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.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Monument Lane (Birmingham) 1935 - 1962

An ex LNW 'Coal Tank' 2F 0-6-2T from Monument Lane shed acts as station pilot on 13th March 1954. Photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Monument Lane
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railwayopened:1884closed:1962
type:A brick built 6TS dead ended shed.prior to 19603E
location:On the south side of the east of Monument Lane station.1960 - 196221E
Google MapWarwickshire Railway Soc.Photo Feature
Sunday 2 June 19353E6.50pm - 7.05pmtotal:32
cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
6894692611571168300622928cl 4F 4-6-0 (Wh)cl 4P 4-6-0 P of W
69006927cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)3007885225796
6923693517771818cl 1F 0-6-2T (Wb)cl 3P 4-6-2T (B-C)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 2P 4-4-2T (Wh)2759469506957904272537367
Sunday 3 October 19373Etotal:27
cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 6F 0-8-0Jubilee 4-6-0
68786926cl 1F 0-6-0T (J)3007229289015Royal Scot 4-6-0
688369271726172722913cl 4F 0-6-06127The Old Contemptibles
69236935cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)4372cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
Sunday 21 January 19453E12.10pm 12.15pmtotal:25
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)Royal Scot 4-6-0
33E24403D24019A68763E61301B West Yorkshire Regiment
43E24503E24035A69223Ecl 5MT 4-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0
443E24513Ecl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)69273E54183A40573E
463E255511132Acl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)44423E
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)25793Ecl 1F 0-6-2T (Wb)35033E29812D45143E
30073E77403Ecl 4P 4-6-0 P of W
Shed Codes1B Camden2A Rugby2D Nuneaton3A Bescot3D Aston
3E Monument Lane5A Crewe North9A Longsight
Alloction - November 1945 (33)cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)LMS4cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)LMS5
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)LMS4cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Midland7cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)Midland1
cl 4F 0-6-0LMS4cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)LNWR5cl 1F 0-6-2T (Wb)LNWR1
cl 2F 0-6-0STLNWR2
Sunday 20 October 19463Etotal:26
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
33E11543E68763E49133E56375A Windward Islands
43E11723E68783E49143Ecl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 4F 0-6-0
463Ecl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)68943E50032A30053E44381A
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)35033E69273E50522A30063E45923E
24503Ecl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)cl 1F 0-6-2T (Wb)54173E229043Ecl 4F 0-6-0 (F)
Shed Codes1A Willesden2A Rugby3E Monument Lane5A Crewe North
Sunday 5 October 19473Etotal:33
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)Jubilee 4-6-0
463E11113E24503E68763E56375A Windward Islands
cl 4P 2-6-4T (Fb)11163E24513E68783Ecl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)
22633E11543E24823Ecl 4F 0-6-050042A229203E
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)11599A24883E40573E538812B230053E
35033E11723E25793E44383Ecl 4F 0-6-0 (F)230073E
cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)45143E39153Ecl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)
Shed Codes77593E286193E
2A Rugby3D Aston3E Monument Lane5A Crewe North9A Longsight12B Carlisle Upperby
Sunday 19 December 19483Etotal:26
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)Jubilee 4-6-0
422623E411113E424413D69003E56471B Sturdee
22633E11533E24703D69223E56865A St. Vincent
422673E11723E424893E69243E457245A Warspite
426773Ecl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)25793Ecl 5MT 4-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)
286163Ecl 2F 0-6-0 (J)447175A43613E589083E
Patriot 4-6-0230073E53101B45143E78023E
55115A Isle of Man
Shed Codes1B Camden3D Aston3E Monument Lane5A Crewe North
Alloction September 1950 (32)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)LMS4cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)LMS5
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)LMS3cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)Midland1cl 4F 0-6-0LMS5
cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS4cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)LNWR3cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Midland6
cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)LNWR1
Sunday 7 September 19523Etotal:28
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
422633E404615C440273B447499A457099A Implacable
422643Ecl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)440573E449143Acl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)
426742C409363E444903E450513E581783Ecl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)
cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)411742A445063B451872A581853E469003E
Shed Codes2A Rugby2C Warwick3A Bescot3B Bushbury3E Monument Lane
5C Stafford9A Longsight
Sunday 19 April 19533Etotal:31
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Patriot 4-6-0
400183E409333E440573E581243E455209A Llandudno
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)409363E443613B581773EJubilee 4-6-0
422633E410903E444903E581783E456329A Tonga
422643E411052A444923B581793Ecl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)
422673Ecl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)445063B581853E449423E589003E
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)445143BShed Codes2A Rugby2C Warwick
425793E432313E445923E3B Bushbury3E Monument Lane9A Longsight
Sunday 19 September 19543Etotal:27
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
401083E409363E440573E449423E456861B St. Vincent
401183E410903E444393B453903Ecl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)411052A444903E453942A432313E581173E
424203Ecl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)445063EPatriot 4-6-0581253C
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)429239A445123E455135A581783E
426743Ecl 2MT 2-6-0445143E581853E
Shed Codes1B Camden2A Rugby3B Bushbury3C Walsall
3E Monument Lane5A Crewe North9A Longsight
Sunday 10 July 19553Etotal:31
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4F 0-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
401083E424203E409333E440573E456861B St. Vincent
401183E424213E410903E444903Ecl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)424223E411722A445063B447419A581173E
412233Ecl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 2P 4-4-0445123E449423E581783E
413203Ecl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)445923E454932A582773A
Shed Codes1B Camden2A Rugby3A Bescot3B Bushbury
3E Monument Lane9A Longsight17B Burton-on-Trent
Sunday 4 May 19583Etotal:29
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0
401083E424883E440573E446869A455075A Royal Tank Corps
401183E425793E444903E447585AJubilee 4-6-0
401293E426013E445063B448403E456175A Mauritius
cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)426152A445143E448622ARoyal Scot 4-6-0
409363Ecl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)449078A4616712A Hertfordshire Regiment
Shed Codes2A Rugby3B Bushbury3E Monument Lane5A Crewe North
8A Edge Hill9A Longsight12A Carlisle Upperby
Alloction March 1959 (28)cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)LMS3cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)LMS2
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)LMS2cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)LMS2cl 4F 4-4-0 (F)Midland1
cl 4F 0-6-0LMS6cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS7cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS2
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Midland3
Sunday 8 March 19593Etotal:30
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0
401083E409363E440573E447645A455465A Fleetwood
401183E411683E441153E448403EJubilee 4-6-0
401293Ecl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)444443E449382A455921B Indore
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)426743E444903E450383Ecl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)
424883Ecl 4F 0-6-0 (F)445063E450713E474743E581693A
BR 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0582203E
Shed Codes1B Camden2A Rugby7309784G491063A
3A Bescot3E Monument Lane5A Crewe North84G Shrewsbury
Sunday 26 June 196021E1.08pm - 1.18pmtotal:27
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)
cl 2P 4-4-04116821E4449021E448332A451878A5818521E
4067821Bcl 3F 0-6-0T4450621B W4484221E4530121E5822021E
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)4756121E4506521E454932A
4248821E4511121EW - withdrawn
Shed Codes2A Rugby8A Edge Hill21B Bescot21E Monument Lane
Sunday 23 July 196121Etotal:21
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)
4010821E4116821B W4248821E447135B4734121E5813521E
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4F 0-6-04491021E4749421E5818521E
4067821B W421042A4444421E4494221Dcl 8F 2-8-00-6-0 diesels
4069221B W4226721E4451421E4505121E481745CD2387D3840
Shed Codes4507121EW - withdrawn
2A Rugby5B Crewe South5C Stafford21B Bescot21D Aston21E Monument Lane
Sunday 14 January 196221Etotal:15
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 3F 0-6-0T0-6-0 diesels
4010821E W4248821E4451421E5818521E4734121ED2386D2396
cl 2MT 2-6-04254421Ecl 5MT 4-6-04747421ED2387D3841
Shed Codes2A Rugby21B Bescot21E Monument Lane55C Farnley Junction
Monument Lane shed closed on 12th February 1962

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