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, 28 October 2016

Dorset & South Devon sub-sheds 1945-1964

Ex-LSWR Adams ‘0415’ class 4-4-2T on a rail tour at Exmouth on 12th April 1953. Photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0
Pre Grouping Ownership - London & South Western Railway opened:1847prior to 1950DOR
type:Two 2TS dead ended sheds, one brick the other wood.closed:Jul-571950 - Mar 195571C
location:On the south side of the line east of the station.Google MapMar 1955 - 195771B sub
Friday 28 September 1945DORtotal:13
O2 0-4-4TG6 0-6-0TT9 4-4-0K10 4-4-0S11 4-4-0H15 4-6-0
223DOR700 0-6-0286345
Friday 5 July 1946DORSaturday 9 July 1949DOR
O2 0-4-4TK10 4-4-0G6 0-6-0TO2 0-4-4TL11 4-4-0G6 0-6-0T
229DORL11 4-4-0H15 4-6-0M7 0-4-4T30173BMQ1 0-6-0
410DORB4 0-4-0TH15 4-6-0C17ELH
L12 4-4-093BM304889EU 2-6-0
shed codes9E Nine ElmsBM BournemouthDOR DorchesterELH Eastleigh
Allocation January 1947 (12)G6 0-6-0TLSWR1O2 0-4-4TLSWR5
700 0-6-0LSWR1K10 4-4-0LSWR2T9 4-4-0LSWR2
L11 4-4-0LSWR1
Saturday 21 June 195271CThursday 17 September 195371C
O2 0-4-4TT9 4-4-0G6 0-6-0TO2 0-4-4TT9 4-4-0E4 0-6-2T
shed codes71A Eastleigh71B Bournemouth71C Dorchester
Dorchester became a subshed of Bournemouth in March 1955 and closed completely in July 1957.
Pre Grouping Ownership - London & South Western Railway opened:1885Bournemouth sub shed
type:A stone built 1TS through road shed.closed:Sep-66Google Map
location:At west end of the station, north of the line.
Thursday 17 September 1953Saturday 27 April 1957
71B subtotal:171B subtotal:1
M7 0-4-4TM7 0-4-4Tshed codes
3010671B3010671B71B Bournemouth
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western Railwayopened:1857Weymouth sub shed
type:A stone built 1TS dead ended shed.closed:Sep-66Google Map
location:On the east side of the station.
Monday 19 May 1952
82F subtotal:1
45xx 2-6-2Tshed codes
452782F82F Weymouth
Lyme Regis
Pre Grouping Ownership - London & South Western Railway opened:1903Exmouth Juction sub shed
type:A asbestos clad/timber framed 1TS dead ended shed.closed:Nov-65Google Map
location:On the east side of the line, just north of the station.
Wednesday 28 July 1954Sunday 5 August 1956Sunday 10 September 1961
72A subtotal:172A subtotal:172A subtotal:1
O415 4-4-2TO415 4-4-2Tcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)
shed codes72A Exmouth Junction
Pre Grouping Ownership - London & South Western Railway opened:1861Exmouth Juction sub shed
type:A concrete built 1TS dead ended shed (1927)closed:Nov-63Google Map
location:On the east side of the station.
Saturday 29 September 1945Thursday 27 June 1946Tuesday 5 April 1949
EXJ subtotal:3EXJ subtotal:2EXJ subtotal:3
M7 0-4-4TO2 0-4-4TM7 0-4-4TM7 0-4-4TO2 0-4-4T
Monday 26 July 1954Saturday 20 April 1957Sunday 22 June 1958
72A subtotal:272A subtotal:372A subtotal:3
BR 3MT 2-6-2Tcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)BR 3MT 2-6-2TM7 0-4-4TBR 3MT 2-6-2T
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)
41318*72A* worked branch
Sunday 22 July 1962 Sunday 7 April 1963 Sunday 31 May 1964
72A subtotal:472A subtotal:383D subtotal:1
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)BR 4MT 2-6-4Tcl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)BR 4MT 2-6-4TBR 4MT 2-6-4T
shed codes72A, 83D Exmouth Junction
Pre Grouping Ownership - London & South Western Railway opened:1868Exmouth Juction sub shed
type:A concrete built 1TS dead ended shed.closed:Nov-63Google Map
location:On the east side of the station.
Thursday 4 July 1946Tuesday 5 July 1949Wednesday 28 July 1954
EXJ subtotal:1EXJ subtotal:172A subtotal:1
M7 0-4-4TO415 4-4-2TM7 0-4-4T
Thursday 4 July 1957Sunday 15 May 1960Sunday 10 September 1961
72A subtotal:172A subtotal:172A subtotal:1
M7 0-4-4TM7 0-4-4TM7 0-4-4T
Tiverton Junction
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western Railwayopened:1932Exeter sub shed
type:A brick built 1TS shed replaced earlier 1848 shed.closed:Oct-64Google Map
location:On the west side of the main line, south of the station.
Sunday 7 August 1955Tuesday 2 July 1957Wednesday 18 February 1959
83C subtotal:283C subtotal:283C subtotal:1
14xx 0-4-2T14xx 0-4-2T14xx 0-4-2T
Sunday 16 September 1962Sunday 24 February 1963shed codes
83C subtotal:283C subtotal:183C Exeter
14xx 0-4-2T14xx 0-4-2T

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