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.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Llandudno Junction 1939 - 1966

A Fowler 4P 4-4-0 3 cylinder engine which hauled many semi-fast trains along the North wales coast until the the late 1950s
Llandudno Junction
Pre Grouping Ownership - London, North Western Railwayprior to 19527Aopened:1880
type:A brick built 4TS dead ended shed.1952 - 19666Gclosed:Oct-66
location:South of the station, alongside the river.Photo feature1Photo feature2Google Map
Sunday 9 April 19397A5pm - 5.15pmtotal:41
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3P 4-4-0 "Precursor"cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)
42556666674850485246cl 3P 4-4-0 "George the Fifth"85038588
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)66675052525325371Moorhen8546
208cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)5130537125373Ptarmigancl 4F 0-6-0
cl 5F 2-6-0 (H/F)27597276095141574125392Penmaenmawr4121
289427604276195144cl 2F 0-6-2T (Wb)cl 2F 0-6-0 (Wb)cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
cl 5F 2-6-0 (St)276067759815812214
Sunday 14 September 19477Atotal:42
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)
837A10937A49117A57095A Implacable283377A
1237A11076A49717ARoyal Scot 4-6-0285137B
1377A11147A52947A61545A The Hussar285217D
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J)11197A53017Acl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 2P 0-6-2T (Wb)285537B
5247A11517A53037A66817A68997Ccl 7F 0-8-0 (G2a)
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)11567A53467A67107Bcl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)91436B
6467D11617A53707A67127D77117Dcl 6F 0-8-0 (G1)
6717Acl 5F 2-6-0 (St)53836B67477A78417A92516B
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)29487B540810Ccl 4F 0-6-0 (F)cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
shed codes5A Crewe North6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction7A Llandudno Jct.7B Bangor
7C Holyhead 7D Rhyl10C Patricroft
Sunday 18 June 19507Atotal:32
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)
400837B409257A447122A456011B British Guiana521257A
401237A409335A447387Acl 2P 4-4-0 (F)cl 8F 2-8-0521677D S
401337A410867A450957A406717D487506B522307B S
401377A411147A451117Ccl 4F 0-6-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (G2a)524537D S
402097A411197A452927A443897A4902710Ccl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)411507A S4542810Ccl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)cl 3F 0-6-0T583647A
shed codes1B Camden2A Rugby5A Crewe North6A Chester Midland7A Llandudno Jct.
7B Bangor7D Rhyl10C PatricroftS - stored
Allocation - September 1950 (31)cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)LMS6cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)LMS10
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)LMS1cl 4F 0-6-0 (F)Midland1cl 4F 0-6-0LMS1
cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS8cl 1P 2-4-2T (Wb)LNWR1cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS1
cl 2F 0-6-0 (Clf)LNWR2
Sunday 31 May 19536Gtotal:31
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 2P 4-4-0 (J)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)Patriot 4-6-0
401306G403966K410866G455165A The Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment
401336G404956K410936Gcl 5MT 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)411116G4474322Acl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
412386G411216A449106A444456HWD 2-8-0
411246G449136Hcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)901476B
shed codes5A Crewe North6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6G Llandudno Jct.6H Bangor
6K Rhyl17A Derby21A Saltley22A Bristol Barrow Rd
Sunday 29 August 19546Gtotal:35
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 2P 4-4-0 (J)cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0WD 2-8-0
400836G405486G446786J45534^8A E. Tootal Broadhurst902376B
400956Gcl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)447386GJubilee 4-6-0902576B
401236G4062810C447406G4564510C Collingwood903176B
401306G406796K S448672A45675*20A Hardycl 7F 0-8-0 (G2a)
402086Gcl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)453316GBR 4MT 4-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0492305B
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)410866G453926J750106G464216Gcl 3F 0-6-0T
412386G411576A SB1 4-6-0^ headboard W89Bcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)
411646A6126938A* headboard W111B438776G
shed codes2A Rugby3A Bescot5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction
6G Llandudno Jct.6J Holyhead6K Rhyl8A Edge Hill10C Patricroft
20A Leeds Holbeck38A Colwick
Sunday 7 August 19556Gtotal:45
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 2P 4-4-0 (J)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (F)Jubilee 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0
400836G404956K423165A456745A Duncan482555B
400866G405486Gcl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-04850425A
400956Gcl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)428899A446805A750106Gcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)
401236G406796Kcl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)447396G750116G439816G
401336Gcl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)429596B447419A750136Gcl 4F 0-6-0
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)411066ABR 2MT 2-6-0450436B750326Gcl 3F 0-6-0T
shed codes5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead
6G Llandudno Jct.6H Bangor6J Holyhead6K Rhyl9A Longsight25A Wakefield
Sunday 29 July 19566G6pm - 6.25pmtotal:45
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)Royal Scot 4-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0
400836G409256G S461148A Coldstream Guardsman446816J750116G
401236G410866J SJubilee 4-6-0447386G750126G
401336G410936G4557722A Bengal447396G750136G
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)411116G Scl 2P 4-4-0 (J)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)448651E750146G
412366G411196G S4045010C429646B451336G750336G
412386G411206A S405486G429725B452999Acl 4F 0-6-0 (F)
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)411536A S405596A S429786C453871A439816G
421561B411576A Scl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)429805B454183Dcl 4F 0-6-0
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (F)411586A S428142Bcl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0445256G
424156H411646A S429213D473946G487496BS - stored
shed codes1A Willesdan1B Camden1E Bletchley2B Nuneaton3D Aston
5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6C Birkenhead6G Llandudno Jct.6H Bangor
6J Holyhead8A Edge Hill9A Longsight10C Patricroft22A Bristol Barrow Rd
Sunday 11 August 19576Gtotal:36
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)Patriot 4-6-0cl 5MT 4-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0
400836G411206G455165A The Bedfordshire and447396G750116G
401306G411536AHertfordshire Regiment447406G750126G
401336G411646GRoyal Scot 4-6-0448646G750136G
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)cl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)461375A The Prince of Wales's448656G750316G
405806G427729AVolunteers (South Lancashire)4504112Acl 8F 2-8-0
406756G427775B461701B British Legion451345B487553A
BR 4MT 2-6-4T428945BBR 5MT 4-6-0cl 4F 0-6-0452508AWD 2-8-0
800526Acl 3F 0-6-0T7304310C443056H453126A906066B
473946Gcl 4F 0-6-0 (F)443896G4544210C
shed codes1B Camden3A Bescot5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland
6G Llandudno Jct.6H Bangor8A Edge Hill9A Longsight10C Patricroft12A Carlisle Upperby
Sunday 5 October 19586Gtotal:30
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)cl 5MT 4-6-0Royal Scot 4-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0
400956G4063526F S447396G461635A Civil Service Rifleman750126G
401236G406756G S448656GBR 4MT 2-6-4TBR 5MT 4-6-0750136G
401306G406996G S449356G800956H7312626F750146G
401336Gcl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)451446Hcl 4F 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T750346G
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)411206G S451806G443896G473616G750356G
412356G411586A S453485A445256G473946Gcl 3F 0-6-0 (J)
412386GS - stored433786K S
shed codes5A Crewe North6A Chester Midland6G Llandudno Jct.6H Bangor6K Rhyl
26F Patricroft
Allocation - March 1959 (38)cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)LMS3cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)LMS6
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)LMS3cl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)LMS1cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)LMS8
cl 4F 0-6-0LMS2cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS7cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS3
BR 4MT 4-6-0BR5
Friday 12 June 19596G8.15pm - 8.50pmtotal:32
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)
400086G400786C S412366G426655F447406G433786G S
400486G400956G412376GBR 2MT 2-6-0448026Jcl 4F 0-6-0
400586G S401236G412386G780596G448646G443896G
cl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)401306G412446GBR 4MT 4-6-0449866Jcl 3F 0-6-0T
406356G S401336G412766K750116G453826J473616G
406756G Scl 4P 4-4-0 (3 cyl)413236G750326GBR 5MT 4-6-0473946G
406996G S411586A730406AS - stored
shed codes5F Uttoxeter6A Chester Midland6G Llandudno Jct.6J Holyhead6K Rhyl
Sunday 31 July 19606G8.55pm - 9.30pmtotal:52
cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)Patriot 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
400086G W412276G455295A Stephenson7302484G473506K
400486G W412286Gcl 5MT 4-6-0730736J473616G
400586G W412356G446826G450386G7312526F473946G W
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)412366G4469356F451315BBR 4MT 4-6-0475586G
400776G412386G447386G4514112E750106Gcl 4F 0-6-0
400956G Scl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)447396G451446H750396A443896G
401236G424896H4480326A452486Gcl 2MT 2-6-0445256G
401286Gcl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)448276G452706G464206Gcl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)
401306G S426746H449176B453706G464476G405896K W
401336G Scl 5MT 2-6-0 (St)4494521A453915Bcl 3F 0-6-0 (J)406356G S
401856G429536G449866J433786G W
shed codes5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6G Llandudno Jct.
6J Holyhead6K Rhyl12E Barrow21A Saltley26A Newton Heath
26F Patricroft56F Low Moor84G Shrewsbury
Saturday 19 August 19616Gtotal:38
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0
400856A401336G447386G450436B456715A Prince Rupert
400936G401376G447416G450706BPatriot 4-6-0cl 8F 2-8-0
401076G Wcl 3P 2-6-2T (F)447615A4511112BBR 4MT 4-6-04861841E
401226G400586G W4488727C4535321D750106G487716G
401236Gcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)4488821Acl 5MT 2-6-0 (H/F)cl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)cl 3F 0-6-0T
401286G412356G4494024B4270826A406356G W475586G
401306G412366G450416J4276655Ccl 4F 0-6-0
W - withdrawn443676K
shed codes5A Crewe North6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6G Llandudno Jct.6J Holyhead
6K Rhyl8A Edge Hill12B Carlisle Upperby21A Saltley21D Aston24B Rose Grove
26A Newton Heath27C Southport41E Staveley B. Hill55C Farnley Junction
Sunday 11 February 19626Gtotal:36
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 3P 2-6-2T (F)cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0
400836G401856G W400586G W446866G455306G Sir Frank Ree
400856A402026Gcl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)4470826FJubilee 4-6-0
400936G Wcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)422096A447386G4556326F Australia
400956G W412356Gcl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)450726B456295A Straits Settlements
401226G412366G406356G W453256BRoyal Scot 4-6-0
401236G WBR 2MT 2-6-2Tcl 4F 0-6-0454176H461206G Royal Inniskilling Fusilier
401306G W840206G443896GBR 5MT 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0Tcl 8F 2-8-0
401336G W840216G445256G730486A473616G486556G
shed codes5A Crewe North6A Chester Midland6B Mold Junction6G Llandudno Jct.
6H Bangor26F Patricroft
Sunday 21 October 19626Gtotal:36
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0
400836G S401386G W446876G455346G E. Tootal Broadhurst750126G
400856G W401856G W447606GRoyal Scot 4-6-0750366G
400866G S402026G W448006B461146J Coldstream Guardsmancl 3F 0-6-0T
400936G Wcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)449176G461386J London Irish Rifleman473616G
400986G S412356G S451378C461446G Honourable Artillery Co.475586G
401066G S412366G W451496G461486G Manchester Regimentcl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)
401226G W412786G S453116G461556G The Lancer406356G W
401376G SBR 2MT 2-6-2T453486G461706G British Legion S
840206G453696GS - storedW - withdrawn
shed codes6B Mold Junction6G Llandudno Jct.6J Holyhead8C Speke Junction
Sunday 21 April 19636Gtotal:42
cl 3P 2-6-2T (St)cl 5MT 4-6-0Patriot 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
400856G W446866G453016G455346G E. Tootal Broadhurst475076G
400936G W446876G453116GRoyal Scot 4-6-0475586G
401226G W447386G S453276G461206G Royal Inniskilling Fusilier476696G
401386G W447396G SBR 5MT 4-6-0461256J 3rd Carbiniercl 8F 2-8-0
402026G W447406G S730116G461486G Manchester Regiment487449B
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)450456G730486A461556G The Lancer487716G
412446G451496G7313326FBritannia 4-6-2cl 4F 0-6-0
BR 2MT 2-6-2T452428Acl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)700146G Iron Duke443896G
840016G452826G422096G700156G Apollo445256G
840206Gcl 2P 4-4-0 (J/F)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)cl 3F 0-6-0 (A)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)
406356G W424826G521196K W436186K W
shed codes6A Chester Midland6G Llandudno Jct.6J Holyhead6K Rhyl8A Edge Hill
9B Stockport26F Patricroft
Sunday 7 June 19646Gtotal:27
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 5MT 4-6-0Jubilee 4-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0T
412206G446616G452476H455525A Silver Jubilee473616G
412446G447126J452856GBritannia 4-6-2475076G
BR 2MT 2-6-2T448076J453116G700456G Lord Rowallan475986G
840016G448446A453486Gcl 8F 2-8-0cl 4F 0-6-0
BR 2MT 2-6-0449136H454345B
shed codes2F Bescot5A Crewe North5B Crewe South6A Chester Midland6G Llandudno Jct.
6H Bangor6J Holyhead
Sunday 25 April 19656Gtotal:26
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 5MT 4-6-0Britannia 4-6-2cl 3F 0-6-0T
412016G S420746H S450456G700305A William Wordsworth472666J
412026G422516H S452236HBR 2MT 2-6-2TBR 2MT 2-6-0473616G S
412206G422676H S452796G840036G780596H475076G
412326G S422836H S452856G840096G2251 0-6-0475986G
412726Gcl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)453486Gcl 8F 2-8-032086F56xx 0-6-2T
426066H S487236B66046C
shed codes5A Crewe North6B Mold Junction6C Croes Newydd6F Machynlleth6G Llandudno Jct.
6H Bangor6J Holyhead
Allocation - April 1965 (22)cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)LMS5cl 5MT 4-6-0LMS12
cl 3F 0-6-0TLMS3BR 2MT 2-6-2TBR2
Sunday 29 May 19666Gtotal:18
cl 5MT 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0EE T1 dieselshed codes
448146D730069H750096GD2976D Shrewsbury
450046G730359H750296G0-6-0 diesels6G Llandudno Jct.
450426G731419Hcl 3F 0-6-0TD2606D26079H Patricroft
452826G731429H476736G12A Carlisle Kingmoor
Llandudno Junction shed closed on 3rd October 1966


  1. I sent a message a while ago about an a typo on your report for Llandudno Jct for the 25th April 1965. The name of Britannia 70030 is William Wordsworth, whereas 70013 is Oliver Cromwell. This is an excellent site and I'm sure it takes up lots of time to create the wealth of information. Good work Ian Cook

    1. Thanks Ian, I've made the alteration

    2. Thanks Ian, I've made the alteration