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
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
80488094F2 2-4-2T (GCR)D16 4-4-0 (GER)7845J68 0-6-0T (GER)
8062809557818864J19 0-6-0 (GER)7025
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)
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)
7120LOW7166LOWD16 4-4-0 (GER)5462LOWJ67 0-6-0T (GER)
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)
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)
6716732C6718632CJ39 0-6-06194932C540132CJ67 0-6-0T (GER)
6717432CF6 2-4-2T (GER)6495932A6543332C6861132C
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)
6717432CF6 2-4-2T (GER)6779532C6195832C6546232C6555932C
6717832C6723132CD16 4-4-0 (GER)J65 0-6-0T (GER)J69 0-6-0T (GER)
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)
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)
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)
6720132C6722932CC12 4-4-2T (GNR)6197332CJ17 0-6-0 (GER)6547832C
6720732C6723132C6736632DL1 2-6-4T6553332AE4 2-4-0 (GER)
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)
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)
6970632C6195832CL1 2-6-4T6546232CJ39 0-6-0J68 0-6-0T (GER)
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
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)
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)
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)
S40 from May 53S43 from Mar 53ex 8168ex 8177ex 8168ex 8173
S41 from May 53ex 8173
These facilities went out of use by 1964.

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