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, 23 September 2014

Bushbury (Wolverhampton) 1938 - 1965

Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railwayopened:1883closed:1965
type: A brick built 8TS dead ended shed.prior to 19603B
location: On the east side of the Stafford line, 1.5 miles north of Wolverhampton HL station.1960 - 196321C
Google MapBushbury article1963 - 19652K
Sunday 22 May 19383Btotal:32
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 6F 0-8-0Patriot 4-6-0
536653451835196901192065507Royal Tank Corps
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)51935419920492555522Prestatyn
26102617692cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 7F 0-8-05532Illustrious
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)73967399902592055533Lord Rathmore
66527740739774139110cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)cl 8F 2-8-0
7398cl 4F 0-6-0296982168230
Alloction November 1945 (41)cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)LMS4cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)LMS1
cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)LMS3cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS3Patriot 4-6-0LMS8
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)LNWR1cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)LNWR2cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS5
cl 6F 0-8-0LNWR6cl 7F 0-8-0LNWR2cl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb)LNWR4
cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)LNWR2
Sunday 30 June 19463Btotal:32
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb)cl 7F 0-8-0Jubilee 4-6-0
493B40273B282163B902310A55993B Bechuanaland
533B43533A282343B91103B56003B Bermuda
543B44393Bcl 3F 0-6-0T917210A56803B Camperdown
663B44923B73973B92398APatriot 4-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0
cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)73983B93093D55495A52873B
69333B66523B74133Bcl 6F 0-8-0cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)54053B
cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)74733B911810A282316A54373B
Shed Codes284033B92043B
3A Bescot3B Bushbury3D Aston5A Crewe North10A Springs Branch16A Nottingham
Sunday 21 March 19483Btotal:36
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0
493B40273B281523B44923B55143B Holyhead
663Bcl 3F 0-6-0T282343B502110B55313B Sir Frederick Harrison
cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)73973Bcl 6F 0-8-050675B55403B Sir Robert Turnbull
68813B73983B89393B52873BJubilee 4-6-0
69313B74733B90113D54343B56389A Zanzibar
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)92043B54373B57383B Samson
66543B284303B92953Bcl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)57423B Connaught
285563Bcl 7F 0-8-027772D
Shed Codes2D Coventry3B Bushbury3D Aston9A Longsight10B Preston
Sunday 27 March 19493Btotal:38
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 6F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0
400473B40273B488955B450693B455293B Stephenson
400533B407511A89403B52873B455323B Illustrious
663B444393B490173D453286A455453B Planet
cl 2P 2-6-2T (I)444923B91623B54053Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)
412253Bcl 3F 0-6-0T91673B454343B229113B283453B
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)473973B92833Bcl 7F 0-8-0229713B583783B
429663D73993Bcl 8F 2-8-090443B582873B286113B
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)474733B480855B92403B
Shed Codes3B Bushbury3D Aston5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland11A Carnforth
Sunday 2 July 19503Btotal:35
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 6F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0
400493B444393B489083B452873BJubilee 4-6-0
400663B444923B491623B454053B457033B Thunderer
cl 2P 2-6-2T (I)cl 3F 0-6-0T491963B454343B457243B Warspite
412253B473973B492043Bcl 7F 0-8-0457263B Vindictive
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)473983Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)489403B457333B Novelty
581193B473993B583783B490373Bcl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)cl 8F 2-8-0
Shed Codes3B Bushbury3D Aston5A Crewe North5B Crewe South
6C Birkenhead84G Shrewsbury
Alloction September 1950 (41)cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)LMS4cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)LMS1
cl 4F 0-6-0LMS3cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS4Patriot 4-6-0LMS2
Jubilee 4-6-0LMS8cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS4cl 6F 0-8-0LNWR6
cl 7F 0-8-0LNWR4cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Midland5
Sunday 22 March 19533Btotal:35
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0 cl 7F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
401223B4409221A489403B447585A456251A Sarawak
401253B444393B490373B450153B457333B Novelty
402073B444923B490443B452873B457373B Atlas
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 3F 0-6-0T491063B454053B457413B Leinster
412253B473973B491253Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)457423B Connaught
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)473983B491673B581193Bcl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)
581833Bcl 8F 2-8-00-6-0 diesels
Shed Codes485143A1209212093
1A Willesden2D Coventry3A Bescot3B Bushbury5A Crewe North17B Burton-on-Trent
21A Satley25G Farnley Junction
Sunday 28 March 19543Btotal:31
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
401253B440273B489403B450153B456473B Sturdee
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)4408421A490373B453103B456883B Polyphemus
412253B4409221A490443B4543812A457033B Thunderer
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)443543D491253Bcl 3F 0-6-0T457333B Novelty
581193B4459117B491673B473973B457383B Samson
581523Bcl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)492473B473983B457413B Leinster
581833B4271225Gcl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)0-6-0 diesels
Shed Codes429473D1209212094
3B Bushbury3D Aston12A Carlisle Upperby17B Burton-on-Trent21A Satley25G Farnley Junction
Sunday 10 July 19553Btotal:37
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
400803B440273B490443B452873B455863B Mysore
401253B440775D491673B454393B456473B Sturdee
402073B444393B492403Bcl 3F 0-6-0T456883B Polyphemus
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)444923B492473B473633B456899A Ajax
412253Bcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)473983B457333B Novelty
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)4394921A581193B474733B457383B Samson
424293Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (J)581523Bcl 8F 2-8-0457423B Connaught
426013B4339517B581833B480178DRoyal Scot 4-6-0
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)0-6-0 diesels487663A461701B British Legion
Shed Codes1B Camden3A Bescot3B Bushbury3D Aston5D Stoke-on-Trent
8D Widnes9A Longsight17B Burton-on-Trent21A Satley
Sunday 19 August 19563B4.10pm - 4.25pmtotal:28
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 7F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
412253B473633B490373B450943D456883B Polyphemus
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)473973B490443B452873B457373B Atlas
424283B473983B490453B453103B457383B Samson
424293B474733B492403B453856Jcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)0-6-0 diesels
424435Dcl 4F 0-6-0493273Acl 8F 2-8-0581193B1209112093
Shed Codes443603D582043B
3A Bescot3B Bushbury3D Aston5B Crewe South5D Stoke-on-Trent6J Holyhead
Sunday 2 June 19573Btotal:33
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 6F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
412253B440273B4891510A4485921A455553B Quebec
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)444883Bcl 7F 0-8-0450153B4561712A Mauritius
424283Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)490373B453103B456473B Sturdee
424293B581193B490443B454033B456691B Anson
425435D581833B491673B454041A456883B Polyphemus
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)582043B492473Bcl 3F 0-6-0T457093B Implacable
428945Bcl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)492753D473973Bcl 8F 2-8-00-6-0 diesels
Shed Codes1A Willesden1B Camden3A Bescot3B Bushbury3D Aston
5B Crewe South5D Stoke-on-Trent10A Springs Branch12A Carlisle Upperby21A Satley
Sunday 11 May 19583Btotal:29
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
412243C440273B490373B453103B455553B Quebec
412253B444393B490443B454393B456473B Sturdee
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 3F 0-6-0T492403Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)457093B Implacable
424883B473633B492753D581193B457413B Leinster
426583B473983B494113B581833B457423B Connaught
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)474733B494523B582043Bcl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)0-6-0 diesels
Shed Codes3B Bushbury3C Walsall3D Aston5A Crewe North
Alloction March 1959 (38)cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)LMS2cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)LMS1
cl 4F 0-6-0LMS2cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS7Jubilee 4-6-0LMS9
cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS4cl 7F 0-8-0LNWR6cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Midland7
Sunday 8 March 19593Btotal:30
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
424283B490443B581183B450153B455553B Quebec
cl 3F 0-6-0T494113B581193B452873B456473B Sturdee
473633Bcl 4F 0-6-0581243B453103B456883B Polyphemus
473983B440273B581833B454053B457093B Implacable
474733B444393B582813B454393B457343B Novelty
0-6-0 dieselscl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)582953Bcl 8F 2-8-0457401A Munster
1209012094429743D482968B457423B Connaught
Shed Codes1A Willesden3B Bushbury3D Aston8B Warrington
Sunday 26 June 196021C5.05pm - 5.15pmtotal:23
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 7F 0-8-0Jubilee 4-6-0
4258221C5811921C W5820421C W4903721C4569621D Arethusa
4265921C5812421C5829521C4922921CBritannia 4-6-2cl 5MT 4-6-0
cl 4F 0-6-05812821Ccl 3F 0-6-0T4924021C700475A4503421E
4423855B5814821C4739821C4941121B0-6-0 diesels4540521C
Shed Codes5A Crewe North21B Bescot21C Bushbury21E Monument Lane55B Stourton
Sunday 23 April 196121Ctotal:21
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0
4012921E5812221B4895021C4501521C4552721C Southport
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)5812421C4945221C450375AJubilee 4-6-0
4258221C5812821C0-6-0 diesels4540521C456242A St. Helena
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)5814821C12093D23874543921CRoyal Scot 4-6-0
4295721Dcl 8F 2-8-0D3021EE T4 diesel4616121C Kings Own
Shed Codes2A Rugby2B Nuneaton5A Crewe North21B Bescot21C Bushbury
21D Aston21E Monument Lane
Sunday 4 March 196221Ctotal:23
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)
4258221C4482921C4533221C456445B Howe4012921E W
4265921C451895A4543921C4574112B Leinster0-6-0 diesels
cl 7F 0-8-04530821Ccl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Britannia 4-6-21200412087
4907021C4531021C5812821C7002621D Polar Star12030D3021
4936121B5814821C7003121D ByronEE T4 diesel
Shed Codes5A Crewe North5B Crewe South12B Carlisle Upperby21B Bescot21C Bushbury
21D Aston21E Monument Lane
Sunday 11 November 196221Ctotal:24
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-00-6-0 diesels
4258221C4394021A4482921C4554012B Sir Robert Turnbull1208712030
4265921C4402721B452995Bcl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0D309012095
cl 2MT 2-6-04405721BBR 5MT 4-6-0480946C4889521CEE T4 diesel
4642821C4430221B730041A4907021C WD307
4644821C4434021Bcl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)4945221B
Shed Codes1A Willesden5B Crewe South6C Birkenhead12B Carlisle Upperby
21B Bescot21C Bushbury
Sunday 14 July 196321Ctotal:22
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (FB)cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-00-6-0 diesels
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)4652721B4430221B4940721C4540521C12095
4260421Ccl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)4434021B W4944621C4543921CEE T4 diesel
4296621C4434821B4945221B WWD 2-8-0D211
Shed Codes21B Bescot21C Bushbury24L Carnforth26A Newton Heath
Sunday 7 June 19642Ktotal:21
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-00-6-0 diesels
426042K443402K W750145D488952K448102E12004D3871
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 2MT 2-6-0BR 4MT 2-6-0494522K W448762J12095
427939B464282K760882E452505AEE T4 diesels
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)cl 8F 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-04539010AD214D323
Shed Codes2E Saltley2F Bescot2J Aston2K Bushbury
5A Crewe North5D Stoke-on-Trent9B Stockport10A Springs Branch
Sunday 11 April 19652Ktotal:6
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)cl 8F 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0cl 5MT 4-6-00-6-0 diesel
Shed Codes2B Oxley2J Aston5B Crewe South9D Newton Heath16F Burton-on-Trent
Bushbury shed closed on 12th April 1965


  1. Great work! Any records for 1963-1965?

  2. Thanks very much for the extra data for 1963-1965.