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, 4 August 2016

Mid-Wales subsheds 1939 - 1962


Builth Road engine shed closed on 31st December 1962. An LMS Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 No. 46514, like many others of the same class, used to work the trains on the Mid-Wales line.  photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Moat Lane Junction
Pre Grouping Ownership - Cambrian Railwayopened:1859closed:Dec-62
type:A timber built 2TS dead ended shed, rebuilt in corrugated iron.Google Map
location:West of the station in the fork of the Machynlleth and Llanidloes lines.Oswestry subshed (OSW, 89A, 89D)
Monday 10 April 1939Sunday 13 August 1939Sunday 11 August 1946
OSW subtotal:5OSW subtotal:4OSW subtotal:5
CamR 0-6-0T2301 0-6-0CamR 0-6-0T2301 0-6-0CamR 0-6-02301 0-6-0
819247625458192455873OSW2354OSW
CamR 0-6-024832021 0-6-0PT25142021 0-6-0PT2516OSW
88520682068OSW2251 0-6-0
shed codesOSW Oswestry2201OSW
Tuesday 6 September 1949Saturday 10 June 1950Friday 12 October 1951
OSW subtotal:289A subtotal:389A subtotal:3
CamR 0-6-02301 0-6-0Dukedog 4-4-02301 0-6-0CamR 0-6-02301 0-6-0
893BCN2543OSW900389A246889B84489A248489A
248389B253889A
shed codesOSW, 89A OswestryBCN, 89B Brecon
Sunday 8 March 1953Sunday 16 August 1953Sunday 22 July 1956
89A subtotal:389A subtotal:389A subtotal:3
2301 0-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0BR 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0
235489B4651989A4651389A7800689C4650389A
4652189B4651989A4652189B
4652389A
shed codes89A Oswestry89B Brecon89C Machynlleth
Saturday 4 August 1956Sunday 1 September 1957Sunday 15 June 1958
89A subtotal:289A subtotal:389A subtotal:3
cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0
4650389A4650589A4650989A
4651289A4651889B4651489A
4652489B4652289B
shed codes89A Oswestry89B Brecon
Saturday 4 October 1958Sunday 6 September 1959Friday 31 March 1961
89A subtotal:389A subtotal:289D subtotal:3
2251 0-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0
221089A4651989A4651089A4651489D
226489C4652689A4652289D
4652689D
shed codes89A, 89D Oswestry89C Machynlleth
Sunday 13 May 1962Friday 31 August 1962Saturday 3 November 1962
89D subtotal:389D subtotal:389D subtotal:2
cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0
4651089D4640189D4652189D
4651589D4650589D4652289D
4652489D4652489D
shed codes89D Oswestry
Llanidloes
Pre Grouping Ownership - Cambrian Railwayopened:1864closed:Dec-62
type:A brick built 2TS dead ended shed.Google Map
location:On the east side of the line, at the north end of the station.Oswestry subshed (OSW, 89A, 89D)
Monday 10 April 1939Sunday 11 August 1946Tuesday 6 September 1949
OSW subtotal:2OSW subtotal:3OSW subtotal:3
2301 0-6-0CamR 0-6-0T2251 0-6-0CamR 0-6-0T2301 0-6-0
23482386844OSW2255OSW887OSW2354OSW
2301 0-6-02382OSW
2449OSW
Sunday 23 July 1950Saturday 6 October 1951Sunday 8 March 1953
89A subtotal:289A subtotal:389A subtotal:3
2301 0-6-0CamR 0-6-0T2301 0-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0
235489A88789A251689A4651189A
253889A253889A4651389A
4651489A
Sunday 2 August 1953Sunday 22 July 1956Sunday 8 September 1957
89A subtotal:389A subtotal:389A subtotal:3
cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0
4650389A4650689A4651189A
4650589A4651189A4651589A
4651589A4651289A4652689A
Sunday 15 June 1958Friday 31 March 1961Sunday 13 May 1962
89A subtotal:389D subtotal:389D subtotal:3
cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0
4651589A4640189D4650589D
4652189B4650489D4651989D
4652789A4652089D4652189D
shed codesOSW, 89A, 89D Oswestry89B Brecon
Llanfyllin
Pre Grouping Ownership - Cambrian Railwayopened:1863closed:Sep-52
type:A corrugated iron 1TS dead ended shed.Google Map
location:On the south side of the line, east of the station.Oswestry subshed (OSW, 89A)
Sunday 11 August 1946Friday 12 October 1951
OSW subtotal:1OSW subtotal:1
14xx 0-4-2T14xx 0-4-2T
5806OSW581289A
shed codesOSW, 89A Oswestry
Welshpool
Pre Grouping Ownership - Cambrian Railwayopened:1860closed:1954
type:A 2TS dead ended shed, demolished in 1935, then a service point Google Map
location:On the east side of the line at the north end of the station.Oswestry subshed (OSW, 89A)
Sunday 9 April 1939Saturday 10 June 1950
OSW subtotal:189A subtotal:3
CamR 0-6-0Dukedog 4-4-02251 0-6-0cl 3F 0-6-0
893OSW902789C225589A4339484G
shed codesOSW, 89A Oswestry84G Shrewsbury89C Machynlleth
Welshpool W&L
Origin - Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway2ft 6" narrow gauge railwayopened:1903closed:Nov-56
type:A corrugated iron 1TS dead ended shed. Google Map
location:On the east side of the line at the north end of the station.Oswestry subshed (OSW, 89A)
Sunday 9 April 1939Wednesday 1 October 1952
OSW subtotal:289A subtotal:2
Beyer Peacock 0-6-0TBeyer Peacock 0-6-0T
822The Earl822The Earl
823The Countess823The Countess
shed codesOSW, 89A Oswestry
Builth Wells
Pre Grouping Ownership - Cambrian Railwayopened:1864closed:Sep-57
type:A brick and corrugated iron 1TS through road shed. Google Map
location:On the south side of the line at the east end of the station.Brecon subshed (BCN, 89B)
Monday 5 August 1946Wednesday 7 September 1949Tuesday 25 July 1950
BCN subtotal:1BCN subtotal:389B subtotal:3
2301 0-6-014xx 0-4-2TCamR 0-6-0T14xx 0-4-2T2301 0-6-0
2343BCN5801BCN844OSW580189B232789A
2301 0-6-0245289B
2343BCN
shed codesOSW, 89A OswestryBCN, 89B Brecon
Saturday 28 February 1953Saturday 14 November 1953Sunday 1 August 1954
89B subtotal:189B subtotal:189B subtotal:2
14xx 0-4-2Tcl 2MT 2-6-014xx 0-4-2Tcl 2MT 2-6-0
580189B4651989A580189B4651989A
Sunday 14 August 1955Monday 21 May 1956Saturday 6 July 1957
89B subtotal:289B subtotal:189B subtotal:2
cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0
4652189B4652489B4651489A
4652489B4651989A
shed codes89A Oswestry89B Brecon
Builth Road
Pre Grouping Ownership - London & North Western Railwayopened:1870closed:Dec-62
type:A timber built 1TS dead ended shed.Shrewsbury subshed (4A, 84G, 89A)
location:On the west side of the line, south of the station.Google Map
The small LNWR housed a loco out stationed from Shrewsbury which was used for local shunting and station duties at
Llandrindod Wells. From 1960 to closure in 1962, it was used by a Mid Wales line engine from Brecon.
Tuesday 20 August 1946Wednesday 7 September 1949Monday 6 April 1953
84G subtotal:284G subtotal:184G subtotal:1
cl 4P 2-6-4T (F)cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 3F 0-6-0 (J)
23604B582114A4357084G
23624B
shed codes4A, 84G Shrewsbury4B Swansea Victoria
Sunday 1 August 1954Saturday 6 July 1957Friday 15 April 1960
84G subtotal:184G subtotal:289A subtotal:2
cl 2F 0-6-0 (J)cl 8F 2-8-0cl 7F 0-8-0 (G2a)cl 2MT 2-6-0
5816284G4847884G4927684G4651089A
4651289A
shed codes84G Shrewsbury89A Oswestry
Sunday 12 February 1961Saturday 22 July 1961Saturday 3 November 1962
89A subtotal:189A subtotal:189A subtotal:1
cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0cl 2MT 2-6-0
4651989D4650389D4651889D
shed codes89D Oswestry

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