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.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Holyhead 1949 - 1965

Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railwayprior to 19527Copened:1861
type:A stone built 4TS through road shed.1952 - 19666Jclosed:Dec-66
location:On the east side of the line, south of the station.Photo featureGoogle Map
Wednesday 31 August 19497Ctotal:12
cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 5MT 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
411066A448647C461287C The Lovat Scouts455585A Manitoba
451107C461667C London Rifle Brigade455785A United Provinces
451117Ccl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)
shed codes5A Crewe North6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction7B Bangor7C Holyhead
Wednesday 21 June 19507Ctotal:8
cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 5MT 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0
411646A448087C451137C4611720A Welsh Guardsman4447616B
448657C452886B461277C Old Contemptibles
shed codes6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction7C Holyhead16B Spital Bridge20A Leeds Holbeck
Allocation - September 1950 (23)cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS11Patriot 4-6-0LMS1
Royal Scot 4-6-0LMS8cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS3
Wednesday 7 July 19546Jtotal:12
cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 5MT 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
411246J446816J450605B461471B Northamptonshire Reg.473216J
cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)448646J451106J473686J
shed codes1B Camden5B Crewe North6B Mold Junction6J Holyhead
Sunday 7 August 19556Jtotal:17
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (F)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
424166H446786J452996J457035A Thunderer473216J
WD 2-8-04470810C4531610CBritannia 4-6-2BR 5MT 4-6-0473686J
shed codes5A Crewe North6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6H Bangor
6J Holyhead10C Patricroft
Sunday 20 May 19566Jtotal:20
cl 5MT 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0Britannia 4-6-2cl 3F 0-6-0T
446786J452476B461275A Old Contemptibles700486J473216J
446816J453856J461506J The Life Guardsman700496J473686J
448646J454465A461516J Royal Horse GuardsmanWD 2-8-0474396J
448656JBR 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0902576B474766J
450456J730406A456255A Sarawak
shed codes5A Crewe North6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6J Holyhead
Friday 22 August 19586Jtotal:16
cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0Britannia 4-6-2cl 3F 0-6-0T
446786J457335A Novelty700456J Lord Rowallan473216J
447386G457373B Atlas700466J474396J
453256BRoyal Scot 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0474766J
454176H461276J Old Contemptibles730716A750126G
454345A4613612B The Border Regiment
shed codes3B Bushbury5A Crewe North6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6G Llandudno Jct.
6H Bangor6J Holyhead12B Carlisle Upperby
Saturday 27 September 19586J10.20am - 10.30amtotal:16
cl 5MT 4-6-0Britannia 4-6-2cl 3F 0-6-0T
449136H451806J454296J700456J Lord Rowallan473216J
450566J452476B454376J700496JWD 2-8-0
450896J452756B454465Acl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)905666B
shed codes5A Crewe North6B Mold Junction6H Bangor6J Holyhead
Allocation - March 1959 (19)cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS8Royal Scot 4-6-0LMS2
cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS4Britannia 4-6-2BR5
Tuesday 9 June 19596J10.45am - 11amtotal:15
cl 5MT 4-6-0Britannia 4-6-2cl 3F 0-6-0T
449136H454296J700486J The Territorial Army 1908 - 1958473686J
450286B454416JJubilee 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0
450556B455915A Udaipur730406A
shed codes5A Crewe North6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6H Bangor6J Holyhead
Wednesday 3 August 19606J11.30am - 11.40amtotal:11
cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TJubilee 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0
450316B474396J455955A Southern Rhodesia461386J London Irish Rifleman
450706JBR 5MT 4-6-0456745A DuncanPrincess Royal 4-6-2
451842A7313226F457265A Vindictive462005A The Princess Royal
shed codes2A Rugby5A Crewe North6B Mold Junction6H Bangor
6J Holyhead26F Patricroft
Saturday 19 August 19616Jtotal:22
cl 5MT 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0
446616J451106J4533412A730116J461159A Scots Guardsman
447396G452756B453826Jcl 3F 0-6-0T461255A 3rd Carabinier
449716J452846J454176H473686J461636J Civil Service Rifleman
450286J4530426F454416J474396JPrincess Royal 4-6-2
450316B453078AJubilee 4-6-0462065A Princess Marie Louise
457405A Munster
shed codes5A Crewe North6B Mold Junction6G Llandudno Jct.6H Bangor6J Holyhead
8A Edge Hill9A Longsight12A Carlisle Kingmoor26F Patricroft
Sunday 11 February 19626Jtotal:11
Patriot 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TWD 2-8-0
455276J Southport461506J The Life Guardsman473216J905326B
455346G E. Tootal Broadhurst 461526G King's Dragoon Guards.473686JEE T4 diesel
Coronation 4-6-2461636J Civil Service Rifleman474396JD268
462355A City of Birmingham
shed codes5A Crewe North6B Mold Junction6G Llandudno Jct.6J Holyhead
Thursday 23 August 19626Jtotal:17
cl 5MT 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0
448026J451316J461386J London Irish Rifleman730676J
449136H4515626A Ayrshire Yeomanry461506J The Life Guardsmancl 3F 0-6-0T
450696J4520624F461566J South Wales Borderer474396J
shed codes6B Mold Junction6H Bangor6J Holyhead24F Fleetwood26A Newton Heath
Sunday 26 May 19636Jtotal:15
cl 5MT 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0Britannia 4-6-2cl 3F 0-6-0T
451106J461146J Coldsteam Guardsman700266J Polar Star473216J
4522724E461526J King's Dragoon Guards.Patriot 4-6-0473686J
453696G461556G The Lancer455276J Southport474396J
cl 8F 2-8-0EE Type 4 diesels474766J
shed codes6B Mold Junction6G Llandudno Jct.6J Holyhead24E Blackpool
Sunday 7 June 19646Jtotal:20
cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0TBritannia 4-6-2BR 5MT 4-6-0
447606G472666J474106J700266J Polar Star731419H
450456G473216J474396J700276J Rising StarEE T4 diesels
450698A473686J W474766J W700466J ANZACD321D379
454036Acl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)D343D380
shed codes6A Chester6G Llandudno Jct.6J Holyhead8A Edge Hill
9G Gorton9H Patricroft
Allocation - April 1965 (15)cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS7cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS4
Britannia 4-6-2BR4
Sunday 27 June 19656Jsteam only recordedtotal:19
cl 5MT 4-6-0Britannia 4-6-2cl 3F 0-6-0T
447165B452236J453696B700532B Moray Firth472666J
449666J452476J454302JBR 5MT 4-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0474396J
449816J452788F454476J731419H750246Jcl 8F 2-8-0
shed codes2B Oxley2J Aston5B Crewe South6B Mold Junction
6J Holyhead8F Springs Branch9H Patricroft
Holyhead shed closed to steam on 5th December 1966

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