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, 21 August 2017

Basingstoke 1941 - 1966

A Maunsell S15 4-6-0 No. 30826 enters Basingstoke on 28 July 1962 with an up stopping train.  The loco shed is on the right, mostly obscured by the train. Photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0.
Pre Grouping Ownership - London & South Western Railwayopened:1905prior to 1950BAS
type:A brick built 3TS dead ended shed.closed:Jul-671950 - 196370D
location:On the north side of the line, west of the station.Google Map
Saturday 26 April 1941BAStotal:23
M7 0-4-4T (LSWR)U 2-6-0T9 4-4-0 (LSWR)L12 4-4-0 (LSWR)"King Arthur" N15 4-6-0
248GFD1615BAS307BAS418BAS781BAT Sir Aglovale
G6 0-6-0T (LSWR)1623BAST3 4-4-0 (LSWR)423BASAtlantic 4-4-2 (LBSCR)
265BAS1629BAS563BAS426BAS2421BAT South Foreland
270GFD1636REDT6 4-4-0 (LSWR)L11 4-4-0 (LSWR)2425BAT Trevose Head
278BAS1807BAS681BAS407BASX6 4-4-0 (LSWR)H15 4-6-0
348BASK10 4-4-0 (LSWR)659ELH332SAL
Sunday 1 September 1946BAStotal:27
M7 0-4-4T (LSWR)U 2-6-0T9 4-4-0 (LSWR)L12 4-4-0 (LSWR)H15 4-6-0
G6 0-6-0T (LSWR)1622BAS1800GFD7139EL11 4-4-0 (LSWR)S15 4-6-0
265BAS1624BAS1804GFD700 0-6-0 (LSWR)407BAS510FEL
278BAS1627BAS350ELHK10 4-4-0 (LSWR)
Allocation January 1947 (24)G6 0-6-0TLSWR2M7 0-4-4TLSWR2
700 0-6-0LSWR2T9 4-4-0LSWR3L11 4-4-0LSWR1
L12 4-4-0LSWR2U 2-6-0SR12
Thursday 15 April 1948BAStotal:14
G6 0-6-0T (LSWR)U 2-6-0T9 4-4-0 (LSWR)"King Arthur" N15 4-6-0
265BAS16139ES1620GFD307BAS740ELH Merlin
700 0-6-0 (LSWR)16179E1632BAS706BAS"Remembrance" N15X 4-6-0
368BAS16199E1634BASS15 4-6-02328BAS Heckworth
834FELS2330BAS Cudworth
shed codes9E Nine ElmsBAS BasingstokeBAT Stewart's LaneELH EastleighFEL Feltham
GFD GuildfordRED RedhillSAL Salisbury
Allocation August 1950 (21)G6 0-6-0TLSWR2E1 0-6-0TLBSCR1
700 0-6-0LSWR2T9 4-4-0LSWR2L12 4-4-0LSWR1
B4X 4-4-0LBSCR3U 2-6-0SR1N15X 4-6-0LBSCR7
N15 4-6-0LSWR2
Sunday 2 August 195370Dtotal:24
G6 0-6-0T (LSWR)U 2-6-0"King Arthur" N15 4-6-0"Remembrance" N15X 4-6-0
3025870D3162970C3045372B King Arthur3232870D Hackworth
3026670D3163370D3074570D Tintagel3232970D Stephenson
E2 0-6-0T (LBSCR)3163470D3074970D Iseult3233070D Cudworth
3210573A3163672B3077874C Sir Pelleas3233170D Beattie
700 0-6-0 (LSWR)E4 0-6-2T (LBSCR)Hall 4-6-03233270D Stroudley
3036870D3249770A595781D Hutton HallModified Hall 4-6-0
28xx 2-8-0E5 0-6-2T (LBSCR)H15 4-6-0S15 4-6-0696181A Stedham Hall
shed codes70A Nine Elms70C Guildford70D Basingstoke71A Eastleigh72B Salisbury
73A Stewarts Lane74C Dover81A Old Oak Common81D Reading84B Oxley
Friday 30 July 195470Dtotal:16
E5 0-6-2T (LBSCR)U 2-6-0"King Arthur" N15 4-6-0"Remembrance" N15X 4-6-0
3256870D3163170C3075370D Melisande3232870D Hackworth
3258770D3163370DH15 4-6-0S15 4-6-03233170D Beattie
3259170DBR 4MT 2-6-03048270A3051570B3233370D Remembrance
700 0-6-0 (LSWR)7600871A3048770A43xx 2-6-0
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70C Guildford71A Eastleigh84B Oxley
Sunday 13 February 195570Dtotal:19
G6 0-6-0T (LSWR)T9 4-4-0 (LSWR)Modified Hall 4-6-0"Remembrance" N15X 4-6-0
3025870D3070570D791584B Mere Hall3232970D Stephenson
E4 0-6-2T (LBSCR)3072470D"King Arthur" N15 4-6-03233070D Cudworth
3250270DL12 4-4-0 (LSWR)3075071B Morgan Le Fay3233170D Beattie
E5 0-6-2T (LBSCR)3043470C3075370D Melisande3233270D Stroudley
3258370DU 2-6-0H15 4-6-0Battle of Britain 4-6-2
700 0-6-0 (LSWR)3163370D3048770A3405072B Royal Observer Corps
shed codes70A Nine Elms70C Guildford71B Bournemouth72B Salisbury84B Oxley
Sunday 3 June 195670Dtotal:19
G6 0-6-0T (LSWR)T9 4-4-0 (LSWR)"King Arthur" N15 4-6-0
3025870D3070570D3045372B King Arthur3078170D Sir Aglovale
E4 0-6-2T (LBSCR)3072470D3074970D Iseult3078771A Sir Menadeuke
3250270DU 2-6-03075570D The Red Knight"Remembrance" N15X 4-6-0
700 0-6-0 (LSWR)3161170D3077070D Sir Prianius3233170D Beattie
3036870D3180670D3077170D Sir SagramoreS15 4-6-0H15 4-6-0
28xx 2-8-03077370A Sir Lavaine3050870B3048870A
384584Bshed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70D Basingstoke71A Eastleigh
72B Salisbury84B Oxley
Sunday 29 September 195770Dtotal:19
G6 0-6-0T (LSWR)U 2-6-0"King Arthur" N15 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
3016070D3161170D3045570D Sir Lancelot3410671B Lydford
3025870DBR 4MT 4-6-03073870D King Pellinore3410871B Wincanton
700 0-6-0 (LSWR)7507570D3078471A Sir NerovensHall 4-6-0
3036870D7507770DSchools V 4-4-0597683C Ashwicke Hall
T9 4-4-0 (LSWR)43xx 2-6-03090370A CharterhouseS15 4-6-0H15 4-6-0
3072470D637981E0-6-0 diesels3050270B3047671A
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70D Basingstoke71A Eastleigh71B Bournemouth
81E Didcot83C Exeter
Sunday 17 August 195870Dtotal:19
G6 0-6-0T (LSWR)U 2-6-0Schools V 4-4-0"King Arthur" N15 4-6-0
3016070D3162770C3090470D Lancing3045570D Sir Lancelot
3025870D3163370DBR 4MT 4-6-0T9 4-4-0 (LSWR)3077370D Sir Lavaine
700 0-6-0 (LSWR)BR 4MT 2-6-07507670D3072470DHall 4-6-0
3036870D7602771A7507970D496384B Rignall Hall
Q1 0-6-00-6-0 dieselsBR 5MT 4-6-0H15 4-6-0S15 4-6-0
3301670BD3010152357311270A Morgan Le Fay3033170D3084070D
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70C Guildford71A Eastleigh84B Oxley
Sunday 1 February 195970D10.18am - 10.30amtotal:19
G6 0-6-0T (LSWR)U 2-6-0Schools V 4-4-0"King Arthur" N15 4-6-0
3016070D3162470A3090470D Lancing3045670D Sir Galahad
3025870DBR 4MT 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-03076570D Sir Gareth
700 0-6-0 (LSWR)7507670D7311370A Lyonnesse3077071A Sir Prianius
3036870D7507770D43xx 2-6-0S15 4-6-03077370D Sir Lavaine
3069670B7507870D538081E3050270B3079470D Sir Ector de Maris
0-6-0 diesels
D301315232shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70D Basingstoke71A Eastleigh
Allocation May 1959 (14)G6 0-6-0TLSWR1700 0-6-0LSWR1
N15 4-6-0LSWR3V 4-4-0SR3U 2-6-0SR2
BR 4MT 4-6-0BR4
Sunday 12 June 196070Dtotal:19
G6 0-6-0T (LSWR)U 2-6-0Schools V 4-4-0"King Arthur" N15 4-6-0
3025870D3161170D3090470D Lancing3076570D Sir Gareth
E4 0-6-2T (LBSCR)3163870C3090570D Tonbridge3077770B Sir Lamiel
3250570AS15 4-6-03090870D Westminster3079470D Sir Ector de Maris
700 0-6-0 (LSWR)3083370B3091170A DoverBR 4MT 4-6-00-6-0 diesels
3036870DQ1 0-6-0Lord Nelson 4-6-07507770DD3011D3012
3300770B3085171A Sir Francis Drake7507970D
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70C Guildford70D Basingstoke71A Eastleigh
Sunday 30 July 196170Dtotal:22
700 0-6-0U 2-6-0Schools V 4-4-0"King Arthur" N15 4-6-0
3036870D3161170D3090570D Tonbridge3076570D Sir Gareth
Q1 0-6-03163570C3091070A Merchant Taylors3077271B Sir Percivale
3303971A3180670DS15 4-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-03077770D Sir Lamiel
Lord Nelson 4-6-03051170B7507670D3079370D Sir Ontzlake
3085671A Lord St. Vincent3051570B7507770DBR 5MT 4-6-0
0-6-0 diesel
Hall 4-6-03082372B7507970D7308670A The Green Knight
590084A Hinderton Hall7311170A King UtherD3011
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70C Guildford70D Basingstoke71A Eastleigh
71B Bournemouth72B Salisbury84A Stafford Road
Sunday 4 March 196270D10.45am - 11amtotal:18
700 0-6-0U 2-6-0Schools V 4-4-0"King Arthur" N15 4-6-0
3036870D3161170D3092570D Cheltenham3076570D Sir Gareth
BR 4MT 4-6-03180670D3093470D St. Lawrence3078271B Sir Brian
7507770D3180971ALord Nelson 4-6-03079570D Sir Dinadan
7507870DBR 4MT 2-6-03086170A Lord AnsonWest Country 4-6-0
S15 4-6-07601271ABR 5MT 4-6-03402871B Eddystone
3050670B0-6-0 diesel7308770A Linette3410471A Bere Alston
D30137311570A King Pellinore
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70D Basingstoke71A Eastleigh71B Bournemouth
Sunday 10 March 196370D11.10am - 11.20amtotal:20
U 2-6-0S15 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
3161170C3082470E7301671A7315571A3401671A Bodmin
3161870C3083770B7308770A Linette3409470A Mortehoe
3180670C3084070B7311870A King LeodegranceBattle of Britain 4-6-2
BR 4MT 2-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0Q 0-6-00-6-0 diesel3405872A Sir Frederick Pile
shed codes70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70C Guildford70D Basingstoke
70E Salisbury71A Eastleigh72A Exmouth Jct.
Basingstoke was closed during March, 1963 but remained open as a stabling point until the end of steam on 9th July 1967
Sunday 16 February 1964stabling pointtotal:22
U 2-6-0S15 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
3162070C3083670B7301985C7317070B3400770A Wadebridge
3162870C3083770B7308670A The Green KnightBattle of Britain 4-6-2
3180370D3084470B7311370A Lyonnesse3408870A 213 Squadron
3180470DBR 4MT 4-6-07317170B0-6-0 dieselsGrange 4-6-0
3185870C7506670DQ 0-6-0D3012D304668512B Hurst Grange
N 2-6-03054270CBRCW T3 diesel
shed codes2B Oxley70A Nine Elms70B Feltham70C Guildford
70D Eastleigh85C Gloucester Barnwood
Sunday 3 October 1964stabling pointtotal:12
U 2-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
3185870C7506870D49542B Plaish Hall3400470D Yeovil
N 2-6-028xx 2-8-0Merchant Navy 4-6-23401270E Launceston
3140870C381981E3501170F General Steam Navigation3402570D Whimple
BR 4MT 2-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-03404270D Dorchester
7601170D7308870A Linette
shed codes2B Oxley70A Nine Elms70C Guildford70D Eastleigh70E Salisbury
70F Bournemouth81E Didcot
Sunday 28 March 1965stabling pointtotal:14
U 2-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2
3181670C7304270G7308170A Excalibur3402470F Tamar Valley
BR 4MT 4-6-07304370D7311270A Morgan Le Fay3403770D Clovelly
7507870A730672B7311870D King LeodegranceGrange 4-6-0
0-6-0 diesels68032B Bucklebury Grange
D3014D3040shed codes2B Oxley70A Nine Elms70C Guildford70D Eastleigh
70F Bournemouth70G Weymouth
Saturday 21 May 1966stabling pointtotal:13
BR 4MT 2-6-0BR 4MT 4-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0West Country 4-6-2BRCW T3 diesels
7605970D7507570D7306570C3406470E Fighter CommandD6500D6512
7606470D7506870D7308670AMerchant Navy 4-6-20-6-0 diesel
BR 4MT 2-6-4T7507770D3500370F Royal Mail15235
shed codes70A Nine Elms70C Guildford70D Eastleigh70E Salisbury70F Bournemouth
Basingstoke GWR
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western Railwayopened:Reading subshed
location:Google Map
Saturday 26 April 1941Sunday 1 September 1946
RDG subshedtotal:5RDG subshedtotal:2
61xx 2-6-2THall 4-6-0Hall 4-6-0
6130RDG4943PDN Marrington Hall6939OXY Calveley Hall
6140RDGGrange 4-6-057xx 0-6-0PT
6141PDN6831TYS Bearley Grange4690RDG
shed codesOXY OxleyPDN Old Oak CommonRDG ReadingTYS Tyesley