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, 27 September 2015

Swindon Works 1952 - 1954

Inside 'A' Shop on 22/2/53 are Castle 4-6-0s 4075 Cardiff Castle and 5048 Earl of Devon, LMS Ivatt class 2MT 2-6-0 46503 and Gas Turbine 18000. Photo: Ben Brooksbank and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Swindon Works
Great Western RailwayPhoto pagesopened:1843closed:1966
Sunday 2 March 1952total:162
A Shop
51xx 2-6-2T28xx 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
415484H281684C494282A Maindy Hall409385A Dunster Castle
61xx 2-6-2T284184G495483C Plaish Hall500383C Lulworth Castle
610681B286186A496084C Pyle Hall500786C Rougemont Castle
610982A286386A496281D Ragley Hall509883D Clifford Castle
45xx 2-6-2T289186C594781A Saint Benet's Hall701081F Avondale Castle
456282FWD 2-8-0595281C Cogan Hall701482A Caerhays Castle
554782A9017486A598582D Mostyn Hall702887E Cadbury Castle
556382C9029726C599184B Gresham Hall703281A Denbigh Castle
43xx 2-6-09036626A599484K Roydon Hall703381A Hartlebury Castle
536887H9052485B691987G Tylney HallKing 4-6-0
630487G9056586A692886C Underley Hall600281A King William IV
635285C7728886E693986C Calveley Hall600381A King George IV
cl 3MT 2-6-2T72xx 2-8-2TModified Hall 4-6-0601581A King Richard III
82000new720288A792284K Salford Hall602383D King Edward II
82001new721086CGrange 4-6-0602583D King Henry III
82002new722684B684582B Paviland Grange602881A King George VI
2251 0-6-042xx 2-8-0T685185A Hurst GrangeBritannia 4-6-2
226683B421586F686084B Aberporth Grange7001983D Lightning
Gas turbine422986BROD 2-8-0BR 4MT 2-6-0County 4-6-0
18100new302985A75019new101984G County of Merioneth
B Shop
57xx 0-6-0PT54xx 0-6-0PT2301 0-6-0 Dean90xx 4-4-0Star 4-6-0
362983D541183B234082B902189C400387E Lode Star W
374384F64xx 0-6-0PT253889A14xx 0-4-2TCastle 4-6-0
575484F641884A2251 0-6-0143484K507983A Lysander
773081C223083C
776787A223884E
877886A225281E
yards & dump
1701 0-6-0PT1901 0-6-0PTSaint 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
170986B W19646C W292782C Saint Patrick W500982C Shrewsbury Castle
186181E W200287F W294086C Dorney Court WHall 4-6-0
2021 0-6-0PT201685A W294485C Highnam Court W599085B Dorford Hall
203084H W74xx 0-6-0PT294982C Stanford Court W690387E Belmont Hall
206688A W741281F295384K Titley Court WGrange 4-6-0
209385A W94xx 0-6-0PTStar 4-6-0680083G Arlington Grange
210985A W8476new402282C WManor 4-6-0
214883D WTV 0-6-2T404382A Prince Henry W7818new Granville Manor
2181 0-6-0PT24088C W405087E Princess Alice WBR 4MT 2-6-0WD 2-8-0
218183A W25888C W405483D Princess Charlotte W7500682C9021484K
218784F W27188C W405782C Princess Elizabeth W75018new9025184B
57xx 0-6-0PTBR 0-6-2T45xx 2-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T43xx 2-6-09032726A
369286G20386C W452983E W522286A633584B9035682B
465985B14xx 0-4-2T459183D51xx 2-6-2T2251 0-6-028xx 2-8-0
879382C142681C517283B222482C287086J
stock shed
WCP 0-6-0T2021 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT14xx 0-4-2T90xx 4-4-0
583A206082C940082C140184F900884E902089A
CMDP 0-6-0T57xx 0-6-0PT2301 0-6-0 Dean48xx 0-4-2T901084E902689A
2885D671682C247487G580389A901182C902889C
BPGV 0-6-0PT74xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0580885C901689C
219582C741882C384081D581485CW - withdrawn
Sunday 31 August 19522.05pm - 3.25pmtotal:136
A shop
51xx 2-6-2T28xx 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
411184E282886J491482A Cranmore Hall407887E Pembroke Castle
411783B283986E491984B Donnington Hall407985B Pendennis Castle
413985A287583A494181A Llangedwyn Hall505581A Earl of Eldon
515988F380786A495182C Pendeford Hall505783D Earl Waldegrave
519884E380886E495681C Plowden Hall507482A Hampden
61xx 2-6-2TROD 2-8-0496981F Shrugborough Hall507584K Wellington
613181B301286G497986C Wootton Hall508781A Tintern Abbey
45xx 2-6-2T304384C593381D Kingsway Hall509784G Sarum Castle
456089C47xx 2-8-0595185A Clyffe HallKing 4-6-0
550183B470682B595484C Faendre Hall600781A King William III
553783FWD 2-8-0694284B Eshton HallCounty 4-6-0
cl 3MT 2-6-2T9012531BModified Hall 4-6-0100187H County of Bucks
82018new9056126A697184E Athelhampton Hall100282A County of Berks
82019new9056386G790681D Fron HallGrange 4-6-0
43xx 2-6-042xx 2-8-0T7913Little Wyrley Hall682086A Kingstone Grange
534785B422786HBritannia 4-6-2V2 2-6-2
537084E520487F7002483D Vulcan60845*35A
634582B*ungoing steaming tests
637885A
B Shop
2251 0-6-064xx 0-6-0PT57xx 0-6-0PTStar 4-6-0
223184G640386G374584B970381A400387E Lode Star W
226582B642587E469981A971883B
227485A14xx 0-4-2T771583E
228387H146883C
yards & dump
1701 0-6-0PTTV 0-6-2TSaint 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
170986B W24088C W290686C Lady of Lynn W408187E Warwick Castle
2021 0-6-0PT25888C W293885C Corsham Court W502183D Whittington Castle
214883D W27188C W295185B Tawstock Court W502681F Criccieth Castle
57xx 0-6-0PTBR 0-6-2THall 4-6-0505286C Earl of Radnor
464782D20386C W490186C Adderley Hall508482C Reading Abbey
464981ERR 0-6-2T499685B Eden Hall702187E Haverfordwest Castle
467081D7388A W595886C Knolton HallKing 4-6-0
770386H56xx 0-6-2TModified Hall 4-6-0600981A King Charles II
774086G662788D697782A Grundisburgh Hall602881A King George VI
675786B51xx 2-6-2T791584B Mere HallStar 4-6-0
74xx 0-6-0PT512584H W45xx 2-6-2TWD 2-8-0402387E W
741882C514484D W4504*83F W9006984B2251 0-6-043xx 2-6-0
94xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T458983F9031587A226089C635782C
8491new614181A459582A9048584C
8493new3150 2-6-2T551583F9057984C* in the Cutting-up shop
8494new3167*86E W9063086CW - withdrawn
stock shed
WCP 0-6-0T58xx 0-4-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
583A580389A592887J Haddon Hall506081A Earl of Berkeley
CMDP 0-6-0T580885CCounty 4-6-0507786C Fairey Battle
2885D581485C100782A County of BrecknockMSWJ 2-4-090xx 4-4-0
57xx 0-6-0PT14xx 0-4-2T2301 0-6-0 Deandiesel railcar133481E901182C
368482C140182D247487GW27*133681D
145682D* in carriage works
Sunday 8 February 1953total:166
A Shop (including B Shop)
57xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0County 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
361482B281483B101482A County of Glamorgan407582A Cardiff Castle
362281E284682B101684G County of Hants408384A Abbotsbury Castle
461186A382184FHall 4-6-0408883D Dartmouth Castle
576281D383086A494782B Nanhoran Hall501084A Restormal Castle
771286BROD 2-8-0591186C Preston Hall501982A Treago Castle
771882B303886G594081A Whitbourne Hall504285B Winchester Castle
874182B304286G692381D Croxteth Hall504387G Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
874886FWD 2-8-0694686C Heatherden Hall504686C Earl Cawdor
964683B9014883A694886C Holbrooke Hall506782A St. Fagan's Castle
979181D9019286C695381F Leighton Hall507287E Hurricane
74xx 0-6-0PT9048384DModified Hall 4-6-0507682A Gladiator
741484J9063086C698585B Parwick Hall508884A Llanthony Abbey
743284F42xx 2-8-0T698785A Shervington HallKing 4-6-0
94xx 0-6-0PT425386BGrange 4-6-0600181A King Edward VII
940281D520886A680582C Broughton Grange600981A King Charles II
941381E523886A682483G Ashley Grange601184A King James I
cl 2MT 2-6-0523987A68596C Yiewsley Grange601381A King Henry VIII
46503*89A45xx 2-6-2T687984B Overtion Grange601581A King Richard III
46519new452183B61xx 2-6-2T43xx 2-6-0602483D King Edward I
46520new453981D611781D633684EBritannia 4-6-2
46521new2251 0-6-0616281D634882C7001781A Arrow
46522new225485B51xx 2-6-2T930581DStar 4-6-0
46523new517386ABR 4MT 4-6-04003Lode Star (preserved)
Gass Turbine B-BGas Turbine MV7500184G
1800081A1810081A
yards and dump
1901 0-6-0PT2301 0-6-0 DeanCounty 4-6-0Star 4-6-0
199187F W235085C W100582A County of Devon404887E Princess Victoria W
2021 0-6-0PT2401*89B W102284K County of NorthamptonCastle 4-6-0
203182B W240889A W102882A County of Warwick500586C Manorbier Castle
20676C W2449*89A WHall 4-6-0501785B St. Donat's Castle
206889A W2462*82B W493283B Hatherton Hall505286C Earl of Radnor
212286A W246889B W496386C Rignall Hall506581A Newport Castle
213582B W251585C W499982B Gopsal Hall508086C Defiant
214883D W253482D W594686C Marwell Hall702781A Thornbury Castle
2181 0-6-0PT253786C W691081E Gossington HallKing 4-6-0
218584J W254389A WModified Hall 4-6-0601684A King Edward V
BPGV 0-6-0PT257381D W792885A Wolf Hall602983D King Edward VIII
219582C W2251 0-6-051xx 2-6-2T43xx 2-6-0Saint 4-6-0
57xx 0-6-0PT227885A417683C530084B W293384D Bibury Court W
578182FBR 0-6-2T513884H W530984BWD 2-8-0BR 2MT 2-6-0
776183C25888C W514783F W531182A9054486A78002new
TV 0-6-2TA' class TV 0-6-2T518282A538286C9058586A78003new
20788A W34488A W61xx 2-6-2T45xx 2-6-2T9069185B78004new
23688C W610282A452082F W9071686E42xx 2-8-0T
28486J W* in cutting shop616881A457885D28xx 2-8-0423186C
V2 2-6-2W - withdrawn3150 2-6-2T44xx 2-6-2T287386E47xx 2-8-0
6084535A315786E W440383D W72xx 2-8-2T470581A
ungoing steaming tests440886F W725082B
stock shed
WCP 0-6-0T14xx 0-4-2T58xx 0-4-2T2301 0-6-0 Dean90xx 4-4-0
583A142889A580389A581485C247487G901089A
MSWJ 2-4-0145687J580785C581785C
133681D580885C
Sunday 20 September 1953total:145
A Shop (including B Shop)
57xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0County 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
367987D284184G100187H County of Bucks409182A Dudley Castle
369384E289084K100782A County of Brecknock501281F Berry Pomeroy Castle
370086A289686AHall 4-6-0502383G Brecon Castle
460782B380186A491587G Condover Hall503384K Broughton Castle
779382B381286C492582C Eynsham Hall503987G Rhuddlan Castle
779582B385482B492782D Farnborough Hall505783D Earl Waldegrave
872886C47xx 2-8-0494883C Northwick Hall507584K Wellington
874682B470281A497382C Sweeney Hall509085A Neath Abbey
964486AWD 2-8-0499685B Eden HallKing 4-6-0
976482E9069387A592282C Caxton Hall601083D King Charles I
979786G43xx 2-6-0592683E Grotrian Hall602683D King John
54xx 0-6-0PT631281D597284B Olton Hall602983D King Edward VIII
540784C635782C691685C Misterton HallGrange 4-6-0
541982D636382BBR 4MT 4-6-051xx 2-6-2T68416C Marlas Grange
16xx 0-6-0PT732182C75046new414684F685784F Tudor Grange
162585B931284B75047new416584K687186G Bourton Grange
14xx 0-4-2T56xx 0-6-2T75048new614781C45xx 2-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T
141184C667182B75049newGass Turbine B-B454083C427186H
18000552683F524186D
works yards
1701 0-6-0PT2301 0-6-0 DeanCounty 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
170986B W257882B W100084K County of Middlesex408581D Berkeley Castle
2021 0-6-0PTTV 0-6-2T101583D County of Gloucester408883D Dartmouth Castle
20676C W20788A WHall 4-6-0500082A Launceston Hall
212286A W28588C W495882B Priory Hall501687E Montgomery Castle
213582B WA' class TV 0-6-2T598487G Linden Hall505187E Earl Bathurst
214883D W33788E W599184B Gresham Hall507183A Spitfire
57xx 0-6-0PT34488A W690184K Arley Hall700183A Sir James Milne
366682C15xx 0-6-0PT691785B Oldlands HallKing 4-6-0
370981E150281E694284B Eshton Hall601283D King Edward VI
374786JBPGV 0-6-0PT695281E Kimberley Hall601381A King Henry VIII
468686H219582C W28xx 2-8-042xx 2-8-0T602881A King George VI
675586B45xx 2-6-2T283886E425086CGrange 4-6-0
676887B550083F287884J522486A680983G Burghclere Grange
779082B552582AWD 2-8-056xx 0-6-2Tcl 2MT 2-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0
968284E61xx 2-6-2T9018886C568388A4650589A75044new
2181 0-6-0PT613381B9023886C43xx 2-6-04650789A75045new
218684J51xx 2-6-2T9031281F633284F
415082F638782C
stock shed
WCP 0-6-0T58xx 0-4-2Tcl 3F 0-6-0 (F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (D)90xx 4-4-0
583A580689A581485C4327785C4382285C900882A
MSWJ 2-4-0580785C581785C4349185C901082A
133681D581289A581987G4362185C901682A
PM 0-4-0TCastle 4-6-0902082A
115381D408384A Abbotsbury Castle902682A
Sunday 14 February 1954total:137
A Shop
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2TCounty 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
371581A454283D101784G County of Hereford403781A South Wales Borderers
374882B459282A102584G County of Radnor408482A Aberystswyth Castle
375982B550483BHall 4-6-0500082A Launceston Castle
379083D552183E493181C Hanbury Hall502183C Whittington Castle
770881D553885B495083D Patshull Hall505084G Earl of St. Germans
776787A554082C498187E Abberley Hall506681A Wardour Castle
871382B51xx 2-6-2T498981D Cherwell Hall507883A Beaufort
873484A413086A692886C Underley Hall508281A Swordfish
967883A511383A693183F Aldborough Hall508986C Westminster Abbey
977382Ccl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)694481A Fledborough Hall701982A Fowey Castle
54xx 0-6-0PT4130471A695186C Impney Hall703782C Swindon
542282D28xx 2-8-0Modified Hall 4-6-0King 4-6-0
74xx 0-6-0PT281784C696484A Thornbridge Hall601483D King Henry VII
742686G284084J699986C Capel Dewi Hall601581A King Richard III
2021 0-6-0PT286186ABritannia 4-6-2601783D King Edward IV
207282B286582C7002483D Vulcan601981A King Henry V
94xx 0-6-0PT286882CBR 3MT 2-6-02251 0-6-0602084A King Henry IV
840383A380786A77003new321785AGrange 4-6-0
940181D386483A77004new43xx 2-6-0680384F Bucklebury Grange
1361 0-6-0STWD 2-8-077005new537785C680785A Birchwood Grange
136483D9012326D14xx 0-4-2T72xx 2-8-2T
9057385B145687J725286A
works yard & dumps
57xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0County 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
376382B289386E100084K County of Middlesex505286C Earl of Radnor
878185B384686C100782A County of Brecknock700585A Lamphey Castle
54xx 0-6-0PT385884K101884A County of Leicester701081A Avondale Castle
540682DROD 2-8-0102987H County of Worcester702684A Tenby Castle
RR 0-6-2T302984BHall 4-6-0702983A Clun Castle
7587A W304086G495584B Plaspower Hall703585B Ogmore Castle
7788A WWD 2-8-0499381D Dalton HallKing 4-6-0
8088A W9053526A595781D Hutton Hall600781A King William III
A' class TV 0-6-2T9067683A598681A Arbury Hall601184A King James I
33788E W51xx 2-6-2T599883D Trevor HallGrange 4-6-0
B&MR 0-6-2T410787E691283D Helmster Hall680283D Bampton Grange
43488A W411284DModified Hall 4-6-0681383A Eastbury Grange
Cardiff R 0-6-2T45xx 2-6-2T790281A Eaton Mascot Hall685185A Hurst Grange
68288B W458483EBR 4MT 4-6-043xx 2-6-0BR 9F 2-10-0
58xx 0-4-2TBR 3MT 2-6-07500282C533782F92002new
580082C77002new7500482C535082B
7500986C
stock shed
58xx 0-4-2TModified Hall 4-6-0King 4-6-0
580689A581785C699886C Burton Agnes Hall600381A King George IV
580785C581987G791482C Lleweni Hall90xx 4-4-0WD 2-8-0
581289AMSWJ 2-4-0Castle 4-6-0901682A9031384C
581485C133681D W500481A Llanstephan Castle902082A
509184G Cleeve Abbey902682A
Sunday 22 August 19542.35pm - 4.20pmtotal:135
A shop
57xx 0-6-0PT43xx 2-6-0Hall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
371786G536984E490982A Blakesley Hall408187E Warwick Castle
467786C539781E595381C Dunley Hall409682A Highclere Castle
576481A635785A596284K Wantage Hall500681A Tregenna Castle
578084A638782C596884K Cory Hall501387E Abergavenny Castle
671787B45xx 2-6-2T598583F Mostyn Hall508482C Reading Abbey
870185C450883E692684B Holkham Hall508781A Tintern Abbey
876181A452483DModified Hall 4-6-0702481A Powis Castle
960387J454083C698682B Rydal HallKing 4-6-0
970681A459782A791284E Little Linford Hall600483D King George III
973687B459989CGrange 4-6-0601381A King Henry VIII
978981B556582A681887F Hardwick Grange601684A King Edward V
94xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T684582B Paviland Grange602283D King Edward III
941881A616781E686382B Dolhywel GrangeCounty 4-6-0
9494new81xx 2-6-2T15xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0102284K County of Northampton
16xx 0-6-0PT810185D150081A280686EWD 2-8-0BR 3MT 2-6-2T
162683E51xx 2-6-2T150481A282384C9071526A8200088F
64xx 0-6-0PT416088D14xx 0-4-2T284984EBR 9F 2-10-082020new
640188E515284E145382FROD 2-8-09200286ABR 3MT 2-6-0
642686A90xx 4-4-058xx 0-4-2T304184G42xx 2-8-0T77019new
902382C580482C421886F
works yard
57xx 0-6-0PTRR 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
366484A6888B W490085A Saint Martin500186C Llandovery Castle
369282F9488B W491482B Cranmore Hall500586C Manorbier Castle
875881CTV 0-6-2T599681A Mytton Hall501785B The Gloucestershire
878382C20586C W694582F Glasfryn HallRegiment 28th, 61st
974981D27988B WModified Hall 4-6-0702187E Haverfordwest Castle
975687AB&MR 0-6-2T696081D Raveningham HallKing 4-6-0
2021 0-6-0PT43488A W696986C Wraysbury Hall600181A King Edward VII
205389A W43586A WGrange 4-6-0600684A King George I
94xx 0-6-0PTA' class TV 0-6-2T685082C Cleeve GrangeStar 4-6-0
841382B33788E W28xx 2-8-0WD 2-8-0405384A Princess Alexandra W
8449newCardiff R 0-6-2T283686J9035586ECounty 4-6-0
51xx 2-6-2T68488B WROD 2-8-09046684G100987H County of Carmarthen
414388D56xx 0-6-2T302084C W9058586AManor 4-6-0
415186E563981E302486C9068684K780184K Anthony Manor
61xx 2-6-2T662582D302587G W42xx 2-8-0TBR 4MT 4-6-01366 0-6-0ST
610081DBR 3MT 2-6-2T43xx 2-6-0525186A7500689A136982C
610481D8200788C635985AGass Turbine B-BBR 3MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)
8201671A1800077018new4129672A
stock shed
94xx 0-6-0PT58xx 0-4-2T28xx 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0
846182C580689A581485C283986E594181A Campion Hall
580785C581785C285186Adiesel railcar
581289A581987GW11seen in carriage works
Shed Codes6C Birkenhead26A Newton Heath26C Bolton26D Bury31B March
35A New England71A Eastleigh72A Exmouth Junction81A Old Oak Common81B Slough81C Southall
81D Reading81E Didcot81F Oxford82A Bristol Bath Road82B St. Philip's Marsh82C Swindon
82D Westbury82E Yeovil82F Weymouth83A Newton Abbot83B Taunton83C Exeter
83D Plymouth Laira83E St. Blazey83F Truro83G Penzance84A Stafford Road84B Oxley
84C Banbury84D Leamington Spa84E Tyseley84F Stourbridge Jct.84G Shrewsbury84H Wellington
84J Croes Newydd84K Chester GWR85A Worcester85B Gloucester H. Rd85C Hereford85D Kidderminster
86A Newport Ebbw J86B Newport Pill86C Cardiff Canton86D Llantrisant86E Severn Tunnel J.86F Tondu
86G Pontypool Road86H Aberbeeg86J Aberdare87A Neath87E Landore87F Llanelly
87G Carmarthen87H Neyland87J Goodwick88A Cardiff Cathays88B Cardiff East Dock88C Barry
88D Merthyr88E Abercynon88F Treherbert89A Oswestry89B Brecon89C Machynlleth

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