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, 11 June 2016

Cowlairs Works 1936 - 1955

Cowlairs Works
Cowlairs Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Works, in Springburn, was situated in north east Glasgow. It was built in 1842 for the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and was later taken over by the North British Railway in 1865. The Works closed in 1968 and locomotive maintenance was transferred to St. Rollox.
Sunday 2 August 1936total:49
erecting shop
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)D29 4-4-0 (NBR) J35 0-6-0 (NBR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)
905293929361Vich lan Vohr91159329910494789801
905493969898Sir Walter Scott9196985692969486J88 0-6-0T (NBR)
90769923D30 4-4-0 (NBR) J38 0-6-094369271
G9 0-4-4T (NBR)9363Hal o' the Wynd1426J39 0-6-0J50 0-6-0T (GNR)
93569421Jingling GeordieV1 2-6-2T2977622
D32 4-4-0 (NBR)D34 4-4-0 (NBR) 2903
98829298Glen Shiel
works yard
N2 0-6-2T (GNR)D30 4-4-0 (NBR) K2 2-6-0 (GNR)J9 0-6-0 (NBR)
47249416Ellangowan4693Loch Shiel5655 W5667 W
G9 0-4-4T (NBR)9497Peter Pountext4699Loch LaidonJ88 0-6-0T (NBR)
9354D34 4-4-0 (NBR) C11 4-4-2 (NBR)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)9116
D31 4-4-0 (NBR)9495Glen Mallie9904 W9873 W10088J50 0-6-0T (GNR)
9213V1 2-6-2TC15 4-4-2T (NBR)9872 WJ38 0-6-0616
29212923910214001414W - withdrawn
Tuesday 29 June 1948total:47
erecting shop
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)D30 4-4-0 (NBR) K2 2-6-0 (GNR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)
9156BGT ss2436PTH Lord Glenvarloch1745STR1792EFD4550THJ
9159BGTK4 2-6-01775EFD Loch Treig ps4570POL
K3 2-6-01995FW Cameron of Lochiel1794EFD Oich ps4600THJ
1885STMD11 4-4-0 B1 4-6-04624STM
1909STM2686EFD The Fiery Cross ps61002PTH Impala4632EFD
1917HTN2690EFD The Lady of the Lake1102DEEJ35 0-6-0 (NBR)J39 0-6-0
J69 0-6-0T (GER)J88 0-6-0T (NBR)Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)1116EFD4532STM4791DAR
8635DFU ss8350POL8118EFD1118THJJ38 0-6-04821DAR
Q1 0-8-0 (GNR)5913THJ4919DAR
9927EFDps - paint shopss - stripping shed
works yard
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)D29 4-4-0 (NBR) K2 2-6-0 (GNR)K3 2-6-0J37 0-6-0 (NBR)
69126EFD2411POL Lady of Avenel61735IMM1909STM4574DFU
69178EFDJ69 0-6-0T (GER)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)61777STRJ39 0-6-04593DEE
9205EFD68567PKD8475EFDJ35 0-6-0 (NBR)4790DEE4632EFD
J72 0-6-0T (NER)64524STMJ36 0-6-0 (NBR)
shed codesBGT BathgateDAR DarlingtonDEE Dundee Tay B.DFU DunfermlineEFD Eastfield
FW Fort WilliamHTN HeatonIMM ImminghamPKD ParkheadPOL Polmont
PTH Perth LNERSTM St. MargaretsSTR StratfordTHJ Thornton Junction
Wednesday 31 August 1949total:47
erecting shop and yards
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)D29 4-4-0 (NBR) K2 2-6-0 (GNR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)
918965A240264A Redgauntlet W1727IMM1746STR454662A
6922265A240464A Jeanie Deans W172965C1753STR456462A
V1 2-6-2TD30 4-4-0 (NBR) 1736NEW1756CLK457965A
6762665C242864G The Talisman61742SLJ39 0-6-0
K3 2-6-06243462B Kettledrummie6178363D Loch Shiel4703BLA
182364AD34 4-4-0 (NBR) 6178763D Loch Quoich64855SBK
6187664A247365A Glen Spean6179163D Loch Laggan4945HTN
6187864AD11 4-4-0 B1 4-6-0J38 0-6-0495062B
6192464A6267365A Evan Dhu6126362B6591362A498664A
6198864A6268364B Hobbie ElliotJ88 0-6-0T (NBR)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)WD 2-8-0
V4 2-6-2268765A Lord James of Douglas832162A847565A7731368A
6170165AD49 4-4-0 6833065A6847764A7857264A
F7 2-4-2T (GER)6270862A ArgyllshireJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)848065A3180CAR
709464A W6895565A
shed codes62A Thornton Jct.62B Dundee Tay Brdg63D Fort William64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket
64G Hawick65A Eastfield65C Parkhead68A Carlisle KingmoorBLA Blaydon
CAR Carlisle CanalCLK ColwickHTN HeatonIMM ImminghamNEW New England
SBK StarbeckSL South LynnSTR Stratford
Wednesday 31 May 1950total:39
erecting shop
C16 4-4-2T (NBR)D34 4-4-0 (NBR) cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)WD 2-8-0J37 0-6-0 (NBR)
6750165A247765A Glen Dochart4290968B ps6307762B6458065A
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)D11 4-4-0 4291868B ps6312362B6460965C
6915264A6269164B Laird of BalmawhappleK3 2-6-0WD 2-10-06461065C
J88 0-6-0T (NBR)K2 2-6-0 (GNR)6185812B7379264DJ38 0-6-0
833562A172540F6188212BJ69 0-6-0T (GER)6591062A
834264A176465A Loch ArkaigB1 4-6-0863562CJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)
6178665A Loch Shiel6110162Bps - paint shop895765A
works yard
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)C15 4-4-2T (NBR)B1 4-6-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)J83 0-6-0T (NBR)WD 2-8-0
6917865A746263B6136640BJ38 0-6-0WD 2-10-07920763A
D33 4-4-0 (NBR)K3 2-6-06590964E7378666B
Monday 18 September 1950total:45
erecting shop
C15 4-4-2T (NBR)D30 4-4-0 (NBR) K2 2-6-0 (GNR)J37 0-6-0 (NBR)WD 2-8-0
745964G243764B Adam Woodcock6172840B ps6456062C ss6302065A
C16 4-4-2T (NBR)D11 4-4-0 6173730A ps460165A6314262B
6748765C6267465A Flora MacIvor6176530A6457764A7702866B
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)B1 4-6-06176730AJ39 0-6-07718562A
6917865A ss6100264A Impala6179365A6478662B7720162A
6921512B6129051E6134265AJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)J38 0-6-09044754B ss
6132252D845464A ps6590462A9062866B ss
ss - stripping shedps - paint shop847164E ss
works yard
K3 2-6-0K4 2-6-0J38 0-6-0J37 0-6-0 (NBR)WD 2-10-0
6189812B6199465A The Great Marquess6592162A6454662A7378365F
6199164AD11 4-4-0 6592262C6458264A7379868A
6269064B The Lady of the LakeJ39 0-6-06459264E
J83 0-6-0T (NBR)6477851F6459762A
shed codes12B Carlisle Canal30A Stratford40F Boston51E Stockton51F West Hartlepool
52D Tweedmouth54B Tyne Dock54C Borough Gardens62A Thornton Jct.62B Dundee Tay Brdg62C Dunfermline
63A Perth South63B Stirling South64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket64D Carstairs64E Polmont
64G Hawick65A Eastfield65C Parkhead65F Grangemouth66B Motherwell68A Carlisle Kingmoor
68B Dumfries
Sunday 1 April 1951total:43
erecting shop and yards
K3 2-6-0D30 4-4-0 (NBR) D11 4-4-0 WD 2-8-0
6185468E6242264G Caleb Balderstone6267764B Edie Ochiltree7708065D
6187664AD34 4-4-0 (NBR) V4 2-6-27723761B
6192464A6246862A Glen Orchy6170065A Bantam Cock9000462A
6193364A6247164A Glen FallochB1 4-6-09038666B
6193768EK2 2-6-0 (GNR)6100764B Klipspringer9046362B
6197538B6172130A6175838A6113461AWD 2-10-09051562B
J37 0-6-0 (NBR)6173565C6176938A6126262A9075565FJ38 0-6-0
6454865E6179465A Loch Oich6134164A9075866B6590562C
6457365CN15 0-6-2T (NBR)J39 0-6-06134465A9076166B6593062C
Sunday 4 November 1951total:48
erecting shop
N2 0-6-2T (GNR)D30 4-4-0 (NBR) B1 4-6-0J39 0-6-0WD 2-8-0
6950365E ps6243564G Norna6106465A6489968E9013465F
C16 4-4-2T (NBR)6244064G Wandering Willie6130861C6494664AWD 2-10-0
6749862BK2 2-6-0 (GNR)6134561AJ38 0-6-09076768A ps
Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)6175930AK3 2-6-06590062C9077368A
6811865A6178863D Loch Rannoch6187864A6590262A
6190964Aps - paint shop
works yard
B1 4-6-0K2 2-6-0 (GNR)J39 0-6-0WD 2-8-0WD 2-10-0
K3 2-6-06175640F6463365A6484352D9050566B9075066B
6191668E6178363D Loch Shiel6485050BJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)9075766B
6199264A6179265AN15 0-6-2T (NBR)6486450B6848065A9076968A
6917364AJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)9077266B
ws - works shunter6895665A ws
shed codes30A Stratford38A Colwick38B Annesley40F Boston50B Hull Dairycoates
50D Starbeck51D Middlesborough52D Tweedmouth61A Kittybrewster61B Aberdeen F'Hill61C Keith
62A Thornton Jct.62B Dundee Tay Brdg62C Dunfermline63B Stirling South63D Fort Wiliam64A St. Margarets
64B Haymarket64G Hawick65A Eastfield65C Parkhead65D Dawsholm65E Kipps
65F Grangemouth66B Motherwell68A Carlisle Kingmoor68E Carlisle Canal
Sunday 11 May 1952total:40
erecting shop and yards
C15 4-4-2T (NBR)K4 2-6-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)K2 2-6-0 (GNR)WD 2-8-0
6745964G6199563D Cameron of Lochiel4273566C6174738A9046468A
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)D34 4-4-0 (NBR) 4274367B6176338A9053462A
6916365D6249464A Glen Gour4274868A6176965C9070562C
6921664FD11 4-4-0 4274968C6178665AWD 2-10-0
B1 4-6-06267565A Colonel Gardiner4275168AJ88 0-6-0T (NBR)9075466B
6119765AA2 4-6-24283064C6833464A9077266B
K3 2-6-06053564B Hornet's Beauty4283168AJ69 0-6-0T (GER)9077468A
6198364AJ38 0-6-0J39 0-6-04283668A6850462A7378866B
Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)6590362A6477851F4290668A6852464E7379466B
shed codes38A Colwick51F West Auckland62A Thornton Jct.62B Dundee Tay Brdg62C Dunfermline
63D Fort Wiliam64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket64C Carstairs64E Polmont64F Bathgate
64G Hawick65A Eastfield65C Parkhead65D Dawsholm66B Motherwell66C Hamilton
68A Carlisle Kingmoor68E Carlisle Canal
Friday 29 May 1953total:50
erecting shop
C15 4-4-2T (NBR)D11 4-4-0 K2 2-6-0 (GNR)cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)WD 2-8-0
6746065A6268165A Captain Craigengelt6178465A4280967C ss9011465D
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)B1 4-6-0K3 2-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)WD 2-10-0
6915964F6122164B Sir Alexander Erskine-Hill6190964A4400167A ss9076766A
6920365Dcl 2P 4-4-0J39 0-6-06193364Acl 4F 0-6-09077166B ss
6494152Dss - stripping shed
works yard
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)cl 2P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)J39 0-6-0WD 2-8-0
K2 2-6-0 (GNR)4062368C4285066CJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)6485950D9011762C
6177565AB1 4-6-04288268A6895765A ws6486050D9017062A
K3 2-6-06108164B6492154C9043665D
ws - works shunter9054965D
Thursday 1 October 1953total:45
erecting shop
C16 4-4-2T (NBR)cl 2P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)K2 2-6-0 (GNR)J39 0-6-0WD 2-8-0
6749962B4057067B4275768A6173940B ps6470754C9019365D
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)4057967D4291767A6174938A6494754C9046464A
6918365A4062368C ssK3 2-6-0B1 4-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0WD 2-10-0
6919465C4062667D6185868E ps6114065A ss4431463A9075866B
J88 0-6-0T (NBR)4064467B6188268E6134561A4431863B ps
6832362A6191668Ecl 4F 0-6-0 (F)
works yard
cl 2P 4-4-0cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)B1 4-6-0J38 0-6-0J39 0-6-0WD 2-8-0
cl 4F 0-6-04274665B6127764AJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)6494552B9070562C
4432263BV4 2-6-26847565A
6170065A Bantam Cock
shed codes38A Colwick40B Immingham50D Starbeck51F West Auckland52B Heaton
52D Tweedmouth54C Borough Gardens61A Kittybrewster62A Thornton Jct.62B Dundee Tay Brdg62C Dunfermline
63A Perth South63B Stirling South63C Forfar64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket64E Polmont
64F Bathgate65A Eastfield65B St. Rollox65C Parkhead65D Dawsholm65E Kipps
65F Grangemouth66A Polmadie66B Motherwell66C Hamilton67A Corkerhill67B Hurlford
67C Ayr67D Ardrossan68A Carlisle Kingmoor68B Dumfries68C Stranraer68E Carlisle Canal
Sunday 6 June 1954total:45
erecting shop and yards
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)cl 2P 4-4-0B1 4-6-0K2 2-6-0 (GNR)WD 2-10-0
916165C4057867D6121968E6173838A6175640FJ88 0-6-0T (NBR)
6917564A4057967D6132361A6176465A Loch Arkaig6834765A
6922264A4063867D6134164A6177062CJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)
K3 2-6-04066967D6134465A6178165A Loch Morar6844662B
6182364Acl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)6135061A6179163D Loch LagganJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)
6185564A4274066C6140464BJ38 0-6-0J39 0-6-06895765A ws
6188268E4274567BK1 2-6-06591764E6472553Aws - works shunter
shed codes38A Colwick40F Boston51C West Hartlepool53A Hull Dairycoates61A Kittybrewster
62A Thornton Jct.62B Dundee Tay Brdg62C Dunfermline63D Fort William64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket
64E Polmont65A Eastfield65C Parkhead66B Motherwell66C Hamilton67B Hurlford
67D Ardrossan68A Carlisle Kingmoor68E Carlisle Canal
Monday 8 August 1955total:41
erecting shop and yards
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)K4 2-6-0D11 4-4-0 WD 2-8-0
6915765C6199565A Cameron of Lochiel6268765A Lord James of Douglas9011762C
6918965AB1 4-6-0K3 2-6-0J88 0-6-0T (NBR)9038666C
cl 2P 4-4-06100764B Klipspringer6191164A6832765A9046866C
4063667A6102964A Chamois6191668E6832965E9047262A
4064967A6106468EK2 2-6-0 (GNR)J39 0-6-06835064E9060062B
J50 0-6-0T (GNR)6117265A6175640F6479464AJ83 0-6-0T (NBR)WD 2-10-0
6895565A ws6127862B6176240FJ38 0-6-06847565A9075066B
N2 0-6-2T6129068E6177738A6590262AJ72 0-6-0T (NER)9075466B
6956365C6133064D6178038A6590862A6870965A ws9076368A
Y9 0-4-0ST (NBR)6178565A6591864A9077166B
6812065E Wws - works shunterW - withdrawn
Friday 30 September 1955total:46
erecting shop
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)K2 2-6-0 (GNR)B1 4-6-0J39 0-6-0J83 0-6-0T (NBR)WD 2-8-0
6917765D6178665A6108164B6481352D ss6845064A9007762B
cl 2P 4-4-0K3 2-6-06111862A6485652B6845262B9011465D
4060967D6188164A6122268E6486852D ss9053962A
4064167Acl 4F 0-6-0 (F)6133361A6486952AWD 2-10-0
4389967Acl 4F 0-6-09076666B
works yard
N15 0-6-2T (NBR)K2 2-6-0 (GNR)K3 2-6-0B1 4-6-0J38 0-6-0WD 2-8-0
N2 0-6-2T6172265C WJ39 0-6-06113262BJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)9070562C
6951465C W6173238A6475651F6114762A6895265A wsWD 2-10-0
cl 2P 4-4-06175040F6486750F6132461A9076864D
4059367B6176740Fss - stripping shedws - works shunterW - withdrawn
shed codes38A Colwick39B Sheffield Darnell40F Boston50F Malton51F West Auckland
52A Gateshead52B Heaton52D Tweedmouth61A Kittybrewster62A Thornton Jct.62B Dundee Tay Brdg
62C Dunfermline64A St. Margarets64B Haymarket64D Carstairs64E Polmont65A Eastfield
65C Parkhead65D Dawsholm65E Kipps66B Motherwell66C Hamilton67A Corkerhill
67B Hurlford67D Ardrossan68A Carlisle Kingmoor68E Carlisle Canal

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