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
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
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
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
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
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
shed codes89D Oswestry
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
2301 0-6-02382OSW
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
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
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
shed codesOSW, 89A, 89D Oswestry89B Brecon
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
shed codesOSW, 89A Oswestry
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
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
2301 0-6-0245289B
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
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
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)
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
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
shed codes89D Oswestry

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