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.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Shropshire sub-sheds 1939 - 1963

A 1P 2-4-2T No. 46727, used for local works is seen at Craven Arms and Stokesay station on 27th August, 1949. Photo: Ben Brooksbank, Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Craven Arms
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railwayopened:1869closed:1964
type: A stone built 4TS dead ended shed.Shrewsbury sub shed
location: On the west side of the line north of Craven Arms & Stokesay station.
Google MapDisused stationsPhoto Profile
Monday 10 April 193911.15am - 11.20amtotal:4
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 2F 0-6-0ST (Wb)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)
Tuesday 20 August 1946total:6
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)cl 7F 0-8-0
2394 4B3618 4A7755 4A28527 4A8945 4A
Shed Codes4A Shrewsbury4B Swansea Victoria8948 4B
Wednesday 29 September 194811.30am - 11.35amtotal:2
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)
2385 4B27591 4AShed Codes4A Shrewsbury4B Swansea Victoria
Thursday 2 April 1953total:6
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 8F 2-8-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)
42305 87K46616 87K48706 26A58211 84G58904 84G
58926 84G
Shed Codes26A Newton Heath84G Shrewsbury87K Swansea Victoria
Sunday 8 August 1954total:4
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)
40141 87K58241 84G58900 84G
58904 84GShed Codes84G Shrewsbury87K Swansea Victoria
Sunday 4 September 1955total:4
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)
40097 87K49260 87K58213 84GShed Codes84G Shrewsbury86G Pontypool Road
49422 86G87K Swansea Victoria
Monday 2 April 1956total:3
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)
43491 84G49376 87K58213 84GShed Codes84G Shrewsbury87K Swansea Victoria
Sunday 1 September 1957total:6
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)Dukedog 4-4-0
40058 84G42390 87K58213 84G43394 84G9024 89C S9028 84J S
S - locos stored
Shed Codes84G Shrewsbury84J Croes Newydd87K Swansea Victoria89C Machynlleth
Sunday 7 September 1958total:6
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)cl 8F 2-8-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Dukedog 4-4-0
42385 87K42394 87K43621 84G48730 26A58213 84G9014 84J S
Shed Codes26A Newton Heath84G Shrewsbury84J Croes Newydd87K Swansea Victoria
Saturday 7 February 1959total:6
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)cl 3F 0-6-0 (D)cl 8F 2-8-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Dukedog 4-4-0
42390 87K43570 84G43822 84G48463 87K58213 84G9014 84J S
Shed Codes84G Shrewsbury84J Croes Newydd87K Swansea Victoria
Sunday 23 April 1961total:5
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)74xx 0-6-0PT57xx 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0
42307 87E7418 86C9656 89A9657 89A48732 87F
Shed Codes86C Hereford87E Swansea Landore87F Llanelly89A Shrewsbury
Sunday 22 April 1962total:3
2251 0-6-094xx 0-6-0PTcl 8F 2-8-0
3205 89A8449 89A48307 87FShed Codes87F Llanelly89A Shrewsbury
Sunday 5 May 1963total:13
2251 0-6-043xx 2-6-028xx 2-8-0cl 8F 2-8-0County 4-6-0
2242 86C7309 89A W2839 86G48307 87F1017 89A County of Hereford W
2249 86C7336 89A W48525 87F1022 89A County of Northants W
3205 86CBR 4MT 2-6-4TCastle 4-6-01026 89A County of Salop W
80102 89A5015 88L Kingswear Castle W
Shed Codes86C Hereford86G Pontypool Road87F Llanelly88L Cardiff East Dock89A Shrewsbury
Much Wenlock
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western Railway Built by the Much Wenlock & Severn Junction Railway.
type: A brick built 1TS dead ended shed.opened:1862closed:1951
location: On the east side of the line south of the station.Photo ProfileWellington sub shed
Sunday 28 September 194744xx 2-6-2T
4403 WLN4406 WLN
Shed Codes
Sunday 14 May 195057xx 0-6-0PT44xx 2-6-2TWLN Wellington
3732 84H4403 84H84H Wellington
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railwayopened:1883closed:1957
type: A brick built 4TS dead ended shed.Crewe North sub shed
location: On the east side of Whitchurch station.Disused StationsGoogle Map
Sunday 18 August 1946total:6
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)Manor 4-6-0
402 5B492 5A4380 5D xw28458 5B7819OSW Hinton Manor
448 5BShed Codes5A Crewe North5B Crewe South5D Stoke-on-TrentOSW Oswestry
Wednesday 15 June 1949total:4
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)cl 8F 2-8-02251 0-6-0
479 5A40495 7D48467 5B3208 89A
Shed Codes5A Crewe North5B Crewe South7D Rhyl89A Oswestry
Sunday 11 February 1951total:6
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)Manor 4-6-0
40322 5A40527 5A41112 5A41167 5A781989A Hinton Manor
40402 5AShed Codes5A Crewe North89A Oswestry
Saturday 13 September 1952total:2
cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)Dukedog 4-4-0
411696A9001 89AShed Codes6A Chester Midland89A Oswestry
Sunday 28 June 1953total:5
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 2MT 2-6-0
403325A411605A4243424C xw4265226C xw46505 89Axw - ex works
Shed Codes5A Crewe North24C Lostock Hall26C Bolton89A Oswestry
Sunday 25 April 1954total:3
cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)BR 4MT 4-6-0Dukedog 4-4-0Shed Codes5A Crewe North89A Oswestry
40926 5A75020 89A9013 89C89C Machynlleth
Sunday 18 September 1955total:5
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)Dukedog 4-4-0
40413 5A41167 5A41258 25G xw41321 6K9026 89C
Shed Codes5A Crewe North25G Farnley Junction6K Rhyl89C Machynlleth
Sunday 11 November 1956total:4
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4F 0-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0
40660 5A42321 5A44142 17A75002 89A
Shed Codes5A Crewe North17A Derby89A Oswestry
Sunday 8 September 1957total:5
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)BR 4MT 4-6-0
40660 5A40692 5A41167 5A42677 5A75006 89A
Shed Codes5A Crewe North89A Oswestry
Sunday 19 January 1958total:3
cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)BR 4MT 4-6-0Shed Codes5A Crewe North24E Blackpool
41167 5A42625 24E xw75020 89A89A Oswestryxw - ex works
Clee Hill
Pre Grouping Ownership - GWR & LNWR JointBuilt by the Ludlow & Clee Hill Railway.
type: A timber built 1TS dead ended shed.opened:1877closed:1960
location: Near the top of the incline, east of the line.Google MapShrewsbury sub shed
Tuesday 20 August 1946Saturday 24 November 1951Friday 30 March 1956
Sentinel 0-4-0TSentinel 0-4-0TSentinel 0-4-0T
7180 4A47180 4A47181 84G
Monday 19 August 1957Tuesday 3 September 1957Sunday 7 September 1958
SHT 0-4-0ST Hudswell ClarkeSHT 0-4-0ST Hudswell ClarkeSHT 0-4-0ST Hudswell Clarke
1142 84G1142 84G1142 84G
Sunday 8 February 1959Monday 7 November 1960day of closureShed Codes
SHT 0-4-0ST Hudswell ClarkeSHT 0-4-0ST Peckett4A Shrewsbury
1142 84G1143 84G84G Shrewsbury
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railwayopened:1861closed:1952
type: A brick built 2TS dead ended shed, later rduced to a 1TS structure.Shrewsbury sub shed
location: On the north side of the line east of the station.Photo ProfileGoogle Map
Sunday 28 September 1947
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)
6757 4AShed Codes4A Shrewsbury
Pre Grouping Ownership - GWR & LNWR JointBuilt by the Shrewsbury & Hereford Railway.
type: A brick built 1TS through road shed.opened:1857closed:1951
location: East of the line, north of the station.Google MapShrewsbury sub shed
Monday 10 April 1939Tuesday 20 August 1946
57xx 0-6-0T45xx 2-6-2T57xx 0-6-0PT
3788 SALOP45274672 SALOP
Thursday 1 June 1950
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)
40008 84GShed CodesSALOP Shrewsbury84G Shrewsbury
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western RailwayBuilt by the Knighton Railway.
type: A stone built 1TS through road shed.opened:1870closed:1962
location: North of the line, east of the station.Google MapShrewsbury sub shed
Tuesday 20 August 1946Monday 18 April 1949Tuesday 5 June 1951
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)
3283 4A3394 4A43600 84G
3615 4A3600 4A
Sunday 8 August 1954Sunday 19 February 1961Shed Codes4A Shrewsbury
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)cl 8F 2-8-084G Shrewsbury
43581 84G48724 89A89A Shrewsbury
Kinnerley Junction
Shropshire & Mongomeryshire Light Railwayopened:1911closed:1960
type: A timber built 2TS dead ended shed.History of the line
location: West of the station in the fork of Melverley and Llanymynech lines.Photo profile
Sunday 15 May 1938
cl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb) - Coal Tankex LSWR cl 282 0-6-0ex LB&SCR 0-6-0T0-4-2WT
The Shropshire & Montgomery Railway was taken over in 1941 by the War Department
It was extensively reconstructed to serve the Central Ammunition Depot at Nesscliffe.
Sunday 11 August 1946
cl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb)WD 0-6-0STJ69 0-6-0T2301 0-6-0 (Dean Goods)
81081872Ashford70088ex 738870093ex 243370169WD 180
81820-4-2WT70091ex 70887009570098ex 241570099
70094GW 2442

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