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, 26 September 2014

Bescot 1937 - 1965

An ex LNWR 0-8-0, 49045, leaves Bescot depot on 24 March, 1951. photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Bescot
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railwayopened:1892closed:1966
type: A brick built 8TS dead ended shed.prior to 19603A
location: At the north end of Bescot station, on the west side of the line.1960 - 196321B
Google MapPhoto Feature1963 - 19662F
Sunday 25 July 19373A4.20pm - 4.45pmtotal:72
cl 2P 4-4-2T (Wh)cl 4P 4-4-0 (F)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 6F & 7F 0-8-0
68006808116927792853893590399078917792679337
cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)28512929894390459083917992709371
69221852cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)901690489084918092869374
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)298390279056908991959301
2451306122915cl 5MT 4-6-090289061909691999309
cl 3F 0-6-0T22904229185183530890329062909792099313
7612cl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-090359063910892659328
4061437681398308903690779175Patriot 4-6-0
43534488819983155523Bangor
4371826183185532Illustrious
Alloction - November 1945 (69)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)LMS3cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Midland3
cl 4F 0-6-0LMS2cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS7cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS3
cl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb)LNWR4cl 6F & 7F 0-8-0LNWR47
Sunday 20 October 19463Atotal:59
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb)cl 6F & 7F 0-8-0
24663C40273B280973A89093A91313A92823A
24883E40613A281393A90063A91603A92943A
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)40789A281993A90253A91753A93013A
27793A43533A282613A90633A91803A93133A
28513A45493Acl 8F 2-8-090783A91893A93283A
28533Acl 2F 0-6-0 (J)811416C90813A91963B93353A
28565B229153A832418A90833A92023A93613A
cl 3F 0-6-0T229183Acl 5MT 4-6-090893A92113A93673A
73823A30613A54183A90963A92593A93982A
73963Acl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)54993A90973A92663A94023A
75193A66893C91063A92793A94253A
Shed Codes2A Rugby3A Bescot3B Bushbury3C Walsall3E Monument Lane
5B Crewe South9A Longsight16C Kirkby-in-Ashfield18A Toton
Sunday 21 March 19483Atotal:58
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 6F 0-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
25793E49143A90833A89053A90843A92823A
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)49423A90893A89073A90973A92943A
27793A54173A91653A89093A91603A93133A
28513A54183A92743A89173A91773A93353A
29565B54225A92793A90343A91893A93613A
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)54333A92863A90443A92023A93673A
229153Acl 3F 0-6-0T93623D90453A92113A94023A
229183A73633Dcl 4F 0-6-090503A92163A94313A
229783A73823A410017B90783A92653Acl 8F 2-8-0
30613A75193A41153C90813A92663A853618B
35513Acl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb)Jubilee 4-6-0
281993A56325A Tonga
Shed Codes3A Bescot3C Walsall3D Aston3E Monument Lane5A Crewe North
5B Crewe South17B Burton-on-Trent18B Westhouses
Sunday 27 March 19493Atotal:66
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 7F 0-8-0
493B411113E393017B88963A91423A93273A
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T489053A491803A93283A
424413D4485117A73823A489073A91893A93353A
24883C49133A73963A89363A492023A93543A
cl 2MT 2-6-0449143A75193A90223A492163A93603A
464253A4505411Bcl 6F 0-8-090363A492233A93613A
464263A451345B90153C90453A92453A93673A
464273A51443A490593A90633A92653A93693A
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)53015B90833A90783A492663Acl 2F 0-6-0 (J)
28533A53903A90893A90813A92823A229183A
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)454333A93343A90843A92943A33723A
29633A94023A90993A93013A35163A
91063A493133A35513C
Shed Codes3A Bescot3B Bushbury3C Walsall3D Aston3E Monument Lane
5B Crewe South17A Derby17B Burton-on-Trent
Sunday 18 June 19503Atotal:65
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 6F 0-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
424413D427793A449143A489023B489053A91143A
425523D428513A450251A489073A489363A492163A
cl 2MT 2-6-0428913A453103A490713A489503A492453A
464253A429213Dcl 8F 2-8-0490893A90093A92463A
464263Acl 3F 0-6-0 (D)480612B491423A490223A492663A
464273A377818A481753A492023A90253A492783A
cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 4F 0-6-0482555B492823A490453A493013A
473823A45123C483253A493283A490663C493083A
473973Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)483353A493323A90773A493133A
475193A581233A485183A93343A490783A493273A
582573A486863A493543A490933A93353A
582773A493713A490963A493613A
490993A494013C
Shed Codes1A Willesden2B Nuneaton3A Bescot3B Bushbury3C Walsall
3D Aston5B Crewe South18A Toton
Alloction - September 1950 (67)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)LMS6cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Midland2
cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS4cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS3cl 2MT 2-6-0LMS3
cl 8F 2-8-0LMS10cl 6F & 7F 0-8-0LNWR39
Sunday 19 April 19533Atotal:62
cl 2P 2-6-2T (I)cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
412793C581253A482503A485143A489503A492463A
cl 2MT 2-6-0581693A482555B485563A489643A492663A
464253A581743A482593A487053A490093A493083A
464263A582733A483103A487223A490213A493273A
464903A582773A483183A487523A490453A493613A
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)483353A487553A490773Acl 6F 0-8-0
427793A429583D483663A487623A490993A490633A
428533Acl 4F 0-6-0483753A487663A492023A491253B
429293A441203D484232Ecl 5MT 4-6-0492233A493283A
cl 3F 0-6-0T0-6-0 diesels484272A449143A492453A493673A
473823A1209112093484533A454023AJubilee 4-6-0
473963A12092484773A454373A457033B Thunderer
Shed Codes2A Rugby2E Northampton3A Bescot3B Bushbury3C Walsall
3D Ashton5B Crewe South
Sunday 14 March 19543Atotal:63
cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
464253A448723D481203A487133A489223C492023A
464263A449143A481753A487223A489303A492163A
464903A454023A482503A487253A489503A492233A
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)454373B483103A487333A489643A492453A
428533Acl 4F 0-6-0 (F)483663A487523A490093A492463A
429293A4387219C483753A487553A490213A492663A
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)cl 3F 0-6-0T484533A487663A490453A493133A
429535B472943A484773A487673A490633A493273A
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)473823A485143A487693A490993A493283A
581693A473963A486023A0-6-0 diesels491063A493673A
581743A486743A1208812091491673A494442A
582833C487053A12090
Shed Codes2A Rugby3A Bescot3B Bushbury3C Walsall
3D Ashton5B Crewe South19C Canklow
Sunday 9 October 19553Atotal:50
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
401253B427765B480902E486743A489073A491253A
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (F)427793A482503A487053A489503A492023A
423035D427823D482973A487273A489643A492163A
cl 2MT 2-6-0429293D483103A487333A490213A493083A
464253Acl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)483183A487523A490453A493273A
464263A429513A483353A487553A490633A493543C
464903Acl 3F 0-6-0T483663A487623A490993A493613A
BR 2MT 2-6-0472943A484773A487663A491063A0-6-0 diesels
780383A473963A485143A487673Acl 4F 0-6-01209112095
Shed Codes443453C12094
2E Northampton3A Bescot3B Bushbury3C Walsall3D Ashton5D Stoke-on-Trent
Sunday 22 July 19563Atotal:59
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
424703D427793A481203A487133A489303A492163A
cl 2MT 2-6-0428533A481753A487223A489503A492233A
464213Acl 5MT 4-6-04821018D487253A489643A492463A
464253A450513A482635B487273A490093A492702E
464903A453493D482973A487523A490213A493083A
BR 2MT 2-6-0cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)483183A487553A490453A493133A
780383A405013C483353A487623A490633A493273A
cl 3F 0-6-0T0-6-0 diesels486023A487663A490773A493283A
472943A1209113090486743A487693A490993A493613A
473823A1209213091487053Acl 2F 0-6-0 (J)491063A493673A
473963A581353A491253A494462F
Shed Codes2E Northampton2F Market Harborough3A Bescot3C Walsall
3D Ashton5B Crewe South18D Staveley B. Hill
Sunday 11 May 19583Atotal:54
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
406733A427793A482503A487053A489303A492463A
cl 2MT 2-6-0427823A482973A487133A489643A493083A
464213A428533A483103A487223A490093A493283A
464253Acl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)483183A487253A490203C493873A
464593A429555A483353A487273A490213A494052A
464903A429583D483753A487523A490773Acl 2F 0-6-0 (J)
cl 3F 0-6-0T429743D484533A487623A490993A581693A
472943Acl 5MT 4-6-0485143A487663A491063A0-6-0 diesels
473823A449143A485563A487693A491253A12093D3021
473963A451143A486023A492163A12089
Shed Codes2A Rugby3A Bescot3C Walsall3D Ashton5A Crewe North
Sunday 11 January 19593Atotal:69
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)Royal Scot 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0Jubilee 4-6-0
400803A461391B The Welch Regiment482503A455955B Southern Rhodesia
400833Acl 2P 4-4-0cl 5MT 4-6-0483103A456691B Fisher
401733A406733A448293B483753A456883B Polyphemus
cl 2MT 2-6-0406923A450513A484773Acl 7F 0-8-0
464213Acl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)451985B486023A489303A492783A
464253A427793A453083E486265B489643A493083A
464593A427823A453853A486682A490213A493283A
464903A428533A454183D487053A490453A493433A
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)428543D454193A487223A490633A493613A
581223Acl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 4F 0-6-0487253A490993A493733A
581693A472943A440783A487333A491063A494113B
581743A472963A4410017B487553A491253A0-6-0 diesels
582833A473853A445123A487623A491265C1208812094
473963Acl 3F 0-6-0 (J)492463A12089
4357417B
Shed Codes1B Camden3A Bescot3B Bushbury3D Aston3E Monument Lane
5B Crewe South5C Stafford17B Burton-on-Trent
Alloction - March 1959 (81)cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)LMS3cl 2P 4-4-0LMS2
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)LMS4cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)Midland2cl 3F 0-6-0 (D)Midland1
cl 4F 0-6-0LMS3cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS6cl 2MT 2-6-0LMS4
cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS8cl 8F 2-8-0LMS21cl 7F 0-8-0LNWR22
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Midland5Bescot absorbed the allocation of Walsall when that shed closed in June, 1958.
Sunday 26 June 196021B3.50pm - 4.20pmtotal:59
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
4008021B4729621B4485921A4836621B4896421B4927521B
4008321B4731021B4487321B4845321B4902121B4931321B
4012921E4734921B4487521B4855621B4904521B4932821B
4017321B4735421B4491421B4860221B4907721B4934321B
cl 2MT 2-6-04738221B W4506421B487572A4909921B4936121B
4642121B4738521B4518021B4876221B4912521B4937321B
4642521B4739621Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)4876721B4921621BBR 9F 2-10-0
4645921B4739721C5812221Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (J)4924621B9202115A
4649021Bcl 2P 4-4-05816921B4376021Bcl 4F 0-6-00-6-0 diesels
cl 4MT 2-6-04064621B5817421Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (D)4448821B W1205612095
4301321A4067321B W5818121B4382221B4451221B12090
Shed Codes5828321BW - withdrawn
2A Rugby15A Wellingborough21A Saltley21B Bescot21C Bushbury21E Monument Lane
Sunday 3 September 196121B9.40am - 10.10amtotal:66
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
4008021B4385521A4476621B4855621B4893021B4931321B
4008321B4402721B4487521B4867421B4896421B4932821B
4017321B4404817A4491021B4873321B4902121B4934321B
cl 2MT 2-6-04430221B449152A4873421B4904521B4936121B
4642121B4433321A4513421B487362E4907721B4937321B
4642521B4435821B4519926F4876621B4907821B4941121B
4645921B4448421B4523121D4876721B4908121B0-6-0 diesels
4649021B4451221B4524612Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)4909921B1200412093
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)4528721B5812221B W4910621B1201312094
4064621B428945D4532221D5812321B4911421B
4069421B429405B4538521B5817421B4921621B
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)4538721B4924621B
4297921D4541021BW - withdrawn4927521B
Shed Codes2A Rugby2E Northampton5B Crewe South5D Stoke-on-Trent12B Carlisle Upperby
17A Derby21A Saltley21B Bushbury21D Aston26F Patricroft
Sunday 6 May 196221Btotal:69
cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0
4642121B4402721B4476621B455605A Prince Edward Island4893021B
4642521B4405721B448405Acl 8F 2-8-04908121B
4643021B4430221B4491421B483122B4872621B4912521B
4644221B4435821B450455B4833218A4873421B4912621B
4645621B4444821B4506421B483351A487625C4921621B
4645721B4448421B4514621B4849016A4876621B4932821B
4645921B4451221B4518021E4851421B4876921B4936121B
4649021B0-6-0 diesels452505A4852921Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)493732B
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)12004120564526021A4855621B5812321B4943021B
4282721A12012120874528721B4860221B5812421Bcl 2P 4-4-0
cl 4MT 2-6-012013120914537421B4867421B5818521B4069421B
4301321A12030D23964538721B4871321B5821821B
4541021B4872521B
Shed Codes1A Willesden2B Nuneaton5A Crewe North5B Crewe South5C Stafford
16A Nottingham18A Toton21A Saltley21B Bescot21E Monument Lane
Sunday 10 March 196321Btotal:69
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0
4241721A4295721B448362A455555B Quebec4917321B
4261121A4297221C448405Acl 8F 2-8-04936121B
cl 2MT 2-6-04297421B4487321B4825621B4867421B4940621B
4642121B4297921B4491021B4826921B4870521B4943021B
4642521B4298021C4491421B483351A4871321BBR 9F 2-10-0
4642921Bcl 4MT 2-6-0451915D4837521B487232B9213621A
4643021B4300121B4527221A483872F4872521B0-6-0 diesels
4645621B4300221B4528021A484535C4873321B1200412091
4645721B4300321Bcl 4F 0-6-04847721B4873421B1201212095
4649021B4300521B4413721A4851421B4874721B12030D3867
BR cl 4MT 4-6-04301215A4444221B4852221B4876621B12056
7505321D4302221B4852921B4876721BEE T4 diesels
4311521B4855621B4876921BD331D339
Shed Codes1A Willesden2A Rugby2B Nuneaton2F Woodford Halse5A Crewe North
5B Crewe South5C Stafford5D Stoke-on-Trent15A Wellingborough21A Saltley
21B Bescot21C Bushbury21D Aston
Sunday 24 May 19642F2.30pm - 3pmtotal:50
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
424212E429572F447662F482562F487132F491732F
cl 2MT 2-6-0429792F448562E483752F487242F493612F
464252Fcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)448752F484772F487252F494072F
464452F4391816D449102F485142F487332F494302F
464562Fcl 4F 0-6-0449142F485222F487342F494462K W
464572F441792E449452J485292F487472FWD 2-8-0
464902F442262E450892F485562F487662F9006941D
465222F445201A W452222F486742F487672F0-6-0 diesels
cl 4MT 2-6-0486802F1200412056
430052F487052F1203012094
Shed Codes1A Willesden2E Saltley2F Bescot2J Aston2K Bushbury
16D Nottingham41D Canklow
Sunday 11 April 19652Ftotal:64
cl 4MT 2-6-0BR 4MT 2-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0
430022F760362F447662F452222F480072F W487262F
430052F760422F448405A452632B480508B487292F
cl 2MT 2-6-0760472F448722J4528916C481012F487332F
464212F760872F448752F454392J482562F487472F
464252F760882F449142F454932F483351A487522F
464292Fcl 4F 0-6-0450482Fcl 7F 0-8-0484772F4875915B
464452F440352F W450642F488952F W485222F487662F
464562F441392F450672F0-6-0 diesels486595B487672F
464902F441882F450892F1201212087486742F487692F
465222F442102Fcl 3F 0-6-0T1201312091487052FBR T2 diesels
465272F443772F474372F12077D3867487252FD5082D5144
Shed Codes1A Willesden2B Oxley2F Bescot2J Aston5A Crewe North
5B Crewe South8B Warrington15B Wellingborough16C Derby
Bescot shed closed on 28th March 1966

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