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, 11 December 2017

Slough & Aylesbury 1945 - 1964


Slough
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western Railwayopened:1868prior to 1950SLO
location:On the south side of the Windsor branch, west of the station.closed:Jun-641950 - June 6481B
type:A brick built 4TS shed with three through tracks.Google Map
Saturday 8 December 1945SLOtotal:16
27xx 0-6-0PT57xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T
27573677SLO6104SLO6119SLO6160SLO
279046766106SLO6143SLO6168PDN
5737SLO6107SLO6146SLO
779161176151SLO
Allocation January 1948 (44)2021 0-6-0PTGWR257xx 0-6-0PTGWR13
61xx 2-6-2TGWR2814xx 0-4-2TGWR1
Sunday 18 April 1948SLOtotal:29
57xx 0-6-0PT2021 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T
3798SLO2055SLO6101SLO6116SLO6146SLO6161SLO
4617SLO2112SLO6105SLO6123SLO6150SLO6167SLO
5715SLO14xx 0-4-2T6106SLO6124SLO6152SLO28xx 2-8-0
5737SLO1437SLO6107SLO6126SLO6153SLO2880ABDR
8750PDN6108SLO6133SLO6157SLO
9640SLO6113SLO6134PDN
shed codesABDR AberdarePDN Old Oak CommonSLO Slough
Sunday 4 February 195181Btotal:28
57xx 0-6-0PT2021 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T
941481B211281B610881B612781B614681B615781B
972281B74xx 0-6-0PT611381B613181B615081B616181B
978981B744281B611481B613681B615181B616781B
369781B14xx 0-4-2T611681B614081B615281B
371581B144281B612381B614381B615481B
469181B144881B
shed codes81B Slough
Sunday 2 March 195281Btotal:28
57xx 0-6-0PT2021 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T
369781B211281B940681B610881B613681B615381B
578381B54xx 0-6-0PT941581B611381B614081B615481B
965381B540981B611581B614381B615781B
978181B74xx 0-6-0PT612781B614681B616081B
978981B744281B613281B615081B616181B
shed codes81B Slough613381B615281B616481B
Sunday 26 April 195381Btotal:23
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T
374081B978181B941581B610681B613681B615781B
463881B978981B942181B611981B614381B615981A
469181B54xx 0-6-0PT942481B612781B615181B616081B
965381B540981B613181B615481B616481B
613381B
shed codes81A Old Oak Common81B Slough
Sunday 14 February 195481Btotal:22
57xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T
463881B972281B610881B612781B613681B615281B
465081B978181B611581B613181B614081B616081B
468081B978981B612381B613281B614381B616881A
964081F612481B613381B615181B
shed codes81A Old Oak Common81B Slough81F Oxford
Sunday 19 June 195581Btotal:33
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T
369781B972281D940681B610881B613681B615081B
374081B978181B941581B611981B614081B615181B
463881B978981B942181B612381B614381B615481B
465081B14xx 0-4-2T942481B613181B614681B616081B
468081B141181B56xx 0-6-2T613281B614781C616481B
469181B144881B666481B613381B
571581Bshed codes81B Slough81C Southall81D Reading
Sunday 6 April 195881Btotal:24
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T
369781B576681B940681B610881B614081B615481B
463881B978181B942181B611581B614681B615781D
465081B14xx 0-4-2T942481B612281B615181B616481B
469181B142681C56xx 0-6-2T613681B615281B
571581B147481C666481B
shed codes81B Slough81C Southall
Allocation May 1959 (36)57xx 0-6-0PTGWR1094xx 0-6-0PTGWR5
61xx 2-6-2TGWR1914xx 0-4-2TGWR2
Sunday 4 October 195981Btotal:20
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T56xx 0-6-2T
360881B575581B941581B610881B613381B665581B
369781B972281B942481B611781B614681B72xx 2-8-2T
463881B978181B14xx 0-4-2T612781B615081B723881F
469181B144781B613181D616481B
shed codes81B Slough81D Reading81F Oxford
Sunday 8 January 196181Btotal:17
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T0-6-0 diesel
360881B576681B940681B611781B615281BD3955
369781B877081B941581B612781B616081B
463881B978181B942181B615181B616781B
469181B
Monday 11 June 1962Sunday 17 March 1963
81Btotal:1481Btotal:12
57xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T14xx 0-4-2T16xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T
360881B611781B142181D162281B848681B611781B
94xx 0-6-0PT612881B144581B163681E940681B612881B
941581B614381B0-6-0 diesels165481B0-6-0 diesels616081B
942281B615181BD3754D394957xx 0-6-0PTD3754D3761
949581B616081B360881B
616781B463881B
shed codes81B Slough81D Reading81E Didcot
Sunday 13 October 1963Sunday 9 February 1964
81Btotal:781Btotal:8
16xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T16xx 0-6-0PT61xx 2-6-2T
162281B611781B616081B162281B611781B616081B
163681E612881B616781B165481B612881B616781B
614381B45xx 2-6-2T614381B
553181C
shed codes81B Slough81C Southall81E Didcot
Slough shed closed 1st June 1964.
Marlow
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Marlow Railwayopened:1873Slough (81B) subshed
location:On the north side of the line, at the east end of the station.closed:Jul-62
type:A brick built 1TS dead ended shed.Google Map
Saturday 28 May 1955Sunday 20 January 1957Sunday 19 February 1961
81B subshedtotal:181B subshedtotal:181B subshedtotal:1
14xx 0-4-2T14xx 0-4-2T14xx 0-4-2T
145081B144881B147481B
shed codes81B Slough
Aylesbury
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western Railwayopened:1871before 1948, Slough subshed
location:On the south side of the line; at the east end of the Joint station.closed:Jul-62after 1948, Neasden subshed
type:A 2TS dead ended shed.Google Map
Saturday 15 June 1947Sunday 4 February 1951
SLO subshedtotal:634E subshedtotal:6
14xx 0-4-2TN5 0-6-2TB1 4-6-0N5 0-6-2TB1 4-6-0
1426BAN9259NEA1085NEA6936934E6102834E Umseke
61xx 2-6-2T9358NEAJ11 0-6-0L3 2-6-4TL1 2-6-4T
6112PDN9369NEA6443834E6906434E6774734E
6166PDN6776234E
shed codesBAN Banbury34E & NEA NeasdenPDN Old Oak Common
Sunday 31 May 1953Sunday 8 November 1953
34E subshedtotal:834E subshedtotal:8
N5 0-6-2T61xx 2-6-2Tcl 4MT 2-6-014xx 0-4-2TL1 2-6-4Tcl 4MT 2-6-0
6925734E613681B4308934E141134E6777634E4306834E
6930234EL1 2-6-4T4316134E147334E6779834EA5 4-6-2T
6935034E6775834EN5 0-6-2TJ11 0-6-06980534E
6778634E6930234E6432434E
shed codes34E Neasden81B Slough
Sunday 14 February 1954Sunday 27 February 1955
34E subshedtotal:734E subshedtotal:8
N5 0-6-2T51xx 2-6-2Tcl 4MT 2-6-014xx 0-4-2T51xx 2-6-2Tcl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)
6931834E414984C4306534E147334E410284C4223134E
L1 2-6-4T517084C4312734E54xx 0-6-0PTL1 2-6-4T4224834E
6778134EA5 4-6-2T540934E6774934E4225034E
6980534EBR 4MT 2-6-0
shed codes34E Neasden84C Banbury7603734E
Sunday 22 July 1956Sunday 26 May 1957
34E subshedtotal:734E subshedtotal:8
14xx 0-4-2TBR 4MT 2-6-0cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)B1 4-6-0
147334E7603534E4222534E4223234E6102834E Umseke
54xx 0-6-0PT7604034EL1 2-6-4T4224934E54xx 0-6-0PTBR 4MT 2-6-0
542484C6778534D4225334E540484C7604034E
6779634E540784C7604234E
shed codes34D Hitchin34E Neasden84C Banbury
Sunday 26 January 1958Sunday 7 September 1958
34E subshedtotal:514D subshedtotal:6
14xx 0-4-2Tcl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)BR 4MT 2-6-054xx 0-6-0PT51xx 2-6-2TBR 4MT 2-6-0
147334E4222234E7603834E540914D515284C7603514D
J15 0-6-07604434EL1 2-6-4TBR 4MT 2-6-4T7603914D
6539034E6776914D8014214D
shed codes14D & 34E Neasden84C Banbury
Sunday 19 February 1961Saturday 4 November 1961
14D subshedtotal:814D subshedtotal:5
64xx 0-6-0PTcl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)BR 4MT 2-6-014xx 0-4-2Tcl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)BR 4MT 2-6-0
640384C4224914D7603514D145584C4208714D7605214D
642984C4228114D7604114D4209214D
cl 2MT 2-6-2T (I)cl 4MT 2-6-4T (St)4225214D
4127214D4261814D
shed codes14D Neasden84C Banbury
Sunday 3 June 1962
14D subshedtotal:7
14xx 0-4-2Tcl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)BR 4MT 2-6-0
145384C4225014D7603714D
145584C4225114DBR 2MT 2-6-2T
4225314D8402914Dshed codes14D Neasden84C Banbury
Aylesbury shed closed on 16th June 1962