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.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Fort William & Mallaig 1938 -1962

Fort William
Pre Grouping Ownership - North British Railwayprior to 1949FWopened:1894
type:A brick built 2TS through road shed.1949 - 195563Dclosed to steam:Jun-62
location:On the north side of the line, east of the station.1955 - 196065JGoogle Map
1960 - 196263B
Wednesday 20 July 1938FW2.30pm - 2.40pmtotal:13
K2 2-6-0 (GNR)D34 4-4-0 (NBR)
4674Loch Arkaig4701Loch Laggan9258Glen Roy
4684Loch Garry4704Loch OichJ36 0-6-0 (NBR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)
4697Loch QuoichK4 2-6-0 9645966393069507
4698Loch Rannoch3441Loch LongJ39 0-6-0
Tuesday 23 August 1938FWtotal:13
K2 2-6-0 (GNR)K4 2-6-0 D34 4-4-0 (NBR)
4682Loch Lochy3441Loch Long9281Glen Murran
4684Loch Garry3442The Great Marquess9495Glen Mallie
4691Loch MorarJ37 0-6-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
4697Loch Quoich91519297930694619723
Tuesday 3 April 1945FWtotal:7
K2 2-6-0 (GNR)K4 2-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
4692FW Loch Eil3441EFD Loch Long3401EFD Bantam Cock9655FW
4701FW Loch Laggan3444FW Lord of the Isles9723FW
Shed CodesEFD EastfieldFW Fort William
Allocation - September 1950 (12)K2 2-6-0GNR7K4 2-6-0LNER2
J36 0-6-0NBR3
Friday 14 September 195163Dtotal:12
K2 2-6-0 (GNR)K4 2-6-0
6176965A6178565A6179063D Loch Lomand6199365A Loch Long
6178165A Loch Morar6179163D Loch Lagan6199465A The Great Marquess
6178363D Loch Sheil6179365AJ36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6178863D Loch Rannoch6523763D6530063D
Shed Codes63D Fort William65A Eastfield
Sunday 29 June 195263Dtotal:11
K2 2-6-0 (GNR)K4 2-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6177665A6178763D Loch Quoich6199365A Loch Long6523763D
6177965A6179465A Loch Oich6199563D Cameron of Lochiel6530063D
6178465AK1 2-6-06531363D
6201163DShed Codes63D Fort William65A Eastfield
Saturday 13 June 195363Dtotal:13
K2 2-6-0 (GNR)K4 2-6-0cl 4MT 2-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6178165A Loch Morar6199365A Loch Long4313263D6523763D
6178363D Loch Sheil6199465A The Great Marquesscl 5MT 4-6-06530063D
6178665A6199563D Cameron of Lochiel4521465A6531363D
6179465A Loch Oich6199663D Lord of the Isles
Shed Codes63D Fort William65A Eastfield
Saturday 4 September 195463Dtotal:11
K1 2-6-0K2 2-6-0 (GNR)cl 5MT 4-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6201163D6176465A Loch Arkaig4497663A4521465A6530063D
6203463DB1 4-6-04497963A4524563D6531363D
Shed Codes63A Perth63D Fort William65A Eastfield
Monday 4 July 195565Jtotal:13
J36 0-6-0 (NBR)K2 2-6-0 (GNR)cl 5MT 4-6-0B1 4-6-0
6530065J6178765J Loch Quoich4497465J4499665ABR 5MT 4-6-0
K1 2-6-06178865J Loch Rannoch4497565J7307865A
6203165JShed Codes65A Eastfield65J Fort William
Monday 25 June 195665Jtotal:13
J36 0-6-0 (NBR)K2 2-6-0 (GNR)K4 2-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0
6523765J6177465A Loch Garry6199465A The Great Marquess4470765A
6530065J6177565A Loch TreigK1 2-6-0B1 4-6-04495765A
6178965A Loch LaidonShed Codes65A Eastfield65J Fort William
Monday 16 June 195865Jtotal:12
K1 2-6-0K2 2-6-0 (GNR)cl 5MT 4-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6201265J6178965A Loch Laidon4470765A4497765J6530065J
6205265J6179165J Loch Laggan4496865A4499665A6531365J
6179465A The Great MarquessBR 5MT 4-6-0
Shed Codes65A Eastfield65J Fort William7307865A
Allocation - March 1959 (17)cl 4F 0-6-0LMS1cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS6
K2 2-6-0GNR2K1/1 2-6-0LNER1K1 2-6-0LNER5
J36 0-6-0NBR2
Wednesday 9 September 195965Jtotal:15
K1 2-6-0K2 2-6-0 (GNR)cl 5MT 4-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6203165J6176465A Loch Arkaig4470265A4497265J6530065J
6203465J6179165J Loch Laggan4495665A4497665J6531365J
6205265JK1/1 2-6-04495765A4497765J
6199765J MacCailin Mor4496765A
Shed Codes65A Eastfield65J Fort William
Saturday 30 July 196063Btotal:13
K1 2-6-0K1/1 2-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
6201163B6199765J MacCailin Mor4470765A4425563B6530063B
6201263BBR 5MT 4-6-0BR 4MT 2-6-04497065A6531363B
Shed Codes63B Fort William65A Eastfield4497763B
Saturday 1 April 1961
J36 0-6-0 (NBR)cl 5MT 4-6-0K2 2-6-0 (GNR)cl 4F 0-6-0
6531363B4490865A4496865A4497563BBR 5MT 4-6-0
Saturday 26 August 196163Btotal:14
cl 4F 0-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0B1 4-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)
BR 4MT 2-6-07310565A6126165A4495665A4497563BBRCW T2 diesel
Shed Codes63B Fort William65A Eastfield
Saturday 21 April 196263Btotal:13
cl 4F 0-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0B1 4-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)0-6-0 dieselBRCW T2 diesels
K1 2-6-04497563B6139665A6531363BEE T1 dieselD5366
Shed Codes63B Fort William65A Eastfield
Sunday 3 June 196263Btotal:14
K1 2-6-0B1 4-6-0J36 0-6-0 (NBR)0-6-0 dieselBRCW T2 diesels
6201163B6124365A Sir Harold Mitchell6530063BD4097D5354D5365
6201263Bcl 5MT 4-6-0cl 4F 0-6-06531363BEE T1 dieselD5358D5368
Shed Codes63B Fort William65A Eastfield
Fort William shed closed to steam on 18th June 1962
Pre Grouping Ownership - North British Railwayprior to 1949FW (s)opened:1901
type:A stone built 1TS dead ended shed.1949 - 195563D (s)closed to steam:Jun-62
location:On the west side of the station.1955 - 196065J (s)Google Map
1960 - 196263B (s)
Tuesday 23 August 1938Tuesday 2 June 1953
K2 2-6-0 (GNR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)K2 2-6-0 (GNR)cl 4MT 2-6-0
4691Loch Morar9098J376176465A Loch Arkaig4313365A
4692Loch Eil4313563D
4699Loch Laidon4313763D
Shed Codes63D Fort William65A Eastfield
Tuesday 28 June 1955Sunday 6 May 1956
K1 2-6-0K2 2-6-0 (GNR)K1 2-6-0
6201165J6203465J6178765J Loch Quoich6201165J
Shed Codes65J Fort William
Tuesday 26 June 1956Tuesday 9 July 1957
K4 2-6-0K2 2-6-0 (GNR)K1/1 2-6-0
6199365A Loch Long6177565A Loch Treig6199765J MacCailin Mor
K1/1 2-6-0K1 2-6-0K1 2-6-0
6199765J MacCailin Mor6201265J6201165J6205265J
Shed Codes65A Eastfield65J Fort William6201265J
Friday 30 May 1958Thursday 10 September 1959
K1 2-6-0K1/1 2-6-0K2 2-6-0 (GNR)
6203165J6199765J MacCailin Mor6178765A Loch Quoich
6203465JK1 2-6-06179465A Loch Oich
Shed Codes65A Eastfield65J Fort William
Saturday 1 April 1961Monday 4 June 1962
K1/1 2-6-0K1 2-6-0BR 4MT 2-6-0BRCW T2 diesels
6199763B MacCailin Mor6203163B7600163BD5347D5350
BR 4MT 2-6-0B1 4-6-06205263B
7600163B6135565AShed Codes63B Fort William65A Eastfield
Mallaig shed closed on 18th June 1962

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