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.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Hither Green 1939 - 1961


A Maunsell N class 2-6-0 at Hither Green shed on 12th March 1960. Photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0.
Hither Green
Opened by the Southern Railwayopened:1933prior to 1950HIT
type:A concrete built 6TS dead ended shed.closed to steam:Oct-611950 -196173C
location:East of the line, south of the station.Google Map
Sunday 7 May 1939HITtotal:49
H 0-4-4T (SECR)S15 4-6-0 (LSWR)C 0-6-0 (SECR)O1 0-6-0 (SER)
1329BAT839HIT1018HIT1245HIT1592HIT1046HIT
1519DOV840HIT1037HIT1257HIT1687BA1370HIT
1520DOV841HIT1054HIT1267HIT1689HIT1374HIT
E4 0-6-2T (LBSCR)842HIT1061HIT1291HIT1695HIT1377HIT
2496BTNW 2-6-4T1068HIT1298HIT1715HIT1384HIT
F1 4-4-0 (SECR)1912HIT1086HIT1480HITZ 0-8-0T1386HIT
1110HIT1913HIT1113HIT1486HIT950HITR1 0-4-4T (SECR)
1188RED1923HIT1243HIT1495BAT951HIT1710TON
1924HIT1244HIT1581HIT953HIT
1925HIT956HIT
shed codesBA Bricklayer's ArmsBAT Stewart's LaneBTN BrightonDOV DoverHIT Hither Green
RED RedhillTON Tonbridge
Sunday 16 December 1945HITtotal:36
F1 4-4-0 (SECR)N1 2-6-0W 2-6-4TC 0-6-0 (SECR)O1 0-6-0 (SER)
1028HIT1876TON1921HIT1018HIT1243HIT1123AFD
1031HIT1877TON1923HIT1054HIT1256GIL1248HIT
1205HIT1878HIT1924HIT1059HIT1257HIT1374HIT
D1 0-4-2T (LBSCR)1880HITQ1 0-6-01090HIT1572HIT1377HIT
2239HITJ17 0-6-0 (GER)C24FEL1113HIT1681BAT1386HIT
N 2-6-08173STRJ15 0-6-0 (GER)1223BA1689HITZ 0-8-0T
1843BTN7852STR1242FAV1695HIT950HIT
955HIT
shed codesAFD AshfordBA Bricklayer's ArmsBAT Stewart's LaneBTN BrightonFAV Faversham
FEL FelthamGIL GillinghamHIT Hither GreenSTR StratfordTON Tonbridge
Sunday 8 December 1946HITtotal:40
H 0-4-4T (SECR)F1 4-4-0 (SECR)N 2-6-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)O1 0-6-0 (SER)
1295BAT1028HIT1810BAT1059HIT1480HIT1109HIT
D1 0-4-2T (LBSCR)1031HIT1819DOV1068HIT1573GIL1123AFD
2239HIT1205HITN1 2-6-01090HIT1681BAT1248HIT
W 2-6-4TB1 4-4-0 (SER)1878HIT1112GIL1682GIL1258HIT
1913HIT1021HIT9469KX1243HIT1713GIL1381
1921HIT1455HIT1245HITWD 2-8-01386HIT
1925HITN15 "King Arthur" 4-6-01257HIT78688HIT
Z 0-8-0T794BAT Sir Ector de Maris1270HIT79210HIT
955HIT801AFD Sir Meliot de Logres1271HIT79262HIT
956HIT79281HIT
shed codesAFD AshfordBAT Stewart's LaneDOV DoverGIL GillinghamKX Kings Cross
Sunday 6 July 1947HITtotal:51
D1 0-4-2T (LBSCR)F1 4-4-0 (SECR)WD 2-8-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)O1 0-6-0 (SER)
2239HIT1028HIT3132NEW1054HIT1267GIL1044HIT
W 2-6-4T1031HIT78597HIT1059HIT1298HIT1109HIT
1911HITB1 4-4-0 (SER)79203BA1061HIT1480HIT1248HIT
1913HIT1455HIT79210BA1090BA1486HIT1374HIT
1921HIT1457HIT79262BA1113HIT1572HIT1377HIT
1922HITN1 2-6-079281BA1191HIT1686TON1385HIT
1923HIT1880HITZ 0-8-0T1244HIT1695HIT1386HIT
1924HIT950HIT1245HIT1713HIT1395BA
1925HIT953HIT1256GIL1396TON
N15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0955HIT1257HIT
800HIT Sir Meleaus de Lile956HIT
shed codesBA Bricklayer's ArmsGIL GillinghamHIT Hither GreenNEW New EnglandTON Tonbridge
Saturday 12 March 1949HIT2.45pm - 3.15pmtotal:39
W 2-6-4TWD 2-8-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)O1 0-6-0 (SER)
1911HIT70853HIT78705HIT31018HITS1253HIT1258HIT
1913HIT77090BA79199HIT1061HIT1257HIT1377HIT
31921HIT77485BA79203BA31068HIT31270HITZ 0-8-0T
31922HIT78569BA79210BA1113HIT31486HIT30950HIT
31925HIT78596HITS79281BA1150HIT1581HITS953HIT
D 4-4-0 (SECR)78597HITN1 2-6-0S1191HIT1694HIT955HIT
1732TONN 2-6-031878HIT1219TONN15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0
1410BAT9450HSY30804AFD Sir Cador of Cornwall
shed codesAFD AshfordBA Bricklayer's ArmsBAT Stewart's LaneHIT Hither Green
HSY HornseyTON Tonbridge
Saturday 24 June 195073C3.05pm - 3.25pmtotal:35
W 2-6-4Tcl 3MT 0-6-0T (J)N 2-6-0WD 2-8-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)O1 0-6-0 (SER)
3191173CM720514A3140374A7709073C3105973C124873C
3192173C4721214AN1 2-6-07715073C3106173C3125873C
3192273CJ20 0-6-0 (GER)3187773C9010773C115073C139173C
3192473C6468030AU 2-6-09021373C3125573D143273C
R 0-4-4T (LCDR)Drewry 0-6-0DM3161673C9021673B3127073CQ1 0-6-0
3167174DDS1173*service3161773C9022673B148073C3303974D
0-6-0 dieselD 4-4-0 (SECR)9067873C3148673C
15220173273C9071873C
shed codes14A Cricklewood30A Stratford73B Bricklayer's Arms73C Hither Green73D Gillingham
74A Ashford74D Tonbridge* Hither Green Engineers Department
Sunday 8 July 195173C2.40pm - 3.05pmtotal:28
W 2-6-4TU 2-6-0N 2-6-0WD 2-8-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)
3191373C3163873E3187373B9021373C3105473C3169473C
3191573C3180070CN1 2-6-09038973C3105973C3169573C
3192473CE 4-4-0 (SECR)3187673C9056473B148073CO1 0-6-0 (SER)
Drewry 0-6-0DM117573B3187773C9066973C3151073D3125873C
DS1173serviceN1 0-6-2T (GNR)3188073C9067173C3158173CQ1 0-6-0
E945134B9070273C3168273D3301971A
shed codes34B Hornsey70C Guildford71A Eastleigh73B Bricklayer's Arms73C Hither Green
73D Gillingham73E Faversham
Sunday 6 July 195273Ctotal:41
W 2-6-4TN1 2-6-0N 2-6-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)0-6-0 diesels
3191173C3182273C3181473A3105473C3168773C1522315230
3191373C3188073C3182573B3105973C3168973C1522415231
3192273CU 2-6-03182673B3106173C3169173C1522715233
3192373C3162073C3185773C3106373C3169573C1522815236
3192473C3185973C3122573CQ1 0-6-015229
3192573C3186073C3124573C3301473CDrewry 0-6-0DM
N15 "King Arthur" 4-6-03186273C3168273D3301573CDS1173service
3080673C Sir Galleron3187173B
shed codes73A Stewart's Lane73B Bricklayer's Arms73C Hither Green
Sunday 16 August 195373Ctotal:50
W 2-6-4TN1 2-6-0N 2-6-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)0-6-0 diesels
3191173C3187673C3140873C3101873C3169073C1301015224
3191273C3187973C3185773C3103373C3169173C1301115225
3191373CQ1 0-6-03185873C3105473C3169273C1301215226
3192173C3301573C3186073C3105973C3169373C1301415227
3192273C3301874D3187373B3106173C3169473C1522015234
3192373CJ17 0-6-0 (GER)U 2-6-03106373C3169573C1522115236
6552830A3162073C3168773C3171273C15222
N15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0D1 4-4-0 (SECR)3168873C3171873CDrewry 0-6-0DM
3080673C Sir Galleron3154573D3168973CDS1173service
shed codes30A Stratford73B Bricklayer's Arms73C Hither Green73D Gillingham74D Tonbridge
Sunday 25 July 195473Ctotal:45
W 2-6-4TN1 2-6-0N 2-6-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)0-6-0 diesels
3191173C3187773C3182873B3105973C3168773C1304415225
3191273C3187873C3185073E3106373C3168873C1304515227
3191373C3187973C3186073C3122973D3169073C1304715228
3191673C3188073CU 2-6-03129473B3169173C1522315234
3192273CD1 4-4-0 (SECR)3161175B3149873C3169373C1522415236
3192373C3149273E3157873A3169473CQ1 0-6-0
3192473CN15 "King Arthur" 4-6-03158373A3169573C3301473C
3192573C3080673C Sir Galleron3168173D3171973A
shed codes73A Stewart's Lane73B Bricklayer's Arms73C Hither Green73D Gillingham
73E Faversham75B Redhill
Sunday 1 May 195573Ctotal:41
W 2-6-4TN15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0N 2-6-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)
3191173C3079273A Sir Hervis de Revel3140674A3101873C3168773C
3191273C3079473A Sir Ector de Maris3182573B3105473C3168873C
3191373C0-6-0 dieselsN1 2-6-03182673B3105973C3168973C
3191673C13043152213187673C3185473C3106373C3169273C
3192273C13044152233187973C3185573C3158473A3169573C
3192373C1521915224U1 2-6-03185773C3168173DJ20 0-6-0 (GER)
3192473C15220152263189273CH 0-4-4T (SECR)3168673C6467530A
3189373C3126673A
shed codes30A Stratford73A Stewart's Lane73B Bricklayer's Arms73C Hither Green
73D Gillingham74A Ashford
Sunday 8 July 195673Ctotal:44
W 2-6-4TN15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)0-6-0 diesels
3191173C3080673C Sir Galleron3101873C3169173C1309615219
3191273CN 2-6-0N1 2-6-03103373C3169273C1309715220
3191373C3140674A3187673C3105473C3169373C1309915221
3191673C3185673C3187773C3105973C3169473C1310115227
3192273C3185873C3187873C3106173C3171973A1521615229
3192373C3186173C3188073C3122973D3172373BDrewry 0-6-0DM
3192473CQ1 0-6-03168673C3172473CDS1173*service
3192573C3303773C3168973C* Hither Green Engineers Department
shed codes73A Stewart's Lane73B Bricklayer's Arms73C Hither Green73D Gillingham74A Ashford
Sunday 14 April 195773Ctotal:37
W 2-6-4TN15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)0-6-0 diesels
3191273C3080274A Sir Durnore3101873C3157373D1122315224
3191373CN 2-6-0N1 2-6-03103373C3168873C1521715226
3191673C3140774A3187673C3105473C3169073C15223
3192373C3182973B3188073C3106873B3169273CDrewry 0-6-0DM
3192473C3185473CC2X 0-6-0 (LBSCR)3111273D3169473CDS1173service
3192573C3185573C3252573B3125373A3169573C
J50 0-6-0T (GNR)J17 0-6-0 (GER)3146173B3172173C
6892934B6556330A3148073B
shed codes30A Stratford34B Hornsey73A Stewart's Lane73B Bricklayer's Arms73C Hither Green
73D Gillingham74A Ashford
Sunday 27 April 195873C9.25am - 9.40amtotal:51
W 2-6-4TN 2-6-0N1 2-6-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)0-6-0 diesels
3191173C3140374A3182273C3103373C3168473D11226D3044
3191273C3141273A3187973C3106173C3168673C13100D3096
3191373C3181273AQ1 0-6-03125373C3168873C15202D3098
3191673C3181775B3303574D3128074D3168973C15219D3460
3192273C3185773C3303773C3128773C3169073C15221D3462
3192373C3185873CDrewry 0-6-0DM3146173B3169473C15223D3468
3192473C3186073CDS1173service3157373C3169573C15226D3472
3192573C3187373BN15 "King Arthur" 4-6-015229
3080673C Sir Galleron
shed codes73A Stewart's Lane73B Bricklayer's Arms73C Hither Green73D Gillingham74A Ashford
74D Tonbridge75B Redhill
Sunday 31 May 195973C8.45am - 9amtotal:36
W 2-6-4TN15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)0-6-0 dieselsBR T2 diesels
3191173C3080673C Sir Galleron3151073DD346215202D5001D5006
3191273CN 2-6-0N1 2-6-03168673CD347215226D5002D5009
3191373C3140373F3187673C3168973C11226D5003D5011
3191673C3185573CU1 2-6-03169373CQ1 0-6-0D5004D5014
3192273C3186073C3189370B3172573C3301473JDrewry 0-6-0DM
3192473C3187373BJ50 0-6-0T (GNR)3303173JDS1173service
6899134B3303773C
shed codes34B Hornsey70B Feltham73B Bricklayer's Arms73C Hither Green73D Gillingham
73F Ashford73J Tonbridge
Sunday 24 April 196073C3.55pmtotal:45
W 2-6-4TC 0-6-0 (SECR)0-6-0 dieselsBR T2 diesels
3191173C3192473C3111273H3169173C11221D3095D5000D5008
3191273C3192573C3128773C3169473C15216D3096D5001D5013
3191373CN 2-6-03129873C3169573C15219D3098D5006
3191673C3140073F3149873CC2X 0-6-0 (LBSCR)15223D3459BRCW T3 diesels
3192273C3181673C3157373C3253873B15226D3460D6501D6504
3192373C3185473F3168273CH 0-4-4T (SECR)15229D3462D6503D6506
3185673C3153373BD2284
shed codes73B Bricklayer's Arms73C Hither Green73F Ashford73H Dover
Sunday 5 February 196173C11.20am - 11.35amtotal:36
W 2-6-4TN 2-6-0Q1 0-6-0C 0-6-0 (SECR)BRCW T3 diesels0-6-0 diesels
3191173C3181673C3302973J3126873CD6502D653315201D3095
3191273C3185473F3303573J3148173CD6506D653915219D3098
3191373CU1 2-6-03304073J3168673CD6508D654215223D3462
3191673C3190473JBR T2 diesels3168973CD6517D2284
3192473CH 0-4-4T (SECR)D5004D50123169073CDrewry 0-6-0DM
3151773JD5011D5017DS1173service
shed codes73C Hither Green73F Ashford73J Tonbridge
Hither Green Shed closed to steam in October 1961.

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