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, 4 November 2016

Newton Abbot Works 1946 - 1960

Newton Abbot Works
Built by the Great Western Railway and opened in 1893. It was closed by British Railways in July 1960.
Friday 28 June 1946erecting shop and yardtotal:17
48xx 0-4-2T61xx 2-6-2THall 4-6-0Saint 4-6-0
4870NA6114SLO6931TR Aldborough Hall2931BRD Arlington Court
45xx 2-6-2T6119SLO5961WES Toynbee Hall ydBulldog 4-4-0
4574PZ6124SLO yd2021 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-03400NA Winnipeg
4589TR44xx 2-6-2T2097PZ yd2829STJ3444TN Cormorant
5511BRD4405NAcl 8F 2-8-0Castle 4-6-0
yd - works yard8440TN4088LA Dartmouth Castle yd
shed codesBRD Bristol Bath RoadLA Plymouth LairaNA Newton AbbotPZ PenzanceSLO Slough
TN TauntonTR TruroSTJ Severn Tunnel J.WES Westbury
Sunday 7 September 1947erecting shop and yardtotal:25
57xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2TCounty 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
3787LA es4138PPRD es1021PDN County of Montgomery yd4077NA Chepstow Castle yd
9716LA es45xx 2-6-2TBulldog 4-4-05047NA Earl of Dartmouth yd
64xx 0-6-0PT4523TR es3451EXE Pelican es5062NA Earl of Shaftesbury yd
6414LA es4528LA esHall 4-6-05085PDN Evesham Abbey yd
44xx 2-6-2T4529SBZ yd4925SDN Eynsham Hall esGrange 4-6-0
4407LA es4547NA yd42xx 2-8-0TWD 8F 2-8-06869PDN Resolven Grange yd
43xx 2-6-05533TN es4201PILL es77012BAN ydStar 4-6-0
5364NPT es14xx 0-4-2T4287ABEEG es2251 0-6-04036SDN Queen Elizabeth es
1440EXE es2212TN yd
es - erecting shopyd - works yard
shed codesABEEG AberbeegBAN BanburyEXE ExeterLA Plymouth LairaNA Newton Abbot
NPT Newport Ebbw J.PDN Old Oak CommonNPT Newport PillPPRD Pontypool RoadSBZ St. Blazey
SDN SwindonTN TauntonTR Truro
Sunday 17 June 1951erecting shop onlytotal:11
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T43xx 2-6-0Star 4-6-0
464386F452983E523686H730385B404684G Princess Mary
466082B555086A xw94xx 0-6-0PT2251 0-6-02301 0-6-0
555883B940781C221886A257289A aw
Sunday 9 September 1951erecting shop onlytotal:10
64xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2T43xx 2-6-042xx 2-8-0THall 4-6-0
643986A511383A532183C426386B496583G Rood Ashton Hall
45xx 2-6-2T2251 0-6-056xx 0-6-2T497083B Sketty Hall
456883E227681A669684C591583G Trentham Hall
Sunday 25 November 1951erecting shop and yardtotal:16
57xx 0-6-0PT1361 0-6-0STGrange 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
370583E136283A681483A Enborne Grange493787G Laneley Hall
776183C14xx 0-4-2T687486A Haughton Grange496782B Shirenewton Hall
777781D146883C2021 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T690387E Belmont Hall
94xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2T208883C455881FCounty 4-6-0
944083A562586E28xx 2-8-0102481A County of Pembroke
shed codes81A Old Oak Common81C Southall81D Reading81F Oxford82B St. Philip's Marsh
83A Newton Abbot83B Taunton83C Exeter83E St. Blazey83G Penzance84C Banbury
84G Shrewsbury85B Gloucester H. Rd.86A Newport Ebbw J.86B Newport Pill86E Severn Tunnel J.86F Tondu
86H Aberbeeg87E Landore87G Carmarthen89A Oswestry
Friday 25 January 1952erecting shop onlytotal:11
57xx 0-6-0PT43xx 2-6-028xx 2-8-0Grange 4-6-0
366386B774886B631087G380986C687682B Kingsland Grange
770881D777781D637383F56xx 0-6-2T51xx 2-6-2T
Wednesday 21 May 1952erecting shop onlytotal:9
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T31xx 2-6-2T42xx 2-8-0TManor 4-6-0
576083C450083G310086F425386B780084C Torquay Manor
94xx 0-6-0PT458483E3150 2-6-2T
Monday 7 July 1952erecting shop and yardtotal:17
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T51xx 2-6-2T2251 0-6-0Castle 4-6-0
576083C yd458783A es516784F es226385A es408883D Dartmouth Castle es
873383E es459883E es517984K es2301 0-6-0Hall 4-6-0
877481C yd550383B es44xx 2-6-2T244582B yd591386C Rushton Hall yd
964486A yd554483A es440783D es72xx 2-8-2Tes - erecting shop
556783D es725083A ydyd - works yard
Friday 5 September 1952erecting shop onlytotal:9
57xx 0-6-0PT14xx 0-4-2T51xx 2-6-2T45xx 2-6-2TCounty 4-6-0
463881B140285B518684K550383B102481A County of Pembroke
468586H54xx 0-6-0PT519084E43xx 2-6-0
Monday 3 November 1952erecting shop onlytotal:9
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T43xx 2-6-0
Sunday 3 December 1952erecting shop onlytotal:10
57xx 0-6-0PT16xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T2251 0-6-0
369781B64xx 0-6-0PT456583E552583C
shed codes81A Old Oak Common81B Slough81C Southall81D Reading81E Didcot
82A Bristol Bath Road82B St. Philip's Marsh82F Weymouth83A Newton Abbot83B Taunton83C Exeter
83D Plymouth Laira83E St. Blazey83F Truro83G Penzance84C Banbury84E Tyseley
84F Stourbridge84K Chester GWR85A Worcester85B Gloucester H. Rd85D Kidderminster86A Newport Ebbw J.
86B Newport Pill86C Cardiff Canton86E Severn Tunnel J.86F Tondu86H Aberbeeg87G Carmarthen
Tuesday 6 January 1953erecting shop onlytotal:10
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T43xx 2-6-0Castle 4-6-0
378783D458483E552183E536283A502483A Carew Castle
64xx 0-6-0PT550982C556983D502582A Chirk Castle
Monday 2 March 1953erecting shop and yardtotal:13
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T43xx 2-6-0Hall 4-6-0
465182C458583E552382A532582B497083B Sketty Hall
468982E550383B557183B51xx 2-6-2T693183F Aldborough Hall
976381D550483B416783FGrange 4-6-0
684282B Nunhold Grange
Wednesday 3 June 1953erecting shop onlytotal:9
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T51xx 2-6-2T42xx 2-8-0TCastle 4-6-0
363583E453483D411383B424783E700987E Athelney Castle
363983D64xx 0-6-0PT511383A
Monday 17 August 1953erecting shop onlytotal:7
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
962082F452683E494083E Ludford Hall507183A Spitfire
Thursday 31 December 1953erecting shop onlytotal:8
57xx 0-6-0PT54xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T42xx 2-8-0Tservice loco
shed codes81A Old Oak Common81C Southall81D Reading82A Bristol Bath Road82B St. Philip's Marsh
82C Swindon82E Yeovil Pen Mill82F Weymouth83A Newton Abbot83B Taunton83C Exeter
83D Plymouth Laira83E St. Blazey83F Truro86A Newport Ebbw J.86C Cardiff Canton87E Swansea Landore
Monday 27 September 1954Sunday 9 January 1955
erecting shop onlytotal:9erecting shop onlytotal:9
45xx 2-6-2T51xx 2-6-2T2251 0-6-045xx 2-6-2THall 4-6-0
456683G515083A220883B450583E591186C Preston Hall
459183D515783B42xx 2-8-0T552183E57xx 0-6-0PT
Tuesday 2 August 1955erecting shop and yardtotal:13
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T51xx 2-6-2T14xx 0-4-2THall 4-6-0
468982E457782A413982A144083C596483D Wolseley Hall
578482C458783F43xx 2-6-0146883CGrange 4-6-0
94xx 0-6-0PT458883F634383B680183G Aylburton Grange
Sunday 15 April 1956erecting shop and yardtotal:14
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2THall 4-6-0Modified Hall 4-6-0
462482F es456183F es495081D Patshull Hall es698883D Swithland Hall es
975384E es456583E esGrange 4-6-043xx 2-6-0
977083D es555283F yd682583G Llanvair Grange yd632283C es
64xx 0-6-0PT555586F es51xx 2-6-2T56xx 0-6-2Tes - erecting shop
641983D es517583D es660182B esyd - works yard
shed codes81D Reading82A Bristol Bath Road82B St. Philip's Marsh82C Swindon82E Yeovil Pen Mill
82F Weymouth83A Newton Abbot83B Taunton83C Exeter83D Plymouth Laira83E St. Blazey
83F Truro83G Penzance84E Tyseley86C Cardiff Canton86F Tondu
Sunday 21 April 1957erecting shop onlytotal:11
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T56xx 0-6-2TCastle 4-6-0
368683D458583E553683A569688D700083A Viscount Portal
378783D550183B555283F660086C14xx 0-4-2T
Sunday 18 August 1957erecting shop and yardtotal:21
57xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
363583E415083A595781D Hutton Hall403783A South Wales Borderers
366983B45xx 2-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T43xx 2-6-0505383A Earl Cairns
462985A455983E525286B536082B507983A Lysander
779482C457083G632283CManor 4-6-0
64xx 0-6-0PT458783F637283B781085B Draycott Manor
642183D554283B931582C781585A Fritwell Manor
Friday 1 November 1957erecting shop and yardtotal:16
57xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2TCounty 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
465582B413382F100283G County of Berks492883F Gatacre Hall
578482C414583A45xx 2-6-2T14xx 0-4-2T495083G Patshull Hall
774982B516483A455483F147283AGrange 4-6-0
54xx 0-6-0PT455582D42xx 2-8-0T681383A Eastbury Grange
shed codes81C Southall81D Reading82B St. Philip's Marsh82C Swindon82D Westbury
82F Weymouth83A Newton Abbot83B Taunton83D Plymouth Laira83E St. Blazey83F Truro
83G Penzance85A Worcester85B Gloucester H. Rd86B Newport Pill86C Cardiff Canton88D Merthyr
Thursday 30 January 1958erecting shop and yardtotal:12
57xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2T45xx 2-6-2T61xx 2-6-2TCastle 4-6-0
777086F510883A458383D W612781B501183A Tintagel Castle
960883B517883A552183E56xx 0-6-2T43xx 2-6-02251 0-6-0
Thursday 29 May 1958erecting shop and yardtotal:11
57xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2T45xx 2-6-2T14xx 0-4-2T42xx 2-8-0T
Sunday 20 July 1958erecting shop and yardtotal:10
57xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2T45xx 2-6-2T14xx 0-4-2T2251 0-6-00-6-0 diesels
shed codes81B Slough81D Reading82A Bristol Bath Road82B St. Philip's Marsh83A Newton Abbot
83B Taunton83C Exeter83D Plymouth Laira83E St. Blazey83F Truro
85A Worcester86F Tondu
Sunday 14 February 1960erecting shop and yardtotal:11
57xx 0-6-0PT2251 0-6-043xx 2-6-028xx 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0
373372C321582B630083F386283D495184B Pendeford Hall
960687G0-6-0 diesel634682E42xx 2-8-0T499283C Crosby Hall
Sunday 13 March 1960erecting shop and yardtotal:6
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T
Sunday 17 April 1960erecting shop and yardtotal:8
64xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2TGrange 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
641083D556372C685483D Roundhill Grange595082B Wardley Hall
556483E51xx 2-6-2T47xx 2-8-0599885C Trevor Hall
Sunday 3 July 1960erecting shop and yardtotal:6
57xx 0-6-0PT45xx 2-6-2T51xx 2-6-2TCastle 4-6-0
964683B456683G51746E408783D Cardigan Castle
965583E502983D Nunney Castle
shed codes6E Chester West72C Yeovil Town81B Slough81C Southall81D Reading
82B St. Philip's Marsh82E Bristol Barrow Rd83B Taunton83C Exeter83D Plymouth Laira
83E St. Blazey83F Truro83G Penzance84B Oxley85C Hereford
86C Cardiff Canton86G Pontypool Road87G Carmarthen
The Works closed on 15th July, 1960. The last locomotive to leave the Works was 45xx 2-6-2T No. 4566.

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