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, 15 February 2015

Retford Great Central 1938 - 1964

A Gresley class O2/3 2-8-0 63966 is resting on Retford Great Central shed on 6th September 1962.  Photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Retford Great Central
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Central Railwayopened:1849closed:1965
type:A brick 3TS shed with two through roadsprior to 1949RET
location:On the south side of the Gainsborough line, east of Retford station.1950 - 196536E
Google Map
Note: Retford Great Northern and Great Central sheds shared the same allocation and shed code.
Sunday 20 February 1938RETtotal:35
N4 0-6-2T (GCR)D10 4-4-0 (GCR)J39 0-6-0J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
55145438Worsley-Taylor278329985141529654126529
B4 4-6-0 (GCR)D9 4-4-0 (GCR)J10 0-6-0 (GCR)29665202531862726547
60986014602657985808J5 0-6-0 (GNR)5226532865136590
B5 4-6-0 (GCR)B9 4-6-0 (GCR)5807302352535949O5 2-8-0 (GCR)
51846111B9J17 0-6-0 (GER)Y3 0-4-0T Sentinel5286597654145419
B6 4-6-0 (GCR)821955
5053
Sunday 12 June 1949RET2.30pm - 2.40pmtotal:31
N5 0-6-2T (GNR)J3 0-6-0 (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
9321RET4141RETE4282RET64416RET3637RET63907RET
B1 4-6-0E4148RET64287RET4423RET3684FRO63914RET
61183SHFJ21 0-6-0 (NER)64306RETJ39 0-6-063738DONO2 2-8-0 (GNR)
K3 2-6-05095RET4341RET4956RET63763RET63984LNG
61847MAR5117RET64380RET4961RET3778FROWD 2-8-0
J52 0-6-0ST (GNR)64385RETQ4 0-8-0 (GCR)3877RET78715MEX
68766RET64413RET3226ARD63084CLK
Shed CodesARD ArdsleyCLK ColwickDON DoncasterFRO FrodinghamLNG Langwith Jct.
MAR MarchMEX MexboroughRET RetfordSHF Sheffield Darnall
Sunday 7 May 195036Etotal:27
N5 0-6-2T (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
932136E6428036E6441636E6357439B6372836C6390536E
J21 0-6-0 (NER)6428736E6442136E6360136C6376336E6390736E
6507036E6429536E6442236E6360836E6377436E6391436E
6434136EJ3 0-6-0 (GNR)6365336C6378536E6391736C
6440236EE414836E365736A
6441336E415036E6366139B
Shed Codes36A Doncaster36C Frodingham36E Retford39B Sheffield Darnall
Allocation August 1950 (64)B1 4-6-0LNER5O3 2-8-0GNR2
O4 2-8-0GNR13J3 0-6-0GNR5J6 0-6-0GNR1
J11 0-6-0GCR5J39 0-6-0LNER9J21 0-6-0NER1
J52 0-6-0STGNR1N5 0-6-2TGNR7
Sunday 8 April 195136Etotal:32
N5 0-6-2T (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O3 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6932136E6428036E6434036E6347536E6360836E6378536E
6935436E6428236E6434136E6348436E6362740E6390536E
J3 0-6-0 (GNR)6428736E6438536E6348536E6364236C6391436E
6414136E6429536E6439336E6348836E6368836EWD 2-8-0
415036E6433536E6440236EJ21 0-6-0 (NER)6378236E9003236C
B17 4-6-06442136E6507036E9053736B
6162631B Brancepeth Castle6442236E
Shed Codes31B March36B Mexborough36C Frodingham36E Retford40E Langwith Jct.
Sunday 11 May 195236Etotal:28
N5 0-6-2T (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6931436E6428036E6434736E6440236E6392536E6360836E
J3 0-6-0 (GNR)6428736E6434936A6441636E6392736E6365436E
6412536E6429536E6438036E6442236E6397036E6368836E
6413336E6433536E6438536E6445136E6397236E6390536E
6414136E6434136E6439336E6397636EWD 2-8-0
9016136B
Shed Codes36A Doncaster36B Mexborough36E Retford
Sunday 31 May 195336Etotal:26
J3 0-6-0 (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0
6412536E6428036E6438536E6392536E6365436E9020936B
6414036E6429536E6440236E6397236E6368836E9042536C
6414136E6433536E6442136E6397936E6378536E9062938A
6434136E6442236EJ94 0-6-0ST6390536EN5 0-6-2T (GNR)
6438036E6445136E6801840B6391436E6931436E
Shed Codes36B Mexborough36C Frodingham36E Retford38A Colwick40B Immingham
Sunday 19 September 195436E11.55am - 12.05pmtotal:23
B1 4-6-0J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0
6123136E6425236E6441636E6392636E6365436E9015336B
6125840A6428236E6442136E6394936E6376136C9051040B
J3 0-6-0 (GNR)6429536E6442236E6397636E6378236E
6414036E6432136E6445136E6398736E6378536E
6434036E6390536E
Shed Codes36B Mexborough36C Frodingham36E Retford40A Lincoln40B Immingham
Sunday 13 November 195536Etotal:35
B1 4-6-0J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0
6120836E6428036E6439536E6392436E6360836E9003136C
N5 0-6-2T (GNR)6428336E6441636E6392636E6365536E9025236B
6931436E6428736E6442136E6393736E6378236E9029440B
J6 0-6-0 (GNR)6429536E6442236E6394536E6378536E9049836B
6418836E6432136E6442336E6396536E6390536E9070036B
6423436E6434136E6445136E6397236EJ39 0-6-0Q6 0-8-0 (NER)
6438536E6498736A6340650C
Shed Codes36A Doncaster36B Mexborough36C Frodingham36E Retford
40B Immingham50C Selby
Sunday 13 May 195636Etotal:32
J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6428036E6441636E6392436E6397236E6360836E6390536E
6428336E6442136E6392636E6398036E6365436E6391436E
6434136E6442236E6394436A6398636E6365536EB1 4-6-0
6439536E6442336E6394936EJ6 0-6-0 (GNR)6366236C6118141A
6440336E6445136E6396536E6424536E6368836EN5 0-6-2T (GNR)
6397036E6425936E6377238D6931436E
6378236E
Shed Codes36A Doncaster36C Frodingham36E Retford38D Staveley G. C.41A Sheffield Darnall
Sunday 19 May 195736Etotal:25
J11 0-6-0 (GCR)J6 0-6-0 (GNR)O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0
6428036E6442136E6417436E6392636E6360836E9029440B
6429536E6442236E6418836E6394536E6365536E9058340B
6434136E6442336E6424536E6394936E6368836E
6439536E6445136E6425936EJ39 0-6-06378536E
6441636EN5 0-6-2T (GNR)6490836E6380240B
6928336E6382738D
6390536E
Shed Codes36E Retford38D Staveley G. C.40B Immingham
Sunday 26 January 195836Etotal:32
J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6428036E6440336E6392436E6397636E6360836E6391136D
6428336E6441636E6392536E6397936E6363736E6391436E
6428736EJ6 0-6-0 (GNR)6392636E6398036E6365336CJ39 0-6-0
6434036E6417436E6394436EWD 2-8-06365436E6489336E
6434136E6424536E6394536E9047638A6365536EN5 0-6-2T (GNR)
6434836E6425536E6397436A9067440B6373538D6928336E
Shed Codes36A Doncaster36C Frodingham36D Barnsley36E Retford38A Colwick
38D Staveley G. C.40B Immingham
Allocation April 1959 (61)B1 4-6-0LNER5O4 2-8-0GCR9
O2 2-8-0GNR21J6 0-6-0GNR6J11 0-6-0GCR10
J39 0-6-0LNER9N5 0-6-2TGNR1
Sunday 5 April 195936Etotal:31
J6 0-6-0 (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)J39 0-6-0
6417836E6428036E6393736E6360836E6378536E6471436E
6418836E6428336E6396136E6365536E6380836E6488236E
6423636E6428736E6397036E6373636E6381836E6490636E
6424536E6432136E6397136E6378236E6391436E6490836E
6439536E6398236E6497036E
6442136E6398636E
6445036E
6445136E
Sunday 24 April 196036E1.30pm - 1.45pmtotal:34
B1 4-6-0J39 0-6-0O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6121336E6488236E6392536E6395436E6360836E6381836E
6123136E6490636E6392636E6395936E6363940E6382436E
K1 2-6-06490836E6393736E6397936E6364736E6391436E
6204031B6497036E6394436E6398036E6366536CWD 2-8-0
J6 0-6-0 (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)6394536E6398736E6368836E9002940B
6424536E6435436E6394936E6374241A9011941F
6445036E6378741H9046040B
Shed Codes31B March36C Frodingham36E Retford40B Immingham40E Colwick
41A Sheffield Darnall41F Mexborough41H Staveley G. C.
Sunday 18 June 196136E12.40pm - 12.55pmtotal:31
K3 2-6-0J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6192131B6432436E6392636E6396536E6360236E6374836C
J6 0-6-0 (GNR)6433236E6392736E6397336E6363736E6378136C
6417436E6435436E6393436E6397636E6364736E6378536E
6445036E6393736E6398036E6365536E6381836E
6393936E6398336E6366536C6382436E
6394536E6398736E6368836E6391436E
6396436E
Shed Codes31B March36C Frodingham36E Retford
Sunday 24 September 196136Etotal:31
cl 4MT 2-6-0J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
4312736E6432436E6393436E6397236E6360236E6377136E
K3 2-6-06433236E6394236E6397536E6363736E6377936E
6195136A6435436E6395136E6397636E6364736E6379836E
K1 2-6-06445036E6396436E6397936E6365536E6380736C
6201536EB1 4-6-0WD 2-8-06368836E6391436E
6100631B Blackbuck9000336E6373036C
6123136E9059836C
9071734E
Shed Codes31B March34E New England36A Doncaster36C Frodingham36E Retford
Sunday 12 August 196236Etotal:44
cl 4MT 2-6-0K1 2-6-0O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
4315736E6201536E6392436E6397336E6358636E6371836E
V2 2-6-26201936E6392536E6397936E6360236E6372636E
6085236A S6203936E6393736E6398336E6363236E6373036C
6088936A S6205436E6396136E6398736E6364736E6376436E
6089936A S6206736E6396436EWD 2-8-06365536E6377136E
B1 4-6-06207036E6396536E9003236C6366536C6378536E
6111440BJ11 0-6-0 (GCR)6396634E6367236E6381836E
6120836E6435436E6396936E6368836E6391436E
6121336ES - stored6370236E
Shed Codes34E New England36A Doncaster36C Frodingham36E Retford40B Immingham
Sunday 21 July 196336E4.30pm - 4.50pmtotal:38
B1 4-6-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)O2 2-8-0 (GNR)
6105536E6357141H6366536C6373836E6392436E6397536E
K1 2-6-06358536E6367236E6378536E6392536E6397636E
6201936E6360236E6369236E6387836E6392636E6398036E
6205436E6360736E W6370236E6390836E6393636EWD 2-8-0
6207036E6363236E6370436E W6391436E6393736E9007540B
6363736E W6372636E9F 2-10-06394636E W9013036E
6365536E W6373636E9219540B6396936E9052836E
W - withdrawn9055136E
Shed Codes36C Frodingham36E Retford40B Immingham41H Staveley G. C.
Sunday 7 June 196436E7am - 7.20amtotal:31
B1 4-6-0K1 2-6-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0
6105836E6201936E W6360736E6373436E9013036E9024636E
6110736E6205436E6362836C6373836E9013136E9028036E
6112036E6206736E6365136E6381336E9014636E9051436E
6112736E6207036E6366136E6391436E W9015836E9052236E
6121336E W6368836EBrush T4 diesel9016936E9062750B
6134836E6372636E WD1551
Shed Codes36C Frodingham36E Retford50B Hull Dairycoates
Retford Great Central shed closed in January 1965

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