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, 11 October 2015

Swindon Works 1958 - 1960


Swindon Works
Great Western RailwayPhoto pagesopened:1843closed:1966
Sunday 16 February 1958total:124
A Shop
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
360683C457483F490683E Bradfield Hall403783A South Wales Borderers
367182E550982C491782D Crosswood Hall408187E Warwick Castle
368881A551485B495887G Priory Hall409487E Dynevor Castle
373683B554282D498781D Brockley Hall409682A Highclere Castle
373982CBR 3MT 2-6-2T499986C Gopsal Hall500583A Manorbier Castle
575782D8200288F590681D Lawton Hall503881A Morlais Castle
578686C8203288F592282C Caxton Hall503987E Rhuddlan Castle
967883A43xx 2-6-0592987E Hanham Hall506382A Earl Baldwin
94xx 0-6-0PT931685A597086C Hengrave Hall509381A Upton Castle
844486JBR 2MT 2-6-0597185A Merevale Hall701882A Drysllwyn Castle
946383G7800985A598182F Frensham Hall703782C Swindon
74xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0599381D Kirby HallKing 4-6-0
742686E287583A599885C Trevor Hall600684A King George I
1361 0-6-0ST288486G691383D Levens Hall601881A King Henry VI
136183D42xx 2-8-0T693484B Beachamwell Hall602183D King Richard II
2251 0-6-0521987F693986C Calveley Hall602683D King John
227681ABR 9F 2-10-0695782A Norcliffe Hall602783D King Richard I
321181E92178TestModified Hall 4-6-0Grange 4-6-0
0-6-0 diesels92188new699583B Benthall Hall687682B Kingsland Grange
130101510192189newWarship class T4 dieselsCounty 4-6-0
13033152340-6-0 diesels newD800Sir Brian Robertson - new100082A County of Middlesex
15100D2013D2015D801Vanguard - newBritannia 4-6-2
D2014D2016D802Formidable - new7001886C Flying Dutchman
works yard and dump
57xx 0-6-0PT67xx 0-6-0PTHall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
570182D W670588B W590287F Howick Hall408981A Donnington Castle
571088A W670688B W594886G Siddington Hall504584A Earl of Dudley
571486B W670888B W692381D Croxteth Hall505983A Earl St. Aldwyn
574186B W670988B WModified Hall 4-6-0506983D I. S. Brunel
870382B W672288C W697282A Beningbrough Hall700387E Elmley Castle
RR 0-6-2T673088B W790381A Formarke HallManor 4-6-0
3588B W674088C W45xx 2-6-2TBR 5MT 4-6-0780084K Torquay Manor
A' class TV 0-6-2T674888C W459386G7302686CCounty 4-6-0
37388E W0-6-0 diesels459782A WBR 4MT 4-6-0100884K County of Cardigan
D32571523651xx 2-6-2T7500786CGas Turbine B-B
15107516585B W18000
stock shed
31xx 2-6-2TBR 5MT 4-6-0WD 2-8-00-6-0 diesels newStar 4-6-0
310086F W7300182C9031381CD2009D20114003Lode Star (preserved)
310184E W7302982CD2010D20122301 0-6-0 Dean
310284A2516preserved
Sunday 28 September 1958total:147
A' Shop
57xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
462885B384386C496181D Pyrland Hall408682C Builth Castle
1361 0-6-0ST385486G593981A Tangley Hall500781A Rougemont Castle
136383D47xx 2-8-0595481A Faendre Hall501183A Tintagel Castle
2251 0-6-0470181A597683C Ashwicke Hall501387E Abergavenny Castle
225082B42xx 2-8-0T598682C Arbury Hall505984A Earl St. Aldwyn
43xx 2-6-0424186F598781A Brocket Hall507583D Wellington
637385B429786C599485A Roydon Hall508481A Reading Abbey
7332*86C72xx 2-8-2T599584B Wick Hall509282A Tresco Abbey
61xx 2-6-2T723981F692886G Underley Hall509485B Tretower Castle
613281ABR 9F 2-10-0692984C Whorlton Hall509586C Barbury Castle
BR 4MT 4-6-092198new694686G Heatherden Hall700585A Lamphey Castle
7500886C92199newModified Hall 4-6-0701182A Banbury Castle
BR 3MT 2-6-2T92224new697584B Capesthorne Hall701687E Chester Castle
820366EBR 5MT 4-6-0697881A Haroldstone Hall703281A Denbigh Castle
0-6-0 diesels7300182C790583D Fowey HallKing 4-6-0
15100D31037301282CGrange 4-6-0601184A King James I
D35087306882E682181F Leaton Grange601783D King Edward IV
new 0-6-0 dieselsGas Turbine B-B683182B Bearley Grange602381A King Edward II
D2027D203018000684387F Poulton GrangeCounty 4-6-0
D2028D2031686786G Peterston Grange100582A County of Devon
D2029Warship class T4 diesels101583D County of Gloucester
* Renumbered ex 9310D801Vanguard - newManor 4-6-0
D802Formidable - new782587G Lechlade Manor
works yard and dump
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
379384A W454583G W498886E Bulwell Hall407386C Caerphilly Castle
571581B W455483G W598182C Frensham Hall506983D I. S. Brunel
573386B W457687H W598485A Linden Hall702581A Sudeley Castle
57396E W457889A W695182B Impney HallKing 4-6-0
576782D W457987H WModified Hall 4-6-0600981A King Charles II
577286A W458883G790281A Eaton Mascot HallManor 4-6-0
577786B W550283E W43xx 2-6-03150 2-6-2T782687G Longworth Manor
670888B W14xx 0-4-2T531087G W317086A WCounty 4-6-0
672786B W140583C W535181E51xx 2-6-2T100187H County of Bucks
673086B W143085B W536082C413985B W100482C County of Somerset
673286B W144681C W536881D W515685C W101182A County of Chester
674488C W145982F W539081E W516285B W102087H County of Monmouth
674688C W146584J W539285A W516883A W102684G County of Salop
677188C W146983C W539781E WBR 3MT 2-6-2TBritannia 4-6-2
771081E W58xx 0-4-2T632987G8203184G7002886C Royal Star
54xx 0-6-0PT580082C W0-6-0 diesel8203782FBR 5MT 4-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0
540282D W580189C WD3109BR 9F 2-10-07301882C7500181F
92225new
Sunday 8 February 1959total:143
A Shop
51xx 2-6-2TBR 9F 2-10-0County 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
519885B92203new101384G County of Dorset407487E Caldicot Castle
45xx 2-6-2T92204new101784G County of Hereford501687E Montgomery Castle
555183E92205newHall 4-6-0501881D St. Mawes Castle
72xx 2-8-2T0-6-0 diesels491482B Cranmore Hall502284A Wigmore Castle
722487ED303113106491981A Donnington Hall502382C Brecon Castle
BR 4MT 4-6-0D309213110493283B Hatherton Hall502985A Nunney Castle
7500781FD310415100493382D Himley Hall503481A Corfe Castle
7502282E13102498082B Wrottesley Hall503681D Lyonshall Castle
7502482Cnew 0-6-0 diesels593483G Norton Hall506681A Wardour Castle
BR 5MT 4-6-0D2036D2039595387F Dunley Hall507084A Sir Daniel Gooch
7303684GD2037D2040597482D Wallsworth Hall507787E Fairey Battle
Gas Turbine B-BD2038D2041599087E Dorford Hall701482A Caerhays Castle
18000691785B Oldlands Hall702481A Powis Castle
Warship class T4 dieselsModified Hall 4-6-0King 4-6-0
D60483D Cossack698282A Melmerby Hall600783D King William III
D803Albion new698784F Shervington Hall601083D King Charles I
D804Avenger new790681D Fron HallBritannia 4-6-2
D805Benbow new792085A Coney Hall7002386C Venus
D806Cambrian newGrange 4-6-07002486C Vulcan
D807Caradoc new685384E Morehampton GrangeManor 4-6-0
D808Centaur new781383D Freshford Manor
works yard and dump
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
57196E W451987H W490081A Saint Martin502581F Chirk Castle
573386B W456883G W492985B Goytrey Hall504481A Earl of Dunraven
574387C W457282D W494982B Packwood Hall506282A Earl of Shaftesbury
577786B W457687H W495285A Peplow Hall508582A Evesham Abbey
578182E W457987H W495481F Plaish HallKing 4-6-0
578586H W458483E W690987J Frewin Hall601381A King Henry VIII
579786J W550283E W691183F Holker Hall602983D King Edward VIII
775085B W552683F693286C Burwarton HallCounty 4-6-0
67xx 0-6-0PT556682C WModified Hall 4-6-0100187H County of Bucks
670888B W43xx 2-6-0698682B Rydal Hall101982C County of Merioneth
672786B W437789C WGrange 4-6-014xx 0-4-2T58xx 0-4-2T
673086B W531284B W687383D Caradoc Grange140185B W580189C W
74xx 0-6-0PT536086C WBR 9F 2-10-0BR 5MT 4-6-0141871G W580282C W
741685C W538689A W9200386C7302971G142389A W581084J W
28xx 2-8-0539081E W9224286ABR 4MT 4-6-0143681C W3150 2-6-2T
280281E W539285A W2251 0-6-07500385A144681C W317086A W
281284F W539485D W225485B WBR 2MT 2-6-0145971G WA' class TV 0-6-2T
282886J W539781E W226387H W7800485C146584J W39488C W
90xx 4-4-0631886G W226982B W61xx 2-6-2T146983C W42xx 2-8-0T
901389C W632887F W227984E W610381D422486F W
Sunday 27 September 1959total:168
A Shop
28xx 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0Hall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
289084C9200086A494686C Moseley Hall408383A Abbotsbury Castle
289386E92213new497781D Watcombe Hall408885A Dartmouth Castle
380086E92214new498284E Acton Hall501081D Restormal Castle
383184F92215new498484B Albrighton Hall501481A Goodrich Castle
384885B92216new592482B Dinton Hall501582A Kingswear Castle
47xx 2-8-043xx 2-6-0593483G Kneller Hall508185A Lockheed Hudson
470081A639182C594686C Marwell Hall509682A Bridgwater Castle
Warship class T4 diesels594781A Saint Benet's Hall702283D Hereford Castle
D80283D Formidable598382C Henley Hall702887E Cadbury Castle
D811Daring new599782C Sparkford Hall702983A Clun Castle
D812Royal Naval Reserve new690386G Belmont HallKing 4-6-0
D813Diadem newModified Hall 4-6-0600184A King Edward VII
D814Dragon new698485A Owsden Hall 601281A King Edard VI
D815Druid newManor 4-6-0601683D King Edward V
D816Eclipse new780586C Broome Manor601881A King Henry VI
D817Foxhound newGrange 4-6-0602683D King John
D818Glory new686586A Hopton GrangeBritannia 4-6-2
new 0-6-0 diesels0-6-0 dieselsCounty 4-6-07002286C Tornado
D2121D2123D303013195102183D County of Montgomerycl 2MT 2-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0
D212213105132664651889B7301582E
works yard and dump
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PTHall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
570587F W841285A W496384B Rignall Hall407982A Pendennis Castle
570786F W843281F W691581E Mursley Hall505984G Earl St. Aldwyn
572183B W844786C W693586C Browsholme Hall507682A Gladiator
572384K W840887D WModified Hall 4-6-0509883D Clifford Castle
573386B W843481A W698381E Otterington HallKing 4-6-0
573486B W846284B W698882A Swithland Hall601484A King Henry VII
578471G W940281D W790182A Dodington HallGrange 4-6-0
670187B W940381D W43xx 2-6-02251 0-6-0681087F Blakemere Grange
670786B W941781C W435885B W222589B W28xx 2-8-051xx 2-6-2T
671682C W942786H W537884J W222687E W281086J W516085C W
673086B W943885B W538186E W222887H W282487F W518682A W
673487K W943983C W630886C W223583B W283886E W61xx 2-6-2T
673586B W944385C W635985C W223884E W382381F610281D W
677987K W949187D W636682C227287G W42xx 2-8-0T45xx 2-6-2T
770581E W949285B W639783E W228487E W421186A W450771G
773181C W949986H W630587G W229382C W421786E W456089C W
64xx 0-6-0PT74xx 0-6-0PT732382BBR 9F 2-10-0422187A W0-6-0 diesels
643286G W741181F W58xx 0-4-2T9200786A422387F W15100D2120
15xx 0-6-0PT743884E W580989C W9207985F72xx 2-8-2TD2087D3270
150986A W744784F W90xx 4-4-0cl 2MT 2-6-0720588A
16xx 0-6-0PT54xx 0-6-0PT900589A W4652089BBR 3MT 2-6-2T
160389A W540914D W8203085A
stock shedGas Works yard
Star 4-6-031xx 2-6-2T57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT74xx 0-6-0PT
4003Lode Star (preserved)310086F W572689A W841784E W741582C W
2301 0-6-0 Dean310184E W774387A W844287A W
2516preserved310284A W776987A W844886F W
43xx 2-6-028xx 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
639289C286582C9200186A
Sunday 7 February 1960total:183
A shop
2251 0-6-028xx 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
223082C286186E494483C Middleton Hall409387E Dunster Castle
43xx 2-6-0286582C590887J Moreton Hall409487E Dynevor Castle
536984E289186C591485B Ripon Hall409583G Harlech Castle
631684F384284B591785A Westminster Hall502083G Trematon Castle
72xx 2-8-2T385586C595984E Mawley Hall504081A Stokesay Castle
725086A61xx 2-6-2T596584B Woollas Hall504381A Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
new 0-6-0 diesels613581A596681F Ashford Hall505784C Earl Waldegrave
D2132D2134614181AModified Hall 4-6-0507682A Gladiator
D2133D2135614381B696781C Willesley Hall509381A Upton Castle
0-6-0 dieselscl 2MT 2-6-0697081F Whaddon HallKing 4-6-0
D3033130014651989A792284G Salford Hall600381A King George IV
D303513185BR 2MT 2-6-0Grange 4-6-0601281A King Edward VI
D3036131927800789C686684E Morfa Grange601581A King Richard III
Warship class T4 diesels687882B Longford Grange602481A King Edward I
D80083D Sir Brian RobertsonVale of Rheidol 2-6-2T narrow guageCounty 4-6-0
D80183D Vanguard989C Prince of Wales101482A County of Glamorgan
D816Eclipse newBR 5MT 4-6-0102482A County of Pembroke
D817Foxhound new7302186CBritannia 4-6-2
D818Glory new7302486C7002586C Western Star
D819Gorliath new7302684G7002986C Shooting Star
works yard and dump
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT2251 0-6-028xx 2-8-0Castle 4-6-0
574786B W841087B W220582B W280983D W408281A Windsor Castle
575381C W841285A W220887H W281182D W500282C Ludlow Castle
673086B W841988C W225281E W283186J W500383A Lulworth Castle
673487K W842185B W226281D W287786C W502883D Llantilio Castle
677387D W842387D W226685C W288183A W504285A Winchester Castle
677487D W843281F W227887J W383684G505984G Earl St. Aldwyn
677987K W843481A W228487E W42xx 2-8-0TCounty 4-6-0
770581E W844387D W229087G W420186B W100082A County of Middlesex
772782D W844786C W43xx 2-6-0421786E W101182A County of Chester
776987A W844886F W535085C W425786J102882A County of Warwick
777386J W845588A W535682B W1366 0-6-0STHall 4-6-0
779181A W846387E W536181E W137071G W494782B Nanhoran Hall
779784G W848583E W539382E W51xx 2-6-2T497683D Wardfield Hall
74xx 0-6-0PT940081A W631184C W514883D W590987F Newton Hall
743884E W943284E W635882D W516085C W790081F Saint Peter's Hall
16xx 0-6-0PT944585B W639984E W519683A W792381C Speke Hall
161088E W949285B W45xx 2-6-2T58xx 0-4-2TManor 4-6-0
161685B W949684A W456089C W581881F W780487G Baydon Manor
163584J W949982B W458583E WBR 9F 2-10-0781989A Hinton Manor
164487F W31xx 2-6-2T550083F W9200086ABR 5MT 4-6-00-6-0 diesel
165287D W310386A W555183E W9200586C7300182CD2086
* Evening Star - final steam locomotive555689C W92220*new7302782C
stock shedGas Works yard
Star 4-6-031xx 2-6-2T94xx 0-6-0PT
4003Lode Star (preserved)310086F W840887D W940281D W943983C W
2301 0-6-0 Dean310184E W841784B W940381F W944386C W
2516preserved310284A W844287A W941781C W945986H W
County 4-6-0NB T2 diesel846284B W942786A W949187D W
101082C County of CaernarvonD6301849282B W943885B W
diesel railcar15xx 0-6-0PT16xx 0-6-0PT
W4150986A W160389A W
Sunday 11 September 1960total:218
A Shop
43xx 2-6-028xx 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
632782C280786E490683E Bradfield Hall408686C Builth Castle
636186J281886A491381E Baglan Hall501387E Abergavenny Castle
637585A284281D492181D Eaton Hall503381F Broughton Castle
BR 2MT 2-6-0286786G493683A Kinlet Hall505383D Earl Cairns
7800089C289686E493786G Laneley Hall505481A Earl of Ducie
new 0-6-0 diesels385786E497186C Stanway Hall507286C Hurricane
D2161D2164BR 9F 2-10-0592684A Grotrian Hall509082A Neath Abbey
D2163D21659200286A597381D Rolleston Hall701287G Barry Castle
NB T2 diesel9200386C598884C Bostock Hall701687G Chester Castle
D63009222784C599983B Wollaton Hall702684A Tenby Castle
Warship class T4 diesels691081E Gossington Hall703281A Denbigh Castle
D60083D Active691887E Sandon HallKing 4-6-0
D60183D Ark Royal695482B Lotherton Hall600884A King James II
D80083D Sir Brian RobertsonModified Hall 4-6-0Grange 4-6-0
D827Kelly - new699081A Witherslack Hall680785A Birchwood Grange
D828Magnificent - new699986C Capel Dewi Hall683886A Goodmoor Grange
D829Magpie - newBritannia 4-6-2685685A Stowe Grange
D836Powerful - new ex NBL7002686C Polar Star687083F Bodicote Grange
0-6-0 diesels7002886C Royal StarManor 4-6-0
D30251326813112D3759780089A Torquay Manor
1311113269D326115100
works yard and dump
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT2251 0-6-028xx 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0
570986A W841184A W220382B W382184F496783D Shirenewton Hall
573186H W841784E W226489C W47xx 2-8-0498386G Albert Hall
575484F W844886F W226582B W470181A690784B Davenham Hall
575581B W845088C W227487G WBR 9F 2-10-0692284G Burton Hall
577686C W846387E W229784C W9200686A695284C Kimberley Hall
670287D W942884A W43xx 2-6-045xx 2-6-2TModified Hall 4-6-0
671287D W943284E W632082D455687H W792786C Willington Hall
671987D W943483G W632382E W458783F WCastle 4-6-0
672886B W943687E W633284F W551983D W701081A Avondale Castle
673487K W944984A W14xx 0-4-2T552383E W702481A Powis Castle
675086J W949684A W140781C W552483C WKing 4-6-0
675686B W949986H W141082C552787H W601086C King Charles I
677987K W16xx 0-6-0PT141282A W554089C W601986C King Henry V
770687B W161685B W142785B W554383B W602581A King Henry III
770881D W162088E W144185B W556182A WGrange 4-6-0
771286G W162585C W144881B W51xx 2-6-2T685584E Saighton Grange
772385E W162985A W144989A W410481FBritannia 4-6-2
772688E W163584J W145283C W517985A W7002286C Tornado
772882B W163787H W146482C W519782B W90xx 4-4-0NB T2 diesel
775887B W164487F W0-6-0 diesels31xx 2-6-2T900484J WD6302D6319
778186A W64xx 0-6-0PTD2088310386A W901589C WD6315D6323
877886A W640186A WD2162new61xx 2-6-2T901889A W
54xx 0-6-0PT640683D Wpetrol 0-4-0610481D W1800081A W
540784C W74xx 0-6-0PT23DP W610681FWarship class T4 diesels
541885B W740087G W26RSW W612181A WD81483D Dragon
542289A W741987G W27RSW WD82383D Hermes
743884E WNote: DP - Didcot Provender Depot, RSW - Reading Signals Works
stock shed
1361 0-6-0PT31xx 2-6-2TCastle 4-6-02301 0-6-0 Dean
136482C310086F W407386C Caerphilly Castle W2516preserved
310284A W
Gas Works yard
1361 0-6-0PT16xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT
136183D W160389A W840887D W843481A W849282B W943983C W
15xx 0-6-0PT161088E W841087B W844287A W940081A W944386C W
150986A W165287D W841285A W844387D W940281D W944585B W
51xx 2-6-2T841988C W844786C W940381F W945986H W
510184D W842185B W845588A W941781C W949187D W
842387D W846284B W942786A W949285B W
843281F W848583E W943885B W
Shed Codes6E Chester GWR (>58)14D Neasden71G Weymouth (>59)81A Old Oak Common81B Slough
81C Southall81D Reading81E Didcot81F Oxford82A Bristol Bath Road82B St. Philip's Marsh
82C Swindon82D Westbury82E Yeovil (closed 58)82E Barrow Rd (> 58)82F Weymouth (<58)82F Bath GP (>58)
83A Newton Abbot83B Taunton83C Exeter83D Plymouth Laira83E St. Blazey83F Truro
83G Penzance84A Stafford Road84B Oxley84C Banbury84D Leamington Spa84E Tyseley
84F Stourbridge Jct.84G Shrewsbury84H Wellington84J Croes Newydd84K Chester GWR85A Worcester
85B Gloucester H. Rd85C Hereford85D Kidderminster85F Bromsgrove86A Newport Ebbw J86B Newport Pill
86C Cardiff Canton86E Severn Tunnel J.86F Tondu86G Pontypool Road86H Aberbeeg86J Aberdare
87A Neath87B Duffryn Yard87C Danygraig87D Swansea East Dk87E Landore87F Llanelly
87G Carmarthen87H Neyland87J Goodwick87K Swansea Victoria88A Cardiff Cathays88B Cardiff East Dock
88C Barry88E Abercynon88F Treherbert89A Oswestry89B Brecon89C Machynlleth

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  1. Hello - I really enjoy your website. I wondered whether you have more lists of Swindon Works visits between February and September 1959?
    Best regards, Bill

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