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.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Norwich Thorpe & City 1938 - 1959

A D16/3 4-4-0, a class which operated much of the cross country passengers services from Norwich.  Photo: locoyard.com.
Norwich Thorpe
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Eastern Railwayopened:1844closed:1962
type:A brick built 4TS through road shed.prior to 1950NOR
location:On the south side of Norwich Thorpe Station.1950 - 196232A
Google Mapallocation list
Sunday 9 June 1946NOR1923 LNER numbers in redtotal:81
D16 4-4-0 (GER)B17 4-6-0J15 0-6-0 (GER)J39 0-6-0J66 0-6-0T (GER)
252188501627Aske Hall53927894272029737320
253188541669Barnsley7542790127714730J67 0-6-0T (GER)
256888592844Earlham Hall756279062777478170478595
879988782849Sheffield United7848791529434957J68 0-6-0T (GER)
882988792856Leeds United7852792829537025
884188842859East Anglian78557937J19 0-6-0 (GER)J69 0-6-0T (GER)
88438886B2 4-6-078817943464470598586
D1 4-4-0 (GNR)1639Norwich City7886J20 0-6-0 (GER)J65 0-6-0T (GER)
30563059B1 4-6-0J17 0-6-0 (GER)46757157
K2 2-6-0 (GNR)1004Oryx55748206F3 2-4-2T (GER)WD 2-8-0
175246631008Kudu81528220712771507377577363
4658B12 4-6-0 (GER)V1 2-6-2T816682287145
K3 2-6-0 (GNR)85098566420424E4 2-4-0 (GER)
19142428855474087416
Sunday June 1949NORtotal:81
D16 4-4-0 (GER)B17 4-6-0J39 0-6-0J17 0-6-0 (GER)J69 0-6-0T (GER)
62522NOR61605STR Lincolshire Regiment64731NOR5512NORE8495NOR
62541NORB1 4-6-0K3 2-6-0 (GNR)4761NOR5513NOR68501NOR
62556IPS61041NOR61921NOR64784NOR5524NOR8570NOR
2570NOR61042NOR1942NOR4785IPS5534NOR68603NOR
62588NOR61043NOR61947NOR64798NOR5551NORJ67 0-6-0T (GER)
E2593NOR61049NOR1953NOR4826IPS5568NORE8586NOR
2599NOR61050NOR61957NOR4838NOR65569NOR68595NOR
62604YAR1051NOR61971NOR64889NOR65570NORJ68 0-6-0T (GER)
62612NOR61052NOR61973LOW4913NORJ15 0-6-0 (GER)68641NOR
E4 2-4-0 (GER)61254IPS1981NOR64959NOR5367NORJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)
2780NOR1270NORK2 2-6-0 (GNR)J19 0-6-0 (GER)5373NOR68899NOR
62787NOR61271NOR61730NOR4644NOR65408NOR68905NOR
2793NOR61332NORF6 2-4-2T (GER)F3 2-4-2T (GER)65417NORJ66 0-6-0T (GER)
62797NORB12 4-6-0 (GER)7224NOR7126NOR5419NOR8381NOR
N7 0-6-2T (GER)61569IPS67229NOR7139NOR5471NOR8384NOR
69706NORV1 2-6-2TF4 2-4-2T (GER)5478NOR68388NOR
69709NOR67679NOR7174NOR
Shed CodesIPS IpswichLOW LowestoftNOR NorwichSTR StratfordYAR Yarmouth S. Twn
Allocation August 1950 (130)B1 4-6-0LNER17B17 4-6-0LNER4
K3 2-6-0GNR10D16 4-4-0GER22E4 2-4-0GER8
J19 0-6-0GER2J39 0-6-0LNER13J15 0-6-0GER12
J17 0-6-0GER12F3 2-4-2TGER1F4 2-4-2TGER2
F6 2-4-2TGER2V1 2-6-2TLNER4L1 2-6-4TLNER5
J66 0-6-0TGER2J67 0-6-0TGER1J69 0-6-0TGER5
J68 0-6-0TGER1J50 0-6-0TGNR3N7 0-6-2TGER4
Saturday 19 August 195032Atotal:59
D16 4-4-0 (GER)B17 4-6-0J17 0-6-0 (GER)J39 0-6-0J66 0-6-0T (GER)
6251032A6162932A Naworth Castle6550732A6472432A838132A
6252432D6164031A Somerleyton Hall551232A6472632A6838832A
6254132A6165932A East Anglian551332A6478130AJ69 0-6-0T (GER)
6255432A6166932B Barnsley555531BE480232A849532A
6255532AB1 4-6-0K3 2-6-0 (GNR)6556632C6483332A6850132A
6257732A6104832A6180530A6556832A6488232AJ68 0-6-0T (GER)
6258532A6104932A6186031B556932AJ19 0-6-0 (GER)6864132A
6259332A6105132A6194232A6557432A6464432AJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)
6260432A6105332B6195332AJ15 0-6-0 (GER)N7 0-6-2T (GER)6889932A
F3 2-4-2T (GER)6127132A6197032A6539032A6967932GV1 2-6-2T
713932AF6 2-4-2T (GER)6198132AE546932A6970732A6766432A
F4 2-4-2T (GER)723332F6198932A6547132A6970932A6767732A
6717832AL1 2-6-4TWD 2-8-0
6779432A9008331B
Shed Codes31A Cambridge31B March32A Norwich32B Ipswich32C Lowestoft
32D Yarmouth S. Twn32F Yarmouth Beach32G Melton Constable
Sunday 14 September 195232Atotal:74
D16 4-4-0 (GER)Britannia 4-6-2J17 0-6-0 (GER)J39 0-6-0J69 0-6-0T (GER)
6251032A7000632A Robert Burns6551332A6472432A6849432A
6254032A7000732A Coer-de-Lion6551531B6476132A6849532A
6255432A7000932A Alfred The Great6552432A6476830A6850132A
6255532A7001132A Hotspur6553432A6478230A6857032A
6255632A7001232A John of Gaunt6555132A6479732A6860232A
6256231C7001332A Oliver CromwellJ19 0-6-0 (GER)6480232A6860332A
6260632AB1 4-6-0K3 2-6-0 (GNR)6464432A6488232A6863532A
6260832A6104632A6187732AN7 0-6-2T (GER)6488932AJ67 0-6-0T (GER)
6261932A6104732A6193932A6970632A6490032A6858632A
E4 2-4-0 (GER)6105032A6195732A6970732A6491332A6861132C
6278932A6105132A6197032A6970832AJ15 0-6-0 (GER)J50 0-6-0T (GNR)
6279632A6108930A6197132A6970932A6546932A6889932A
L1 2-6-4T6127132A6198132AB12 4-6-0 (GER)6547132A6890532A
6778832A6127232A6198932A6152032F6547232A6892432A
6778932A6137530AA5 4-6-2TWD 2-8-0Y1 0-4-0T Sentinel
6779832A6982432A9030231B68131Lowestoft Sleeper Works
Shed Codes30A Stratford31B March31C Kings Lynn32A Norwich
32C Lowestoft32F Yarmouth Beach
Sunday 20 September 195332Atotal:67
D16 4-4-0 (GER)Britannia 4-6-2E4 2-4-0 (GER)J39 0-6-0J67 0-6-0T (GER)
6252232A7000632A Robert Burns6278232A6472432A6851432A
6252332A7000732A Coer-de-Lion6278732A6476530A6851632A
6253131A7000832A Black Prince6278832A6478030A6852332A
6255332A7000932A Alfred The Great6278932A6479732A6859232A
6255532A7001032A Owen Glendower6279232A6488932A6859732A
6255632A7001232A John of Gaunt6279332A6490032A6860832A
6257732A7001332A Oliver Cromwell6279632AJ15 0-6-0 (GER)6861632A
6259632A7003630A BoadiceaB1 4-6-06538832AJ68 0-6-0T (GER)
6259732DB17 4-6-06104332A6546032A6864532A
K3 2-6-0 (GNR)6166432A Liverpool6104632A6547132A6866432A
6190832AN7 0-6-2T (GER)L1 2-6-4T6104732AJ17 0-6-0 (GER)J50 0-6-0T (GNR)
6193932A6967932A6770732A6104832A6552432A6889932A
6197032A6969632AA5 4-6-2T6105032A6555132A6890532A
6198932A6970732A6982432A6127032A6557332A
cl 4MT 2-6-06970832A6982632AJ19 0-6-0 (GER)
4315032G6467432A
Shed Codes30A Stratford31A Cambridge32A Norwich32D Yarmouth S. Twn32G Melton Constable
Sunday 27 March 195532Atotal:69
D16 4-4-0 (GER)Britannia 4-6-2E4 2-4-0 (GER)J39 0-6-0J67 0-6-0T (GER)
6251032A7000732A Coer-de-Lion6278832A6473132A6851432A
6252232A7001232A John of Gaunt6278932A6479732A6851632A
6255432A7001332A Oliver Cromwell6279232A6480232A6853632G
6257732A7003532A Rudyard Kipling6279632A6488932A6859232A
6259332AB17 4-6-0B1 4-6-06490032A6859732A
6259632A6166432A Liverpool6104332A6491332A6860832A
6260631CK3 2-6-0 (GNR)K1 2-6-06104532A6496832A6861632A
6261932A6187732A6203931B6105032AJ17 0-6-0 (GER)J68 0-6-0T (GER)
N7 0-6-2T (GER)6190832A6205331B6105132A6551432A6864132A
6969832A6195332A6206731B6123330A6553732AJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)
6970632A6195732AB12 4-6-0 (GER)6131232A6554232A6889932A
6970732A6197032A6152032AJ15 0-6-0 (GER)6557332A6890532A
A5 4-6-2T6198132A6154232A6538832AL1 2-6-4TJ19 0-6-0 (GER)
6982432A6198231B0-6-0 diesel6546932A6770732A6464432A
6982632A111036547132A6771732C6467432A
Shed Codes30A Stratford31B March31C Kings Lynn32C Lowestoft32G Melton Constable
Sunday 18 March 195632Atotal:73
D16 4-4-0 (GER)Britannia 4-6-2B1 4-6-0J39 0-6-0J67 0-6-0T (GER)
6251032A7000230A Geoffrey Chaucer6104232A6476132A6851632A
6252332A7000632A Robert Burns6104332A6480232AJ69 0-6-0T (GER)
6255532A7000732A Coer-de-Lion6104532A6490032A6855532A
6255632A7000932A Alfred The Great6104632A6491332AJ68 0-6-0T (GER)
6256432A7001232A John of Gaunt61249*30AJ17 0-6-0 (GER)6864032A
6257732A7001332A Oliver Cromwell6131732A6551932A6864132A
6259232A7003532A Rudyard KiplingK3 2-6-0 (GNR)6553732A6864232A
6259332A7003630A Boadicea6187732A6555732A6864532A
6260531A7004130A Sir John Moore6191832C6556632AJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)
B12 4-6-0 (GER)B17 4-6-06193932A6557332A6889932A
6151432A6163430A Hinchingbroke6195732A6558832A6892432A
6152032A6163831B Melton Hall6197132AJ15 0-6-0 (GER)N7 0-6-2T (GER)
6153532BK1 2-6-0L1 2-6-4T6198932A6538832A6967932A
6154532F6203231B6770732AF6 2-4-2T (GER)6546932A6969032A
6157232A6204031B6771732A6722932CJ19 0-6-0 (GER)6970632A
6157732Acl 4MT 2-6-00-6-0 dieselC12 4-4-2T (GNR)6464432A6970732A
4314732G111396736632D6467432A6970832D
* named Fitzherbert Wright
Shed Codes30A Stratford31A Cambridge31B March32A Norwich32B Ipswich
32C Lowestoft32D Yarmouth S. Twn32G Melton Constable
Sunday 26 May 195732Atotal:60
D16 4-4-0 (GER)Britannia 4-6-2B1 4-6-0J39 0-6-0J69 0-6-0T (GER)
6253031A7000632A Robert Burns6104232A6473132A6855532A
6254032A7000832A Black Prince6104441A6476132AJ68 0-6-0T (GER)
6255532A7000932A Alfred The Great6104532A6479732A6864032A
6261932A7001132A Hotspur6118230A6490032A6864232A
K3 2-6-0 (GNR)7001232A John of Gaunt6122332A6491332A6864532A
6187732A7001332A Oliver Cromwell6123530AJ19 0-6-0 (GER)J50 0-6-0T (GNR)
6190832A7003032A William Wordsworth6127032A6469432A6889932A
6195332A7003630A Boadicea6131232AJ17 0-6-0 (GER)6890532A
6197032AB2 4-6-06131732A6554232AJ15 0-6-0 (GER)
6197132A6167032D City of LondonK1 2-6-06555332A6538832A
6198132Acl 4MT 2-6-0L1 2-6-4T6206631B6555732AWD 2-8-0
6198932A4314632G6771432AB12 4-6-0 (GER)6557032A9001831B
N7 0-6-2T (GER)4315432G6771732A6154232A6558632A0-6-0 diesels
6970732A6155632A1111311161
1112511162
Shed Codes30A Stratford31A Cambridge31B March32A Norwich
32D Yarmouth S. Twn32G Melton Constable41A Sheffield Darnall
Allocation April 1959 (93)cl 4MT 2-6-0LMS5B1 4-6-0LNER12
B12 4-6-0GER5B17 4-6-0LNER2K3 2-6-0GNR13
D16 4-4-0GER5J19 0-6-0GER4J39 0-6-0LNER4
J15 0-6-0GER2J17 0-6-0GER9L1 2-6-4TLNER3
J68 0-6-0TGER3J50 0-6-0TGNR3N7 0-6-2TGER1
Britannia 4-6-2BR21WD 2-8-0WD1
Sunday 12 July 195932A1.20pm - 2.15pmtotal:75
D16 4-4-0 (GER)Britannia 4-6-2B1 4-6-0J68 0-6-0T (GER)
6251132A7000132A Lord Hurcomb6100132B Eland6864132A
6252432A7000732A Coer-de-Lion6100630F Blackbuck6864532A
6254032A7003531B Rudyard Kipling6104332AJ39 0-6-0J50 0-6-0T (GNR)
K3 2-6-0 (GNR)B17 4-6-06105932B6473132A6890532A
6182632A6161232B Houghton Hall6116032B6476132AEE T4 diesel
6184531B6161832B Wynyard Park6123532A6476730AD204
6185131B6163632A Harlaxton Manor6127032A6490032ABrush T2 diesel
6190832A6164131B Gayton Hall6137530AJ19 0-6-0 (GER)D5532
6191832A6165432A Sunderland6138430F6464432A0-6-0 diesels
6194932A6165632D Leeds UnitedJ17 0-6-0 (GER)6466730ED203411125
6197032A6166230E Manchester United6555832C6467432AD203511139
6197132AB12 4-6-0 (GER)cl 4MT 2-6-06556632A6468130AD203611165
6197332A6151432A4308931C6557032AJ15 0-6-0 (GER)D203811168
6198132A6157132A4314632AL1 2-6-4T6542430ED221011169
N7 0-6-2T (GER)O1 2-8-0 (GNR)4315632A6771432A6546932AD221411172
6970732A6380331B4316032AWD 2-8-06547132AD2559
6973330E9055932A
Shed Codes30A Stratford30E Colchester30F Parkeston31B March31C Kings Lynn
32A Norwich32B Ipswich32C Lowestoft32D Yarmouth S. Twn
Norwich Thorpe shed was closed to steam on 2nd April 1962.
Norwich City
Pre Grouping Ownership - Midland & Great Northern Railwayopened:1882closed:1959
type:A brick built 3TS dead ended shed, reduced to 2TS after bomb damage.subshed to Melton Constable
location:On the east side of the line, at the north end of Norwich City Station.Google Map
Monday 5 September 1938Sunday 10 March 1946Sunday 9 June 1946
total:6total:2total:3
D3 4-4-0 (GNR)J93 0-6-0T (M&GN)J67 0-6-0T (GER)D2 4-4-0 (GNR)
435501509773393042
D52 4-4-0 (M&GN)J19 0-6-0 (GER)N7 0-6-2T (GER)D1 4-4-0 (GNR)
03882418273052
D54 4-4-0 (M&GN)J69 0-6-0T (GER)
0467394
Monday 26 May 1947Saturday 7 June 1952Sunday 14 September 1952
total:4total:2total:3
D2 4-4-0 (GNR)D1 4-4-0 (GNR)cl 4MT 2-6-0D16 4-4-0 (GER)J69 0-6-0T (GER)
2156MC2210YB4314532G6251932G6862332G
2195MCJ69 0-6-0T (GER)D16 4-4-0 (GER)6261732G
8570MC6251932G
Shed CodesMC, 32G Melton ConstableYB Yarmouth Beach
Saturday 30 May 1953Sunday 23 August 1953Sunday 27 March 1955
total:4total:3total:3
cl 4MT 2-6-0D16 4-4-0 (GER)cl 4MT 2-6-0D16 4-4-0 (GER)cl 4MT 2-6-0D16 4-4-0 (GER)
4314832G6251532G4315032G6261732G4314732G6251932G
J69 0-6-0T (GER)6251932GJ67 0-6-0T (GER)J67 0-6-0T (GER)
6862332G6851532G6851532G
Sunday 18 March 1956Saturday 26 May 1956Sunday 26 May 1957
total:3total:3total:3
D16 4-4-0 (GER)J67 0-6-0T (GER)cl 4MT 2-6-0D16 4-4-0 (GER)D16 4-4-0 (GER)J69 0-6-0T (GER)
6251532G6851532G4314632G6251932G6253332G6862532G
6261732GJ69 0-6-0T (GER)6259732G
6862532G
Tuesday 23 July 1957Sunday 12 July 1959
total:3total:1
cl 4MT 2-6-0D16 4-4-0 (GER)0-6-0 diesel
4308632G6257832GD2037
J69 0-6-0T (GER)
6862532G
Norwich City shed was closed on 25th February 1959 and became a stabling point for an 0-6-0 diesel.

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