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, 13 September 2015

Swindon 1934 - 1953

Swindon shed yard on 11th June 1950 with Saint 4-6-0 2934 Butleigh Court and ex works 61xx 2-6-2T 6123 prominent.  Photograph by Ben Brooksbank and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Swindon
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western RailwayGoogle Mapopened:1871closed:1964
type:A brick built double RH and 10TS dead ended shed, plus six road Stock Shed.prior to 1950SDN
location:North of the Gloucester line, west of the station.1950 - 196482C
Sunday 19 August 1934SDNtotal:105
Barry Rwy 0-6-0PT517 0-4-2T (Arm)Aberdare 2-6-028xx 2-8-0Saint 4-6-0
711835147726342637283028812935Caynham Court
Trevithick 0-6-0PT1436358043xx 2-6-028512938Corsham Court
139848xx 0-4-2T43096360ROD 2-8-02939Croome Court
1901 0-6-0PT4833580443806371301030462942Fawley Court
19642007483558055355730042xx 2-8-0T2975Lord Palmer
57xx 0-6-0PT48386330830142242981Ivanhoe
67336739Dean 2-4-0T634783542301 0-6-0 DeanStar 4-6-0
67346741149445xx 2-6-2T244125294019Knight Templar
6735870235xx 2-4-0T45344585M&SWJR 0-6-04027Norwegian Monarch
35984540550710081011Hall 4-6-0
Bulldog 4-4-0457755524980Wrottesley Hall
3364Frank BibbyM&SWJR 4-4-04995Easton Hall
3376River Plym11215932Haydon Hall
stock shed
1366 0-6-0PT new1901 0-6-0PT517 0-4-2T (Arm)Aberdare 2-6-042xx 2-8-0T56xx 0-6-2T
1366136919261444262026774248528756045628
136713702021 0-6-0PT48xx 0-4-2T26395227528856125631
136820442119483643xx 2-6-0524252895613
Dean 1076 0-6-0PT2047Dean 2-4-0T4391636352645292
166057xx 0-6-0PT14972301 0-6-0 Dean52785294
1701 0-6-0PT6711673657xx 0-6-0PT253425405279
1719672467407794
Sunday 11 April 1937SDN3.30pm - 3.55pmtotal:108
1901 0-6-0PT57xx 0-6-0PTAberdare 2-6-028xx 2-8-0Saint 4-6-0
9922017372467412676280528732935Caynham Court
1701 0-6-0PT5716771143xx 2-6-028702936Cefntilla Court
17316738774943396362ROD 2-8-02939Croome Court
1501 0-6-0PT673977624377638430222943Hampton Court
1786674077835306835947xx 2-8-02945Hillingdon Court
2021 0-6-0PT64xx 0-6-0PT5349930247052950Taplow Court
206421336436631872xx 2-8-2T2971Albion
211945xx 2-6-2T72037216Star 4-6-0
Hall 4-6-04513553442xx 2-8-0T4015Knight of St. John
4901Adderley Hall4532554652394020Knight Commander
4909Blakesley Hall4549555956xx 0-6-2T4059Princess Patricia
4925Eynsham Hall4599556656294062Malmesbury Abbey
4941Llangedwyn Hall44xx 2-6-2T2301 0-6-0 DeanCastle 4-6-0
4948Northwick Hall4406234724304037The South Wales Borderer
5917Westminster Hall51xx 2-6-2T24154081Warwick Castle
5932Haydon Hall41135158Duke 4-4-04097Kenilworth Castle
5948Siddington Hall61xx 2-6-2T3279Tor BayBulldog 4-4-0
35xx 2-4-0T6128615532xx 4-4-0342134333306Armorel
1498358048xx 0-4-2T517 0-4-2T (Arm)321034383452Penguin
3571580058161436
stock shed
1366 0-6-0PT new1901 0-6-0PT57xx 0-6-0PTM&SWJR 4-4-0Saint 4-6-0
1366136920146711673610072940Dorney Court
136813702021 0-6-0PT671667372301 0-6-0 Dean56xx 0-6-2T43xx 2-6-0
Dean 1076 0-6-0PT202367242564560443867300
1660517 0-4-2T (Arm)W&CR 0-6-0ST
14771331
Sunday 26 March 1939SDN12.45pm - 1.20pmtotal:96
1901 0-6-0PT57xx 0-6-0PTAberdare 2-6-028xx 2-8-0Saint 4-6-0
99220143614772726312673287328942912Saint Ambrose
19542017373777832637ROD 2-8-02927Saint Patrick
2021 0-6-0PT3746872443xx 2-6-0301730352933Bibury Court
20602093374887584358637472xx 2-8-2T2935Caynham Court
206421195716877943657300722872512942Fawley Court
2181 0-6-0PT67169720437773152301 0-6-0 Dean2944Highnam Court
2183673997736340239225622945Hillingdon Court
1501 0-6-0PT6741979045xx 2-6-2T24392947Madresfield Cort
178977114521459056xx 0-6-2T2953Titley Court
27xx 0-6-0PT1366 0-6-0PT4543553456892978Kirkland
271027201368137031xx 2-6-2TDuke 4-4-02979Quentin Durward
1369310132763421Grange 4-6-0
Castle 4-6-051xx 2-6-2T32xx 4-4-06863Dolhywel Grange
4089Donnington Castle411332106870Bodicote Grange
5001Llandovery Castle61xx 2-6-2T517 0-4-2T (Arm)Star 4-6-0
5014Goodrich Castle61236124143635714030King Harold
5017St. Donats Castle35xx 2-4-0T144235804042Prince Albert
5025Chirk Castle149848xx 0-4-2T4046Princess Mary
5066Wardour Castle5800Hall 4-6-0
stock shed5932Haydon Hall
Hall 4-6-05943Elmdon Hall
4900Saint MartinW&CR 0-6-0ST
4945Milligan Hall1331
Sunday 6 January 1946SDN2pm - 2.30pmtotal:79
1901 0-6-0PT74xx 0-6-0PTHall 4-6-0Saint 4-6-0
9922017741474244905Barton Hall2913Saint Andrew
201435xx 2-4-0T5931Hatherley Hall2927Saint Patrick
2021 0-6-0PT149935805964Wolseley Hall2935Caynham Court
2060211948xx 0-4-2T5981Frensham Hall2945Hillingdon Court
1501 0-6-0PT580258056929Whorlton Hall2947Madresfield Cort
15422301 0-6-0 Dean6935Browsholme Hall2954Tockenham Court
1701 0-6-0PT2568Modified Hall 4-6-02971Albion
1731Bulldog 4-4-06959Peatling HallStar 4-6-0
57xx 0-6-0PT33786965Thirlestaine Hall4015Knight of St. John
3684777343xx 2-6-0County 4-6-04017Knight of Liege
37247784537163871000County of Middlesex4022
373796005396733945xx 2-6-2T28xx 2-8-04055Princess Sophia
37489630638445074585285538234057Princess Elizabeth
3780972061xx 2-6-2T45215510287938524062Malmesbury Abbey
4697972161056109454455343817Castle 4-6-0
6737977372xx 2-8-2T4551556342xx 2-8-0T5020Trematon Castle
673997907224cl 8F 2-8-042235067St. Fagan's Castle
67418478
Alloction January 1948 (107)Saint 4-6-0GWR9Hall 4-6-0GWR10
Star 4-6-0GWR7Castle 4-6-0GWR2Modified Hall 4-6-0GWR1
Bulldog 4-4-0GWR29xxx 4-4-0GWR343xx 2-6-0GWR11
2251 0-6-0GWR22301(Dean) 0-6-0GWR145xx 2-6-2TGWR13
1901 0-6-0PTGWR31366 0-6-0PTGWR31501 0-6-0PTGWR1
1701 0-6-0PTGWR22021 0-6-0PTGWR157xx 0-6-0PTGWR21
74xx 0-6-0TGWR394xx 0-6-0PTGWR1BPGV 0-6-0PTBPGV1
14xx 0-4-2TGWR348xx 0-4-2TGWR3517 0-4-2TGWR1
Thursday 15 April 1948SDN3pm -3.25pmtotal:76
57xx 0-6-0PT43xx 2-6-0Hall 4-6-0Saint 4-6-0
3649STB wk5302BAN wk4905SDN Barton Hall 2913SDN Saint Andrew
3666SDN5367SDN4956SDN Plowden Hall2927SDN Saint Patrick
3684SDN6318PZ wk5901RDG Hazel Hall2947SDN Madresfield Court
3739SDN6357SDN5927SDN Guild Hall2949SDN Stanford Court
4651SDN6360SDN5934SDN Kneller HallStar 4-6-0
4697SDN6384SDN5978SDN Bodinnick Hall4022SDN
8779SDN9300SHL6900PDN Abney Hall4036SDN Queen Elizabeth
9627NEA wk28xx 2-8-06915OXY Mursley Hall4055SDN Princess Sophia
9773SDN2824STJ6952DID Kimberley Hall4057SDN Princess Elizabeth
9790SDN2835PDNKing 4-6-04062SDN Malmesbury Abbey
1901 0-6-0PTWD 2-8-06013PDN King Henry VIIICastle 4-6-0
2014SDN77161LA6019LA King Henry V4016NA The Somerset Light Inf.
74xx 0-6-0PT77165OXY45xx 2-6-2T48xx 0-4-2T4090LA Dorchester Castle
7418SDN72xx 2-8-2T4510SDN5800SDN5035PDN Coity Castle
7424SDN7212NPT4544SDN5804SDN5056SDN Earl of Powis
35xx 2-4-0T61xx 2-6-2T5510SDN14xx 0-4-2T517 0-4-2T
3561SDN6150SLO1400SDN3575SDN
stock shed
14xx 0-4-2TWD 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0Saint 4-6-0
1453SDN77060mos5981SALOP Frensham Hall2934SDN Butleigh Court
1501 0-6-0PT77145mosGrange 4-6-02936NPT Cefntilla Court
1542SDN77280mos6863SPM Dolhywel Grange2954SDN Tockenham Court
43xx 2-6-077326SPMStar 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
7321SDN77335mos4017SDN Knight of Liege5084BRD Reading Abbey
78624mos5091SDN Cleeve Abbey
79244moswk - probably in for worksmos - awaiting allocation ex Ministry of Supply
Shed CodesBAN BanburyBRD Bristol Bath RoadDID DidcotLA Plymouth LairaNA Newton Abbot
NPT Newport Ebbw J.OXY OxleyPDN Old Oak CommonRDG ReadingSALOP Shrewsbury
SDN SwindonSLO SloughSTB St. BlazeySTJ Severn Tunnel J.
Sunday 30 April 195082Ctotal:109
57xx 0-6-0PT1901 0-6-0PTHall 4-6-0Saint 4-6-0
360881F wk99282C495682C Plowden Hall292782C Saint Patrick
364086H wk201482C497282C Saint Brides Hall294582C Hillingdon Court
364582C201782C498382C Albert Hall294982C Stanford Court
372482C1366 0-6-0PT592282C Caxton HallStar 4-6-0
373782C136682C593482C Kneller Hall403682C Queen Elizabeth
375982B136982C597882F Bodinnick Hall406282C Malmesbury Abbey
378082C137182C598781A Brocket HallCastle 4-6-0
465182C2021 0-6-0PT690882C Downham Hall408182C Warwick Castle
469782C206082C690982B Frewin Hall500982C Shrewsbury Castle
574584E wkBPGV 0-6-0PT691582C Mursley Hall504481A Earl of Dunraven
671682C219582C45xx 2-6-2T43xx 2-6-0506882C Beverston Castle
673782C74xx 0-6-0PT450282C532282C508382C Bath Abbey
673982C741582C450782C537984B508482C Reading Abbey
674182C742482C452182C632082C700585A Lamphey Castle
773281C wk742984F wk453882C638285D wk701081F Avondale Castle
873382C1501 0-6-0PT454482C638482C701582C Carn Brea Castle
877982C154282C458582C731881DGrange 4-6-0
879382C48xx 0-4-2T459282C732182C684282B Nunhold Grange
960082C580082C551082C28xx 2-8-0684982B Walton Grange
970681A wk580282C553286G wk383283DW686284B Derwent Grange
972082C580582C553482C383686AModified Hall 4-6-0
94xx 0-6-0PT14xx 0-4-2T556382CWD 2-8-07918new Rose Wood Hall
940082C140082C556682C7080182C2251 0-6-0
143682C9032482C225082C
stock shed
WCP 0-6-0T61xx 2-6-2TCastle 4-6-0
582C610281C11181A Viscount Churchill506581A Newport Castle
45xx 2-6-2T610781B504183D Tiverton Castle506681A Wardour Castle
458183F505083D Earl of St. Germans700686C Lydford Castle
Bulldog 4-4-0506184G Earl of Birkenhead701283D Barry Castle
345381A SeagullHall 4-6-0Modified Hall 4-6-0
491481D Cranmore Hall7912new Little Linford Hall
wk - probably in for works598283B Harrington Hall7913new Little Wyrley Hall
7916new Mobberley Hall
Shed Codes81A Old Oak Common81B Slough81C Slough81D Reading81F Oxford
82B St. Philip's Marsh82C Swindon82F Weymouth83B Taunton83D Plymouth Laira
83F Truro84B Oxley84E Tyseley84F Stourbridge84G Shrewsbury
85A Worcester86C Cardiff Canton86G Pontypool Road86H Aberbeeg
Sunday 4 February 195182Ctotal:112
57xx 0-6-0PT1901 0-6-0PTHall 4-6-0Saint 4-6-0
363686A xw99282C W491087G Blaisdon Hall292782C Saint Patrick
366682C201482C494582C Milligan Hall293482C Butleigh Court
367682B xw201782C495182C Pendeford Hall294582C Hillingdon Court
368282C1366 0-6-0PT593482C Kneller Hall294782C Madresfield Court
368482C136682CModified Hall 4-6-0295482C Tockenham Court
370981E xw136982C791482C Lleweni HallStar 4-6-0
372482C137182C45xx 2-6-2T43xx 2-6-0402282C
374882C1501 0-6-0PT450282C433784E403682C Queen Elizabeth
670688B xw154282C454482C531182A405782C Princess Elizabeth
671682CBPGV 0-6-0PT459082C535681C xw406282C Malmesbury Abbey
673782C219582C459282C537182CCastle 4-6-0
673982C2021 0-6-0PT550483B xw539682C409781A Kenilworth Castle
674182C206082C551082C aw632282C500982C Shrewsbury Castle
770284D xw16xx 0-6-0PT553482C635782C508482C Reading Abbey
779282C1633new556382C638482C509182C Cleeve Abbey
877982C74xx 0-6-0PT556682C638686E702187E Haverfordwest Castle
879382C741582C14xx 0-4-2T732182C703782C Swindon
960082C741882C143382CROD 2-8-0King 4-6-0
972182C742482C143682C303384B xw601981A King Henry V xw
977382C94xx 0-6-0PT144682C28xx 2-8-09xxx 4-4-02251 0-6-0
979082C940082C48xx 0-4-2T288384C901182C220881D aw
979582C9435new580082C384081D901882C222482C
54xx 0-6-0PT9436new580282C384885C xwB1 4-6-0225082C
541681C xw9437new580482CWD 2-8-06117939B2301 0-6-0 Dean
aw - awaiting worksxw - ex works7080182C256882C
Stock shed
WCP 0-6-0T9xxx 4-4-0Hall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
582C901689A494881D Northwick Hall505286C Earl of Radnor
2021 0-6-0PT902089AStar 4-6-0702286C Hereford Castle
206688A902689A405985B Princess PatriciaManor 4-6-0
56xx 0-6-2T902889ASaint 4-6-07828new Odney Manor
660086C293384D Bibury Court7829new Ramsbury Manor
Shed Codes39B Sheffield Darnall81A Old Oak Common81C Slough81D Reading81E Didcot
82A Bristol Bath Road82B St. Philip's Marsh82C Swindon83B Taunton84B Oxley84C Banbury
84D Leamington Spa84E Tyseley85B Gloucester H. Rd85C Hereford86A Newport Ebbw J86C Cardiff Canton
86E Severn Tunnel J.87E Landore87G Carmarthen88A Cardiff Cathays88B Cardiff East Dock89A Oswestry
Sunday 30 March 195282C3.10pm - 3.55pmtotal:130
57xx 0-6-0PT2021 0-6-0PTHall 4-6-0Saint 4-6-0
364582C206082C490982C Blakesley Hall293482C Butleigh Court
368282CBPGV 0-6-0PT491282C Berrington Hall294582C Hillingdon Court
368482C219582C494282A Maindy Hall xw295482C Tockenham Court
372482C16xx 0-6-0PT494582C Milligan HallCounty 4-6-0
374384F xw164782C495182C Pendeford Hall101984G County of Merioneth xw
374682C164882C495882C Priory HallCastle 4-6-0
378082C1366 0-6-0PT497283D Saint Brides Hall503581A Coity Castle
461282C136982C497382C Sweeney Hall506882C Beverston Castle
469782C74xx 0-6-0PT592282C Caxton Hall508382C Bath Abbey
579584F741882C593281A Haydon Hall508482C Reading Abbey
671682C742482C593482C Kneller Hall701081F Avondale Castle xw
673782C45xx 2-6-2T594781A Saint Benet's Hall xw701482A Caerhays Castle xw
673982C450782F595281C Cogan Hall xw701582C Carn Brea Castle
674182C453882C598282B Harrington Hall703381A Hartlebury Castle xw
773081C xw455082C691582C Mursley Hall703782C Swindon
877982C458582CGrange 4-6-0King 4-6-0
878382C550982C685784F Tudor Grange602181A King Richard II
879382C551082C28xx 2-8-043xx 2-6-0Modified Hall 4-6-0
960082C553482C283284B531182A697584B Capesthorne Hall
972182C554082C381786C532582C697684C Graythwaite Hall
979082C556382C xw382486C536782C791482C Lleweni Hall
979582C556482C383386A635882C792284K Salford Hall xw
94xx 0-6-0PT556682C383784E636082C48xx 0-4-2T14xx 0-4-2T
847282C2251 0-6-0386084B638482C580082C140082C
8480new220881D386483A638782C580282C143382C
8481new223083C xwWD 2-8-0730385B580482C143484K xw
940082CROD 2-8-09026881C732182C580582C9xxx 4-4-0
9470new301684E9032726A xwB1 4-6-0901182C
302285A9052485Bxw - ex works6110638C901882C
Stock shed
WCP 0-6-0TMSWJ 2-4-014xx 0-4-2T48xx 0-4-2T9xxx 4-4-0
582C133481E140184F580389A900884E902689A
CMDP 0-6-0T133581D145685B580885C901084E902889C
2885D133681D2251 0-6-0581485C901689C2301 0-6-0 Dean
225082C902089A247487G
Shed Codes26A Newton Heath38C Leicester GC81A Old Oak Common81C Slough81D Reading
81E Didcot81F Oxford82A Bristol Bath Road82B St. Philip's Marsh82C Swindon82F Weymouth
83A Newton Abbot83C Exeter83D Plymouth Laira84B Oxley84E Tyseley84F Stourbridge Jct.
84G Shrewsbury84K Chester GWR85A Worcester85B Gloucester H. Rd85C Hereford85D Kidderminster
86A Newport Ebbw J86C Cardiff Canton87G Carmarthen89A Oswestry89C Machynlleth
Sunday 22 February 195382Ctotal:94
57xx 0-6-0PT16xx 0-6-0PTHall 4-6-0Star 4-6-0
368282C164882C490782C Broughton Hall406282C Malmesbury Abbey
372482C74xx 0-6-0PT490982C Blakesley HallCastle 4-6-0
378482B741582C491682C Crumlin Hall500982C Shrewsbury Castle
461186A xw741882C492582C Eynsham Hall504686C Earl of Cawdor xw
469782C742482C493482C Hindlip Hall505286C Earl of Radnor xw
671682C1366 0-6-0PT493981C Littleton Hall506282C Earl of Shaftesbury
673782C136682C494582C Milligan Hall506882C Beverston Castle
673982C137182C497283D Saint Brides Hall508482C Reading Abbey
674182C14xx 0-4-2T593482C Kneller Hall509182C Cleeve Abbey
779482C140082C694582C Glasfryn Hall701582C Carn Brea Castle
874886F xw143682C45xx 2-6-2T43xx 2-6-0702286C Hereford Castle
877982C48xx 0-4-2T453882C437584F703782C Swindon
960082C580082C453981D xw532282CModified Hall 4-6-0
972082C580282C550982C532782C790782A Hart Hall
977282C580482C551082C630782C791482C Lleweni Hall
977382C580582C556482C635782C792382C Speke Hall
979082C9xxx 4-4-0ROD 2-8-0636582DKing 4-6-0
94xx 0-6-0PT901182C302684C638482C601684A King Edward V xw
940082C2301 0-6-0 Dean28xx 2-8-0930281EGrange 4-6-0
947682C256882C386384B930581D xw683282C Brockton Grange
2021 0-6-0PT257882B42xx 0-6-2T2251 0-6-0WD 2-8-0
206082C522682C225485B xw9031587Axw - ex works
Stock shed
WCP 0-6-0T45xx 2-6-2T14xx 0-4-2T48xx 0-4-2T9xxx 4-4-0
582C451289C W142889A580389A581485C901082A
MSWJ 2-4-061xx 2-6-2T145687J580785C581785CWD 2-8-0
133681D612181A2301 0-6-0 Dean580885C9031281F
247487G
Shed Codes81A Old Oak Common81C Slough81D Reading81E Didcot81F Oxford
82A Bristol Bath Road82B St. Philip's Marsh82C Swindon82D Westbury83D Plymouth Laira84A Stafford Road
84B Oxley84F Stourbridge Jct.85B Gloucester H. Rd85C Hereford86A Newport Ebbw J86C Cardiff Canton
86F Tondu87A Neath87G Carmarthen87J Goodwick89A Oswestry89C Machynlleth

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