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.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Rugby 1938 - 1955

Rugby shed on a Sunday in 1953.  photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0.
Rugby
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railwayopened:1876closed:1965
type:A brick built 22TS dead ended shed.prior to 19632A
location:On the east side of Rugby Midland station.1963 - 19651F
Rugby WorkshopA three-road repair shop, an out-station of Crewe, was located to the north of the shed.
Google MapWarwickshire Railway Soc.Testing Plant video
Sunday 11 September 19382Atotal:77
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0
32A11132A50042A55912A Udaipur89212E
42A11682A50222A56292A Straits Settlements90031A
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)11722A50259A56332A Trans-Jordan90882A
233816Acl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)50952A56342A Trinidad92435B
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)272526A51248A56472A Sturdeecl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)
24522A28139A53312Acl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)cl 6F 0-8-0 (Wb)93972B
24712E28902C53502A83332D89012A94032B
24802A29212A53512A85132E89102A94052B
254815C29292A53522Acl 4F 0-6-090432B94062B
26002B29412A53692A44525B91332A94102C
26012Acl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)54412A44552A91712A94132C
26022A69273Ecl 3F 0-6-0T44562A91892Ccl 7F 0-8-0 (F)
26032Acl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)73442Acl 3F 0-6-0 (J/D)921926F95132A
26042A78164D73541B323318B93492B95262A
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)73782Acl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb)cl 4P 4-6-0 POW95632A
66532Ecl 3P 4-4-0 (Wh)73792A82262A257912B95962A
66862C253002A Hydracl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
123972A
Rugby workshopstotal:15
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 6F 0-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (F)
67272A828810C43785D739010A89122C yard95252E yard
cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)451411Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)92532A957718B
2755326F85442Acl 1F 0-6-0PT (Wb)36912F yardcl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)cl 6F 0-8-2T (B-C)
274962A yard90336A78978C yard
Friday 21 June 19402Atotal:37
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 4F 0-6-0Patriot 4-6-0cl 6F 0-8-0 (Wb)
103202239045055502Royal Naval Division90499229
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-05526Morecambe & Heysham91079241
4204302491261151085390Jubilee 4-6-091959246
cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)259051145647Sturdeecl 7F 0-8-0
1152cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 4P 4-6-0 POWcl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)91929268
cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)6620670125798726673799436944092499278
8513663694379264
Rugby workshopstotal:11
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 6F 0-8-0 (Wb)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb)
675740835D7586916790162825310C
43505B9326cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)
43839354848217B
Shed Codes1A Willesden1B Camden2A Rugby2B Bletchley2C Northampton
2D Nuneaton2E Warwick2F Coventry3E Monument Lane4D Abergavenny5B Crewe South
5D Stoke-on-Trent6A Chester Midland8A Edge Hill8C Speke Junction9A Longsight10A Springs Branch
10C Patricroft11B Barrow15C Leicester Midland16A Nottingham18B Westhouses26A Newton Heath
26F Lees, Oldham
Alloction - November 1945 (94)cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)LMS1cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)LMS2
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)LMS6cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)LMS5cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)LMS2
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Midland4cl 4F 0-6-0LMS6cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS16
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)LNW4cl 1P 0-6-2T (Wb)LNW2cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS4
cl 6F 0-8-0 (Wb)LNW13cl 7F 0-8-0LNW8cl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)LNW13
cl 4P 4-6-0 POWLNW3cl 1F 0-6-2T (Wb)LNW1cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)LNW4
Sunday 20 January 19462A12.15pm - 12.45pmtotal:79
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0
78A wk27759A43442C49133A55305A Sir Frank Ree
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)27832D43979A50002AJubilee 4-6-0
1432Acl 5F 2-6-0 (St)44381A50032A556220A Alberta
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)29812D457415A50522A56138A Kenya
4502Acl 4P 4-6-0 POW459717B50572Acl 6F 0-8-0 (Wb)cl 7F 0-8-0
5342A257222Acl 2F 0-6-0 (J)53493D89065B90345B
cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)257912B31512A54192A89102E90612A
11732Acl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)36911A54962A89352B90993D
cl 4P 2-6-4T (St)77002Acl 3F 0-6-0 (A)54972A91072A92492C
25821A77217B wk121412Dcl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)91332A92782F
26163D77872A122942D93972A91622A92912C
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)77912Acl 3F 0-6-0T94062B91932B93212C
66662C275532A73602A94082A92082B93362A
66732E275582A756725G wk94142C93242C93442A
67392Acl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)94332A93322Bcl 8F 2-8-0
67412D282613A2842212C wk94392D93372A811118D
Royal Scot 4-6-0284502A94412AWD 0-6-0ST819815A
61411B North Staffordshire Regimentwk - probably in for works75286
Rugby workshopstotal:14
cl 4F 0-6-0cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 6F 0-8-0 (Wb)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)
43872A67107B73896C91961A89405C94462A
cl 4P 4-6-0 POW67291C74814C93495B912410Acl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)
258022Acl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)76772A283084A
286167D
Shed Codes1A Willesden1B Camden1C Watford2A Rugby2B Bletchley
2C Northampton2D Nuneaton2E Warwick2F Coventry3A Bescot3D Aston
4A Shrewsbury4C Upper Bank5A Crewe North5B Crewe South5C Stafford6C Birkenhead
7B Bangor7D Rhyl8A Edge Hill9A Longsight10A Springs Branch12C Penrith
15A Wellingborough17B Burton-on-Trent18D Staveley B. Hill20A Leeds Holbeck25G Farnley Junction
Sunday 20 November 19472Atotal:50
cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
5222A66662C48085A51345B55911A Udaipur
cl 2P 4-4-066692E49092A52545Bcl 6F 0-8-0 (Wb)cl 7F 0-8-0
6552A66732E49102A53245D89012A88962D
6572C67492E49552A53752A90492A90612A
cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)50022A54302A90915C90783A
11522A286112D50032A54373B91352Fcl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)
11742Acl 4F 0-6-0 (F)50202Acl 8F 2-8-093372A93452D
cl 4P 4-6-0 POW385416B50342A807018Acl 2F 0-6-0 (J)94412A
257912Bcl 4F 0-6-050572A811718A30482F94522A
cl 3F 0-6-0T409716B51315B845019C229112A
73782A43542A51323D86121A
Shed Codes1A Willesden2A Rugby2B Bletchley2C Northampton2D Nuneaton
2E Warwick2F Coventry3A Bescot3B Bushbury3D Aston5A Crewe North
5B Crewe South5C Stafford5D Stoke-on-Trent16B Spital Bridge18A Toton19C Canklow
Sunday 25 July 1948Rugby workshopstotal:17
cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0cl 6F 0-8-0 (Wb)cl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)
49133A88962D92483C90055B94462A282473B
542010C89065B93462D90223A94498Acl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)
91002B93493C93212C275612B
91332A934810B
Shed Codes2A Rugby2B Bletchley2C Northampton2D Nuneaton3A Bescot
3B Bushbury3C Walsall5B Crewe South8A Edge Hill10B Preston10C Patricroft
Sunday 19 June 19492Atotal:63
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (F)cl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
400032A4132A4398116B48312A456895A Ajax
cl 3MT 2-6-2T (St)4202Ccl 4F 0-6-0448672Acl 6F 0-8-0 (Wb)cl 7F 0-8-0
2012D404332A443095D49092A88972E89338A
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)443795D449102A89112F89512B
424703D410902A443922A450332A490328A91532C
424872A11125Acl 2F 0-6-0 (J)450342A91893A92112D
425762A411522A34852A52502A492292Acl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)
26002B411742Acl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)453792A93372E93982A
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)285858D wk453912Acl 8F 2-8-0494072A
663210E wk275416Bcl 3F 0-6-0T453942A483215B494112A
cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)428149A473602A454192A486491A494162A
779910D wk4281821A473792A542610C486791A494252A
29322D476772A54412A494302D
wk - probably in for works454482A494312A
Shed Codes1A Willesden2A Rugby2B Bletchley2C Northampton2D Nuneaton
2E Warwick2F Coventry3A Bescot3D Aston5A Crewe North5B Crewe South
5D Stoke-on-Trent8A Edge Hill8D Widnes9A Longsight10C Patricroft10D Plodder Lane
10E Sutton Oak16B Spital Bridge21A Saltley
Sunday 30 July 19502Atotal:56
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0
421552A429685B447655A452822A4551812A Bradshaw
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 4MT 2-6-0448379A453792AJubilee 4-6-0
424872A430252B448602A454192A457349A Novelty
425762Acl 3F 0-6-0T449152A454312Acl 7F 0-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)
425772A473602A450002A454932A4891487K wk493982A
426163D473782A450042Acl 8F 2-8-0489151C494082A
cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)473792A450332A480392A90345C494112A
411522A476772A450342A4831716C904984G wk494132A
411742Acl 4F 0-6-0450922A483722A491571C494232A
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)4416617B451502A84792A4917787K wk494322B
66832C wk4450916Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)485092A4939210C494462D
cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)30962D486601A494522A
69003E wkwk - probably in for works
Rugby workshopstotal:9
cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
4531884G83101A4908884G492163A4935210A
4867484G92105B493231C4939010B
Shed Codes1A Willesden1C Watford2A Rugby2B Bletchley2C Northampton
2D Nuneaton3A Bescot3D Aston3E Monument Lane5A Crewe North5B Crewe South
5C Stafford9A Longsight10A Springs Branch10B Preston10C Patricroft12A Carlisle Upperby
16B Spital Bridge16C Kirkby-in-Ashfield17B Burton-on-Trent84G Shrewsbury87K Swansea Victoria
Alloction - September 1950 (98)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)LMS6cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)LMS5
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)LMS2cl 4F 0-6-0LMS5cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS43
cl 4MT 2-6-0LMS1cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS4cl 8F 2-8-0LMS16
cl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)LMS13cl 1P 0-4-4TMidland1cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)Midland2
Saturday 3 November 1951Rugby workshopstotal:11
cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0Test Plant
450251A4541010C482535B485028CBR 5MT 4-6-0
4519084G454302A482905B486281A73008new loco on test
453255D482965B
Shed Codes1A Willesden2A Rugby5B Crewe South5D Crewe South
8C Speke Junction10C Patricroft84G Shrewsbury
Friday 6 June 19522Atotal:42
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0
412392B411222A440722A447122A449152A92702E
412782A411622A4421835C447132A449416G492891E
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)424617D447142A450032Acl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)
425412A428912B427517B447152A453912A494152A
426152Acl 0F 0-4-0ST (A)454017A447162A454042A494162A
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)512045Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)447519A454183D494312A
466542C582802A476727A454192A494522A
466832C582902A448372A454302A
467572A449092A454932A
Rugby workshopstotal:12
cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0Testing Plant
448763D452945B482482A491438CMerchant Navy 4-6-2
4514012A4539211A483982A4930610A3502272A Holland-America Line
452476Gcl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)cl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)
5841212C4942110C
Shed Codes1E Bletchley2A Rugby2B Bletchley2C Warwick2E Northampton
3D Aston5B Crewe South6G Llandudno Jct.8C Speke Junction9A Longsight10A Springs Branch
10C Patricroft11A Carnforth12A Carlisle Upperby12C Penrith17A Derby17B Burton-on-Trent
17D Rowsley27A Bank Hall35C Spital Bridge72A Exmouth Jct.
Rugby workshops 1953
Sunday 25 January 1953total:8
cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0Test Plant
4523012A464331A4852527B490093ABritannia 4-6-2
454465B4644912C4931686K70025new Western Star
Sunday 15 March 1953total:6Monday 13 April 1953total:6
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0
4127320C450328B4820784G412376G449152A493438D
412782A450502Acl 7F 0-8-0450202Acl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)
492498B451912E494545B
Thursday 6 August 1953total:6Wednesday 2 September 1953total:7
cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
4493326A493013C4944911A4128610E4836984G492008A
cl 8F 2-8-0493273A0-4-0 dieselcl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)4873926A492891E
485511ACD6Wolverton494238A493273A
Shed Codes1A Willesden1E Bletchley2A Rugby2E Northampton3A Bescot
3C Walsall5B Crewe South6G Llandudno Jct.8A Edge Hill8B Warrington8D Widnes
10E Sutton Oak11A Carnforth12A Carlisle Upperby12C Penrith20C Royston26A Newton Heath
27B Aintree84G Shrewsbury86K Abergavenny
Sunday 28 March 19542Atotal:62
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0
406832E424462A4410317C447112A454192A4914110B
cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)425772A443603D447142A454932A492932B
410903E426152A443811A447162Acl 8F 2-8-0493042B
411132A426692A443952A448312A480122C493422B
411222Acl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)4453917C448349A482482A493613A
411652A427855Bcl 2F 0-6-0 (J)448372A483982Acl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)J39 0-6-0581812A448602A486862A493972A
412112B6495135C582172D448622Acl 3F 0-6-0T494112A
412782Acl 3F 0-6-0 (A)582782D450002A472692A494132A
412852C521412BWD 2-8-0450022A473792A494252D
cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)524292B9050135C450502A476222A494332A
466042A524652BBritannia 4-6-2452428A476772A494442A
700439A453741A
Shed Codes1A Willesden2A Rugby2B Nuneaton2C Warwick2D Coventry
2E Northampton3A Bescot3D Aston3E Monument Lane5B Crewe South8A Edge Hill
9A Longsight10B Preston17C Coalville35C Spital Bridge
Rugby workshops 1954
Saturday 15 May 1954total:5Saturday 5 June 1954total:7
cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0Test Plantcl 4F 0-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
453938A4932210ABR 9F 2-10-04418968A481203A493231C
cl 8F 2-8-0493231C92013newcl 5MT 4-6-0485588D4934110A
4870626A452926Jcl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)
494422D
Saturday 10 July 1954total:5Saturday 28 August 1954total:9
cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
4518210C4648327A487523A449359A481341A491221A
452568A4498726B4816220C493572E
4540912A451118A487333A
453815D
Saturday 9 Oct 1954total:7Saturday 6 November 1954total:7
cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)Test Plantcl 5MT 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0
4482514B466042CBR 9F 2-10-04530410C481753A491722B
4498726Bcl 8F 2-8-092013new454412A487253A490611E
4525314B480741A0-4-0 diesel
cl 7F 0-8-0CD7Wolverton
4903410C
Shed Codes1A Willesden1C Watford1E Bletchley2A Rugby2B Nuneaton
2C Warwick2D Coventry2E Northampton3A Bescot5D Stoke-on-Trent6J Holyhead
8A Edge Hill8D Widnes9A Longsight10A Springs Branch10C Patricroft12A Carlisle Upperby
14B Kentish Town20C Royston26A Newton Heath26B Agecroft27A Bank Hall68A Carlisle Kingmoor
Sunday 28 August 19552A12.50pm - 1.15pmtotal:63
cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0
409265A425772A xw447112A4559910B Bechuanaland483452B
411132A426152A448372A456255A Sarawak484272A
411222ABR 4MT 2-6-4T448622Acl 7F 0-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)485441E
411652A800641C448632A491122B494152D485598E
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 4MT 2-6-0448672A491863D494322B486281A
412272C464452D449152A492149D494332ATest Plant
412782A464923D450022A492452A494472ABR 9F 2-10-0
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)451985B493142B494522A92050new
420622A429311A453752A4938110A xwJ39 0-6-0BTH Bo-Bo diesel
426732A429442B453792Acl 2F 0-6-0 (J)6471935C10800
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (F)cl 3F 0-6-0T453942A581352A6498135C0-6-0 diesels
423465C472692A454032A581812Acl 4F 0-6-01204513053
423475C473792A454192A582692A443952A1204613054
454292Axw - ex Ruby Works
Shed Codes1A Willesden1C Watford1E Bletchley2A Rugby2B Nuneaton
2C Warwick2D Coventry3D Aston5A Crewe North5B Crewe South5C Stafford
8E Brunswick9D Buxton10A Springs Branch10B Preston35C Spital Bridge
Rugby workshops 1955
Sunday 20 March 1955total:7
cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 8F 2-8-0Test plant
472692A412751E490798D486139GCoronation 4-6-2
491985C462255A Duchess of Gloucester
492008A
Sunday 10 April 1955total:5Saturday 20 August 1955total:7
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 7F 0-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)
4120714A487429G492751A425772A489142A494252D
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 7F 0-8-0 (B-C)cl 5MT 4-6-0489521E
424309A494152D448362A4935887K
4938110A
Shed Codes1A Willesden1E Bletchley2A Rugby2D Coventry5A Crewe North
5C Stafford8A Edge Hill8D Widnes9A Longsight9G Northwich10A Springs Branch
14A Cricklewood87K Swansea Victoria

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