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.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Cardiff East Dock 1938 - 1965


The last surviving 0-6-2T, built by Kitson for the Cardiff Railway and rebuilt by the GWR in 1928, stands in Cardiff East Dock yard on 27th July 1950. Photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0.
Cardiff East Dock
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western Railway opened:1931prior to 1950CED
type:An 8TS dead ended shed.closed:Aug-651950 - Mar 6288B
location:In Cardiff dockland, between Bute East Dock and Roath DockGoogle MapMar 62 - Sep 6388L
Sep 63 - Aug 6588A
Sunday 31 July 1938CED8.30am - 8.50amtotal:46
57xx 0-6-0PT2021 0-6-0PTRR 'S1' 0-6-0TTV '04' 0-6-2TRR 'A' 0-6-2TRR 'R' 0-6-2T
67006706208660460623629755723137
670267071901 0-6-0PT60528131961733346
670367082000RR 'S' 0-6-0T285667436
67046721Car. R HC 0-6-0PT608610Car. R Kitson 0-6-2T67RR 'M' 0-6-2T
6705681683609611155RR 'A1' 0-6-2T4751
682684Car. R Kitson 0-4-0ST535448
1338
Sunday 8 October 1944CED5pm - 5.10pmtotal:55
57xx 0-6-0PT2021 0-6-0PTRR 'S1' 0-6-0TTV '04' 0-6-2TRR 'A' 0-6-2TRR 'R' 0-6-2T
370767082033213060460628531955683137
463067092048214160529757723346
6701672120582147RR 'S' 0-6-0TTV 'A' 0-6-2T587336
67037717212321506113893916674RR 'M' 0-6-2T
27xx 0-6-0PT2124Car. R Kitson 0-6-2TBarry R 0-6-2T674751
270527541701 0-6-0PT155263RR 'A1' 0-6-2T48
272727811707188851xx 2-6-2T5253
27325195
Sunday 14 December 1947CEDtotal:58
57xx 0-6-0PT2021 0-6-0PTRR 'S1' 0-6-0TTV '04' 0-6-2TRR 'A' 0-6-2TRR 'R' 0-6-2T
4618CED2022CED91CED295AYN54CED31CED
4630CED2086CED92CED297CED55CED36CED
6701CED2123CEDRR 'S' 0-6-0TTV 'A' 0-6-2T61CED37CED
6702CED2124CED93CED397CED66CEDRR 'M' 0-6-2T
6703CED2130CED94CEDB&M 0-6-2T68CED47CED
6704CED2140CED95CED422STJ72CED51CED
6705CED2141CED96CEDBarry R. 0-6-2T73CEDCar. R Kitson 0-6-2T
6706CED2147CEDCardiff R. 0-6-0PT212CEDRR 'A1' 0-6-2T155CED
6707CED1701 0-6-0PT681CED238CED52CED
6708CED1884CED682CED259CED53CED
6721CED1897CED683CED
6744CED1901 0-6-0PT684CED
6751CED2008CED
7722THT
7751CEDshed codesAYN AbercynonCED Cardiff East DockSTJ Severn Tunnel Jct.THT Treherbert
Allocation January 1948 (68)Rhymney R. 0-6-0TRR7Rhymney R. 0-6-2TRR16
Barry R. 0-6-2TBarryR3Cardiff R. 0-6-2TCR1Taff Vale R. 0-6-2TTVR4
Cardiff R. 0-6-0PTCR417xx 0-6-0PTGWR32021 0-6-0PTGWR9
27xx 0-6-0PTGWR357xx 0-6-0PTGWR18
Sunday 4 September 1949CED9am - 9.15amtotal:56
57xx 0-6-0PT2021 0-6-0PTRR 'S1' 0-6-0TRR 'A' 0-6-2TRR 'R' 0-6-2T
4616CED6765CED2022CED90CED55CED33CED
4618CED6767CEDW2048CED91CED66CED36CED
6700CED7751CED2086CED92CED67CED37CED
6701CED9677CED2123CEDRR 'S' 0-6-0T68CEDTV '04' 0-6-2T
W6703CED9679CED2130CED93CED73CED217MTHR
6704CED64xx 0-6-0PT2141CED94CED74CED297THT
6705CED6402CHYS2147CED95CEDRR 'A1' 0-6-2TTV 'A' 0-6-2T
6706CEDCardiff R. 0-6-0PT1701 0-6-0PT96CED52CED368THT
6707CED681CED1888CED56xx 0-6-2TRR 'AP' 0-6-2T370RHY
6708CED682CED27xx 0-6-0PT5607THT79RHYBarry R. 0-6-2T
6709CED683CED2754CED269CED
6721CED684CED
6744CED
shed codesCED Cardiff East DockCHYS Cardiff CathaysMTHR MerthyrRHY RhymneyTHT Treherbert
Sunday 13 August 195088Btotal:61
57xx 0-6-0PT2021 0-6-0PTRR 'S1' 0-6-0TRR 'A' 0-6-2TRR 'R' 0-6-2T
367288B672188B204888B9088B6688B3388B
368188B675188B212388B9188B6788B3588B
378388B676588B214188B9288B6888B3688B
461688B775188B214788BRR 'S' 0-6-0T7288B3788B
461888B967988B27xx 0-6-0PT9388B7488B3988B
463088B94xx 0-6-0PT275488B9488BRR 'P1' 0-6-2TBarry R. 0-6-2T
571088B841688B16xx 0-6-0PT9588B7788D24088C
670188BCardiff R. 0-6-0PT161088B9688BRR 'AP' 0-6-2T26388C
670288B68188B1701 0-6-0PTCar. R Kitson 0-6-2T7988D26788C
670388B68288B170588B15588BTV '04' 0-6-2T27088C
670488B68388BTV 'A' 0-6-2T21688F27188C
670688B68488B37588D23688E27488C
670788B56xx 0-6-2T27688C
562288D
shed codes88B Cardiff East Dock88C Barry88D Merthyr88E Abercynon88F Treherbert
Sunday 22 July 195188Btotal:55
57xx 0-6-0PT2021 0-6-0PTCardiff R. 0-6-0PTRR 'A' 0-6-2TRR 'S1' 0-6-0T
368188B674488B204888B68188B5588B9088B
378388B675186B208688B68288B5988C9188B
571088B677088B212388B68388B6388B9288B
670088B677188B214788B68488B6788BRR 'S' 0-6-0T
670188B677388B94xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2T7288B9388B
670288B677888B841488B560888FRR 'R' 0-6-2T9488B
670388B677988B842988B561188F3588B9588B
670488B775188B845588B566188D3688B9688B
670588B874388B845788BCar. R Kitson 0-6-2T3788B
670988B967788B846488B15588B3988B
672188B977688B
shed codes88B Cardiff Esat Dock88C Barry88D Merthyr88F Treherbert
Sunday 10 August 195288Btotal:56
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PTTV '04' 0-6-2TRR 'A' 0-6-2TRR 'S1' 0-6-0T
368188B676588B841488B21088B5588B9088B
370788B676788B842988B21188C5988B9288B
378388B677088B845788B56xx 0-6-2T6788BRR 'S' 0-6-0T
670288B677188B846488B567688F6888B9388B
670388B677388B847888B665588FRR 'R' 0-6-2T9488B
670488B677988B2021 0-6-0PTCar. R Kitson 0-6-2T3688B9588B
670588B772288B212388B15588B3788B9688B
670688B775188BCardiff R. 0-6-0PT3888B
670788B874388B68188B3988B
670888B967788B68288B4088B
672188B967988B68488B4188B
674488B977688B4388A
675188B
shed codes88A Cardiff Cathays88B Cardiff East Dock88C Barry88F Treherbert
Sunday 12 July 195388Btotal:58
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PTRR 'A' 0-6-2TRR 'R' 0-6-2T
370788B672188B772288B841488B5688B3588B
378388B673388C775188B841688B5888B3788B
571088B674488B967788B845788B5988B3888B
670088B675188B967988BRR 'S1' 0-6-0T6588B3988B
670188B675488C977688B9088B6688B4088B
670288B676588BCardiff R. 0-6-0PT9188B6888B4188B
670388B676788B68188B9288BTaff Vale 0-6-2TCar. R Kitson 0-6-2T
670488B677088B68288BRR 'S' 0-6-0T37988D15588B
670688B677188B68388B9388B
670788B677388B68488B9488B
670888B677888B64xx 0-6-0PT9588B
670988B677988B643888E9688B
shed codes88B Cardiff East Dock88C Barry88D Merthyr88E Abercynon
Sunday 15 August 195488Btotal:65
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PTTV '04' 0-6-2TRR 'R' 0-6-2T
365088B670588B677888B841488B20488B3688B
368188B670688B677988B841688B20888B3788B
370788B670788B772288B842988B21088B3888B
373488B670888B773888B844188B21188B3988B
378388B672188B775188B845788B21588B4288B
468688B673688B872288B846988B21688BRR 'A' 0-6-2T
469888B675188B873688DCardiff R. 0-6-0PT29088B5888B
571088B676588B874388B68188BTV 'A' 0-6-2T6688B
670088B676788B967788B68388B30888BRR 'P' 0-6-2T
670188B677088B967988B56xx 0-6-2T37188B8388D
670288B677188B976988B561088F37488B
670388B677388B977688B566588C38588B
shed codes88B Cardiff East Dock88C Barry88D Merthyr88F Treherbert
Sunday 31 July 195588Btotal:69
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PTTV 'A' 0-6-2TRR 'R' 0-6-2T
365088B670388B677388B840088B30888B3588B
368188B670488B677888B841488B31288B3688B
369488B670588B677988B841688B37488B3788B
370788B670688B772288B842488B37688C3888B
373088B670788B773888B842988B37788B3988B
373488B670888B872288B844188B38988B4188B
378388B670988B874388B845088B56xx 0-6-2T4288B
462688B672188B878788B845788B561588DRR 'AP' 0-6-2T
463188B674488B967788B845988B564088D7888B
468688B676588B967988B846488B567188D
670088B676788B976988B846588B
670188B677088B977688B846988B
670288B677188B947088B
949488B
shed codes88B Cardiff East Dock88C Barry88D Merthyr
Sunday 1 April 195688B2.55pm - 3.20pmtotal:67
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PTRR 'R' 0-6-2T
368188B670488B677988B340088B845088B3588B
369488B670588B772288B340188B845788B3688B
373088B670688B773888B340288B845988B3788B
378388B670788B775188B340388B846488B3888B
462688B670888B872288B840088B846588B4188B
463188B670988B874388B841488B846988B4288B
468688B673688B878788B841688B947088B4388B
469888B675188B967788B842488B947788B4488B
571088B676588B967988B842988B56xx 0-6-2TTV 'A' 0-6-2T
670088B676788B976988B843788B567488D36888E
670188B677088B977688B843888B
670288B677188B844688B
670388B677888B
shed codes88B Cardiff East Dock88D Merthyr88E Abercynon
Sunday 21 July 195788Btotal:63
57xx 0-6-0PT94xx 0-6-0PTRR 'R' 0-6-2T
369488B670588B677188B340088B842488B3688B
373088B670788B677388B340188B842988B3888B
373488B670988B677488B340388B843788B4288B
378388B673688B677588B340488B843888B56xx 0-6-2T
462688B674488B677888B340588B844188B565588D
463188B675188B772288B340788B845788B566488C
468688B676588B773888B340888B846988B566888F
670188B676788B874388B340988B943788B0-6-0 diesels
670288B676988B878788B841488B944388B1325813364
670388B677088B967988B841688B947788B1336213365
670488B1336313366
shed codes88B Cardiff East Dock88C Barry88D Merthyr88F Treherbert
Cardiff East Dock shed was closed from March 1958 to September 1962. It was reopened for the use of the remaining steam allocation of Cardiff Canton when that shed was undergoing major redevelopment.
Sunday 20 April 1958Sunday 10 July 1960
88Bstabledtotal:1588Bstabledtotal:24
57xx 0-6-0PT0-6-0 diesels0-6-0 diesels
670188B SD3260D3406D3265D3397D325813366D3403D3422D342615101
670288B SD3262D3419D3267D3427D3259D3397D3404D3423D352715103
S - storedD3263D3422D3363D3428D3267D3398D3405D3424D359415105
D3264D3364D3400D3420D3425D360615106
Allocation September 1962 (68)57xx 0-6-0PTGWR494xx 0-6-0PTGWR6
56xx 0-6-2TGWR143xx 2-6-0GWR342xx 2-8-0TGWR6
28xx 2-8-0GWR4Hall 4-6-0GWR19Grange 4-6-0GWR3
Castle 4-6-0GWR9Manor 4-6-0GWR29F 2-10-0BR11
Sunday 9 December 196288Ltotal:47
57xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
366286A287584C691888L Sandon Hall409088L Dorchester Castle
378289A xw289786G693288L Burwarton Hall504388L Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
378488L380488L694588L Glasfryn Hall507488L Hampden
574988L381088L695685B Mottram Hall508188L Lockheed Hudson
962988L42xx 2-8-0TModified Hall 4-6-0509788L Sarum Castle
94xx 0-6-0PT424288L697282B Beningbrough Hall701688L Chester Castle W
842588L427288L697782D Grundisburgh HallGrange 4-6-0
849788A428287A698788L Shervington Hall681386A Eastbury Grange
942688L522088L699588L Benthall Hall683287A Brockton Grange
943788L522488L791388L Little Wyrley Hall687588L Hindford Grange
16xx 0-6-0PT522588L56xx 0-6-2T687686G Kingsland Grange
161387H522986A660688BBR 9F 2-10-0
663788B9200388L9224488L
xw - ex Caerphilly Works668188L9222686A9224688L
shed codes82B St. Philip's Marsh82D Westbury84C Banbury85B Gloucester GWR86A Newport Ebbw Jct.
86G Pontypool Road87A Neath Court Sart87H Neyland88A Cardiff Canton88B Cardiff Radyr88L Cardiff East Dock
89A Shrewsbury
Sunday 5 May 196388Ltotal:51
57xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
374888L288788L491888L Dartington Hall408088L Powderham Castle
463388L W380984C495388L Pitchford Hall W409088L Dorchester Castle
574988L382381F497981F Wootton Hall502988L Nunney Castle
94xx 0-6-0PT382486A596288L Wantage Hall507488L Hampden
842588L386288L597687F Ashwicke Hall508188L Lockheed Hudson
845288Lcl 8F 2-8-0691888L Sandon Hall509288L Tresco Abbey
942688L4876187F693188L Aldborough Hall509688L Bridgwater Castle
56xx 0-6-2T42xx 2-8-0T694188L Fillongley Hall43xx 2-6-0BR 9F 2-10-0
660888B424288L694588L Glasfryn Hall632086E9200388L
663988G427288L695088L Kingsthorpe Hall632688L9221088L
72xx 2-8-2T522088LModified Hall 4-6-0634588L9223288L
724288B522488L W698788L Shervington Hall730388L9224488L
BR 5MT 4-6-0526188L699588L Bentall Hallcl 5P/6F 2-6-09224688L
7301985C699782B Bryn-Ivor Hall4290021A
shed codes21A Saltley81F Oxford82B St. Philip's Marsh84C Banbury85C Gloucester LMS
86A Newport Ebbw Jct.86E Severn Tunnel Jct.87F Llanelly88B Cardiff Radyr88G Llantrisant88L Cardiff East Dock
Sunday 1 September 196388Ltotal:53
57xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0Hall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
374888L288788L491888L Dartington Hall W408088L Powderham Castle
375588A W*380488L493688L Kinlet Hall502988L Nunney Castle
463388L W382287A495288A Peplow Hall W*504388L Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
574988L W386288L495388L Pitchford Hall W505688L Earl of Powis
960388L42xx 2-8-0T497681F Warfield Hall508188L Lockheed Hudson
962988L423688J W*498488A Albrighton Hall W*509688L Bridgwater Castle
965188L424288L498586G Allesley Hall509788A Sarum Castle W*
94xx 0-6-0PT429287F591188A Preston Hall W*701688A Chester Castle W*
848488L429788L593788L Stanford Hall702887F Cadbury Castle
56xx 0-6-2T522488L W598488L Linden HallGrange 4-6-0
564688F W*526188L695788L Norcliffe Hall680487F Brockington Grange
666088B526487AModified Hall 4-6-0687882B Longford Grange
0-6-0 dieselBR 9F 2-10-0697587A Capesthorne Hall43xx 2-6-0cl 5P/6F 2-6-0
D32679221988L698585B Parwick Hall730388L4290021A
9222587AW - withdrawn731788L72xx 2-8-2T
9223788LW* - withdrawn, ex store at Cardiff Canton722188C
shed codes21A Saltley81F Oxford82B St. Philip's Marsh85B Gloucester GWR86G Pontypool Road
87A Neath Court Sart87F Llanelly88A Cardiff Canton88B Cardiff Radyr88C Barry88F Treherbert
88J Aberdare88L Cardiff East Dock
Sunday 3 May 196488Atotal:44
57xx 0-6-0PT42xx 2-8-0THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
965188A424288A W492887B Gatacre Hall W502988A Nunney Castle W
968188A424788H49336D Himley Hall504388A Earl of Mount Edgcumbe W
971687A428588G593788A Stanford Hall W507388A Blenheim W
979888C429788A595288A Cogan HallGrange 4-6-0
94xx 0-6-0PT520288A596187A Toynbee Hall682688A Nannerth Grange
848488A522288F W597288A Olton Hall W683686G Estevarney Grange
943788A523188A W690587A Claughton Hall684788A Tidmarsh Grange
945688B W526188A691288A Helmster Hall W685988A Yiewsley Grange
28xx 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0691888A Sandon HallModified Hall 4-6-0
287588A W9200388A693188A Aldborough Hall696181C Stedham Hall
380488A9222488A693288A Burwarton Hall790388A Foremarke Hall
384088A9224388A695088A Kingsthorpe Hall792588A Westol Hall
cl 8F 2-8-0shed codes2A Tyesley6D Shrewsbury81C Southall86G Pontypool Road
484522A87A Neath Court Sart87B Duffryn Yard88A Cardiff East Dock88B Cardiff Radyr88C Barry
88F Treherbert88G Llantrisant88H Tondu
Sunday 6th September 196488Atotal:43
57xx 0-6-0PT42xx 2-8-0THall 4-6-0Grange 4-6-0
378488C424788H W492887B Gatacre Hall W682688A Nannerth Grange
965188A520288A596187A Toynbee Hall684087F Hazeley Grange
967188A520688A598488A Linden Hall687686E Kingsland Grange
968188A522288F W691888A Sandon Hall28xx 2-8-0cl 8F 2-8-0
979488C526188A693188A Aldborough Hall285981C483392E
94xx 0-6-0PTBR 9F 2-10-0694588A Glasfryn Hall287588A W484302E
848488A9220988AModified Hall 4-6-0380488A W485171G
943788A922172A790481D Fountains Hall384088A56xx 0-6-2T
945688B W9222488A791387A Little Wyrley Hall72xx 2-8-2T560188E
43xx 2-6-09223788A792788A Willington Hall725287A563288E
530687A W9224882E568888E
660888D W
shed codes1G Woodford Halse2A Tyesley2E Saltley81C Southall81D Reading
82E Bristol Barrow Rd.86E Severn Tunnel Jct.87A Neath Court Sart87B Duffryn Yard88A Cardiff East Dock88B Cardiff Radyr
88C Barry88D Merthyr88E Abercynon88F Treherbert88H Tondu
Sunday 28 March 196588Atotal:29
57xx 0-6-0PT42xx 2-8-0THall 4-6-0Manor 4-6-0
379088A520288A693188A Aldborough Hall780488A Baydon Manor
466386F526188A W694488A Fledborough Hall781188A Dunley Manor
962587A94xx 0-6-0PTModified Hall 4-6-0782688A Longworth Manor
965188A848488B791985A Runter Hallcl 8F 2-8-0BR 9F 2-10-0
967188A W943788B792388A Speke Hall480852E9200388A W
967688ABR 5MT 4-6-0792588A Westol Hall484186D921502E
968188A7303185BGrange 4-6-04876187F W9221988A
cl 5MT 4-6-0684788A Tidmarsh Grange92220*88A W
446835A*Evening Star
shed codes2E Saltley5A Crewe North6D Shrewsbury85A Worcester85B Gloucester GWR
86F Aberbeeg87A Neath Court Sart87F Llanelly88A Cardiff East Dock88B Cardiff Radyr
Sunday 23 May 196588Atotal:48
57xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Grange 4-6-0
373888A561388F W690882E Downham Hall682688A Nannerth Grange W
378488B562188D693188A Aldborough Hall685988A Yiewsley Grange
379088A563388B W694488A Fledborough Hall686988A Resolven Grange
462388A566586GModified Hall 4-6-094xx 0-6-0PTBR 9F 2-10-0
463986G568188D W698381E Otterington Hall848488B920022A
466386F568888D792388A Speke Hall942688B W9200388A W
967188A W569688D WManor 4-6-0943788B92220*88A W
967688A661288D W780488A Baydon Manor944688B W9224488A
968188A664888B W781188A Dunley Manor946188B W42xx 2-8-0T
51xx 2-6-2T665088B W782688A Longworth Manor W947588B W520288A
416988B W668988B61xx 2-6-2T28xx 2-8-0*Evening Star520888A
417788B W611688B382081C526188A W
shed codes2A Tyesley81C Southall81E Didcot82E Bristol Barrow Rd.86F Aberbeeg
86G Pontypool Road88A Cardiff East Dock88B Cardiff Radyr88D Merthyr
Cardiff East Dock shed closed on 2nd August 1965
Monday 30 August 196588Atotal:16
57xx 0-6-0PT28xx 2-8-0Manor 4-6-0Grange 4-6-0
373888A W380886B W781188A Dunley Manor W682088A Kingstone Grange W
461288A W383786B W56xx 0-6-2T683788A Forthampton Grange W
965188A W384086B W667288B W686988A Resolven Grange W
968188A W386186B W66922C WModified Hall 4-6-0
386486B W697886B Haroldstone Hall W
shed codes2C Stourbridge Jct.86B Newport Ebbw Jct.88A Cardiff East Dock88B Cardiff Radyr
Note: Destination of withdrawn locos:
Hayes/Birds - Bridgend375541694177423649184952498450735261
563356465681569659116612664869127016
Swindon Works5749
Birds - Morriston380838373840386138645613665068206826
683768696978781194269446946194759651
Cashmores - Newport380446334928509752315306593766729671
Birds, Risca, Newport28754242522266089456
Cohen's - Kettering6692
Birds, Bynea7826
Preserved373842474612495350295043522459729681
9200392220
Others48761