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, 10 May 2015

Lowestoft 1938 - 1959

A Y3 0-4-0T Sentinel locomotive of the type which was used extensively in the Departmental facilities at Lowestoft
Lowestoft
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Eastern Railwayopened:1883closed:1962
type:A brick built 4TS dead ended shed.prior to 1950LOW
location:On the south side of the line, west of Lowestoft Station.1950 - 195932C
Google Mapallocation list
Sunday 4 September 1938LOWtotal:22
F3 2-4-2T (GER)F4 2-4-2T (GER)D15 4-4-0 (GER)J15 0-6-0 (GER)J39 0-6-0Y3 0-4-0T Sentinel
8045809270797175880675147886277396
80488094F2 2-4-2T (GCR)D16 4-4-0 (GER)7845J68 0-6-0T (GER)
8062809557818864J19 0-6-0 (GER)7025
807880968265
80808097
Sunday 10 March 1946LOWtotal:18
F3 2-4-2T (GER)J15 0-6-0 (GER)J17 0-6-0 (GER)J68 0-6-0T (GER)
8041806480977114*75167543756479288192J177044
804980828099753075517825
80628096* new number
Wednesday 24 September 1947LOWtotal:14
F3 2-4-2T (GER)F4 2-4-2T (GER)K2 2-6-0 (GNR)J15 0-6-0 (GER)J17 0-6-0 (GER)J69 0-6-0T (GER)
7119LOW7165LOW1730LOW5389LOW5560IPS8602LOW
7120LOW7166LOWD16 4-4-0 (GER)5462LOWJ67 0-6-0T (GER)
7122LOW2568NOR8611LOW
7135LOW
7137LOWShed CodesIPS IpswichLOW LowestoftNOR Norwich
Tuesday 25 May 1948LOWtotal:13
F4 2-4-2T (GER)F6 2-4-2T (GER)K3 2-6-0 (GNR)J15 0-6-0 (GER)
7156LOW7177LOW7231LOW1959LOW5351LOW5374LOW
7158LOW7182LOW1981LOW5355LOW5435LOW
7163LOW7184LOW
Allocation August 1950 (37)K3 2-6-0GNR5J15 0-6-0GER8
J17 0-6-0GER1F3 2-4-2TGER1F4 2-4-2TGER11
F5 2-4-2TGER2F6 2-4-2TGER1Y1 0-4-0TLNER2
Y3 0-4-0TLNER4J67 0-6-0TGER1J68 0-6-0TGER1
Saturday 19 May 195132Ctotal:16
F4 2-4-2T (GER)L1 2-6-4TK3 2-6-0 (GNR)J15 0-6-0 (GER)J17 0-6-0 (GER)
6716332C6718432C6779432C6193932A6538932C6555832C
6716732C6718632CJ39 0-6-06194932C540132CJ67 0-6-0T (GER)
6717432CF6 2-4-2T (GER)6495932A6543332C6861132C
6718232C6723132C
Shed Codes32A Norwich32C Lowestoft
Sunday 8 June 195232Ctotal:29
F4 2-4-2T (GER)F5 2-4-2T (GER)L1 2-6-4TK3 2-6-0 (GNR)J15 0-6-0 (GER)J17 0-6-0 (GER)
6715832C6720132C6778832A6192632C6543332C6551432C
6716732C6721632C6779432C6194932C6543532C6555832C
6717432CF6 2-4-2T (GER)6779532C6195832C6546232C6555932C
6717632C6722332F6197332C6547832C6558931A
6717832C6723132CD16 4-4-0 (GER)J65 0-6-0T (GER)J69 0-6-0T (GER)
6718432C6260632A6821432F6856732A
6718632C
Shed Codes31A Cambridge32A Norwich32C Lowestoft32F Yarmouth Beach
Sunday 20 September 195332Ctotal:29
F5 2-4-2T (GER)F4 2-4-2T (GER)L1 2-6-4TK1 2-6-0J17 0-6-0 (GER)J15 0-6-0 (GER)
6719032C6717432C6770432C6201431B6550932A6538932C
6719532C6718732C6771732CJ67 0-6-0T (GER)6555832C6543332C
6720132CF6 2-4-2T (GER)K3 2-6-0 (GNR)6861132C6555932C6543532C
6720432C6722932C6192632CB17 4-6-06546232C
6720632C6723132C6195932C6167032D City of London6547832C
6721432C6723232C6197332CJ68 0-6-0T (GER)
6721632C6723332C6864032C
Shed Codes31B March32A Norwich32C Lowestoft32D Yarmouth Sth Tn
Saturday 17 September 195532Ctotal:27
F5 2-4-2T (GER)F6 2-4-2T (GER)K3 2-6-0 (GNR)J39 0-6-0J15 0-6-0 (GER)
6719032C6722332C6723332C6195832C6473132A6538932C
6719532C6722632C6723432C6195932C6496832A6543332C
6720132C6722932CC12 4-4-2T (GNR)6197332CJ17 0-6-0 (GER)6547832C
6720732C6723132C6736632DL1 2-6-4T6553332AE4 2-4-0 (GER)
6721432C6723232C6771032B6555932C6279732C
6721632C6771432C
Shed Codes32A Norwich32B Ipswich32C Lowestoft32D Yarmouth Sth Tn
Saturday 26 May 195632Ctotal:22
F5 2-4-2T (GER)F6 2-4-2T (GER)K3 2-6-0 (GNR)E4 2-4-0 (GER)J15 0-6-0 (GER)J69 0-6-0T (GER)
6719532C6722932C6195832C6278732A6538932C6856532C
6720132C6723132C6197332C6278832A6546032CJ68 0-6-0T (GER)
6721432C6723432CD16 4-4-0 (GER)J39 0-6-0J17 0-6-0 (GER)6866432C
L1 2-6-4TA5 4-6-2T (GCR)6258432A6476132A6555932C
6770432C6982632C6259632AB17 4-6-0
6982932C6163732B Thorpe Hall
Shed Codes32A Norwich32B Ipswich32C Lowestoft
Sunday 8 September 195732Ctotal:23
F6 2-4-2T (GER)K3 2-6-0 (GNR)B17 4-6-0J17 0-6-0 (GER)J69 0-6-0T (GER)
6722932C6190832A6162232D Alnwick Castle6550732C6856532C
N7 0-6-2T (GER)6192632CD16 4-4-0 (GER)J15 0-6-0 (GER)6555832CJ67 0-6-0T (GER)
6962132C6195732C6254432D6546032C6555932C6862832C
6970632C6195832CL1 2-6-4T6546232CJ39 0-6-0J68 0-6-0T (GER)
6970832C6195932C6770432C6547832C6479732A6866432C
6197332C
Shed Codes32A Norwich32C Lowestoft32D Yarmouth Sth Tn
Allocation April 1959 (18)B17 4-6-0LNER2K3 2-6-0GNR3
J39 0-6-0GNR1J15 0-6-0GER2J17 0-6-0GER4
L1 2-6-4TLNER2J69 0-6-0TGER1J68 0-6-0TGER1
N7 0-6-2TGER2
Sunday 23 August 195932Ctotal:26
N7 0-6-2T (GER)K3 2-6-0 (GNR)B17 4-6-0J15 0-6-0 (GER)J68 0-6-0T (GER)
6962132C6187732A6165932C East Anglian6546232C6864232C
6970632C6191832ABritannia 4-6-2J50 0-6-0T (GNR)0-6-0 diesels
L1 2-6-4T6192632C7003531B Rudyard Kipling6889932AD2039D2573
6770732C6193731BJ39 0-6-0J17 0-6-0 (GER)6892432AD2568
6773832C6195832C6479732C6555932CJ69 0-6-0T (GER)Brush T2 diesels
6195932C6491332A6558832C6856532CD5533D5541
Shed Codes31B March32A Norwich32C Lowestoft
Lowestoft shed was closed on 7th July 1962.
Lowestoft Engineer's & Sleeper Depots
Two of the facilities which were in use to service the Departmental Locomotives.
Engineer's YardPre Grouping Ownership - Great Eastern Railway
Sunday 10 March 1946Saturday 19 May 1951Sunday 30 August 1953
Y1 0-4-0T (Sentinel)Y3 0-4-0T (Sentinel)Y1 0-4-0T (Sentinel)Y1 0-4-0T (Sentinel)
oldnewdepartmental817832C813032C813032C
84008130S37 from May 53S43 from Mar 53S39 from Aug 53S39 from Aug 53
84018131S39 from Aug 53
Thursday 16 September 1954Saturday 17 September 1955Saturday 26 May 1956
Y3 0-4-0T (Sentinel)Y1 0-4-0T (Sentinel)Y3 0-4-0T (Sentinel)Y3 0-4-0T (Sentinel)
S3832CS3732CS4132CS3832C
ex 8168ex 8130ex 8177ex 8168
Sleeper Depot
Sunday 4 September 1938Tuesday 12 September 1950Saturday 19 May 1951
Y1 0-4-0T (Sentinel)Y3 0-4-0T (Sentinel)Y3 0-4-0T (Sentinel)
84018131S39 from Aug 53817732C817832C816832C817732C
S41 from May 53S43 from Mar 53S38 from May 53S41 from May 53
817332C S40 from May 53
Sunday 8 June 1952Sunday 30 August 1953Saturday 17 September 1955
Y3 0-4-0T (Sentinel)Y3 0-4-0T (Sentinel)Y3 0-4-0T (Sentinel)
817332C817832CS3832CS4132CS3832CS4032C
S40 from May 53S43 from Mar 53ex 8168ex 8177ex 8168ex 8173
817732CS4032C
S41 from May 53ex 8173
These facilities went out of use by 1964.

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