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.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Nine Elms 1936 - 1956

A Drummond T14 “Paddlebox” 4-6-0 at Nine Elms on 1st March 1947.  Photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0.
Nine Elms
Opened by the London & South Western Railwayopened:1885prior to 19509E
type:Two brick built dead ended sheds:10TS (new) and 15TS (old). closed:Jul-671950-196770A
location:On a spur, between Vauxhall and Queens Road stations.FeatureGoogle Map
Sunday 10 May 19369E3.55pm - 4.20pmtotal:92
M7 0-4-4T (LSWR)700 0-6-0 (LSWR)L11 4-4-0 (LSWR)U 2-6-0N15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0
339E327FEL1639E18069E7369E Excalibur
489E3399E164FRA18099E7389E King Pellinore
1129E6979E1689EU1 2-6-07399E King Leodegrance
1269EG6 0-6-0T (LSWR)1729E18907419E Joyous Gard
2419E1609E4099E18927519E Etarre
244FEL2579E4119E18977529E Linette
2459E2639E4139E19027739E Sir Lavaine
2519E2739E4149E19037749E Sir Gaheris
2529E3489E438BM19067789E Sir Pelleas
3199E349GFDL12 4-4-0 (LSWR)19107799E Sir Colgrevance
3229E3549E423BASS15 4-6-0 (LSWR)7809E Sir Persant
3239EE1 0-6-0T4279E5019E7819E Sir Aglovale
378GFD1165BAT4329E5029EN15X "Remembrance" 4-6-0
4799ET9 4-4-0 (LSWR)4349E5039E23299E Stephenson
4809E1199EH15 4-6-0 (LSWR)T14 4-6-0 (LSWR)23309E Cudworth
6679E724ELH4859E4439E23339E Remembrance
6739EK10 4-4-0 (LSWR)4889E4449ELN "Lord Nelson" 4-6-0
O2 0-4-4T (LSWR)1429E4899E4459E8609E Lord Hawke
192ELH1499E4909E4589E8629E Lord Collingwood
2339E3479E4919E4609EV "Schools" 4-4-0
Hecate 0-8-0T (KESR)3809E4619E933FRA King's Canterbury
shed codes9E Nine ElmsBAS BasingstokeBAT Stewart's LaneBM BournemouthELH Eastleigh
FEL FelthamFRA FrattonGFD Guildford
Sunday 9 December 19459Etotal:84
M7 0-4-4T (LSWR)700 0-6-0 (LSWR)N15X "Remembrance" 4-6-0N15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0
389E692GFD23299E Stephenson453SAL King Arthur
1239E6949E23329E Stroudley7429E Camelot
1309E697FEL23339E Remembrance745SAL Tintagel
3199E6999EL11 4-4-0 (LSWR)S15 4-6-0 (LSWR)748SAL Vivien
O2 0-4-4T (LSWR)Q1 0-6-0172FRA834FEL749ELH Iseult
1799EC16ELH4069E839FEL7729E Sir Percivale
2049EC30FEL4359E842FEL7779E Sir Lamiel
H 0-4-4T (SECR)C 0-6-0 (SECR)4379E844FELLN "Lord Nelson" 4-6-0
15449E1695HIT4409ET14 4-6-0 (LSWR)853BM Sir Richard Grenville
15529EO1 0-6-0 (SER)T9 4-4-0 (LSWR)4449E856BAT Lord St. Vincent
15539E1046HIT7059E4459E8589E Lord Duncan
R1 0-4-4T (SECR)U 2-6-0706BAS4479E8619E Lord Anson
1696FEL16139E708BAS4599EMerchant Navy 4-6-2
G6 0-6-0T (LSWR)16169E7139E4629E21C119E General Steam Navigation
1609E16199E7189EH15 4-6-0 (LSWR)21C139E Blue Funnel
2599E1620RDGK10 4-4-0 (LSWR)474ELH21C159E Rotterdam Lloyd
2719E1625BAS1429E4839E21C169E Elders Fyffes
2739EN 2-6-01499E4859E21C179E Belgian Marine
3539E1827ELH3809E4879E21C199E French Line CGT
3549ED1 0-4-2T (LBSCR)3919EA12 0-4-2 (LSWR)21C209E Bibby Line
Hecate 0-8-0T (KESR)22869E3929E618GFDV "Schools" 4-4-0
9499E22899E930BM Radley
shed codes9E Nine ElmsBAS BasingstokeBAT Stewart's LaneBM BournemouthELH Eastleigh
FEL FelthamFRA FrattonGFD GuildfordHIT Hither GreenRDG ReadingSAL Salisbury
Allocation January 1947 (114)M7 0-4-4TLSWR13G6 0-6-0TLSWR9
D1 0-4-2TLBSCR2O2 0-4-4TLSWR2H 0-4-4TSECR4
R1 0-4-4TSECR2Hecate 0-8-0TKESR1700 0-6-0LSWR5
T9 4-4-0LSWR3K10 4-4-0LSWR7L11 4-4-0LSWR5
L12 4-4-0LSWR2U 2-6-0SR4T14 4-6-0LSWR9
H15 4-6-0LSWR11N15 4-6-0LSWR12LN 4-6-0SR6
N15X 4-6-0SR7WC 4-6-2SR10
Sunday 17 August 19479Etotal:98
M7 0-4-4T (LSWR)700 0-6-0 (LSWR)Merchant Navy 4-6-2N15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0
1239E3399E21C119E General Steam Navigation449SAL Sir Torre
1329E6929E21C129E United States Line7389E King Pellinore
2419E6949E21C159E Rotterdam Lloyd741ELH Joyous Gard
2449E7019E21C169E Elders Fyffes7429E Camelot
2489EG6 0-6-0T (LSWR)21C179E Belgian Marine745ELH Tintagel
2499E1609ELN "Lord Nelson" 4-6-0751ELH Etarre
3199E1799E851BM Sir Francis Drake7559E The Red Knight
3229E2129E8569E Lord St. Vincent7739E Sir Lavaine
6729E2579E863BM Lord Rodney7749E Sir Gaheris
6739E2599EK10 4-4-0 (LSWR)T14 4-6-0 (LSWR)7799E Sir Colgrevance
R1 0-4-4T (SECR)2669E1429E4439E7839E Sir Gillemere
1696FEL2739E3809E4449E7869E Sir Lionel
1698FEL3539E3869E4459E7889E Sir Urre of the Mount
H 0-4-4T (SECR)3549E3909E4469E7919E Sir Uwaine
15449EU 2-6-03919E4479E7929E Sir Hervis de Revel
15529E16169E3929E4609EWest Country 4-6-2
15539E16179EL12 4-4-0 (LSWR)4619E21C1229E Exmoor
D1 0-4-2T (LBSCR)16199E418BAS4629E21C1239E Blackmore Vale
22869E16329E420ELHH15 4-6-0 (LSWR)Battle of Britain 4-6-2
22899E16339E4279E4859E21C1599E Sir Archibald Sinclair
Hecate 0-8-0T (KESR)16349E4319E4869E21C1609E 25 Squadron
9499E16379EL11 4-4-0 (LSWR)4879E21C1619E 73 Squadron
V "Schools" 4-4-04359E4889ET9 4-4-0 (LSWR)
929BA Malvern4409E4919E1199E
N15X "Remembrance" 4-6-0F1 4-4-0 (SECR)S15 4-6-0 (LSWR)713ELH
23319E Beattie1156HIT499FEL7189E
shed codes9E Nine ElmsBA Bricklayer's ArmsBAS BasingstokeBM BournemouthELH Eastleigh
FEL FelthamHIT Hither GreenSAL Salisbury
Saturday 24 October 19489E4pm - 4.20pmtotal:67
M7 0-4-4T (LSWR)700 0-6-0 (LSWR)West Country 4-6-2N15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0
339E306929E340239E Blackmore Vale450SAL Sir Kay
302419E306949E34042SAL DorchesterS453SAL King Arthur
3199E7019EBattle of Britain 4-6-2457SAL Sir Bedivere
6739EQ1 0-6-021C1599E Sir Archibald Sinclair7389E King Pellinore
H 0-4-4T (SECR)C9FELMerchant Navy 4-6-2307539E Melisande
S15449EG6 0-6-0T (LSWR)21C159E Exmouth7669E Sir Geraint
15529E2599E350199E French Line CGT307739E Sir Lavaine
O2 0-4-4T (LSWR)2669E350209E Bibby Line307829E Sir Brian
2049E3549EH15 4-6-0 (LSWR)T14 4-6-0 (LSWR)30785ELH Sir Mador de la Porte
2129EU 2-6-0304859E4439E7919E Sir Uwaine
B4 0-4-0T (LSWR)316169E304869E4449E7929E Sir Hervis de Revel
989E16179E304879E4459ELN "Lord Nelson" 4-6-0
E4 0-6-2T (LBSCR)16199E304899E304469E8579E Lord Howe
324939E31620GFD4919E4479E8599E Lord Hood
Hecate 0-8-0T (KESR)S15 4-6-0 (LSWR)K10 4-4-0 (LSWR)4599EL11 4-4-0 (LSWR)T9 4-4-0 (LSWR)
D1 0-4-2T (LBSCR)503FEL3809E304619EB1 4-4-0 (LSWR)301199E
shed codes9E Nine ElmsELH EastleighFEL FelthamGFD Guildford
RDG ReadingSAL Salisbury
Saturday 4 March 195070A3.50pm - 4.35pmtotal:77
M7 0-4-4T (LSWR)700 0-6-0 (LSWR)N15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
3003870A3033970A3045472A Queen Guinevere3402270A Exmoor
3024170A3069270A3073870A King Pellinore3403172A Torrington
24970A3069470A3074270A Camelot3403272B Camelford
66770A69970A3074570A TintagelBattle of Britain 4-6-2
O2 0-4-4T (LSWR)3070170AS74772B Elaine3405072B Royal Observer Corps
3022170AQ1 0-6-03074870A Vivien3405572B Fighter Pilot
H 0-4-4T (SECR)C670C3075570A The Red Knight3405770A Biggin Hill
S154470AU 2-6-03076570A Sir Gareth3405970A Sir Archibald Sinclair
155270A3161670A3077370A Sir Lavaine3406170A 73 Squadron
3155370A3162372A3078073A Sir Persant3406373A 229 Squadron
D1 0-4-2T (LBSCR)3163370C3078270A Sir Brian3407774B 603 Squadron
701S70A3179372C3078770A Sir MenadeukeMerchant Navy 4-6-2
G6 0-6-0T (LSWR)S15 4-6-0 (LSWR)LN "Lord Nelson" 4-6-03500172A Channel Packet
3026670A3051470B3085770A Lord Howe3500272A Union Castle
E1 0-6-0T (LBSCR)T14 4-6-0 (LSWR)3085870A Lord Duncan3501072B Blue Star
213870A3044670A3086371B Lord Rodney3501170A General Steam Navigation
E2 0-6-0T (LBSCR)3046170AN15X "Remembrance" 4-6-03501670A Elders Fyffes
210373AH15 4-6-0 (LSWR)3233270D Stroudley3501770A Belgian Marine
E4 0-6-2T (LBSCR)S48270AV "Schools" 4-4-03502070A Bibby Line
3246870A3048570AS91474B Eastbourne3502272A Holland-America Line
3249370A3048770AH2 4-4-2 (LBSCR)3502472A East Asiatic Company
250070A3048970A3242175A South ForelandL11 4-4-0 (LSWR)T9 4-4-0 (LSWR)
Z 0-8-0THecate 0-8-0T (KESR)K10 4-4-0 (LSWR)L12 4-4-0 (LSWR)3040570A3071870A
3095570A94970A39070A3042770A3040670AD 4-4-0
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70C Guildford70D Basingstoke70E Reading
71B Bournemouth72A Exmouth Junction72B Salisbury72C Yeovil73A Stewart's Lane
74B Ramsgate75A Brighton
Sunday 27 May 195170Atotal:54
M7 0-4-4T (LSWR)U 2-6-0N15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
3024870A3161370E3045172B Sir Lamorak3400472A Yeovil
G6 0-6-0T (LSWR)3161870A3074671A Pendragon3400970A Lyme Regis
3027770A3161970A3075070A Morgan le Fay3401870A Axminster
H 0-4-4T (SECR)H15 4-6-0 (LSWR)3075270A Linette3402070A Seaton
3155470A3033072B3075370A Melisande3402872A Eddystone
E4 0-6-2T (LBSCR)3047571A3075470A The Green Knight3410771B Blandford Forum
3249370A3048470A3075570A The Red KnightBattle of Britain 4-6-2
3249870A3048570A3077870A Sir Pelleas3406170A 73 Squadron
3249970A3048670A3077970A Sir Colgrevance3406270A 17 Squadron
3250070A3048870A3078171A Sir Aglovale3407974B 141 Squadron
700 0-6-0 (LSWR)3049170A3079173A Sir UwaineLN "Lord Nelson" 4-6-0
3069970A3052270AMerchant Navy 4-6-23085171A Sir Francis Drake
3070071AS15 4-6-0 (LSWR)3501270A United States Line3085671A Lord St. Vincent
3070170A3051470BE 4-4-0 (SECR)T9 4-4-0 (LSWR)3085870A Lord Duncan
H16 4-6-2T (LSWR)T14 4-6-0 (LSWR)3151570E3011970A3085970A Lord Hood
3051770B3046170Adiesel152143071870A3086070A Lord Hawke
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70E Reading71A Eastleigh71B Bournemouth
72A Exmouth Junction72B Salisbury73A Stewart's Lane74B Ramsgate
Sunday 25 January 195370Atotal:75
M7 0-4-4T (LSWR)H15 4-6-0 (LSWR)N15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
3012370A3033272B3045472B Queen Guinevere3400570A Barnstaple
3012470A3048270A3045670A Sir Galahad3400670A Bude
3013070A3048370A3045770A Sir Bedivere3400870A Padstow
3024170A3048470A3075070A Morgan le Fay3401070A Sidmouth
3024270A3048570A3075170A Etarre3401270A Launceston
3024370A3048670A3075270A Linette3401870A Axminster
3024570A3052170A3075570A The Red Knight3403072A Watersmeet
3024970A3052370A3078371B Sir Gillemere3403172A Torrington
3032070AT9 4-4-0 (LSWR)LN "Lord Nelson" 4-6-03410373A Calstock
3032170A3071870A3085870A Lord DuncanBattle of Britain 4-6-2
O2 0-4-4T (LSWR)3071970A3086271B Lord Collingwood3405472B Lord Beaverbrook
3022170AD 4-4-0 (SECR)N15X "Remembrance" 4-6-03406470A Fighter Command
H 0-4-4T (SECR)3174470E3233070D CudworthMerchant Navy 4-6-2
3132073AU 2-6-0E4 0-6-2T (LBSCR)700 0-6-0 (LSWR)3500672B Peninsular & Oriental SN Co.
3155070A3161270E3249770A3033970B3501270A United States Line
3155270A3179870C3249870A3069470A3501370A Blue Funnel
3155370AU1 2-6-03249970A3069970A3501470A Nederland Line
H16 4-6-2T (LSWR)3190770A3250070A3070071A3501570A Rotterdam Lloyd
3051870B0-6-0 dieselsQ1 0-6-03070170A3501670A Elders Fyffes
3052070B15213152163300970BO395 0-6-0 (LSWR)3502170A New Zealand Line
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70C Guildford70D Basingstoke70E Reading
71A Eastleigh71B Bournemouth72A Exmouth Junction72B Salisbury73A Stewart's Lane
Sunday 24 January 195470Atotal:72
M7 0-4-4T (LSWR)700 0-6-0 (LSWR)N15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
3013070A3069270A3044972B Sir Torre3400670A Bude
3024170A3069470A3045670A Sir Galahad3400870A Padstow
3024370A3069770A3045770A Sir Bedivere3401870A Axminster
3024470A3069970A3074470A Maid of Astolat3401970A Bideford
3024870A3070070A3074570D Tintagel3409471B Mortehoe
3024970A3070170A3075070A Morgan le Fay3411071B 66 Squadron
3031970AQ1 0-6-03075170A EtarreBattle of Britain 4-6-2
3032070A3300370C3075270A Linette3405072B Royal Observer Corps
3032170A3300670B3077870A Sir Pelleas3405172B Winston Churchill
3032270AH15 4-6-0 (LSWR)3077970A Sir ColgrevanceMerchant Navy 4-6-2
O2 0-4-4T (LSWR)3048370A3078170A Sir Aglovale3501570A Rotterdam Lloyd
3022470A3048470A3078271B Sir Brian3501870A British India Line
E4 0-6-2T (LBSCR)3048770A3078571A Sir Mador de la PorteT9 4-4-0 (LSWR)0-6-0 diesels
3247670A3049070ALN "Lord Nelson" 4-6-03071870A1521215216
3249770A3049170A3085771A Lord Howe3071970A1521315217
3249870A3052370A3086271B Lord CollingwoodD15 4-4-0 (LSWR)1521415218
3249970A3052470AU1 2-6-0EE Co-Co diesel3046470A1521515219
3250070AS15 4-6-0 (LSWR)3190770A10201D 4-4-0 (SECR)
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70C Guildford70D Basingstoke70E Reading
71A Eastleigh71B Bournemouth72B Salisbury
Sunday 1 May 195570Atotal:59
M7 0-4-4T (LSWR)H15 4-6-0 (LSWR)N15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
3012470A3048270A3045072B Sir Kay3400870B Padstow
3013370A3048370A3045472B Quenn Guinevere3401070A Sidmouth
3024170A3048670A3045770A Sir Bedivere3401170A Tavistock
3024270A3048870A3074570D Tintagel3401870A Axminster
3024370A3049170A3075070A Morgan le Fay3410571B Swanage
3024970AS15 4-6-0 (LSWR)3075570A The Red Knight3410671B Lydford
3031970A3050770B3077870A Sir PelleasBattle of Britain 4-6-2
3032270AS15 4-6-0 (LSWR)LN "Lord Nelson" 4-6-03404972B Anti-Aircraft Command
O2 0-4-4T (LSWR)3084070B3086571B Sir John Hawkins3405172B Winston Churchill
3022470AE4 0-6-2T (LBSCR)N15X "Remembrance" 4-6-03406370A 29 Squadron
700 0-6-0 (LSWR)3247670A3232770D TrevithickMerchant Navy 4-6-2
3069470A3249770AV "Schools" 4-4-03500570A Canadian Pacific
3069970A3249870A3092573B Cheltenham3501470A Nederland Line
Q1 0-6-03249970AT9 4-4-0 (LSWR)D15 4-4-0 (LSWR)3501570A Rotterdam Lloyd
3300170CU 2-6-03070570D3046770A3502070A Bibby Line
3301570A3161770A3071870A0-6-0 diesels3502472A East Asiatic Company
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70C Guildford70D Basingstoke71B Bournemouth
72A Exmouth Junction72B Salisbury73B Bricklayer's Arms
Sunday 8 July 195670Atotal:72
M7 0-4-4T (LSWR)E4 0-6-2T (LBSCR)N15 "King Arthur" 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
3012370A3247670A3044872B Sir Tristram3400970A Lyme Regis
3012470A3249270A3045072B Sir Kay3401170A Tavistock
3013270A3249370A3045570A Sir Lancelot3401270A Launceston
3013370A3249770A3045670A Sir Galahad3401870A Axminster
3024370A3249870A3076371A Sir Bors de Ganis3403172A Torrington
3024470A3249970A3077370A Sir Lavaine3409471B Mortehoe
3024570A3256370A3077870A Sir Pelleas3410671B Lydford
3024870AH16 4-6-2T (LSWR)3078171B Sir AglovaleMerchant Navy 4-6-2
3024970A3051770B3078271B Sir Brian3500372A Royal Mail
3031970AU 2-6-03079171A Sir Uwaine3500570A Canadian Pacific
3032070A3161770ALN "Lord Nelson" 4-6-03501270A United States Line
3032170A3162470A3085271A Sir Walter Raleigh3501573A Rotterdam Lloyd
O2 0-4-4T (LSWR)H15 4-6-0 (LSWR)3085371A Sir Richard Grenville3501870A British India Line
3022470A3033470A3085571A Robert Blake3502372A Holland-Afrika Line
T9 4-4-0 (LSWR)3048370A3086371A Lord Rodney3503070A Elder Dempster Lines
3033870A3048870AS15 4-6-0 (LSWR)BR 5MT 4-6-0Q1 0-6-0700 0-6-0 (LSWR)
3071970A3052270A3050370B7311770A3302670B0-6-0 diesels
3084070BBR 4MT 4-6-03303870A1322215211
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70D Basingstoke71A Eastleigh71B Bournemouth
72A Exmouth Junction72B Salisbury73A Stewart's Lane