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.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Swindon Works 1955 - 1957

In the Works yard on 11th June 1950 is newly repaired Castle class 4-6-0 7004 Eastnor Castle. Photo: Ben Brooksbank and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Swindon Works
Great Western RailwayPhoto pagesopened:1843closed:1966
Sunday 13 February 19551.35pm - 2.50pmtotal:135
A shop
57xx 0-6-0PT16xx 0-6-0PTCounty 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
361686F1660new101482A County of Glamorgan407582A Carmarthen Castle
367987D1661new102383F County of Oxford408281A Windsor Castle
369586J1662new102987H County of Worcester408384A Abbotsbury Castle
377986G1663newHall 4-6-0408581D Berkeley Castle
378985C45xx 2-6-2T495186A Pendeford Hall408783D Cardigan Castle
578287F555783A592482B Dinton Hall409284A Dunraven Castle
579084E556182A690684C Chicheley Hall500082A Launceston Castle
779886F61xx 2-6-2TModified Hall 4-6-0501885B St. Mawes Castle
871186A610981A698282B Melmerby Hall502483A Carew Castle
872087C615481B790983D Heveningham Hall503681D Coity Castle
875381A615981A792284K Salford Hall508086C Defiant
875981Acl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)Manor 4-6-0509784G Sarum Castle
970081A4130374A781989A Hinton Manor701781A G. J. Churchward
971785C4131572D28xx 2-8-043xx 2-6-0King 4-6-0
975881A4131675F281586E532281F601083D King Charles I
976884BBR 3MT 2-6-2T282481D536881D602683D King John
15xx 0-6-0PT8200688C283084BBR 4MT 4-6-0Grange 4-6-0
150786B8200988C284486E7500282C683984B Hewell Grange
14xx 0-4-2T8201172A381187F2251 0-6-0Duke of Gloucester 4-6-2
143781F8201872AWD 2-8-0226481D710005A Duke of Gloucester
90xx 4-4-082035new9026184G321582Ballocated for tests
902789A51xx 2-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T56xx 0-6-2T0-6-0 diesels
works yard
57xx 0-6-0PTTV 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
377585A21688B W595484C Faendre Hall505486C Earl of Ducie
672388C27988B W597882F Bodinnick Hall505883D Earl of Clancarty
873287FA' class TV 0-6-2T695582D Lydcott Hall506482A Bishop's Castle
961282D32288E WModified Hall 4-6-0509581A Barbury Castle
94xx 0-6-0PT35688E W696281A Soughton Hall700481A Eastnor Castle
841283F37188B W698381E Otterington Hall701887E Drysllwyn Castle
946383G37588C W698485C Owsden Hall703585B Ogmore Castle
74xx 0-6-0PTCardiff R 0-6-2T699081A Witherslack HallKing 4-6-0
740289C68388B W790481A Fountains Hall600684A King George I
741281F68488B W791884E Rose Wood Hall600883D King James II
2021 0-6-0PT43xx 2-6-0Manor 4-6-0601184A King James I
W20436C W535182C780487G Baydon Manor602084A King Henry IV
206082C W51xx 2-6-2TStar 4-6-0Britannia 4-6-2
45xx 2-6-2T518584D4003Lode Star (preserved)7001683D Arial
551885B42xx 2-8-0Tcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)BR 3MT 2-6-2TBR 4MT 4-6-0Gas Turbine B-B
stock shed
58xx 0-4-2Tdiesel railcar
580689A581289A581785CW20in the carriage shed
Sunday 11 September 1955total:121
A shop
57xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2TCounty 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
462187A415186E101583D County of Gloucester400084A North Star
465081B415884HHall 4-6-0500186C Llandovery Castle
469088D3150 2-6-2T490085A Saint Martin501785B The Gloucestershire
574481E318783D490683F Bradfield HallRegiment 28th, 61st
873688D45xx 2-6-2T491284A Berrington Hall504183A Tiverton Castle
960884E456883E492684A Fairleigh Hall504686C Earl of Cawdor
975087A457888C493787E Laneley Hall504882A Earl of Devon
975481A61xx 2-6-2T496781A Shirenewton Hall505187E Earl Bathurst
979181D612181A497183B Stanway Hall508281A Swordfish
54xx 0-6-0PTcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)591186C Preston Hall508582A Evesham Abbey
541486A4130672A591785A Westminster Hall509482A Tretower Castle
74xx 0-6-0PT4131975F594581F Leckhampton Hall701385A Bristol Castle
741582C28xx 2-8-0598887E Bostock Hall701887E Drysllwyn Castle
14xx 0-4-2T280983A599184B Gresham HallKing 4-6-0
140685B285585AModified Hall 4-6-0601484A King Henry VII
1366 0-6-0ST286386J699482D Baggrave Hall601981A King Henry V
137082F287786C699782A Bryn-Ivor Hall602481A King Edward I
56xx 0-6-2T380886E43xx 2-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0Star 4-6-0
561488C386184B532584B7500181F405682A Princess Margaret
562981E2251 0-6-0536782B75068newGrange 4-6-0
663588A223681F538081E75069new685481F Roundhill Grange
665481C42xx 2-8-0TBR 2MT 2-6-075070newManor 4-6-0
525086B7800985A780389C Barcote Manor
works yard
2021 0-6-0PTRR 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
207082B W3988B W492582C Eynsham Hall408683D Builth Castle
208883B W6688B W498684B Aston Hall502981A Nunney Castle
218283E W7888B W499685B Eden Hall701582C Carn Brea Castle
57xx 0-6-0PTTV 0-6-2TModified Hall 4-6-0702781A Thornbury Castle
465487H21188B W696081D Raveningham HallKing 4-6-0
571188D21588B W790583D Fowey Hall600081A King George V
770687BA' class TV 0-6-2T28xx 2-8-043xx 2-6-0600281A King William IV
879486A32288E W281483B534785BGrange 4-6-0
879784FCardiff R 0-6-2T288284F632082C683382B Calcot Grange
44xx 2-6-2T68188B WBR 3MT 2-6-2T638482CBR 4MT 4-6-00-6-0 diesel
440583A W68388B W8200885D730885C75067new13001
441083D W
stock shed
58xx 0-4-2THall 4-6-0Star 4-6-0
580689A581485C593581E Norton Hall4003Lode Star (preserved)
Sunday 19 February 1956total:143
57xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
364786J519683A491386C Baglan Hall403781A South Wales Borderer
366983B61xx 2-6-2T495386C Pitchford Hall409081A Dorchester Castle
373782C614081B594484B Ickenham Hall409387E Dunster Castle
870584A45xx 2-6-2T597785C Beckford Hall504081A Stokesay Castle
965784G455182D599885C Trevor Hall504285B Winchester Castle
965981A457382C690184K Arley Hall505581A Earl of Eldon
972484E43xx 2-6-0691785B Oldlands Hall505983A Earl of St. Aldwyn
975181A633284F692584B Hackness Hall506382A Earl Baldwin
64xx 0-6-0PT635785A694386C Farnley Hall507783A Fairey Battle
641483D636284FModified Hall 4-6-0507983A Lysander
94xx 0-6-0PT930485C696484A Thornbridge Hall508481A Reading Abbey
944185Bcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)Grange 4-6-0509281A Tresco Abbey
946783D4131173E680785A Birchwood Grange700987E Athelney Castle
16xx 0-6-0PTcl 2MT 2-6-0682683G Nannerth Grange702187E Haverfordwest Castle
162785B4652289B686782B Peterston GrangeKing 4-6-0
164285B28xx 2-8-0Britannia 4-6-2600184A King Edward VII
15xx 0-6-0PT281284C7002686C Polar Star600281A King William IV
150686B281984B42xx 2-8-0T56xx 0-6-2T600981A King Charles II
ex CR 0-4-0ST283286E428386A663082B601083D King Charles I
133883B380086A72xx 2-8-2T664286E601184A King James I
1366 0-6-0STROD 2-8-0724586A2251 0-6-0601981A King Henry V
136683B301187GBR 4MT 4-6-0223186E602181A King Richard II
14xx 0-4-2T301587G7502089A228185C0-6-0 dieselGas Turbine B-B
new construction was suspended whilst urgent repairs were made to the bogies of the King class
works yard
57xx 0-6-0PTTV 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
372381D20586C W491584G Condover Hall500383C Lulworth Castle
379981C21188B W492582C Eynsham Hall501481A Goodrich Castle
771183EA' class TV 0-6-2T495285C Peplow Hall505782A Earl Waldergrave
779282C34588A WModified Hall 4-6-0506081A Earl of Berkeley
94xx 0-6-0PT36588E W790583D Fowey Hall506882C Beverston Castle
3403new37488B WCounty 4-6-0507183A Spitfire
843382C38988B W100384G County of Wilts508281A Swordfish
943284ECardiff R 0-6-2T101182A County of Chester509581A Barbury Castle
16xx 0-6-0PT68388B W102882A County of Warwick701887E Drysllwyn Castle
161887F2251 0-6-0Grange 4-6-0703081A Cranbrook Castle
ADR 2-6-2T228581C683984B Hewell Grange703281A Denbigh Castle
120586C W56xx 0-6-2T28xx 2-8-047xx 2-8-0King 4-6-0
45xx 2-6-2T568888F280484F470481A602084A King Henry IV
stock shed
58xx 0-4-2T57xx 0-6-0PTCounty 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
580282C366682C100082A County of Middlesex500481A Llanstephen Castle
580689A960082CGrange 4-6-0503581A Coity Castle
580785C979082C682782B Llanfrechfa GrangeStar 4-6-0
581289A67xx 0-6-0PT2251 0-6-090xx 4-4-04003Lode Star (preserved)
581485C671682C226481D901182C14xx 0-4-2TA' class TV 0-6-2T
581785C1361 0-6-0ST228981F902382C146085C W37988E W
581987G136582C38488A W
Sunday 12 August 19562pm - 3.25pmtotal:147
A shop
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2TCounty 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
365983A458483E102087H County of Monmouth407984A Pendennis Castle
367783C552382A102787H County of Stafford408883D Dartmouth Castle
379483C61xx 2-6-2THall 4-6-0409682A Highclere Castle
774086G610481D490982B Blakesley Hall501982A Treago Castle
776183C613782A497282C Saint Brides Hall506782A St. Fagans Castle
876281A614181A498981D Cherwell Hall700881F Swansea Castle
964282F31xx 2-6-2T598986C Cransley Hall701381A Bristol Castle
74xx 0-6-0PT310184E599681A Mytton Hall701982A Fowey Castle
743584Fcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)Modified Hall 4-6-0703585B Ogmore Castle
94xx 0-6-0PT4129973B697184E Athelhampton HallKing 4-6-0
941581BBR 3MT 2-6-2T697584B Capesthorne Hall600184A King Edward VII
942381A8200084G697984C Helperley Hall600781A King William III
16xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0790381A Formarke Hall601281A King Edward VI
161287F282686EGrange 4-6-0601484A King Henry VII
14xx 0-4-2T283384B682183D Leaton Grange601681A King Edward V
142885B284084J682384K Oakley Grange601881A King Henry VI
2251 0-6-0286186Acl 2MT 2-6-0BR 9F 2-10-0602381A King Edward II
226582B289286C4650789A92087new602783D King Richard I
227084C385681C4651389A92089newManor 4-6-0
0-6-0 diesels385984C4651489A92090new780585C Broome Manor
130031510243xx 2-6-0BR 2MT 2-6-092091newBR 4MT 4-6-0Gas Turbine B-B
works yard
57xx 0-6-0PTRR 0-6-2TCounty 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
466383B4488B W100187H County of Bucks408082A Powderham Castle
74xx 0-6-0PTTV 0-6-2T100982A County of Carmarthan500186C Llandovery Castle
742482C30388C W102383F County of Oxford501584A Kingswear Castle
2021 0-6-0PT31288A W102684G County of Salop504986C Earl of Plymouth
20726C W31688E WHall 4-6-0506581A Newport Castle
94xx 0-6-0PT34888A W490484E Binnegar Hall509281A Tresco Abbey
3408new35188E W596284K Wantage Hall509482A Tretower Castle
946981CA' class TV 0-6-2T598781A Brocket HallKing 4-6-0
61xx 2-6-2T37788E WModified Hall 4-6-0602084A King Henry IV
610881B38288C W790583D Fowey HallGrange 4-6-0
613181B38988B W28xx 2-8-0ROD 2-8-0685883D Woolston Grange
615681C39488C W283286E302282B WManor 4-6-0
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)43xx 2-6-0381286E303886G W781683E Frilsham Manor
4129474A632685D2251 0-6-0304086G WBR 9F 2-10-0petrol service locos
45xx 2-6-2T636082A222181E304287G W92088new23W
553383Acl 2MT 2-6-0227681A14xx 0-4-2T0-6-0 diesel26W
stock shed
58xx 0-4-2T90xx 4-4-0Star 4-6-0
580689A581485C900889C901289C4003Lode Star (preserved)
580785C581785C900989C902382C2301 0-6-0 Dean
Sunday 10 February 19571.05pm - 2.20pmtotal:147
A shop
57xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2TCounty 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
365686D413086A101684G County of Hants407487G Caldicot Castle
368386G413487G102882A County of Warwick407582A Cardiff Castle
372181E61xx 2-6-2THall 4-6-0407783D Chepstow Castle
374682C613581A491087E Blaisdon Hall409081A Dorchester Castle
465182C45xx 2-6-2T494481C Middleton Hall409181A Dudley Castle
778687A553885B494983B Packwood Hall409883A Kidwelly Castle
94xx 0-6-0PT43xx 2-6-0498484B Albrighton Hall500786C Rougemont Castle
849182A630083F590587J Knowsley Hall501084A Restormel Castle
941481A632383B592386C Colston Hall501785B The Gloucestershire
14xx 0-4-2T635386CModified Hall 4-6-0Regiment 28th, 61st
145884FBR 3MT 2-6-2T790481A Fountains Hall506983D I. K. Brunel
2251 0-6-08200484H790983D Haveningham Hall507584A Wellington
220882DBR 2MT 2-6-0791384E Little Wyrley Hall508087E Defiant
221382B7800689C791884E Rose Wood Hall509784G Sarum Castle
225281Ecl 2MT 2-6-0Grange 4-6-0700881A Swansea Castle
BR 4MT 4-6-04650989A681286G Chesford GrangeKing 4-6-0
7500382C28xx 2-8-0684583G Paviland Grange600381A King George IV
7502582C283786C686586A Hopton Grange602183D King Richard II
7502889A285684E687583B Hindford Grange602481A King Edward I
75056new287486CBR 9F 2-10-00-6-0 diesels602583D King Henry III
75057new47xx 2-8-092095new1301215107Britannia 4-6-2
470281A92096new13102152317002286C Tornado
City 4-4-015100152357002686C Polar Star
3717City of Truro (preserved)7002786C Rising Star
works yard
57xx 0-6-0PTTV 0-6-2TCastle 4-6-0
877982C34788A W408281A Windsor Castle505486C Earl of Ducie
94xx 0-6-0PTA' class TV 0-6-2T409983G Kilgerran Castle505883D earl of Clancarty
847282C36188A W501687E Montgomery Castle507384G Blenheim
940781E37688A W501885B St. Mawes Castle507682A Gladiator
45xx 2-6-2T37888A W502582C Chirk Castle508685A Viscount Horne
551282A W38888A W502883D Llantilio Castle700585A Lamphey Castle
2251 0-6-028xx 2-8-0503086C Shirburn Castle701182A Banbury Castle
320681E282481D503481A Corfe Castle701287E Barry Castle
BR 2MT 2-6-0284586A503987G Rhuddlan Castle703281A Denbigh Castle
7800089CROD 2-8-0504285B Winchester CastleStar 4-6-0
43xx 2-6-0301887G WHall 4-6-0406184A Glastonbury Abbey
732481FBR 9F 2-10-0498286A Acton HallModified Hall 4-6-0
ex 93029200286A593281A Haydon Hall696081D Raveningham Hall
petrol service locos9200486A593887G Stanley Hall696281A Soughton Hall
23W9200786A695582D Lydcott Hall698282B Melmerby Hall
26WGrange 4-6-0699482D Baggrave Hall
686382B Dolhywel GrangeGas Turbine B-B
687984B Overton Grange18000
stock shed
58xx 0-4-2T90xx 4-4-0Star 4-6-0
580689A581485C900889C901289C4003Lode Star (preserved)
580785C581785C900989C902382C2301 0-6-0 Dean
14xx 0-4-2T2251 0-6-0Castle 4-6-0carriage works
140082C225082B506882C Beverston Castlediesel railcarsW6Sc79107
Sunday 1 September 1957total:145
A Shop
57xx 0-6-0PT43xx 2-6-0County 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
772186B539685A101282C County of Denbigh407882A Pembroke Castle
778587F630481E101384G County of Dorset409387E Dunster Castle
979082C63506C101784G County of Hereford409983G Kilgerran Castle
51xx 2-6-2T730483B102183D County of Montgomery501281F Berry Pomroy Castle
411184E28xx 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0502086C Trematon Castle
45xx 2-6-2T280686E496684B Shakenhurst Hall504187E Tiverton Castle
450782F280784K590181D Hazel Hall506882C Beverston Castle
550882D287982C592083A Wycliffe Hall507183A Spitfire
551082C381187F593581E Norton Hall507384G Blenheim
61xx 2-6-2T72xx 2-8-2T594581A Leckhampton Hall508983D Westminster Abbey
610681F720686G596187F Toynbee Hall509883D Clifford Castle
cl 2MT 2-6-0BR 9F 2-10-0596482F Wolseley Hall701081A Avondale Castle
4652582B9200586A692183D Borwick HallKing 4-6-0
BR 3MT 2-6-2T92178newModified Hall 4-6-0600981A King Charles II
8203988C92179new697684C Graythwaite Hall601083D King Charles I
1361 0-6-0ST92180new697881A Haroldstone Hall601484A King Henry VII
136582CBR 5MT 4-6-0698381E Otterington Hall602084A King Henry IV
0-6-0 diesels7301882C698985C Wightwick HallGrange 4-6-0
1118711194BR 4MT 4-6-0791683A Mobberley Hall685282B Headbourne Grange
11188111897500282C791782D North Aston HallBritannia 4-6-2
1119013259Warship class T4 diesels7001786C Arrow
1119115100D800Sir Brian Robertson - new7002586C Western Star
1119215105D801Vanguard - new
1119315232D802Formidable - new
works yard
57xx 0-6-0PTTV 0-6-2TCounty 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
370089B30488E W100783F County of Brecknock408082A Powderham castle
571088A WA' class TV 0-6-2THall 4-6-0500282C Ludlow Castle
572488A W36488A W499986C Gopsal Hall500982C Shrewsbury Castle
574186B W37088E W590681D Lawton Hall501584A Kingswear Castle
871983D37688A W591581D Trentham Hall502483A Carew Castle
54xx 0-6-0PT38388E W699382C Arthog Hall504983D Earl of Plymouth
540382D W39788E WModified Hall 4-6-0507084A Sir Daniel Gooch
542081C39888D W792382C Speke Hall701582A Carn Brea Castle
43xx 2-6-090xx 4-4-0792685B Willey Hall702887E Cadbury Castle
631684J901089A WGrange 4-6-0703081A Cranbrooke Castle
633783B901689C W680183G Aylburton Grange703381A Hartlebury Castrle
673782C W902589A W681784K Gwenddwr Grange703482A Ince Castle
14xx 0-4-2T902682A WCity 4-4-0703681A Taunton Castle
142282C W902789A W3717City of Truro (preserved)King 4-6-0
143983A W31xx 2-6-2TBR 4MT 4-6-028xx 2-8-0600781A King William III
58xx 0-4-2T310086F W7500082C289981CBritannia 4-6-2
581681F W3150 2-6-2T7500181F47xx 2-8-07001686C Ariel
45xx 2-6-2T317185B W72xx 2-8-2T470583D0-6-0 dieselsGas Turbine B-B
456583E51xx 2-6-2T723586G2251 0-6-0151061523018000
stock shed
Star 4-6-02301 0-6-0 Dean
4003Lode Star (preserved)2516preserved
Shed Codes5A Crewe North6C Birkenhead72A Exmouth Junction72D Plymouth73B Bricklayer's Arms
73E Faversham74A Ashford75F Tunbridge Wells 81A Old Oak Common81B Slough81C Southall
81D Reading81E Didcot81F Oxford82A Bristol Bath Road82B St. Philip's Marsh82C Swindon
82D Westbury82F Weymouth83A Newton Abbot83B Taunton83C Exeter83D Plymouth Laira
83E St. Blazey83F Truro83G Penzance84A Stafford Road84B Oxley84C Banbury
84D Leamington Spa84E Tyseley84F Stourbridge Jct.84G Shrewsbury84H Wellington84J Croes Newydd
84K Chester GWR85A Worcester85B Gloucester H. Rd85C Hereford85D Kidderminster86A Newport Ebbw J
86B Newport Pill86C Cardiff Canton86D Llantrisant86E Severn Tunnel J.86F Tondu86G Pontypool Road
86J Aberdare87A Neath87B Duffryn Yard87C Danygraig87D Swansea East Dk87E Landore
87F Llanelly87G Carmarthen87H Neyland87J Goodwick88A Cardiff Cathays88B Cardiff East Dock
88C Barry88D Merthyr88E Abercynon88F Treherbert89A Oswestry89B Brecon
89C Machynlleth

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