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.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Kings Cross 1953 - 1963

Four main-line locomotives in the yard at Kings Cross shed on 22nd July 1959.  They are A1 4-6-2 60120 Kittiwake, A4 4-6-2 60026 Miles Beevor, A3 4-6-2 60108 Gay Crusader and V2 2-6-2 60832. photo: NRM Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike licence 2.0.  For more information, click here.
Kings Cross
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Northern Railwayprior to 1949KXopened:1851
type:One through road 8TS and a 7TS dead-ended shed.1949 - 196234Aclosed:1963
location:Situated in the Kings Cross goods yard, north of the station.videoGoogle Map
Sunday 29 March 195334Atotal:126
N2 0-6-2T (GNR)J52 0-6-0ST (GNR)V2 2-6-2A4 4-6-2
6949134A6954934A6875734A6080034A6000734A Sir Nigel Gresley
6949234A6956834A6876434A6081434A6000834A Dwight D. Eisenhower
6949534A6956934A6877134A6082134A6001334A Dom. of New Zealand
6949634A6957034A6879934A6083235A6002234A Mallard
6949734A6957134A6880234A6084235A6002634A Miles Beevor
6949934A6957234A6880334A6084936A6002934A Woodcock
6950634A6957434A6880534A6085650A6003034A Golden Fleece
6951234A6957534A6881834A6086450A6003434A Lord Faringdon
6951634C6957634A6882934A6087036AA3 4-6-2
6951734A6957734A6883034A6088036A6004938C Galtee More
6951934A6957834A6883234A6090234A6010634A Flying Fox
6952334A6958134A6885434A6090334A6010834A Gay Crusader
6952434A6958334A6885534A6091434AA1 4-6-2
6952634A6958434A6886134A6092136A6011937B Patrick Stirling
6952834A6958534A6886234A6093536A6013552A Madge Wildfire
6953534A6958734C6886434A6093635AA2 4-6-2
6953634A6958934A6887434A6097950A6050035A Edward Thompson
6953834A6959034A6887834AK3 2-6-0 (GNR)6050435A Mons Meg
6953934A6959234A6888134A6180640BB1 4-6-0WD 2-8-0
6954134AN7 0-6-2T (GER)6888434A6185035A6109934A9061335A
6954234A6961734C6888834A6197235A6113040B9068335A
6954334A6968934AL1 2-6-4T6113934A
6954534A6969234E6773634D6776034E6125134A Oliver Bury
6954634A6969434E6774034D6777534A6129537B0-6-0 diesels
6954834A6969834A6774734E6779334A6133035A1212612138
6775634A6779934A6133134A12129
6775734A6780034A
Shed Codes34A Kings Cross34C Hatfield34D Hitchin34E Neasden35A New England
36A Doncaster37B Leeds Copley Hill38C Leicester Central40B Immingham50A York52A Gateshead
Sunday 4 April 195434Atotal:118
N2 0-6-2T (GNR)J52 0-6-0ST (GNR)V2 2-6-2A4 4-6-2
6949034A6956934A6875734A6081536A6000734A Sir Nigel Gresley
6949134A6957034A6876434A6082637A6000834A Dwight D. Eisenhower
6949234A6957134A6877234A6084135A6001034A Dominion of Canada
6949334A6957234A6879934A60847*50A6001334A Dom. of New Zealand
6949534A6957534A6880234A6086137A6001434A Silver Link
6949634A6957634A6880534A60872^36A6001534A Quicksilver
6949734A6957734A6882234A6087634A6001734A Silver Fox
6949834A6957834A6882734A6089636A6002634A Miles Beevor
6949934A6957934A6882934A6090334A6002834A Walter K. Wigham
6951734A6958234C6883034A6090750A6003434A Lord Faringdon
6951934A6958334A6883234A6091434AA3 4-6-2
6952134A6958534A6883834A6094150A6006636A Merry Hamilton
6952334A6958934A6885434A6095636AA1 4-6-2
6952634A6959134A6885534AK3 2-6-0 (GNR)6011737B Bois Roussel
6952734A6959334A6886134A6182138A6015452A Bon Accord
6952834AN7 0-6-2T (GER)6886234A6195640BA2 4-6-2
6952934A6968934A6886434AL1 2-6-4T6052250A Straight Deal
6953234A6969234A6887434A6772034A6052335A Sun Castle
6953534A6969434A6887834A6774134D6053335A Happy Knight
6953634A6969834A6888134A6775634AB1 4-6-0
6953834A6970434C6888834A6775734A6104735A6120334A
6954434Acl 4P 2-6-4T (F)WD 2-8-06779334A6108334E6130937B
6954534A4237434E9018035A6779734A6120034A
6954834A0-6-0 diesels9019135A6779934A6125134A Oliver Bury
6954934A12129121386780034A
6956834A12137* St Peter's School, York AD 627^ King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Shed Codes34A Kings Cross34C Hatfield34D Hitchin34E Neasden35A New England
36A Doncaster37A Ardsley37B Leeds Copley Hill38A Colwick40B Immingham
50A York52A Gateshead
Sunday 8 May 195534A11.35am - 12.15pmtotal:107
N2 0-6-2T (GNR)J52 0-6-0ST (GNR)V2 2-6-2A4 4-6-2
6949034A6956834A6880534A6082134A6000334A Andrew K. McCosh
6949234A6957034A6881834A6082834A6000634A Sir Ralph Wedgwood
6949634A6957334A6882234A6084936A6001034A Dominion of Canada
6949734A6957434A6882734A6085937B6001534A Quicksilver
6949934A6957634A6882934A6086137A6001734A Silver Fox
6950634A6957834A6883234A6087036A6002234A Mallard
6951234A6957934A6883834A60872^36A6002934A Woodcock
6951734A6958334A6885534A6087634AA3 4-6-2
6951934A6958434A6886134A6089636A6006135B Pretty Polly
6952134A6958934A6887434A6089735A6006234A Minoru
6952434A6959034A6887834A6090635A6006334A Isinglass
6952534A6959134A6888134A6090934AA1 4-6-2
6952834A6959234AL1 2-6-4T6091135A6013252A Marmion
6952934AN7 0-6-2T (GER)6775134A6091235AA2 4-6-2
6953234A6963134C6775634A6091637A6051435A Chamoissaire
6953534A6963534C6775734A6094336AB1 4-6-0
6953634A0-6-0 diesels6775834A6095636A6100134E Eland
6953834A11108121296777034AK3 2-6-0 (GNR)6103137C Reedbuck
6954334A11109121316777934A6191240B6107534A6133134A
6954434A11114121336779334AWD 2-8-06113835A6136435A
6954634A121256780034A9015835A6120634E6139334A
6954834A6120735A6139434A
6954934A^ King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry6131037A
Shed Codes34A Kings Cross34C Hatfield34E Neasden35A New England35B Grantham
36A Doncaster37A Ardsley37B Leeds Copley Hill37C Bradford40B Immingham52A Gateshead
Sunday 29 January 195634Atotal:102
N2 0-6-2T (GNR)L1 2-6-4TV2 2-6-2A4 4-6-2
6949034A6954234A6774134D6082134A6000252A Sir Murrough Wilson
6949134A6954334A6775334E6082635A6000334A Andrew K. McCosh
6949234A6954834A6777634A6083750A6000734A Sir Nigel Gresley
6949534A6954934A6777934A6084637A6000834A Dwight D. Eisenhower
6949634A6956834A6779134A6085435A6001034A Dominion of Canada
6949734A6957134A6779234E6085534A6001334A Dom. of New Zealand
6949834A6957434A6779334A6086137A6001434A Silver Link
6949934A6957634AJ50 0-6-0T6086234A6001734A Silver Fox
6950634A6957834A6898134B60872^36A6002634A Miles Beevor
6951234A6958134AK3 2-6-0 (GNR)6087634A6003034A Golden Fleece
6951734A6958434A6195040B6089636A6003434A Lord Faringdon
6952134A6958534AWD 2-8-06090234AA3 4-6-2
6952334A6958634C9009635A6090635A6005837B Blair Atholl
6952434A6958934A9045435A6091337B6006334A Isinglass
6952534A6959034A0-6-0 diesels6093635A6010834E Gay Crusader
6952634AJ52 0-6-0ST (GNR)11114131626098334AA1 4-6-2
6952734A6882234A1211213163B1 4-6-06015735B Great Eastern
6952934A6883234A121261316461008*34AA2 4-6-2
6953234A6883834A12135131666120034A6050435A Mons Meg
6953534A6886234A121386133134A6051335A Dante
6953634A6887434A6136434A* Kudu
6953834A6888534A6139334A^ King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6954034A
Shed Codes34A Kings Cross34B Hornsey34C Hatfield34D Hitchin34E Neasden
35A New England35B Grantham36A Doncaster37A Ardsley37B Leeds Copley Hill
40B Immingham50A York52A Gateshead
Sunday 27 January 195734A10.35am - 11.20amtotal:122
N2 0-6-2T (GNR)L1 2-6-4TV2 2-6-2A4 4-6-2
6949134A6954234A6774934A60800*34A6000334A Andrew K. McCosh
6949234A6954334A6776834A6082635A6000834A Dwight D. Eisenhower
6949334A6954434A6777234A6082834A6001034A Dominion of Canada
6949434C6954534A6777434A6084535A6001334A Dom. of New Zealand
6949534A6954834A6778434A6087134A6001534A Quicksilver
6949634A6954934A6779334A6087535A6002534A Falcon
6949834A6955834AJ52 0-6-0ST (GNR)6087634A6003034A Golden Fleece
6950634A6956834A6883234A6088556C6003434A Lord Faringdon
6951234A6956934A6886234A6090234AA3 4-6-2
6951734A6957334A6887434A6090635A6005434A Prince of Wales
6952034A6957434A6888834A6091434A6006234A Minoru
6952134A6957534AK3 2-6-0 (GNR)6095636A6010834A Gay Crusader
6952334A6957634A6191240B6098334AA1 4-6-2
6952434A6957734A6197835AB1 4-6-06011552A Meg Merrilies
6952534A6957834AWD 2-8-06111134E6012752B Wilson Worsdell
6952734A6958034C9024635A6120334A6012952A Guy Mannering
6952834A6958134A9043935A61251^34D6013635B Alcazar
6952934A6958334A9052835A6130235A6013752A Redguantlet
6953234A6958434A0-6-0 diesels6131134A6014650A Peregrine
6953534A6958534A11155131666132840B6014934A Amadis
6953634A6959034A12112133066133134AA2 4-6-2
6953834A6959134A13161133096136434A6050250A Earl Marischal
6953934A6959234A13162133116139334A6050635A Wolf of Badenoch
6954134A6959334A13164133126139434A6051550A Sun Stream
J50 0-6-0TJ6 0-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0
6898534B6419734D* named Green Arrow7307134A4491134A
6898734B^ named Oliver Bury
Shed Codes34A Kings Cross34B Hornsey34C Hatfield34D Hitchin34E Neasden
35A New England35B Grantham36A Doncaster40B Immingham50A York
52A Gateshead52B Heaton56C Leeds Copley Hill
Sunday 5 January 195834A10.40am - 11amtotal:114
N2 0-6-2T (GNR)L1 2-6-4TV2 2-6-2A4 4-6-2
6949034A6957434A6775734A6082635A6000634A Sir Ralph Wedgwood
6949134A6957634A6776834A6082834A6000734A Sir Nigel Gresley
6949334A6957734A6777434A6084936A6000834A Dwight D. Eisenhower
6949534A6957834A6777934A6090234A6001434A Silver Link
6949634A6957934A6778434A6090334A6001852A Sparrow Hawk
6949834A6958134A6779434A6095034A6002234A Mallard
6949934A6958334A6780034A6096635B6002534A Falcon
6950634A6958934ABR 4MT 2-6-4T6098334A6002634A Miles Beevor
6951234AN7 0-6-2T (GER)8014134EB1 4-6-06002934A Woodcock
6952134A6963234CBR 9F 2-10-06107435A6003034A Golden Fleece
6952334AJ50 0-6-0T9218135A6107534AA3 4-6-2
6952434A6893034B9218335A6109034D6003934A Sandwich
6952634AJ52 0-6-0ST (GNR)BR 5MT 4-6-06113934A6005435B Prince of Wales
6952834A6883134A7315534E6130235A6005534A Woolwinder
6952934A6886234A7315734A6133134A6005934A Tracery
6953434C0-6-0 dieselsJ6 0-6-06136434A6006234A Minoru
6953534A13161133316425334B6139334A6010334A Flying Scotsman
6953634A1316413332A1 4-6-26011034A Robert the Devil
6953934A13166133346011934A Patrick StirlingA2 4-6-2
6954034A13307133366012834A Bongrace6050435A Mons Meg
6954134A13308D34406012952A Guy Mannering6051435A Chamoissaire
6954334A13309D34436013156C Osprey
6954534A13310D34446013634A Alcazar
6954834A13311D34736014352A Sir Walter Scot
6956934A13312D34746015734A Great Eastern
6957234B13325D34766015834A Aberdonian
Shed Codes34A Kings Cross34B Hornsey34C Hatfield34D Hitchin34E Neasden
35A New England35B Grantham36A Doncaster52A Gateshead56C Leeds Copley Hill
Sunday 18 January 195934A10.30am - 11.05amtotal:112
N2 0-6-2T (GNR)A4 4-6-2A1 4-6-2
6949034A6956834A6000634A Sir Ralph Wedgwood6011336A Great Northern
6949134A6956934A6000734A Sir Nigel Gresley6012236A Curlew
6949834A6957034A6000834A Dwight D. Eisenhower6012834A Bongrace
6950634A6957134A6001434A Silver Link6013056C Kestrel
6951234A6957434A6001652A Silver King6013252A Marmion
6951734B6957534A6002134A Wild Swan6013634A Alcazar
6952034A6958034A6002534A Falcon6013934A Sea Eagle
6952134A6958434A6002934A Woodcock6014050A Balmoral
6952334A6958534A6003434A Lord Faringdon6014352A Sir Walter Scot
6952434A6958634CA3 4-6-26015634A Great Central
6952534A6958934A6003934A Sandwich6015734A Great Eastern
6952634A6959234A6004434A MeltonB1 4-6-0BR 9F 2-10-0
6952834AL1 2-6-4T6004634A Diamond Jubilee6107534A9203734E
6952934A6776734A6005252A Prince Palatine6113934A9214334E
6953234A6777234A6005934A Tracery6117434A9214534E
6953534A6777334A6010436A Solario6117934A9214934E
6953834A6777434A6011034A Robert the Devil6130234E9217734E
6953934A6777934AV2 2-6-26133134A9218034E
6954034A6779734A60800^34A Green Arrow6136434A9218234E
6954134A6780034A6081434A6090334A6139434A9219836A
6954234A6084936A6090634EJ52 0-6-0ST (GNR)0-6-0 diesels
6954334A6085434A6093636A6883434B13166D3439
6954534A6086934E6095034A6884634B13307D3441
6954934A60872*36A King's Own YorkshireWD 2-8-013310D3443
6955534BLight Infantry9025334ED3165D3475
6090234A9034934ED3308D3490
Shed Codes34A Kings Cross34B Hornsey34C Hatfield34E New England36A Doncaster
50A York52A Gateshead56C Leeds Copley Hill
Allocation - March 1959 (107)A4 4-6-2LNER19A3 4-6-2LNER10
V2 2-6-2LNER11B1 4-6-0LNER9L1 2-6-4TLNER17
J52 0-6-0STGNR1J50 0-6-0TGNR1N2 0-6-2TGNR39
Sunday 31 January 196034A10.35am - 11.10amtotal:97
N2 0-6-2T (GNR)L1 2-6-4TA1 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
6952334A6771034A6011936A Patrick Stirling6000152A Sir Ronald Matthews
6952934A6773334A6014752A North Eastern6000334A Andrew K. McCosh
6953334A6774934A6015736A Great Eastern6001034A Dominion of Canada
6953534A6775734AV2 2-6-2B1 4-6-06001434A Silver Link
6953834A6776734A6081434A6107534A6002134A Wild Swan
6954634A6776834A6084250A6117434A6002534A Falcon
6957234A6777334A6086636A6117934A6002634A Miles Beevor
6957434A6777634A6087134A6120034E6002934A Woodcock
6957534A6778334A6087650A6133134A6003334A Seagull
6957934A6778434A6088036A6136434A6003434A Lord Faringdon
6958534A6778734A6090234A6139334AA3 4-6-2
6958634C6779334A6090334A6139434A6003934A Sandwich
6958934A6779434A6094336ABR 9F 2-10-06004434A Melton
6959234A6779734A6095034A9203434E6005534A Woolwinder
6959334A6780034A6098334A9203834E6006134A Pretty Polly
0-6-0 dieselsA5 4-6-2T (GCR)WD 2-8-09214634E6006234A Minoru
D3687D37186981434A9022334E9214734E6006734A Ladas
D3714D3722N7 0-6-2T (GER)9043934E9217934E60096*64B Papyrus
D3716D37256963234C9065934E9218134E6010334A Flying Scotsman
D371713312Brush T2 dieselsJ6 0-6-09219540B6010836A Gay Crusader
D5568D55696425334B9219736AA2 4-6-2
* running-in ex Doncaster Works9220036A6051250A Steady Aim
Shed Codes34A Kings Cross34B Hornsey34C Hatfield34E New England36A Doncaster
40B Immingham50A York52A Gateshead64B Haymarket
Sunday 19 February 196134A10.25am - 11.30amtotal:86
N2 0-6-2T (GNR)L1 2-6-4TA1 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
6949834B6774434A6011936A Patrick Stirling6000252A Sir Murrough Wilson
6952334A6775234A6012150A Silurian6000634A Sir Ralph Wedgwood
6952934A6777034AA2 4-6-26000734A Sir Nigel Gresley
6953334A6777234A6050250A Earl Marischal6001434A Silver Link
6953534A6777334A6051250A Steady Aim6001652A Silver King
6953834A6777934A6051550A Sun Stream6002234A Mallard
6954634A6778334A6052336A Happy Knight6002534A Falcon
6956834A6778634ABritannia 4-6-26002834A Walter K. Whigham
6957234A W6779234A7004040B Clive of India6002934A Woodcock
6957534A6779334AV2 2-6-2B1 4-6-06003334A Seagull
6958534A6779734A6080034A6117934AA3 4-6-2
6959234A6780034A6081434A6120034A6003934A Sandwich
N7 0-6-2T (GER)BR 9F 2-10-06084534E6120734E6004434A Melton
6961834A9203834E6085434AK3 2-6-0 (GNR)6005534A Woolwinder
6963234A9204434E6086234A6187550B6006234A Minoru
6964034A9214734E6086636A0-6-0 diesels6006334A Isinglass
6969234A9217834E6093036AD3307D36876006734A Ladas
6969634A9218434E6096634ED3308D37226010234A Sir Frederick Banbury
6969834AWD 2-8-0K2 2-6-0 (GNR)EE T1 diesels6010634F Flying Fox
J6 0-6-0 (GNR)9015834E6175634AD8237D82406010734A Royal Lancer
6426034A W9021534ED8239D82416010934A Hermit
Shed Codes34A Kings Cross34B Hornsey34C Hatfield34E New England34F Grantham
36A Doncaster40B Immingham50A York50B Hull Dairycoates52A Gateshead
Sunday 7 January 196234Atotal:84
N2 0-6-2T (GNR)V2 2-6-2A1 4-6-2A4 4-6-2
6952334A60800*34A6012236A Curlew6000334A Andrew K. McCosh
6953534A6081434A6012356C H. A. Ivatt6000834A Dwight D. Eisenhower
6953834A6082934E6014156C Abbotsford6001334A Dom. of New Zealand
6956834A6084134E6014752B North Eastern6001434A Silver Link
L1 2-6-4T6084534E6014856C Aboyeur6001734A Silver Fox
6777034A6085236A6015636A Great Central6002134A Wild Swan
6777934A6086234A60160^64B Auld Reekie6002634A Miles Beevor
6778634A6087134AA2 4-6-26002934A Woodcock
6779334A6089334E6051650A Hycilla6003434A Lord Faringdon
6779734A6089636AWD 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0A3 4-6-2
6780034A6089936A9001534E9203634E6003934A Sandwich
B1 4-6-06090234A9012934E9203734E6004834F Doncaster
6110736A6091434E9021534E9214134E6005034F Persimmon
6110941A6091736A9025633B9217436A6005934A Tracery
6117934A6092550A9027034E9217636A6006734A Ladas
6120034A6095634E9045434B9218034E6010634F Flying Fox
6128234E6098334A9065333B9218234E6010734A Royal Lancer
6136434AK1 2-6-09073034E0-6-0 diesels6010934A Hermit
6139334A6201536EBrush T2 dieselD3303D36356011034A Robert the Devil
K2 2-6-0 (GNR)K3 2-6-0 (GNR)D5601D3310Britannia 4-6-2
6175634A6191531BT5 EE Deltic7003540B Rudyard Kipling
* Green Arrow^ running-in ex Doncaster WorksD90057003940B Sir Christopher Wren
Shed Codes31B March33B Tilbury34A Kings Cross34B Hornsey34E New England
34F Grantham36A Doncaster36E Retford40B Immingham41A Sheffield Darnall
50A York52B Heaton56C Leeds Copley Hill64B Haymarket
Sunday 20 January 196334A10.15am - 10.45amtotal:38
V2 2-6-2WD 2-8-0A4 4-6-2A3 4-6-2
6081434F9026934E6000634A Sir Ralph Wedgwood6003934A Sandwich
6086450A9050234E6000734A Sir Nigel Gresley6004434A Melton
6087134ABR 9F 2-10-06002234A Mallard6006134A Pretty Polly
6090234A9203434E6002634A Miles Beevor6006334A Isinglass
6090334A9203734E6002934A Woodcock6010934A Hermit W
6093950A9214234EA1 4-6-2B1 4-6-00-6-0 diesels
6097450A9214634E6011756C Bois Roussel6107534AD3309D3722
K3 2-6-0 (GNR)9217934E6014436A King's Courier6117934AD371212112
6191234A W9218734EPeak T4 dieselBrush T4 diesel6139334AD3718
D168D1504W - withdrawn
34A Kings Cross34E New England34F Grantham36A Doncaster50A York56C Leeds Copley Hill
Kings Cross shed closed on 17th June 1963

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