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 October 2017

Swansea Landore 1938 - 1961

Swansea High Street station on 13th April 1962 and the arrival of Castle 4-6-0 5087 Tintern Abbey with the up “Capitals United Express”.  Grange 4-6-0 6818 Hardwick Grange had arrived with the corresponding down train from Milford Haven.  Photo: Ben Brooksbank Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0.
Swansea Landore
Pre Grouping Ownership - Great Western Railwayopened:1st shed 1874, 2nd shed 1932prior to 1950LDR
type:Two brick built 4TS sheds, one of which was dead ended.closed:Jul-611950 - July 6187E
location:North of the station, in the fork of the Swansea & Crockett lines.Google Map
Sunday 31 July 1938LDR3.40pm - 3.55pmtotal:49
57xx 0-6-0PT2301 0-6-0Castle 4-6-0Star 4-6-0
3713878924044080Powderham Castle4023
3768973843xx 2-6-04091Dudley Castle4039Queen Matilda
87859775631063444095Harlech Castle4040Queen Boadicea
64xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2T5004Llanstephan Castle4048Princess Victoria
64126431561766335020Trematon Castle4050Princess Alice
6429566266815027Farleigh Castle4059Princess Patricia
1701 0-6-0PT660466835039Rhuddlan Castle4060Princess Eugenie
171942xx 2-8-0T5048Earl of DevonHall 4-6-0
diesel railcar42125211Grange 4-6-05913Rushton Hall
16425052196806Blackwell Grange5915Trentham Hall
425652256817Gwenddwr Grange72xx 2-8-2T28xx 2-8-0
6847Tidmarsh Grange720228372860
Allocation January 1948 (66)57xx 0-6-0PTGWR1354xx 0-6-0PTGWR2
64xx 0-6-0PTGWR356xx 0-6-2TGWR751xx 2-6-2TGWR1
42xx 2-8-0TGWR872xx 2-8-2TGWR22251 0-6-0GWR1
43xx 2-6-0GWR2Hall 4-6-0GWR3Grange 4-6-0GWR5
Star 4-6-0GWR5Castle 4-6-0GWR14
Sunday 17 July 1949LDRtotal:59
57xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
3678LDR5604LDR4900PDN Saint Martin4074LDR Caldicot Castle
3701LDR5631LDR4908LDR Broome Hall4078LDR Pembroke Castle
3713LDR6604LDR4933PPRD Himley Hall4095LDR Harlech Castle
3768LDR6679LDR4952CDF Peplow Hall5010LDR Restormal Castle
7787LDR6680LDR4957LDR Postlip Hall5013LDR Abergavenny Castle
9775LDR42xx 2-8-0T4982LDR Acton Hall5044PDN Earl of Dunraven
9777LDR4259NEA4984CARM Albrighton Hall5045PDN Earl of Dudley
9738LDR5211LDR5923CHR Colston Hall5093LDR Upton Castle
9761LDR5219LDR6915OXY Mursley Hall5099CDF Compton Castle
64xx 0-6-0PT5240LLY6929BAN Whorlton Hall7009LDR Athelney Castle
6412LDR5242NEAModified Hall 4-6-07012LA Barry Castle
6425LDR2251 0-6-06960PDN Raveningham HallStar 4-6-0
6431LDR2211TNGrange 4-6-04003LDR Lode Star
54xx 0-6-0PT2273LDR6818CARM Hardwick Hall4039LDR Queen Matilda
5400LDR72xx 2-8-2TWD 2-8-051xx 2-6-2T4048LDR Princess Victoria
5408LDR7219CDF77310LLY4134LDRdiesel railcars
shed codesBAN BanburyCARM CarmarthenCDF Cardiff CantonLA Plymouth LairaLDR Landore
LLY LlanellyNEA NeathOXY OxleyPDN Old Oak CommonPPRD Pontypool Rd.TN Taunton
Sunday 9 July 195087Etotal:51
57xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
367887E560487E491087G Blaisdon Hall407487E Caldicot Castle
370187E563187E499385A Dalton Hall407887E Pembroke Castle
371387E565687E591387E Rushton Hall500287E Ludlow Castle
376887E668087E592987E Hanham Hall501387E Abergavenny Castle
379787E669587E594686C Marwell Hall502086C Trematon Castle
575987E42xx 2-8-0T595281A Cogan Hall505187E Earl Bathurst
778787E422286C690387E Belmont Hall700387E Elmley Castle
878987E425087EModified Hall 4-6-0700987E Athelney Castle
973887E427086C696281A Soughton Hall701887E Drysllwyn Castle
977587E428986ACounty 4-6-0702187G Haverfordwest Castle
977787E429587A100081A County of MiddlesexStar 4-6-0
54xx 0-6-0PT520387F51xx 2-6-2T2251 0-6-0403987E Queen Matilda
540087E64xx 0-6-0PT516287E227387E405087E Princess Alice
540887E643187Ediesel railcars
shed codes81A Old Oak Common85A Worcester86A Newport Ebbw Jct.87A Neath87E Landore
87F Llanelly87G Carmarthen
Sunday 8 July 195187Etotal:56
57xx 0-6-0PT42xx 2-8-0THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
367887E420787E496982C Shrugborough Hall407487E Caldicot Castle
371387E425586C595587E Garth Hall408187E Warwick Castle
378587E521187D690184C Arley Hall409587E Harlech Castle
379787E521987E690387E Belmont Hall500186C Llandovery Castle
575987E526187F690882B Downham Hall500287E Ludlow Castle
778787E56xx 0-6-2T692686E Holkham Hall501387E Abergavenny Castle
973887E560487E694785A Helmingham Hall501687E Montgomery Castle
977587E563187EModified Hall 4-6-0504686C Earl Cawdor
977787E565687E697481A Bryngwyn Hall504986C Earl of Plymouth
54xx 0-6-0PT660487EStar 4-6-0505187E Earl Bathurst
540087E72xx 2-8-2T400387E Lode Star508581A Evesham Abbey
64xx 0-6-0PT721586A402387E508781A Tintern Abbey
641287E722587E404887E Princess Victoria509387E Upton Castle
51xx 2-6-2T2251 0-6-0405087E Princess Alice702187E Haverfordwest Castle
413487E227387EGrange 4-6-0703681A Taunton Castle
516287Ediesel railcars681887G Hardwick GrangeManor 4-6-0
W10W12782987A Ramsbury Manor
shed codes81A Old Oak Common82B St. Philip's Marsh82C Swindon84C Banbury85A Worcester
86A Newport Ebbw Jct.86C Cardiff Canton86E Severn Tunnel Jct.87A Neath87D Swansea East Dock
87E Landore87F Llanelly87G Carmarthen
Sunday 10 May 195387Etotal:50
57xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
370187E563187E591387E Rushton Hall407487E Caldicot Castle
371387E565687E592987E Hanham Hall407887E Pembroke Castle
376887E668087E595587E Garth Hall408187E Warwick Castle
379787E668887E595887E Knolton Hall409587E Harlech Castle
575987E669587E598781A Brocket Hall500287E Ludlow Castle
878987Eex TV 'A' 0-6-2T690387E Belmont Hall501687E Montgomery Castle
973887E35688E690587E Claughton Hall504387E Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
976187E72xx 2-8-2T691887E Sandon Hall505187E Earl Bathurst
977587E720087E2251 0-6-051xx 2-6-2T505581A Earl of Eldon
977787E720787E228487G410787E508781A Tintern Abbey
64xx 0-6-0PT720987E42xx 2-8-0T414586A700387E Elmley Castle
642587E724386A522486A700987E Athelney Castle
643187E701287E Barry Castle
94xx 0-6-0PTshed codes81A Old Oak Common86A Newport Ebbw Jct.702887E Cadbury Castle
948487E87E Landore87G Carmarthen88E Abercynon703081A Cranbrook Castle
Sunday 26 September 195487E12.15pm - 12.30pmtotal:57
57xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
367887E560487E496587E Rood Ashton Hall407487E Caldicot Castle
370187E565687E498187E Abberley Hall408187E Warwick Castle
371387E567387E592987E Hanham Hall501387E Abergavenny Castle
376887E660487E595587E Garth Hall505187E Earl Bathurst
378587E668087E598487G Linden Hall507287E Hurricane
379787E668887E598681A Arbury Hall508987E Westminster Abbey
575987E669187B598887E Bostock Hall700287E Devizes Castle
878987E669587E690387E Belmont Hall700387E Elmley Castle
973887E72xx 2-8-2TModified Hall 4-6-0700481A Eastnor Castle
976187E720087E696986C Wraysbury Hall701887E Drysllwyn Castle
977587E720787E42xx 2-8-0T51xx 2-6-2T702887E Cadbury Castle
977787E720987E426186D410687E703681A Taunton Castle
64xx 0-6-0PT723687E520286C410787E2251 0-6-0diesel railcar
641287E14xx 0-4-2T524987F43xx 2-6-0228487EW11
643187Eshed codes81A Old Oak Common86C Cardiff Canton86D Llantrisant87B Duffryn Yard
87E Landore87F Llanelly87G Carmarthen
Sunday 7 August 195587Etotal:56
57xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
367887E563187E490484E Binnegar Hall407487E Caldicot Castle
370187E565687E491887E Dartington Hall407887E Pembroke Castle
371387E567387E493787E Lanelay Hall409387E Dunster Castle
378587E660487E498187E Abberley Hall409587E Harlech Castle
379787E668087E591982A Worsley Hall502782A Farleigh Castle
575987E668887E595887E Knolton Hall506081A Earl of Berkeley
778787E669587E599085B Dorford Hall507487E Hampden
973887E72xx 2-8-2T690587E Claughton Hall700987E Athelney Castle
976187E720787E691887E Sandon Hall701287E Barry Castle
977587E720987EModified Hall 4-6-0701686C Chester Castle
977787E724887E698182A Marbury HallCounty 4-6-0
64xx 0-6-0PT42xx 2-8-0T698381E Owsden Hall102787H County of Stafford
641287E422488A51xx 2-6-2T94xx 0-6-0PTBritannia 4-6-2
643187E521486E410687E846387E7002886C Royal Star
diesel railcar28xx 2-8-0410787E948487E43xx 2-6-0BR 5MT 4-6-0
shed codes81A Old Oak Common81E Didcot82A Bristol Bath Road84E Tyseley84K Chester GWR
85B Gloucester GWR86C Cardiff Canton86E Severn Tunnel Jct.87E Landore87H Neyland88A Cardiff Cathays
Sunday 22 July 195687Etotal:47
57xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
370187E562688A493787E Lanelay Hall407487E Caldicot Castle
371387E567387E591387E Rushton Hall407887E Pembroke Castle
378587E660487E592987E Hanham Hall408281A Windsor Castle
379787E668087E593581E Norton Hall501687E Montgomery Castle
878987E668887E593981A Tangley Hall502582C Chirk Castle
963787E669587E595587G Garth Hall504187E Tiverton Castle
973887E72xx 2-8-2T690387E Belmont Hall505187E Earl Bathurst
976187E720087E690587E Claughton Hall507286C Hurricane
977787E720787E691887E Sandon Hall507787E Fairey Battle
64xx 0-6-0PT720987EGrange 4-6-0508281A Swordfish
642587E721787E683883D Goodmoor Grange700287E Devizes Castle
643187E2251 0-6-0Manor 4-6-0702187E Haverfordwest Castle
94xx 0-6-0PT228487E782687G Longworth Manor702887E Cadbury Castle
948487Eshed codes81A Old Oak Common81E Didcot82C Swindon83D Plymouth Laira
86C Cardiff Canton87E Landore87G Carmarthen88A Cardiff Cathays
Sunday 16 June 195787Etotal:52
57xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
371387E560487E490381F Astley Hall408187E Warwick Castle
378587E563187E491087E Blaisdon Hall409081A Dorchester Castle
379787E567387E492387E Evenley Hall500681A Tregenna Hall
878987E660487E493787E Lanelay Hall501387E Abergavenny Castle
879487E668087E494187F Llangedwyn Hall503987E Rhuddlan Castle
963787E669587E494686C Moseley Hall504381A Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
971587E72xx 2-8-2T495786A Postlip Hall505281A Earl of Radnor
976187E720087E592987E Hanham Hall700387E Elmley Castle
977787E721187E593887G Stanley Hall702187E Haverfordwest Castle
94xx 0-6-0PT723687E595587E Garth HallModified Hall 4-6-0
846387E724887E598887E Bostock Hall699886C Burton-Agnes Hall
948487E2251 0-6-0690587E Claughton Hall699986C Capel Dewi Hall
222687E42xx 2-8-0T28xx 2-8-051xx 2-6-2T
shed codes81A Old Oak Common81F Oxford86A Newport Ebbw Jct.86C Cardiff Canton86G Pontypool Road
87D Swansea East Dock87E Landore87F Llanelly87G Carmarthen
Sunday 29 June 195887Etotal:44
57xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
370187E561687D491087E Blaisdon Hall409987E Kilgerran Hall
371387E563187E493787E Lanelay Hall508087E Defiant
376887E565687E590287F Howick Hall508481A Reading Abbey
379787E668887E595587E Garth Hall509187E Cleeve Abbey
963787E72xx 2-8-2T599087E Dorford Hall509586C Barbury Castle
971587E720987E690387E Belmont Hall700987E Athelney Castle
973887E722487F690987F Frewin Hall702386C Penrice Castle
976187E722687D691887E Sandon HallGrange 4-6-0
977587E723687E94xx 0-6-0PT2251 0-6-0686481F Dymock Grange
977787E42xx 2-8-0T846387E226387H51xx 2-6-2T43xx 2-6-0
shed codes81A Old Oak Common81F Oxford86C Cardiff Canton87D Swansea East Dock87E Landore
87F Llanelly87H Neyland
Allocation May 1959 (68)57xx 0-6-0PTGWR1494xx 0-6-0PTGWR3
2251 0-6-0GWR256xx 0-6-2TGWR751xx 2-6-2TGWR2
28xx 2-8-0GWR372xx 2-8-2TGWR7Hall 4-6-0GWR10
Castle 4-6-0GWR20
Sunday 3 May 195987Etotal:52
57xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
367887E562887D491087E Blaisdon Hall408281A Windsor Castle
370187E563187E492387E Evenley Hall409681A Highclere Castle
371387E565687E591387E Rushton Hall500282C Ludlow Castle
376887E567387E595587E Garth Hall500487E Llanstephan Castle
378587E664987E690587E Claughton Hall503087G Shirburn Castle
379787E668887E691287E Levens Hall504187E Tiverton Castle
878987E72xx 2-8-2T691887E Sandon Hall505187E Earl Bathurst
879487E720087E2251 0-6-028xx 2-8-0507481A Hampden
963787E720787E222687E284487E700287E Devizes Castle
971587E720987E228487E51xx 2-6-2T701687E Chester Castle
973887E723087E94xx 0-6-0PT410687E702887E Cadbury Castle
976187A723687E846387E45xx 2-6-2T703587E Ogmore Castle
shed codes81A Old Oak Common82C Swindon87A Neath87D Swansea East Dock87E Landore
87G Carmarthen87H Neyland
Sunday 17 April 196087Etotal:56
57xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
367887E563187E493283B Hatherton Hall407487E Caldicot Castle
376887E567587D591387E Rushton Hall407687E Carmarthen Castle
378587E664987E593981A Tangley Hall409487E Dynevor Castle
379787E668087E595587E Garth Hall409987E Kilgerran Hall
878987E668887EModified Hall 4-6-0500487E Llanstephan Castle
879487E669587E790281A Eaton Mascot Hall501387E Abergavenny Castle
963787E72xx 2-8-2TGrange 4-6-0501687E Montgomery Castle
971587E720087E684487F Penhydd Hall503481A Corfe Castle
976187A720787EBritannia 4-6-2504187E Tiverton Castle
94xx 0-6-0PT720987E7002086C Mercury506681A Wardour Castle
943687E723687E51xx 2-6-2Tcl 4MT 2-6-4T (F)506882C Beverston Castle
948487E42xx 2-8-0T410687E4230587E508281A Swordfish
427187E410787E4230787E509187E Cleeve Abbey
522287A413287H4238787E700987E Athelney Castle
BR 9F 2-10-04238887E702081A Gloucester Castle
9223284C4239487E702187E Haverfordwest Castle
702887E Cadbury Castle
shed codes81A Old Oak Common82C Swindon83B Taunton84C Banbury86C Cardiff Canton
87A Neath87D Swansea East Dock87E Landore87F Llanelly87H Neyland
Sunday 2 April 196187E2.35pm - 2.50pmtotal:54
57xx 0-6-0PT56xx 0-6-2THall 4-6-0Castle 4-6-0
376887E563187E493188A Hanbury Hall407687E Carmarthen Castle
378587E567387E590987E Newton Hall409087E Dorchester Castle
379787E660287E592581C Eastcote Hall409387E Dunster Castle
878987E664987E691287E Helmster Hall500687E Tregenna Castle
879487E665087E691887E Sandon Hall501387E Abergavenny Castle
963787E669587E695284C Kimberley Hall501581A Kingswear Castle
976187Acl 4MT 2-6-4T (F)Modified Hall 4-6-0501687E Montgomery Castle
977787E4230587E699681E Blackwell Hall505187E Earl Bathurst
94xx 0-6-0PT4230787ECounty 4-6-0506081A Earl of Berkeley
941687E4238787E100781E County of Brecknock507487E Hampden
cl 4MT 2-6-4T (Fb)4238887EBritannia 4-6-2507787E Fairey Battle
4218287E4239487E7002288A Tornado508087G Defiant
28xx 2-8-07002888A Royal Star508781A Tintern Abbey
383689A51xx 2-6-2T61xx 2-6-2T509081A Neath Abbey
384886E410687E611487E509187E Cleeve Abbey
412287H612587G702187E Haverfordwest Castle
702887E Cadbury Castle
shed codes81A Old Oak Common81C Southall81E Didcot84C Banbury86E Severn Tunnel Jct.
87A Neath87E Landore87G Carmarthen87H Neyland88A Cardiff Canton89A Shrewsbury
The shed was closed in June 1961 to make way for a diesel depot on the same site.