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.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Yeovil Town and Pen Mill 1945 - 1965

Yeovil Town shed and station area on 21st April 1964. Photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Yeovil Town
Pre Grouping Ownership - London & South Western Railway opened:1860prior to 1950YEO
type:A brick built 3TS dead ended shed.closed:Jun-651950 -196372C
location:On the south side of Yeovil Town station.Photo FeatureGoogle Map1963 - 196583E
Saturday 29 September 1945YEOtotal:13
M7 0-4-4TL11 4-4-0T9 4-4-0S11 4-4-0U 2-6-0H15 4-6-0
30134YEO702YEO4041636334SAL
129YEO412YEO712YEO1792YEO
G6 0-6-0TL12 4-4-0K10 4-4-0
276YEO423344
Saturday 9 July 1949YEOtotal:15
M7 0-4-4TL11 4-4-0T9 4-4-0S15 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
58YEO30409EXJ30337YEO828SAL34024SAL Tamar Valley
163YEO412YEO706YEO30831SALs21C110EXJ Sidmouth
G6 0-6-0TK10 4-4-0U 2-6-030832SAL
30276YEO389YEO1794YEO
31795YEO
shed codesEXJ Exmouth JunctionSAL SalisburyYEO Yeovil Town
Allocation August 1950 (15)M7 0-4-4TLSWR2L11 4-4-0LSWR3
K10 4-4-0LSWR1T9 4-4-0LSWR4U 2-6-0SR5
Monday 19 May 195272Ctotal:8
M7 0-4-4TU 2-6-0N 2-6-0N15 'King Arthur' 4-6-0
3013172C3179072C3183972A3075570A The Red Knight
3179172CBattle of Britain 4-6-2
3179672C3405572A Fighter Command
3180771D
shed codes70A Nine Elms71D Fratton72A Exmouth Junction72C Yeovil Town
Friday 18 September 195372Ctotal:8
M7 0-4-4TU 2-6-0West Country 4-6-2
3013172C3162371C3179372C3403272B Camelford
O2 0-4-4T3179172C3179472C
3018272C3179272C
shed codes71C Dorchester72B Salisbury72C Yeovil Town
Tuesday 5 October 195472Ctotal:9
O2 0-4-4TT9 4-4-0U 2-6-0West Country 4-6-2
3018272C3070672C3162371C3401070A Sidmouth
3070772C3179272C3401372D Okehampton
3180870F3403472A Honiton
shed codes70A Nine Elms70F Fratton71C Dorchester72A Exmouth Junction
72C Yeovil Town72D Plymouth Friary
Sunday 28 April 195772Ctotal:14
O2 0-4-4TU 2-6-0S15 4-6-0
3018272C3161072C3179172C3179472C3082772B3084172A
3162372C3179272C3179572C3082872B3084372A
3179072C3179372C3179672C
shed codes72A Exmouth Junction72B Salisbury72C Yeovil Town
Note:Yeovil Pen Mill closed on 5th January 1959, and Yeovil Town received their allocation.
Sunday 19 April 195972C3.11pm - 3.25pmtotal:20
57xx 0-6-0PTM7 0-4-4TU 2-6-0S15 4-6-0N15 'King Arthur' 4-6-0
367172C3013172C3161072C3082872B3044872B Sir Tristram
373372C45xx 2-6-2T3162372C3083172B3045170D Sir Lamorak
465672C554872C3162672C3084572AWest Country 4-6-2
973272C556372C3163372CBR 4MT 2-6-03402472A Tamar Valley
976472C7600672B3403070A Watersmeet
shed codes70A Nine Elms70D Basingstoke72A Exmouth Junction72B Salisbury72C Yeovil Town
Allocation May 1959 (15)57xx 0-6-0PTGWR645xx 2-6-2TGWR2
M7 0-4-4TLSWR2U 2-6-0SR5
Sunday 21 August 196072C12.50pm - 1.05pmtotal:21
57xx 0-6-0PTM7 0-4-4TU 2-6-0S15 4-6-0N15 'King Arthur' 4-6-0
367172C3012972C3161472C3082572B3079972B Sir Ironside
373372C3013172C3163272C3083072BBattle of Britain 4-6-2
465672C45xx 2-6-2T3163772CH15 4-6-03406070A 25 Squadron
973272C554872C3179272C3052472BWest Country 4-6-2
976472C556372C3180572CBR 4MT 2-6-03410772A Blandford Forum
7600772B
shed codes70A Nine Elms72A Exmouth Junction72B Salisbury72C Yeovil Town
Sunday 10 September 196172C6.20am - 6.30amtotal:21
57xx 0-6-0PTU 2-6-0S15 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
367172C973272C3163772C3083072B3403871A Lynton
367972A976472C3179272C3084572A3409272B City of Wells
373372CM7 0-4-4T3179872CN 2-6-0Battle of Britain 4-6-2
465672C3012972CU1 2-6-03140472B3406472A Fighter Command
874572C3013172C3190072B3406872B Kenley
3407672A 41 Squadron
shed codes71A Eastleigh72A Exmouth Junction72B Salisbury72C Yeovil Town
Sunday 6 May 196272Ctotal:25
57xx 0-6-0PTM7 0-4-4TU 2-6-0S15 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
367172C3012572A3161472C3082372B3400272A Salisbury
373372C3013172C3163272C3084672A3402472A Tamar Valley
465672C45xx 2-6-2T3179872CN 2-6-03402672B Yes Tor
874572C450772CBR 4MT 2-6-03183072ABattle of Britain 4-6-2
973272C554872C7605572B3183272A3405172B Winston Churchill
976472C556372C7606772B3184072A
shed codes72A Exmouth Junction72B Salisbury72C Yeovil Town
Sunday 16 September 196272C3.30pm - 4.15pmtotal:24
57xx 0-6-0PTM7 0-4-4TU 2-6-0S15 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
373372C3012972C3161472C3082672B3403372A Chard
463172C3013172C3163772C3084572ABattle of Britain 4-6-2
465583B45xx 2-6-2T3179272CBR 4MT 2-6-03406272A 17 Squadron
465672C450772C3179872C7601872B3406672A Spitfire
874572C554872C3180272C7606772BN 2-6-0
973272C556372C3181872A
shed codes72A Exmouth Junction72B Salisbury72C Yeovil Town83B Taunton
Sunday 17 February 196372Ctotal:23
57xx 0-6-0PTM7 0-4-4TU 2-6-0S15 4-6-0Battle of Britain 4-6-2
367172C3005272C3163772C3082870E3406372A 229 Squadron
373372C3012972C3179272C3082970E3408870A 213 Squadron
463172C45xx 2-6-2T3180272C3083070EBR 5MT 4-6-0BR 4MT 2-6-0
964783B450772CN 2-6-03083270E7301871G7605470E
973272C554872C3184572A
976472C556372C
shed codes70E Salisbury71G Weymouth72A Exmouth Junction72C Yeovil Town83B Taunton
Sunday 29 September 196383Etotal:22
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2TU 2-6-0S15 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
367183E450783E3161483E3082370E3401270E Launceston
373383E459183E3163283E3083170E3402483D Tamar Valley
874583E459383E3179283EBR 4MT 4-6-0Battle of Britain 4-6-2
973283E556383E3179883E7500183E3405470E Lord Beaverbrook
54xx 0-6-0PT14xx 0-4-2T3180283E3408683D 219 Squadron
541083E145183E
shed codes70E Salisbury83D Exmouth Junction83E Yeovil Town
Sunday 29 March 196483Etotal:22
64xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2TU 2-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
640083E456983E3163283E7500083E3401470E Budleigh Salterton
641283E459183E3179283E7500183E3409683D Trevone
643083E459383E3179883E7500383E3409970E Lynmouth
643583E3180283E7502583DBattle of Britain 4-6-2
BR 4MT 2-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-03406183D 73 Squadron
7606770E7304483D3406370E 229 Squadron
shed codes70E Salisbury83D Exmouth Junction83E Yeovil Town
Sunday 21 March 196583Etotal:10
57xx 0-6-0PTcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)BR 4MT 2-6-4TBR 3MT 2-6-2TBR 4MT 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0
975483E4128383E8003583E8203583E7500083E7316683E
4129083E7500383E
7500783E
shed codes83D Exmouth Junction83E Yeovil Town7502283D
Allocation May 1965 (10)57xx 0-6-0PTGWR2cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)LMS2
BR 5MT 4-6-0BR1BR 4MT 4-6-0BR3BR 4MT 2-6-4TBR1
BR 3MT 2-6-2TBR1
Sunday 13 June 196583Etotal:15
57xx 0-6-0PTcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)BR 4MT 2-6-4TBR 4MT 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
967083E W4128383E8003583E W7500083E3400770E Wadebridge
975483E W4129083E8003983E7500383E0-6-0 dieselNBL T2 diesel
BR 3MT 2-6-2TBR 5MT 4-6-07500583ED4163D6348
8203583E7316683E7500783E W
shed codes70E Salisbury83D Exmouth Junction83E Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town shed closed in June 1965
Yeovil Pen Mill
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western Railwayopened:1856prior to 1950YEO
type:A 3TS dead ended shed.closed:Jan-591950 - 195882E
location:At the south of Pen Mill station.Google Map1958 - 195971H
Saturday 29 September 1945YEOSaturday 9 July 1949YEO
total:8total:7
27xx 0-6-0PT57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T
27023671YEO5529YEO3733YEO9601YEO5529YEO
27794689YEO5565YEO4689YEO9732YEO5565YEO
77625767YEO
9601YEO
Allocation August 1950 (10)57xx 0-6-0PTGWR845xx 2-6-2TGWR2
Sunday 18 June 195082ESunday 29 July 195182E
total:7total:10
57xx 0-6-0PT57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T
367182E960482B367182E772782D552982E
373382E973282E367682B874582E
466082B977182E373382E973282E
468982E468982E976482E
576782E
shed codes82B St. Philip's Marsh82D Westbury82E Yeovil Pen Mill
Monday 19 May 195282ESunday 12 July 195382E
total:77.35pm - 7.40pmtotal:8
57xx 0-6-0PT57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T
369682D874582E373382E962882D556382E
468982E961582D576782E973282E
575782D976482E874582E976482E
576782E960182E
shed codes82D Westbury82E Yeovil Pen Mill
Tuesday 5 October 195482ESunday 28 April 195782E
total:5total:10
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T
367182E552283B361482D578182E455182D
373382E556382E367182E962682B556382E
976482E369682D973282E
468982E976482E
shed codes82B St. Philip's Marsh82D Westbury82E Yeovil Pen Mill83B Taunton
Yeovil Pen Mill closed on 5th January 1959 and the remaining allocation was transferred to Yeovil Town shed.

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