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.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Cardiff Canton 1938 - 1955

A view of Cardiff Canton on 15th April 1951 with two pre-grouping locos in the yard.  Nearest the camera is “Dean Goods” 0-6-0 No. 2537 and behind is Alexandra Docks Railway 2-6-2T No. 1205, which was used as shed pilot until it was withdrawn in 1955.  Photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0.
Cardiff Canton
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western Railway opened:1882prior to 1950CDF
type:A large brick built roundhouse and a 6TS dead ended shed.closed to steam:Sep-621950 - Sep 6286C
location:On the south side of the line, west of General station.Google Map
Sunday 5 June 1938CDF3.50pm - 4.15pmtotal:122
1701 0-6-0PTRR 'A' 0-6-2TSaint 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
17161888522906Lady of Lynn4987Brockley Hall
18681896Barry R 'B1' 0-6-2T2937Clevedon Court5917Westminster Hall
18842382938Corsham Court5946Marwell Hall
1813 0-6-0PTTV '04' 0-6-2T2939Croome CourtGrange 4-6-0
18462803132971Albion6805Broughton Grange
1901 0-6-0PT2863172979Quentin Durward6806Blackwell Grange
193119713003182987Bride of Lammermoor6810Blakemere Grange
2021 0-6-0PT3104202990Waverley6811Cranbourne Grange
20352124TV 'A' 0-6-2T43xx 2-6-042xx 2-8-0T6821Leaton Grange
2048213033538143206394421742426823Oakley Grange
204921413574367730442244252Castle 4-6-0
20582143TV '03' 0-6-2T63308335423152164074Caldicot Castle
212321504104116373835042334083Abbotsbury Castle
27xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2TAberdare 2-6-072xx 2-8-2T5001Llandovery Castle
270527395628662226422667720172225010Restormal Castle
27272754563366422649720472395012Berry Pomeroy Castle
64xx 0-6-0PT56706650Bulldog 4-4-072145030Shirburn Castle
64026433568566753335341128xx 2-8-05040Stokesay Castle
64132301 0-6-03386281528895046Earl Cawdor
57xx 0-6-0PT241624793150 2-6-2T286928915052Earl of Radnor
5732873824332484315628885054Earl of Ducie
575687432478257051xx 2-6-2TROD 2-8-0diesel railcar
7789411930003035RC 4
Sunday 21 December 1947CDFtotal:77
57xx 0-6-0PTBarry R 'B1' 0-6-2TSaint 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
3716CDF238CDF2906CDF Lady of Lynn4900PDN Saint Martin
4633CDFTV '04' 0-6-2T2929BRD Saint Stephen4933PPRD Himley Hall
8728CDF220CDF2943CDF Hampton Court5918OXY Walton Hall
8740CDF280CDFGrange 4-6-05940PDN Whitbourne Hall
9648CDF317CDF6811CDF Cranbourne Grange5953CDF Dunley Hall
9713CDFTV 'A' 0-6-2T6815STJ Frilford Garnge5975PPRD Winslow Hall
9759CDF335CDF6817CDF Gwenddwr GrangeModified Hall 4-6-0
1701 0-6-0PT357CDF6841BAN Marlas Grange6967OXY Willesley Hall
1889CDFTV '03' 0-6-2TManor 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
1891CDF410CDF7801SPM Anthony Manor4083CDF Abbotsbury Castle
74xx 0-6-0PT411CDF28xx 2-8-042xx 2-8-0T4094CDF Dynevor Castle
7400CARM43xx 2-6-02802PPRD4208LTS5005CDF Manorbier Castle
2301 0-6-05307CDF2829STJ4236CDF5010CDF Restormal Castle
2411CARM5312GLO3800NPT4264ABDR5052CDF Earl of Radnor
2537CDF5314WEY3824CDF4274NEA5054CDF Earl of Ducie
2538CDF5369TYS3842WES4281LLY5080CDF Defiant
2570CDF5388CDFWD 2-8-05207CARM5099PDN Compton Castle
56xx 0-6-2TAberdare 2-6-077079OXY5219LDR7001CDF St. James Milne
5679CDF2667CDF77231DFU5223LLYStar 4-6-0
5685CDF78522DID5227SED4021OXF British Monarch
6622CDFROD 2-8-05233NPT4030BRD
shed codesABDR AberdareBAN BanburyBRD Bristol Bath RoadCARM CarmarthenCDF Cardiff Canton
DFU Duffryn YardGLO Gloucester GWRLDR Swansea LandoreLLY LlanellyNEA Neath Court SartNPT Newport Ebbw Jct.
OXF OxfordOXY OxleyPDN Old Oak CommonPPRD Pontypool RoadSED Swansea East DockSPM St. Philip's Marsh
STJ Severn Tunnel Jct.TYS TyesleyWES WestburyWEY Weymouth
Sunday 12 June 1949CDFtotal:70
57xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2TSaint 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
4622CDF5685CDF2906CDF Lady of Lynn4953CDF Pitchford Hall
4677CDF28xx 2-8-02940CDF Dorney Court4974CDF Talgarth Hall
5749CDF2818WES2942BRD Fawley Court5910CDF Park Hall
5776CDF2871CNYD2943CDF Hampton Court5911NPT Preston Hall
8723CDF3826PPRD2952STJ Twineham Court5920PDN Wycliffe Hall
8728CDF42xx 2-8-0TCastle 4-6-05946CDF Marwell Hall
8740CDF4287CDF4094CDF Dynevor Castle5953CDF Dunley Hall
9713CDF5240LLY5001CDF Llandovery Castle5958CDF Knolton Hall
9723CDF5242NEA5006CDF Tregenna Castle5970CDF Hengrave Hall
9759CDF5249CDF5020CDF Trematon Castle5977CDF Beckford Hall
9778CDF5253STJ5030CDF Shirburn Castle5980GLO Dingley Hall
1701 0-6-0PTWD 2-8-05031SRD Totnes Castle5999TN Wollaton Hall
1891CDF78604BAN5052CDF Earl of Radnor6928CDF Underley Hall
TV '04' 0-6-2T72xx 2-8-2T5077TN Fairey Battle6946CDF Heatherden Hall
205CDF7244NPT5080CDF Defiant6948CDF Holbrooke Hall
208CDF51xx 2-6-2T5089CDF Westminster AbbeyGrange 4-6-0
209CDF4145CDF5093LDR Upton Castle6811SPM Cranbourne Grange
TV 'A' 0-6-2T2301 0-6-05099CDF Compton Castle6851WOS Hurst Grange
335CDF2537CDF7006GLO Lydford Castle6856OXY Stowe Grange
357CDF7016CDF Chester Castle43xx 2-6-09xxx 4-4-0
shed codesBAN BanburyCDF Cardiff CantonCNYD Croes NewyddGLO Gloucester GWRLDR Swansea Landore
LLY LlanellyNEA Neath Court SartNPT Newport Ebbw Jct.OXY OxleyPDN Old Oak CommonPPRD Pontypool Road
SDN SwindonSPM St. Philip's MarshSRD Stafford RoadSTJ Severn Tunnel Jct.TN TauntonWES Westbury
WEY WeymouthWOS Worcester
Sunday 13 August 195086Ctotal:88
57xx 0-6-0PT42xx 2-8-0TSaint 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
372986C422286C290686C Lady of Lynn490186C Adderley Hall
375586C423186C293885B Corsham Court490982B Blakesley Hall
463386C425586C294086C Dorney Court495286C Peplow Hall
574986C426686C294386C Hampton Court497486C Talgarth Hall
577686C427086C294485C Highnam Court497586C Umberslade Hall
872386C427586C295185B Tawstock Court498682B Aston Hall
964886C428586CCastle 4-6-0498784K Brockley Hall
971386C520487F500686C Tregenna Castle590587J Knowesley Hall
975986C524986C502086C Trematon Castle590887J Moreton Hall
94xx 0-6-0PT526286E503086C Shirburn Castle591086C Park Hall
840186C28xx 2-8-0504986C Earl of Plymouth595185B Clyffe Hall
TV '04' 0-6-2T281186G505486C Earl of Ducie595386C Dunley Hall
20386C282284J509583D Barbury Castle597786C Beckford Hall
20586C284482B700287E Devizes Castle599584A Wick Hall
20886C381286C700387E Elmley Castle692084B Barningham Hall
20986C381686A701786C G. J. Churchward692886C Underley Hall
TV 'A' 0-6-2T382386C702386C Penrice Castle694386C Farnley Hall
33586C382486C2301 0-6-043xx 2-6-0Modified Hall 4-6-0
35786C383784E240786C533587F696986C Wraysbury Hall
B&M 0-6-2T385481C253786C538286C698785B Shervington Hall
42586CWD 2-8-045xx 2-6-2T538482F699986C Capel Dewi Hall
56xx 0-6-2T7718486A456485B538886CStar 4-6-0
567986C7738886C51xx 2-6-2T633386G401582C Knight of St. John
668288A72xx 2-8-2T416886A401884A Knight of the Grand Cross
shed codes81C Southall82B St. Philip's Marsh82C Swindon82F Weymouth83D Plymouth Laira
84A Stafford Road84B Oxley84E Tyesley84J Croes Newydd84K Chester GWR85B Gloucester GWR
85C Hereford86A Newport Ebbw Jct.86C Cardiff Canton86E Severn Tunnel Jct.86G Pontypool Road87E Swansea Landore
87F Llanelly87J Goodwick88A Cardiff Cathays
Sunday 22 July 195186Ctotal:91
57xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0Castle 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
367086C280186G409083G Dorchester Castle490186C Adderley Hall
375386C280686C502883A Llantilio Castle490982C Blakesley Hall
462286C282086C503086C Shirburn Castle491782B Crosswood Hall
463386C284286A505486C Earl of Ducie493581E Ketley Hall
467786C286586A505581A Earl of Eldon495386C Pitchford Hall
574986C289986B507786C Fairey Battle495483C Plaish Hall
577686C384286C508986C Westminster Abbey497586C Umberslade Hall
872886C384781F701786C G. J. Churchward497986C Wootton Hall
962986C386384C702086C Haverfordwest Castle591086C Park Hall
964886C42xx 2-8-0T702286C Hereford Castle594385A Elmdon Hall
972386C420886DSaint 4-6-0595185B Clyffe Hall
975986C423186C294086C Dorney Court595484D Faendrie Hall
TV '04' 0-6-2T424186FCounty 4-6-0599085B Dorford Hall
20386C424386E101482A County of Glamorgan692984C Whorlton Hall
20586C522686C72xx 2-8-2T43xx 2-6-0694886C Holbrooke Hall
20886C524986C720386A535586GModified Hall 4-6-0
20986C56xx 0-6-2T720686G537084E697782A Grundisburgh Hall
TV 'A' 0-6-2T563386C721086C537887F698084G Llanrumney Hall
33586C566588C721986C538286C698182A Marbury Hall
35786C567986C722486E538886C698485C Owsden Hall
38186C660086CWD 2-8-0633584B790381A Foremarke Hall
2301 0-6-0666386G9044838E639483BGrange 4-6-0
244482DAD 2-6-2T9051638E731984G682983A Burmington Grange
45xx 2-6-2T120586C687186E Bourton Grange
shed codes38E Woodfrord Halse81A Old Oak Common81E Didcot81F Oxford82A Bristol Bath Road
82C Swindon82D Westbury83A Newton Abbot83B Taunton83C Exeter83G Penzance
84B Oxley84C Banbury84D Leamington Spa84E Tyesley85A Worcester85B Gloucester GWR
85C Hereford86A Newport Ebbw Jct.86B Newport Pill86C Cardiff Canton86D Llantrisant86E Severn Tunnel Jct.
86F Tondu86G Pontypool Road86H Aberbeeg87F Llanelly
Sunday 13 July 195286Ctotal:95
57xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0Castle 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
462286C280686C500186C Llandovery Castle491386C Baglan Hall
466687C282086C500586C Manorbier Castle494481C Middleton Hall
467786C284184G500786C Rougemont Castle495084B Patshull Hall
574986C287786C501785B Gloucester Regiment496386C Rignall Hall
577686C289286C502086C Trematon Castle497486C Talgarth Hall
872886C380386C504686C Earl Cawdor591186C Preston Hall
877686C381386E505286C Earl of Radnor594686C Marwell Hall
962986C381486C505486C Earl of Ducie595281C Cogan Hall
975986C381786C508086C Defiant595386C Dunley Hall
977886C382386C508181A Lockheed Hudson597086C Hengrave Hall
TV '04' 0-6-2T382486C702086C Gloucester Castle597786C Beckford Hall
20586C384286C42xx 2-8-0T43xx 2-6-0691283D Helmster Hall
20886C385984K422386C530784B693986C Calveley Hall
20986C386582C422486C533685B694686C Heatherdean Hall
28286Ccl 8F 2-8-0423186C537887F694886C Holbrooke Hall
TV 'A' 0-6-2T4830984G425586C538886CModified Hall 4-6-0
33586C4873987K427086C633386C698485C Owsden Hall
34986CWD 2-8-0522387F635386C790281A Eaton Mascot Hall
38186C9018886C524986C637086CGrange 4-6-0
14xx 0-4-2T9019286C56xx 0-6-2T639483B686684E Morfa Grange
580785C9028484B563386CAD 2-6-2T687984C Overton Grange
2301 0-6-09057286C567986C120586CManor 4-6-0
253786C9070186C568586C7F 0-8-0781585B Fritwell Manor
72xx 2-8-2T660286C4894587K
shed codes81A Old Oak Common81C Southall82C Swindon83B Taunton83D Plymouth Laira
84B Oxley84C Banbury84E Tyesley84G Shrewsbury84K Chester GWR85B Gloucester GWR
85C Hereford86A Newport Ebbw Jct.86C Cardiff Canton86E Severn Tunnel Jct.87C Danygraig87F Llanelly
87K Swansea Victoria
Sunday 12 July 195386Ctotal:75
57xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0Castle 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
367086C281084K500686C Tregenna Castle494686C Moseley Hall
375586C282086C504686C Earl Cawdor496886C Shotton Hall
463386C282284K505486C Earl of Ducie590286E Howick Hall
467786C283786C507786C Fairey Battle598381C Henley Hall
572986E287786C508086C Defiant599085B Dorford Hall
574986C289286C508986C Westminster Abbey692185B Borwick Hall
577686C380386C509682A Bridgwater Castle692282B Burton Hall
964886C382486C701686C Chester Castle693986C Calveley Hall
975986C385884K702386C Penrice Castle694886C Holbrooke Hall
TV '04' 0-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T56xx 0-6-2T43xx 2-6-0Modified Hall 4-6-0
20586C420786C563386C533685B696986C Wraysbury Hall
TV 'A' 0-6-2T422686C568586C538286C699782A Bryn-Ivor Hall
33586C425586C661288A539885B790882B Henshall Hall
34986C427086C662186C631783BBritannia 4-6-2
37186CWD 2-8-0662688A633386C7002586C Western Star
37486C9044838E665988A635386C7002686C Polar Star
38186C9056586C668288A637082B7002986C Shooting Star
AD 2-6-2T9057286C7F 0-8-0638482C9xxx 4-4-051xx 2-6-2T
120586C4937687K45xx 2-6-2T901182C510287A
shed codes38E Woodfrord Halse81C Southall82A Bristol Bath Road82B St. Philip's Marsh82C Swindon
83B Taunton84K Chester GWR85B Gloucester GWR86C Cardiff Canton86E Severn Tunnel Jct.87A Neath Court Sart
87H Neyland87K Swansea Victoria88A Cardiff Cathays
Sunday 30 May 195486Ctotal:88
57xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0Castle 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
367086C280785A500186C Llandovery Castle490186C Adderley Hall
372986C281586E500786C Rougemont Castle492985B Goytrey Hall
462286C283786C502086C Trematon Castle493486C Hindlip Hall
463386C380386C503881A Morlais Castle494686C Moseley Hall
467786C380986C702086C Gloucester Castle495386C Pitchford Hall
574887H381286C702286C Hereford Castle497486C Talgarth Hall
574986C381786CGrange 4-6-0590587J Knowsley Hall
578686C382486C683584K Eastham Grange592386E Colston Hall
770487D384686C686684E Morfa Grange592586C Eastcote Hall
773686AROD 2-8-0County 4-6-0594686C Marwell Hall
872386C302486C101684G County of Hants597786C Beckford Hall
877686C302884B42xx 2-8-0TBR 4MT 4-6-0690484E Charfield Hall
971487H304184G420786C7500786C691785B Oldlands Hall
94xx 0-6-0PT304386C423186C7500886C692886C Underley Hall
840286CWD 2-8-0425086C7500986CModified Hall 4-6-0
TV '04' 0-6-2T9013738E426686C7502186C696986C Wraysbury Hall
20586C9017986G427386F7502286C699886C Burton Agnes Hall
TV 'A' 0-6-2T9023886C56xx 0-6-2T7502386CManor 4-6-0
34986C9026881C560286C43xx 2-6-0781884E Granville Manor
37186C9031587A563386C538286CBritannia 4-6-2
37486C9052486C567986C538886C7002686C Polar Star
38186C9057286C660286C639386G7002786C Rising Star
664388CAD 2-6-2T7002886C Royal Star
shed codes38E Woodfrord Halse81A Old Oak Common81C Southall83D Plymouth Laira84B Oxley
84E Tyesley84G Shrewsbury84K Chester GWR85A Worcester85B Gloucester GWR86A Newport Ebbw Jct.
86C Cardiff Canton86E Severn Tunnel Jct.86F Tondu86G Pontypool Road87A Neath Court Sart87D Swansea East Dock
87H Neyland87J Goodwick88C Barry
Sunday 22 May 195586Ctotal:72
57xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0Castle 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
375586C287386C403781A South Wales Borderers491482A Cranmore Hall
466286C288081C500186C Llandovery Castle492985B Goytrey Hall
574986C380186C502086C Trematon Castle493486C Hindlip Hall
579486C380386C504986C Earl of Plymouth494686C Moseley Hall
872886C381786C505486C Earl of Ducie499881D Eyton Hall
964886C384286C702086C Gloucester Castle597786C Beckford Hall
971386C384885ABritannia 4-6-2598184G Frensham Hall
972386CWD 2-8-07002586C Western Star599184B Gresham Hall
977886C9020186C7002686C Polar Star693986C Calveley Hall
94xx 0-6-0PT9056586C7002886C Royal Star694886C Holbrooke Hall
840286C42xx 2-8-0T7002986C Shooting Star695186C Impney Hall
945986C420786C43xx 2-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0695482A Lotherton Hall
946186C422586C533486C7302586CModified Hall 4-6-0
949386C422686C538886C7302686C696986C Wraysbury Hall
56xx 0-6-2T520286C632082CBR 4MT 4-6-0699986C Capel Dewi Hall
560286C520786C633386C7500786C790782B Hart Hall
562086C521886C635386C7500886CAD 2-6-2T
563386C72xx 2-8-2T638885A7500986C120586C
shed codes81C Southall81D Reading82A Bristol Bath Road82B St. Philip's Marsh82C Swindon
84B Oxley84G Shrewsbury85A Worcester85B Gloucester GWR86C Cardiff Canton88A Cardiff Cathays
Sunday 21 August 195586Ctotal:83
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PTCastle 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
367086C840286C500186C Llandovery Castle494481C Middleton Hall
375586C844686F500786C Rougemont Castle495386C Pitchford Hall
463386C844786C504986C Earl of Plymouth592386C Colston Hall
466286C849386H700387E Elmley Castle592586C Eastcote Hall
466986F945986CBritannia 4-6-2597786C Beckford Hall
574986C949386C7002586C Western Star598981C Cransley Hall
578686C43xx 2-6-07002686C Polar Star690484E Charfield Hall
579486C533486C7002786C Rising Star692185B Borwick Hall
872886C538886C7002886C Royal Star692886C Underley Hall
877686C633085B7002986C Shooting Star693986C Calveley Hall
960386C633386CWD 2-8-028xx 2-8-0694886C Holbrooke Hall
964886C930086C9014886C280386E695882A Oxburgh Hall
971386CBR 4MT 4-6-09031586G281882CModified Hall 4-6-0
972386C7500486C9035586E283786C696986C Wraysbury Hall
975986C7500786C9052486C286186C699886C Burton Agnes Hall
977886C7500886C9056586C289286C699986C Capel Dewi Hall
56xx 0-6-2T7502186C9063086C380186CCounty 4-6-0
562086CBR 5MT 4-6-09070184G380386C102882A County of Warwick
563886G7302184K42xx 2-8-0T381686CGrange 4-6-0
567582B72xx 2-8-2T426686C383483A683582B Eastham Grange
660086C720588A428887A386184BAD 2-6-2T
shed codes81C Southall82A Bristol Bath Road82B St. Philip's Marsh82C Swindon83A Newton Abbot
84B Oxley84E Tyesley84G Shrewsbury84K Chester GWR85B Gloucester GWR86C Cardiff Canton
86E Severn Tunnel Jct.86F Tondu86G Pontypool Road86H Aberbeeg87A Neath Court Sart87E Swansea Landore
88A Cardiff Cathays