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, 19 August 2016

Aberbeeg & Branches Fork 1938 - 1964

Aberbeeg loco shed in 1951. photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Aberbeeg
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western Railwayopened:1919prior to 1949ABEEG
type:A brick built 4TS dead ended shed.closed:Dec-641949 - 196086H
location:On the west side of the line, south of the station.Google Map1961 - 196486F
Monday 1 August 1938ABEEG6.45am - 6.55amtotal:23
57xx 0-6-0PT2021 0-6-0PT42xx 2-8-0T45xx 2-6-2T56xx 0-6-2T
3755772277818786180042274258554556126649
5756777477988794423742906621
57897775872897974247
7712
Sunday 27 July 1941ABEEGtotal:21
57xx 0-6-0PT42xx 2-8-0T45xx 2-6-2T56xx 0-6-2T
3612367437557712777497964241427955456691
362736905786773687109797
36703691578977709759
Allocation January 1948 (37)42xx 2-8-0TGWR745xx 2-6-2TGWR3
56xx 0-6-2TGWR157xx 0-6-0PTGWR26
Sunday 13 August 195086Htotal:31
57xx 0-6-0PT42xx 2-8-0T
364086H377686H573386H872486H421486H429086H
368086H463786H577786H877686H421786H520786H
370886H465286H578986H879486H422386H523686H
371186H468586H772186H979686H423886H45xx 2-6-2T
371686H468686H777586H94xx 0-6-0PT426786H451486H
777886H840286H452286H
shed codes86H Aberbeeg
Sunday 8 April 195186Htotal:24
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T
364086H463786H770386H451486H421486H428786H
368086H465286H879486H452286H423886H523686H
369186H468686H94xx 0-6-0PT459786H426386B
371186H578986H840286H552086H426786H
371686H664286H840686A
shed codes86A Ebbw Junction86B Newport Pill86H Aberbeeg
Sunday 25 May 195286Htotal:29
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT42xx 2-8-0T
368086H468586H770386H840286H421786H520286H
369186H468686H872486H945986H422786H520786H
371186H573386H879486H946086H423886H56xx 0-6-2T
371686H575086H979686H45xx 2-6-2T427186H560286H
465286H577786H451486H428786H
468286H578986H459386H
shed codes86H Aberbeeg
Sunday 1 April 195686H12.10pm - 12.20pmtotal:35
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T
364786H572986H843986H564586H420086H520686H
367486H578586H849486H568586H423886H524186H
371186H579486H945086H663486G425086H45xx 2-6-2T
374786H770386H946086H666386H425986H554486B
464386H777486H949986ATV 0-6-2T426986H557486H
465286H870586H285SB427786H
468286H878686HSB - stationary boiler
468586H
shed codes86A Ebbw Junction86B Newport Pill86H Aberbeeg
Sunday 14 April 195786Htotal:31
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T
364786H572986H843686H551686H420086H428786H
367486H579486H843986H553986H423886H524186H
371186H672686B849486H554486H425086H56xx 0-6-2T
374786H777486H945086HTV 0-6-2T427686H568586H
468286H870586H945886H285SB427786H662186H
468586H879686H946086HSB - stationary boiler
shed codes86B Newport Pill86H Aberbeeg
Sunday 20 April 195886Htotal:28
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T
364786H578586H842986H551686H423786H429086B
374786H579486H848986H554486H425086H429186H
465286H672686H849786H56xx 0-6-2T428586H524687D
468586H6737SB945886H662886J428786H72xx 2-8-2T
575986H870586H945986H665386G722687D
946086H
shed codes86B Newport Pill86G Pontypool Road86H Aberbeeg86J Aberdare87D Swansea East Dk
Allocation March 1959 (34)42xx 2-8-0TGWR845xx 2-6-2TGWR3
56xx 0-6-2TGWR557xx 0-6-0PTGWR1094xx 0-6-0PTGWR8
Sunday 19 June 196086H3.22pm - 3.32pmtotal:29
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T
364786H775586H842986H W554486H425086H429186H
462786H779486A843686H556886H425786J520586A
465286H870586H843786H56xx 0-6-2T427786H524186H
468586H878686H844486H665686A428586H72xx 2-8-2T
570686H848986H428986E722286A
579486H W946086H724887D
shed codes86A Ebbw Junction86E Severn Tunnel J.86H Aberbeeg86J Aberdare87D Swansea East Dk
Sunday 4 June 196186F10.05am - 10.15amtotal:29
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT72xx 2-8-2T42xx 2-8-0T
364786F570686F843686F721587D421486B429186F
366486F775586F843786F722587D423786F524186F
371286F778786F W844486F424686F525786F
372986F878686F848986F424786F526486F
468586F968286F849986F427786F
468886F946086F428586F
shed codes86B Newport Pill86F Aberbeeg87D Swansea East Dk
Sunday 18 February 196286Ftotal:34
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T
364786F468586F8417SB666088B421486B428586F
366486F468886F843786F72xx 2-8-2T423786F429186F
371286F469386F844086F723886A424686F520686F
372986F775586F844486F43xx 2-6-0424786F524186F
462786F878686F849986F730787F425286A526486F
465086F968286F946086F W427786F
465286F949486FSB - stationary boiler
shed codes86A Ebbw Junction86B Newport Pill86F Aberbeeg87F Llanelly88B Cardiff Radyr
Sunday 5 May 196386Ftotal:29
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT72xx 2-8-2T42xx 2-8-0T
364786F8417SB721286F421486B520286F524186F
366486F843786F724586F423786F520686F525286F
460486F844486F0-6-0 diesels424686F W521486F526086F W
878686F849386FD3815D3820427786F521886F526486F
968286F944486F WD3817428586F523186F
949486FSB - stationary boiler
shed codes86B Newport Pill86F Aberbeeg
Sunday 19 July 196486F8.45am - 8.55amtotal:17
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT42xx 2-8-0T0-6-0 dieselsEE T3 diesels
366486F W465086F8417SB521486FD3821D4126D6850D6875
368686F466386F843786F521886FD6874D6882
460486F968286F949486FSB - stationary boiler
Sunday 22 November 196486Ftotal:17
94xx 0-6-0PT42xx 2-8-0TBR T1 0-6-0 diesel0-6-0 dieselsEE T3 diesels
8417SB849386F W521886F WD9506D9515D3821D4180D6827D6877
843786F W949486F W523088J WD9507D9519D6848D6919
D6876
shed codes86F Aberbeeg88J Aberdareall steam locos withdrawn
Aberbeeg shed closed in December 1964.
Branches Fork
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western Railwayopened:1892Pontypool Road subshed
type:A brick built 1TS dead ended shed.closed:Jan-52prior to 1949PPRD
location:North of the line, east of Branches Fork Junction.Google Map1949-195286G
Saturday 2 October 1948
2.50pm - 2.55pmtotal:2
57xx 0-6-0PT
6742PPRD
8788PPRD
shed codesPPRD Pontypool Rd.

2 comments:

  1. where are southern region lists??

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  2. Once I've completed the Monmouth area, I'll be publishing sheds in the West Country.

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