584H W
Shed Codes84E Tyseley84H Wellington
Sunday 25 August 196384Htotal:12
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)57xx 0-6-0PT
4120484H374484H963084H972484H
4123284H379284A963684H974184H W
4124184H460584H W963984H977484H
Shed Codes84A Stafford Road84H Wellington
Wellington shed was closed on 8th August 1965

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