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, 10 February 2015

Retford Great Northern 1938 - 1965

Two Robinson C4 4-4-2s built for the Great Central Railway in 1905 are seen on Retford Great Northern shed on 13 April 1947. Photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Retford Great Northern
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Northern Railwayopened:1875closed:1965
type:A brick built 4TS dead ended shed.prior to 1949RET
location:On the west side of Retford Great Northern station.1950 - 196536E
Google Map
Note: Retford Great Northern and Great Central sheds shared the same allocation and shed code.
Sunday 27 March 1938RET7.20pm - 7.25pmtotal:19
D10 4-4-0 (GCR)N4 0-6-2T (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
5435Sir Clement Royds572052055221597559816230O4
D9 4-4-0 (GCR)J5 0-6-0 (GNR)5208532459805999
510660283021302852175955
5110King George V3024
Sunday 8 June 1947RETtotal:13
B1 4-6-0C4 4-4-2J6 0-6-0 (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)J39 0-6-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
1153SHF290641854348RET4987RET3688RET
291942714413RETY3 0-4-0T Sentinel3736RET
292342748165
Sunday 12 June 1949RET2.15pm - 2.25pmtotal:25
V2 2-6-2B1 4-6-0J3 0-6-0 (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)J39 0-6-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
943DON61086DON4124RET4335RET64759RET3736RET
60948DON1208RET4125RET4340RET4830RET63757DON
K3 2-6-061211RET4347RETE4886RETWD 2-8-0
61852LIN1249DON Fitzherbert Wright4349RET64898RET77121NEW
J6 0-6-0 (GNR)64402RET64908RET
64258DON64451RET64970RET
Shed CodesDON DoncasterLIN LincolnNEW New EnglandRET RetfordSHF Sheffield Darnall
Sunday 7 May 195036Etotal:20
N5 0-6-2T (GNR)B1 4-6-0J3 0-6-0 (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)J39 0-6-0
6927736E6120836E412536E6434736E6475936E495636E
K3 2-6-06121136EJ6 0-6-0 (GNR)6434836E6489836E6497036E
6190540B6121236E6426436A6439336E6490636EO4 2-8-0 (GCR)
J52 0-6-0STWD 2-8-06445136E6490836E6373636E
6876636E9070936B
Shed Codes36A Doncaster36B Mexborough36E Retford40B Immingham
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:22
K3 2-6-0B1 4-6-0J3 0-6-0 (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)J39 0-6-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6192753A6112636E6413336B6434736E6489336E6363736E
N5 0-6-2T (GNR)6120836E414836E6438036E6490636E6373636E
6927736E6121136EJ6 0-6-0 (GNR)6441336E6495636EO2 2-8-0 (GNR)
6123136E6424136E6442336E6496136E6397136A
6425836A6497036E
Shed Codes36A Doncaster36B Mexborough36E Retford53A Hull Dairycoates
Sunday 11 May 195236Etotal:23
N5 0-6-2T (GNR)B1 4-6-0J6 0-6-0 (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)J39 0-6-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6927736E6112636E6423436E6428236E6483036E6363736E
6928536E6121136E6424136E6434036E6489836E6373636E
J21 0-6-0 (NER)6121236E6425236EO2 2-8-0 (GNR)6496136E6391436E
6507036E6121336E6396536E6498736EO3 2-8-0 (GNR)
6123136E6398236E6348436E
Sunday 31 May 195336Etotal:24
N5 0-6-2T (GNR)B1 4-6-0D11 4-4-0 (GCR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6927736E6120836E6266640B Zeebrugge6428236E6363736E
6928236E6121136EJ6 0-6-0 (GNR)J39 0-6-06434036E6373636E
N1 0-6-2T (GNR)6121336E6423436E6474639B6439336E6378236E
6945237A6123136E6424136E6483036E6440336AO2 2-8-0 (GNR)
6126940A6497036E6442336E6393335B
6397636E
Shed Codes35B Grantham36A Doncaster36E Retford37A Ardsley
39B Sheffield Darnall40A Lincoln40B Immingham
Sunday 19 September 195436E12.20pm - 12.25pmtotal:21
N5 0-6-2T (GNR)B1 4-6-0J11 0-6-0 (GCR)J39 0-6-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6927736E6112636E6434736E6475936E6496136E6363736E
6931336E6120836EO2 2-8-0 (GNR)6483036E6497036E6373636E
6931436E6121136E6398636E6489336EWD 2-8-06377238D
6932136E6121336E6490836E9000738A
9040036B
Shed Codes36B Mexborough36E Retford38A Colwick38D Staveley G.C.
Sunday 13 November 195536Etotal:26
cl 1P 0-4-4T (J)B1 4-6-0J6 0-6-0 (GNR)J39 0-6-0O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
5808536E6112636E6424136E6475936E6394936E6363736E
N5 0-6-2T (GNR)6121136E6426436A6483036E6397536A6368836E
6927736E6121336EJ11 0-6-0 (GCR)6489836E6397936E6373636E
6928336E6123136E6438036E6490836E6398036EJ52 0-6-0ST (GNR)
cl 4MT 2-6-0V2 2-6-26439336E6497036E6888636E
43129*52B6090936A* running-in ex Doncaster Works
Shed Codes36A Doncaster36E Retford52B Heaton
Sunday 13 May 195636Etotal:22
N5 0-6-2T (GNR)V2 2-6-2J39 0-6-0J6 0-6-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6928336E6090635A6475936E6490836E6424136E6363736E
B1 4-6-0J11 0-6-0 (GNR)6489336E6496136EO2 2-8-0 (GNR)6373636E
6121136E6429536E6489836E6497036E6397936EJ69 0-6-0T (GER)
6121336E6434036E6490636E6398236E6852736E
6126636A6438036E6398736E
Shed Codes35A New England36A Doncaster36E Retford
Sunday 19 May 195736Etotal:21
B1 4-6-0A2 4-6-2J39 0-6-0O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6112636E6051250A Steady Aim R6475936E6395236A6373636E
6120836EJ6 0-6-0 (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)6489836E6397936E6378236E
6121136E6423436E6428736E6496136E6398236EJ69 0-6-0T (GER)
6121236E6423636E6434036E6498338A6398636E6856136E
6121336ER - under repair
Shed Codes36A Doncaster36E Retford38A Colwick50A York
Sunday 13 April 195836Etotal:22
B1 4-6-0J6 0-6-0 (GNR)J11 0-6-0 (GCR)J39 0-6-0O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6112636E6418836E6432136E6475936E6390636C6373636E
6120836E6428736E6434036E6483036E6392536EJ69 0-6-0T (GER)
6121336E6434836E6489336E6393736E6850836E
6123136E6497036E6394436E6852736E
6394536E
Shed Codes36C Frodingham36E Retford6396536E
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:18
B1 4-6-0J6 0-6-0 (GNR)J39 0-6-0O2 2-8-0 (GNR)WD 2-8-0
6112636E6417436E6475936E6392836A6396236A9043934E
6120836E6423436E6483036E6394536E6398736E0-6-0 diesel
6121136EJ11 0-6-0 (GCR)6483836A6394936ED3620
6123136E6442336E6489336E
Shed Codes34E New England36A Doncaster36E Retford
Sunday 24 April 196036E1.55pm - 2.05pmtotal:16
B1 4-6-0J6 0-6-0 (GNR)O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)0-6-0 diesels
6112036E6121236E6423636E6392736E6373636ED3618D3439
6112636E6122536EJ69 0-6-0T (GER)6394736E6378236ED3617
6121136E6132636A6850236E6397636E
Shed Codes36A Doncaster36E Retford
Sunday 24 September 196136Etotal:20
B1 4-6-0A1 4-6-2O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)
6112036E6121336E60142*52B Edward Fletcher6390436E6378536E
6112636E6122536EJ6 0-6-0 (GNR)J94 0-6-0ST6392636E0-6-0 diesels
6120836Ecl 4MT 2-6-06424536E6806736E6392736ED3613D3619
6121136E4315736E6807536E6394536ED3618
* loco was in the shed yard having failed on a down express. 6394636E
Shed Codes36E Retford52B Heaton
Sunday 12 August 196236Etotal:18
B1 4-6-0K1 2-6-0J11 0-6-0 (GCR)O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)0-6-0 diesels
6112036E6203736E6432436E6393636E6370436ED3617D3618
6121136E6205136E6433236E6397136E6372736E
6121236Ecl 4MT 2-6-06398036E6390836E
6122536E4312736E6398636E
Sunday 21 July 196336E5.05pm - 5.15pmtotal:19
B1 4-6-0O2 2-8-0 (GNR)O4 2-8-0 (GCR)0-6-0 diesels
6112036E6121236E6393936E6358536E6372736ED3476D3619
6112636E6121336E6394536E6368836E6377136E WBR T2 diesel
6112736E6122536E6397836E W6371836E WEE T3 dieselD5684
6120836EW - withdrawnD6802
Sunday 7 June 196436E7.35am - 7.45amtotal:9
B1 4-6-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0
6105536E6121236E6369236E9045436E
6119434E6122536E6378536E9050136E
6120836E
Allocation May 1965 (35)B1 4-6-0LNER8O4 2-8-0GCR7
WD 2-8-0WD25
Sunday 16 May 196536Etotal:34
B1 4-6-0O4 2-8-0 (GCR)WD 2-8-0
6105036E6112036E W6360736E9013036E9045436E9057736E W
6105536E6112736E6366136E9013136E W9046036E9062940E
6105836E6120836E6368836E9015836E9050136E9066936E
6109840B6138440B6369236E W9022336E9051436E9068936E
6110736A6373436E9028036E9052236E W9071836E
6378536E9028536E9053336E
9034936E9055136E
Shed Codes36A Doncaster36E Retford40B Immingham40E Colwick
The nearby Great Central shed had closed in January 1965 and the whole allocation of Retford was at the G. N. shed.
Retford Great Northern shed closed on 14th June 1965

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