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, 30 December 2016

Ashford Works 1946 - 1952

Fresh from repair at Ashford Works is Maunsell L1 class 4-4-0 1784 on 6th July 1946. Photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0.
Ashford Works
Ashford Works was built by the South Eatsern Railway in 1847 and replaced earler workshops at New Cross in London.
On 1 January 1899, the railway formed a working relationship with the London Chatham and Dover Railway . This became
the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR). Between 1850 and 1951, 711 steam and 32 diesel locos were built.
In 1962 all locomotive production and repairs moved to Eastleigh.
Saturday 6 July 1946total:50
works yard
H 0-4-4TR1 0-6-0TC 0-6-0E 4-4-0B1 4-4-0N 2-6-0
D3 0-4-4TA1X 0-6-0TC2X 0-6-0L 4-4-0U 2-6-0W 2-6-4T
2378P 0-6-0TQ1 0-6-0L1 4-4-0U1 2-6-0West Country 4-6-2
J 0-6-4T1178C61784189621C129Lundy
erecting shop
H 0-4-4TC 0-6-0D 4-4-0B1 4-4-0U 2-6-0N 2-6-0
132710631499D1 4-4-0L 4-4-0U1 2-6-014131853
D3 0-4-4TC2X 0-6-0124717351769190418201872
23942525E1 4-4-0L1 4-4-0
O1 0-6-010671778
Thursday 2 January 1947total:41
works yard
H 0-4-4TR1 0-6-0TD1 4-4-0L1 4-4-0West Country 4-6-2
1269AFD1174AFD1741FAV1756DOV21C130RAM Watersmeet
1307AFDW 2-6-4TC2X 0-6-01785BA21C133BAT Chard
R 0-4-4T1911HIT2551NX1786BAN 2-6-0U 2-6-0
1662GIL1921HITO1 0-6-0E1 4-4-01868GIL1626SAL
erecting shop
H 0-4-4TE4 0-6-2TC2X 0-6-0O1 0-6-0L 4-4-0N 2-6-0
1322AFD2579NOR2450RED1425BAD 4-4-01867ELH
1522RAME5 0-6-2T2543BTNQ1 0-6-01574GIL1875EXJ
0-6-0 diesel25853BC 0-6-0C2GFDJ 0-6-4TN1 2-6-0
Thursday 14 August 1947total:55
works yard
H 0-4-4TE4 0-6-2TC 0-6-0O1 0-6-0L1 4-4-0N 2-6-0
D3 0-4-4T2498NORC2X 0-6-01370TOND 4-4-0U 2-6-0
2368BTNE5 0-6-2T2448BA1398BA1730HOR1793YEO
2386BTN25723B2549BA1430GILE 4-4-01797FRA
E6 0-6-2TR1 0-6-0TB1 4-4-01175BA1801GFD
2409ELH1147AFD1441DOV WW - withdrawn
erecting shop
H 0-4-4TE4 0-6-2TC 0-6-0Q1 0-6-0U 2-6-0E1 4-4-0
1530DOV2487GFD1257HITC25ELH1621GFDE 4-4-0
1542BAE5 0-6-2T1270HITC29TON1627BAS1157HOR
1543TON25933B1575BATN 2-6-01796BM1275BA
D3 0-4-4T1694BAT1818RED1799GFDL1 4-4-0
2387HORO1 0-6-01821DOV1754DOV
West Country 4-6-21003GIL1828EXJ
21C129EXJ Lundy1369FAV1841EXJ
shed codes3B Three Bridges9E Nine ElmsAFD AshfordBA Bricklayer's ArmsBAS Basingstoke
BAT Stewart's LaneBM BournemouthBTN BrightonDOV DoverEBN EastbourneELH Eastleigh
EXJ Exmouth JunctionFAV FavershamFEL FelthamFRA FrattonGFD GuildfordGIL Gillingham
HIT Hither GreenHOR HorshamNX New Cross GateNOR Norwood Jct.RAM RamsgateRED Redhill
SAL SalisburyTON TonbridgeTWW Tunbridge WellsYEO Yeovil Town
Saturday 24 July 1948total:56
works yard
H 0-4-4TE4 0-6-2TC 0-6-0C2X 0-6-0N 2-6-0D 4-4-0
1518TON2494NHN1687BAR1 0-6-0T1851REDL 4-4-0
D3 0-4-4T2518EBN1717BAT31700TONU 2-6-01773AFD
S2397EBN WR 0-4-4TO1 0-6-01703TON1634BASB4 4-4-0
1660GIL1388BA W31802GFD30086BAT
erecting shop
H 0-4-4TR1 0-6-0TC 0-6-0C2X 0-6-0N 2-6-0L 4-4-0
R 0-4-4T1340FOL1297BA2521HOR1857RDG1784BA
1667FAV1706BAT1582BATJ 0-6-4T1874PLYD 4-4-0
A1X 0-6-0TE5 0-6-2T1692FAV1599AFDU 2-6-031743TON
2678KESR2571HORQ1 0-6-0W 2-6-4T16169EU 2-6-0
Battle of Britain 4-6-2C30TON1923HIT1624BM31891BTN
34065RAM Hurricane0-6-0 dieselE 4-4-01893BTN
W - withdrawn2NOR1315BA
Saturday 7 May 1949total:59
works yard
H 0-4-4TE4 0-6-2TO1 0-6-0C3 0-6-0E1 4-4-0N 2-6-0
31520DOV2463BA1007GIL W2307HOR1163BA W1856EXJ
31533BAE3 0-6-2T1398BA WQ1 0-6-01506BATU 2-6-0
R1 0-6-0T2457TON W1439GIL W33036BATE 4-4-01633BAS
31154FOLC2X 0-6-0D1 4-4-031275BAF1 4-4-0
25273B31487FAV1231RDG W
erecting shop
H 0-4-4TE4 0-6-2TN 2-6-0Battle of Britain 4-6-20-6-0 diesels
1307BAT2486BTN1403AFD34068RAM Kenleyunder construction
1310STL324939E1819DOVU 2-6-0D 4-4-01521515219
E5 0-6-2T24973B1845EXJ16199E31750TON1521615220
24053B2577BTN31875EXJ1798GFDE1 4-4-01521715221
2590REDC2X 0-6-0N1 2-6-01799GFD1165BA15218
E3 0-6-2T2446BA1877STLC 0-6-0L 4-4-0
2456TON2537NOR1682GIL31766STLW - withdrawn
shed codes3B Three Bridges9E Nine ElmsAFD AshfordBA Bricklayer's ArmsBAS Basingstoke
BAT Stewart's LaneBM BournemouthBTN BrightonDOV DoverEBN EastbourneELH Eastleigh
EXJ Exmouth JunctionFAV FavershamFOL Folkestone Jct.GFD GuildfordGIL GillinghamHIT Hither Green
HOR HorshamKESR Kent&E. SussexNHN NewhavenNOR Norwood Jct.PLY PlymouthRAM Ramsgate
RDG ReadingRED RedhillSAL SalisburySTL St. LawrenceTON Tonbridge
Saturday 20 May 1950total:38
works yard
D3 0-4-4TE4 0-6-2TC 0-6-0Q1 0-6-0D1 4-4-0N 2-6-0
R 0-4-4TJ 0-6-4T111273DWD 8F 2-10-0F1 4-4-03182074C
3167174D3159574A3124474D90756^1231W*U1 2-6-0
3127774D^ awaiting despatch to Motherwell3189975B
150873B* withdrawn from Reading (RDG) in March 1949.
erecting shop
H 0-4-4TE4 0-6-2TC 0-6-0Q1 0-6-0D1 4-4-0N 2-6-0
3132274A256171A3157373D3302674DL1 4-4-03184272E
3132973AR 0-4-4TC2X 0-6-0J 0-6-4T175774C3187372B
D3 0-4-4T3165873D3254675C3159674ABR T3 dieselU1 2-6-0
S237874E166573DE6 0-6-2T10201new3190773A
shed codes70B Feltham71A Eastleigh72B Salisbury72E Barnstaple Jct.73A Stewarts Lane
73B Bricklayers Arms73C Hither Green73D Gillingham73E Faversham74A Ashford74C Dover
74D Tonbridge74E St. Leonards75A Brighton75B Redhill75C Norwood Jct.75D Horsham
Thursday 4 January 1951total:52
works yard
H 0-4-4TE3 0-6-2TC 0-6-0D1 4-4-0E1 4-4-0WD 8F 2-8-0
3126373A3216774D3171973A3173674A W3116073B7859773C
3130574AE5X 0-6-2T0395 0-6-0E 4-4-03117973B W9022673B
R 0-4-4T3257675A3057670C W154773B W3151173B W9056473B
3101074A wsE3 0-6-2TQ1 0-6-0L 4-4-0N 2-6-0J 0-6-4T
T 0-6-0T3241271A3303774D3177174A3181974C3159774A W
3160470E WF1 4-4-0D 4-4-0U 2-6-03159874A W
ws - works shunter1231W*3147774A W3180070CW - withdrawn
* withdrawn from Reading (RDG) in March 1949.
erecting shop
H 0-4-4TE4 0-6-2TC 0-6-0Q1 0-6-0N 2-6-0D1 4-4-0
s132173AE5 0-6-2T3129473B3303274D3141173As173573D
P 0-6-0T3258375AC2X 0-6-03303674D3182773B0-6-0 diesels
3102774CWD 2-8-03243475A3303774D3183772Aunder construction
9067873C3253975DU1 2-6-03184875B1522615228
Saturday 6 October 1951total:38
works yard and erecting shop
H 0-4-4TE4 0-6-2TC 0-6-0D1 4-4-0U 2-6-0N 2-6-0
R 0-4-4TE4X 0-6-2T3169573CD 4-4-03180373C3181573A
3166273D3247875C171174A3157775BU1 2-6-03182174C
3167174DE6 0-6-2TQ1 0-6-0L1 4-4-03189373B3185773C
S 0-6-0ST240873B3301871A3175674CWD 2-8-03186975B
168574A W3241573BJ 0-6-4T0-6-0 diesel9026773C
W - withdrawn3159674A W15232
shed codes70C Guildford70D Basingstoke70E Reading71A Eastleigh72A Exmouth Junction
73A Stewarts Lane73B Bricklayers Arms73C Hither Green73D Gillingham73E Faversham74A Ashford
74C Dover74D Tonbridge74E St. Leonards75A Brighton75B Redhill75C Norwood Jct.
75D Horsham75F Tunbridge Wells
Saturday 22 March 1952total:41
works yard
P 0-6-0TE4 0-6-2TE4X 0-6-2TN 2-6-0L11 4-4-0
3132374C3249675A3248975C3141073A14871A W41171A W
E1 0-6-0T3258275FU 2-6-03181774C15771A W43771A W
3211373BE6 0-6-2T3163770A3185573B17071D WD15 4-4-0
3212873B W240873B3180473C3186975B17271D W3046871A W
R1 0-6-0T3241475C
3133774CW - withdrawn
erecting shop
C 0-6-0Q1 0-6-0E4 0-6-2TE3 0-6-2TU 2-6-0N 2-6-0
3127274D3303174D3249970AL1 4-4-03180771D3181173A
3129373B3303474D3250875A3175974AU1 2-6-03185673C
Saturday 9 August 1952total:33 + 4
works yard
H 0-4-4TE6 0-6-2TBR 4MT 2-6-4TL 4-4-0U 2-6-0N 2-6-0
3152274A3241875C8001575F3176174D3180871D xw3140274A
3123974A xwQ1 0-6-08001675AE1 4-4-0U1 2-6-03182973B
P 0-6-0T3301574C xw3150673A3190473A
3132374C xwxw - ex works on shed
erecting shop
H 0-4-4TE4 0-6-2TC 0-6-0E1 4-4-0U 2-6-0N 2-6-0
3119374D3251675E3168773CL 4-4-03179272C3182074C
3125973EP 0-6-0T3171273D3176574DU1 2-6-03186273C
3151274A3155574CQ1 0-6-03178173B3190173A3187073B
3155170A3300770BD1 4-4-0
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70E Reading71A Eastleigh71D Fratton
72C Yeovil Town73A Stewarts Lane73B Bricklayers Arms73C Hither Green73D Gillingham73E Faversham
74A Ashford74C Dover74D Tonbridge75A Brighton75B Redhill75C Norwood Jct.
75D Horsham75E Three Bridges75F Tunbridge Wells

1 comment:

  1. Thank you again for all your work but 4th January 1951 was a Thursday.