List of British Railways shed codes

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A "shed plate" for depot 84A (Laira)

British Railways shed codes were used to identify the engine sheds that its locomotives and multiple units were allocated to for maintenance purposes. The former London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) alpha-numeric system was extended to cover all regions and used until replaced by alphabetic codes in 1973.

System of codes[edit]

The coding system had its origins in a reorganisation of locomotive operation and maintenance on the LMS in the 1933-35 period.[citation needed] It grouped all sheds into districts with a main shed, given the district number followed by the letter A as its code, and subsidiary sheds with the same number followed by B, C, or D etc. Many sheds were also responsible for sub-sheds where day-to-day servicing could be carried out but which lacked the facilities for intermediate or heavy overhauls. The extension of the system to all regions was brought into use in 1950, each region being given a block of district numbers:

Many codes changed as districts were re-organised and as regional boundaries changed over the years. For example, the former LMS shed at Goole was initially 25C as part of the Wakefield District. In September 1956 the district was transferred to the North Eastern Region and split between districts 53, 55 and 56; Goole became 53E in the Hull District. This district was itself merged with the York District in January 1960 and so Goole was re-coded again to become 50D. The changes accelerated with the contraction of the railway network and modernisation, both of which reduced the number of locomotives in use. For example, the Inverness district had five sheds and seven sub-sheds in 1950 but these had been reduced to a single shed by 1967.[1]

On 6 May 1973 all the remaining depot codes were replaced by new two-letter codes. These no longer included any kind of district hierarchy, but were more suitable for use with the TOPS operating management computers.[1]

Locomotive allocations[edit]

An 82F (Bath S&D) plate on the smokebox of 9F 92212

Each steam locomotive was allocated to a particular shed and an oval, cast metal plate (usually 4 58 in (120 mm) x 7 12 in (190 mm))[2] with the depot code was bolted to the smokebox on the front of the locomotive. When a locomotive was reallocated to a different shed the plate was taken off and replaced with one from the new shed. Locomotives moved between a parent depot and its sub-sheds did not need this change as they shared the same code.

With the introduction of diesel and electric motive power the system of allocation became changed. Main line locomotives were capable of operating greater distances between servicing and, very often, depots only held the equipment and spare parts for servicing a limited range of locomotive classes. This resulted in them being allocated to a smaller number of depots and reallocations became less common. For instance, the 74 Western Region Class 52 diesel-hydraulics were only ever allocated to six depots and were eventually all based to just one (Laira) rather than spread around more than 60 depots on the region, although they could often be found at many of these others.[3] This meant that many depots only had allocations of shunting locomotives, and some locomotives did not carry allocation plates. Those that did had them in a variety of positions: Class 42s on the underframe below the cab but near-identical Class 43s on the front next to the left buffer; after 1967 the code was generally painted on the bodywork near the cab door.[4] On the London Midland Region, from June 1968 until 1973 main line diesel locomotives were given a divisional allocation in which locomotives were allocated to a nominal district, although in practice the locomotives received major attention at the principal depot in the Division. For example, locomotives in the D01 London (Western) Division were effectively based at principal depot Willesden. Other divisions were D02 Birmingham Division (Tyseley), D05 Stoke-on-Trent Division (Crewe), D08 Liverpool Division (Allerton), D09 Manchester Division (Longsight), D10 Preston Division (Lostock Hall), D14 London (Midland) Division (Cricklewood Depot), D16 Nottingham Division (Toton).[5]

List of codes[edit]

London Midland Region[edit]

Code Dates[1] Shed Comments
1 Willesden
1A 1950–1973 Willesden Became WN
1B 1950–1966 Camden
1C 1950–1965 Watford
1D 1950–1963 Devons Road, Bow Became 1J
1963–1973 Marylebone station Previously 14F, became ME
1E 1952–1973 Bletchley
Sub-sheds Aylesbury (to 1962), Cambridge (to ?), Leighton Buzzard (to 1962), Newport Pagnell (to 1955)
Became BY
1F 1963–1968 Rugby Previously 2A
1G 1963–1965 Woodford Halse Previously 2F
1H 1963–1965 Northampton Previously 2E
1J 1963–1964 Devons Road, Bow Previously 1D
2 Rugby
2A 1950–1963 Rugby
Sub-sheds Market Harborough (to 1955), Seaton (to 1960)
Became 1F
1963–1973 Tyseley Previously 84E, became TS
2B 1950–1950 Bletchley Became 4A
1950–1963 Nuneaton Previously 2D, became 5E
1963–1968 Wolverhampton Oxley
2C 1950–1950 Northampton Became 4B
1950–1958 Warwick (Milverton) Previously 2E
1963–1967 Stourbridge Junction Previously 84F
2D 1950–1950 Nuneaton Became 2B
1950–1958 Coventry Previously 2F
1963–1966 Banbury Previously 84C
2E 1950–1950 Warwick (Milverton) Became 2C
1952–1963 Northampton
Sub-shed Blisworth
Previously 4B, became 1H
1963–1973 Saltley Became SY
2F 1950–1950 Coventry Previously 2F
1955–1958 Market Harborough Became 15F
1958–1963 Woodford Halse Previously 2G, became 1G
1963–1973 Bescot Previously 21B, became BS
2G 1958–1958 Woodford Halse Previously 38E, became 2F
1963–1967 Rycroft, Walsall Previously 21F
2H 1963–1967 Monument Lane Previously 21E
2J 1963–1965 Aston Previously 21D
2K 1963–1965 Wolverhampton Bushbury Previously 21C
2L 1963–1965 Leamington Spa Previously 84D
2M 1963–1964 Wellington (Salop) Previously 84H
2P 1963–1964 Kidderminster Previously 84G
3 Bescot
3A 1950–1960 Bescot Became 21B
3B 1950–1960 Bushbury Became 21C
3C 1950–1960 Rycroft Became 21F
3D 1950–1960 Aston Became 21D
3E 1950–1960 Monument Lane
Sub-sheds Albion (to ?), Tipton (to ?)
Became 21E
4 Bletchley (until 1952)
4A 1950–1952 Bletchley
Sub-sheds Aylesbury, Cambridge, Leighton Buzzard, Newport Pagnell, Oxford (1950)
Previously 2B, became 1E
4B 1950–1952 Northampton
Sub-shed Blisworthh
Previously 2C, became 2E
5 Stoke Division (D05)
5A 1950–1965 Crewe North
1965–1973 Crewe Diesel Depot Became CE, then CD
5B 1950–1967 Crewe South
5C 1950–1965 Stafford
5D 1950–1967 Stoke
5E 1950–1962 Alsager
1963–1966 Nuneaton Previously 2B
5F 1950–1966 Uttoxeter
5H 1963–1965 WCML electric locomotive fleet Code ACL used 1960–1963 and from 1966[1]
6 Chester
6A 1950–1973 Chester (Midland)
6B 1950–1966 Mold Junction
6C 1950–1963 Birkenhead Mollington Street Became 8H
1963–1967 Croes Newydd
Sub-sheds Bala (to 1965), Penmaenpool (to 1965)
Previously 89B
6D 1950–1960 Chester (Northgate)
1963–1967 Shrewsbury Previously 89A
6E 1950–1958 Wrexham Rhosddu Became 84K
1958–1960 Chester (WR) Previously 84K
1963–1965 Oswestry Previously 89D
6F 1950–1963 Bidston
1963–1966 Machynlleth
Sub-sheds Aberystwyth (to 1965), Pwllhelli (to 1966)
Previously 89C
1967–1973 Aberystwyth VoR Became VR
6G 1952–1966 Llandudno Junction Previously 7A
6H 1952–1965 Bangor Previously 7B
6J 1952–1967 Holyhead Previously 7C
6K 1952–1963 Rhyl
Sub-shed Denbigh (to 1955)
Previously 7D
7 Llandudno Junction (until 1952)
7A 1950–1952 Llandudno Junction Became 6G
7B 1950–1952 Bangor Became 6H
7C 1950–1952 Holyhead Became 6J
7D 1950–1952 Rhyl
Sub-shed Denbigh
Became 6K
8 Liverpool Edge Hill
8A 1950–1968 Edge Hill (Liverpool) Became sub-shed of 8J
8B 1950–1967 Warrington (Dallam)
Sub-shed Warrington (Arpley) (to 1963)
8C 1950–1968 Speke Junction
8D 1950–1964 Widnes Previously sub-shed of 13E
8E 1950–1958 Brunswick (Liverpool) Previously 13E, became 27F
1958–1968 Northwich Previously 9G
8F 1958–1973 Springs Branch (Wigan)
Sub-shed Sutton Oak (1967–1969)
Previously 10A, became SP
8G 1950–1967 Sutton Oak Became sub-shed of 8F
8H 1960–1963 Allerton Became 8J
1963–1967 Birkenhead Mollington Street Previously 6C, became BC
8J 1963–1973 Allerton Previously 8H, became AN
8K 1963–1966 Bank Hall Previously 27A
8L 1963–1967 Aintree Previously 27B
8M 1963–1967 Southport Previously 27C
8P 1963–1964 Wigan Central Previously 27D
8R 1963–1963 Walton Previously 27E
9 Manchester Longsight
9A 1950–1973 Longsight (Manchester) Became LG (electric) and LO (diesel)
9B 1950–1968 Stockport (Edgeley)
9C 1958–1961 Macclesfield
Sub-shed Reddish (1958–1963)
Previously sub-shed of 39A
1963–1973 Reddish
Sub-shed Dinting
Previously sub-shed of 39A, became RS
9D 1950–1963 Buxton Became 9L
1963–1973 Newton Heath Previously 26A, became NH
9E 1950–1968 Trafford Park (Manchester) Previously 13A, coded 17F 1957–58
9F 1950–1968 Heaton Mersey Previously 13C, coded 17E 1957–58
9G 1950–1958 Northwich Previously 13D, became 8E
1958–1965 Gorton
Sub-shed Reddish (1958–1963)
Previously 9H
9H 1958–1958 Gorton
Sub-shed Dinting (1958)
Previously 39A, became 9G
9J 1963–1966 Agecroft Previously 26B
9K 1963–1968 Bolton Previously 26C
9L 1963–1968 Buxton
Sub-sheds Cromford (1963–1967), Middleton Top (1963–1967), Sheep Pasture (1963–1967)
Previously 9D
9M 1963–1965 Bury Previously 26D
9P 1963–1964 Lees (Oldham) Previously 26E
10 Wigan (until 1958) Carnforth (from 1963)
10A 1950–1958 Springs Branch (Wigan) Became 8F
1963–1968 Carnforth Previously 24L
10B 1950–1958 Preston Became 24K
1963–1964 Blackpool Central
Sub-shed Blackpool North
Previously 28A, became sub-shed of 10C
10C 1950–1958 Patricroft Became 26F
1963–1968 Fleetwood Previously 28B
10D 1950–1954 Plodder Lane
1955–1958 Sutton Oak Previously 10E, became 8G
1963–1972 Lostock Hall (Preston) Previously 24C
10E 1950–1955 Sutton Oak Became 10D
10F 1950–1952 Lower Ince, Wigan Previously 13G
1963–1968 Rose Grove Previously 24B
10G 1963–1967 Skipton Previously 23A
10H 1963–1967 Lower Darwen Previously 24D
10J 1963–1966 Lancaster (Green Ayre) Previously 24J
11 Carnforth / Barrow
11A 1950–1958 Carnforth Became 24L
1958–1960 Barrow-in-Furness Previously 11B, became 12E
11B 1950–1958 Barrow-in-Furness Became 11A
1958–1969 Workington Previously 12C, became 12F
11C 1950–1960 Oxenholme Became 12G
11D 1950–1960 Tebay Became 12H
11E 1951–1957 Lancaster (Green Ayre) Previously 23C, became 24J
12 Carlisle
12A 1950–1958 Carlisle (Upperby) Code 12B until 10 June 1950 and again from 1 February 1958
1958–1973 Carlisle (Kingmoor)
Sub-shed Durran Hill (to 1959)
Previously 68A
12B 1950–1950 Carlisle (Upperby) Became 12A 10 June 1950
1950–1951 Carlisle (Canal) Became 68E
1955–1955 Penrith Previously 12C, reopened as sub-shed 1958
1958–1968 Carlisle (Upperby)
Sub-shed Penrith (1958–1962)
Previously 12A
12C 1950–1955 Penrith
Sub-shed Silloth (to 1953)
Became 12B
1955–1958 Workington Previously 12D, became 11B
1958–1963 Carlisle (Canal) Previously 12D, became 12C
1963–1977 Barrow-in-Furness Previously 12E
12D 1950–1955 Workington Became 12C
1958–1958 Carlisle (Canal) Previously 68E, became 12C
1958–1961 Kirkby Stephen Previously 12E
1963–1968 Workington Previously 12F
12E 1950–1954 Moor Row
1958–1958 Kirkby Stephen Previously 51H, became 12D
1960–1963 Barrow-in-Furness Previously 11, became 12C
1963–1968 Tebay Previously 12H
13 Manchester Trafford Park (until 22 May 1950)
13A 1950–1950 Trafford Park Became 9E
13B 1950–1950 Belle Vue
Sub-shed Gowhole
Became 26G
13C 1950–1950 Heaton Mersey Became 9F
13D 1950–1950 Northwich Became 9G
13E 1950–1950 Brunswick (Liverpool)
Sub-shed Widnes
Became 8E
13F 1950–1950 Walton Became 27E
13G 1950–1950 Lower Ince, Wigan Became 10F
14 Cricklewood
14A 1950–1963 Cricklewood Became Cricklewood West (14B)
1963–1973 Cricklewood East Became CD, later CW
14B 1950–1963 Kentish Town
1963–1967 Cricklewood West Previously Cricklewood (14A)
14C 1950–1960 St Albans
1963–1971 Bedford Previously 14E
14D 1950–1962 Neasden
Sub-shed Marylebone station (to 1961)
14E 1958–1963 Bedford Previously 15D, became 14C
14F 1961–1963 Marylebone Previously sub-shed of 14D, became 1D
15 Wellingborough
15A 1950–1968 Wellingborough
Sub-shed Market Harborough (1963–1965)
Became 15B
1963–1973 Leicester (Midland) Previously 15C, became LR
15B 1950–1963 Kettering Became 15C
1963–1973 Wellingborough Previously 15A, became WO
15C 1950–1963 Leicester (Midland)
Sub-shed Market Harborough (from 1960)
Became 15A
1963–1965 Kettering Previously 15B
15D 1950–1958 Bedford Became 14E
1950–1963 Coalville Previously 17C, became 15E
1963–1964 Leicester (Great Central) Previously 15E
15E 1958–1963 Leicester (Great Central) Previously 38C, became 15D
1963–1965 Coalville Previously 15D
15F 1958–1960 Market Harborough Previously 2F, became sub-shed of 15C
16 Nottingham (until 1963) Toton (from 1963)
16A 1950–1963 Nottingham (Midland)
Sub-sheds Lincoln St Marks (to 1953), Southwell (to 1955)
Became 16D
1963–1973 Toton Previously 18A, became TO
16B 1950–1950 Peterborough (Spital Bridge) Became 35C
1955–1963 Kirkby-in-Ashfield Previously 16C, became 16E
1963–1966 Annesley Previously 16D
1966–1970 Colwick Previously 40E
16C 1950–1955 Kirkby-in-Ashfield Became 16B
1955–1960 Mansfield Previously 16D
1963–1973 Derby
Sub-shed Rowsley (1964–1967)
Previously 17A, became DY
16D 1950–1955 Mansfield Became 16C
1958–1963 Annesley Previously 38B, became 16B
1963–1967 Nottingham Previously 16A
16E 1963–1966 Kirkby-in-Ashfield Previously 16B
16F 1963–1973 Burton-on-Trent Previously 17B, became BU
16G 1963–1966 Westhouses Previously 18B
16H 1963–1964 Hasland
Sub-sheds Chesterfield (1963), Clay Cross Works (1963), Morton Colliery (1963), Williamsthorpe Colliery
Previously 18C
16J 1963–1964 Rowsley Previously 17C, became sub-shed of 16C
17 Derby (until 9 September 1963)
17A 1950–1963 Derby Became 16C
17B 1950–1963 Burton-on-Trent
Sub-sheds Horninglow (to 1960), Overseal (to ?)
Became 16F
17C 1950–1958 Coalville Became 15D
1958–1963 Rowsley
Sub-sheds Cromford (to 1960), Middleton Top (to ?), Sheep Pasture
Previously 17D, became 16J
17D 1950–1958 Rowsley
Sub-sheds Cromford, Middleton Top, Sheep Pasture
17E 1957–1958 Heaton Mersey Code 9F to January 1957 and from April 1958
17F 1957–1958 Trafford Park Code 9E to January 1957 and from April 1958
18 Toton (until 9 September 1963)
18A 1950–1963 Toton Became 16A
18B 1950–1963 Westhouses Became 16G
18C 1950–1963 Hasland
Sub-sheds Chesterfield, Clay Cross Works, Morton Colliery, Williamsthorpe Colliery
Became 16H
18D 1950–1958 Barrow Hill (Staveley)
Sub-sheds Sheepbridge, Staveley New Works, Staveley Old Works
Became 41E
19 Sheffield (until 1 February 1958)
19A 1950–1958 Sheffield Grimesthorpe Became 41B
19B 1950–1958 Millhouses (Sheffield) Became 41C
19C 1950–1958 Canklow Became 41D
20 Leeds (until 3 February 1957)
20A 1950–1957 Leeds (Holbeck) Became 55A
20B 1950–1957 Leeds (Stourton) Became 55B
20C 1950–1957 Royston Became 55D
20D 1950–1957 Normanton Became 55E
20E 1950–1957 Bradford (Manningham)
Sub-shed Ilkley
Became 55F
20F 1950–1950 Skipton
Sub-shed Keighley
Code 23A 26 June 1950 to 7 October 1951, became 24G
20G 1950–1957 Hellifield Code 23B 26 June 1950 to 7 October 1951, became 24H
20H 1950–1950 Lancaster (Green Ayre) Became 23C
21 Saltley (until 9 September 1963)
21A 1950–1963 Saltley (Birmingham)
Sub-sheds Camp Hill, Kingsbury, Water Orton, Stratford-upon-Avon (1953–1962)
Became 2C
21B 1950–1960 Bournville
Sub-shed Redditch
21C 1950–1958 Bromsgrove Became 85F
1960–1963 Bushbury Previously 3B, became 2K
21D 1950–1953 Stratford-upon-Avon
Sub-shed Blisworth (to 7 July 1950)
Became sub-shed of 21A
1950–1973 Aston Previously 3D, became 2J
21E 1960–1963 Monument Lane Previously 3E, became 2H
21F 1950–1963 Ryecroft (Walsall) Previously 3C, became 2G
22 Bristol (until 1 February 1958)
22A 1950–1958 Bristol (Barrow Road) Became 82E
22B 1950–1958 Gloucester (Barnwood)
Sub-sheds Dursley, Tewkesbury
Became 85E
23 Liverpool Bank Hall (until 10 June 1950) Skipton (24 June 1950 to 7 October 1951)
23A 1950–1950 Liverpool (Bank Hall) Became 27A
1950–1951 Skipton Code 20F until 24 June 1950 and from 7 October 1951
23B 1950–1950 Aintree Became 27B
1950–1951 Hellifield Code 20G until 24 June 1950 and from 7 October 1951
23C 1950–1950 Southport Became 27C
1950–1951 Lancaster (Ayre Green) Code 20H until 24 June 1950 and from 7 October 1951
23D 1950–1950 Wigan (L&Y) Became 27D
24 Accrington (until 9 September 1963)
24A 1950–1963 Accrington Became 10E
24B 1950–1963 Rose Grove Became 10F
24C 1950–1963 Lostock Hall Became 10D
24D 1950–1963 Lower Darwen Became 10H
24E 1950–1963 Blackpool Central
Sub-shed Blackpool North
Code 28A 10 June 1960 to 1 April 1952, became 10B
24F 1950–1963 Fleetwood Code 28B 10 June 1960 to 1 April 1952, became 10C
24G 1957–1963 Skipton Previously 20F, became 10G
24H 1957–1963 Hellifield Previously 20G
24J 1957–1963 Lancaster (Green Ayre) Previously 11E, became 10J
24K 1958–1961 Preston Previously 10B
24L 1958–1963 Carnforth Previously 11A, became 10A
25 Wakefield (until September 1956)
25A 1950–1956 Wakefield Became 56A
25B 1950–1957 Hudddersfield Became 55G
25C 1950–1956 Goole Became 53E
25D 1950–1956 Mirfield Became 56D
25E 1950–1956 Sowerby Bridge Became 56E
25F 1950–1956 Low Moor Became 56F
25G 1950–1956 Farnley Junction Became 55C
26 Newton Heath (until 9 September 1963)
26A 1950–1963 Newton Heath Became 9D
26B 1950–1963 Agecroft Became 9J
26C 1950–1963 Bolton Became 9K
26D 1950–1963 Bury Became 9M
26E 1950–1954 Bacup
1955–1963 Lees (Oldham) Previously 26F, became 9P
26F 1950–1955 Lees (Oldham) Became 26E
1955–1956 Belle Vue (Manchester) Previously 13B, became 26G
1958–1963 Patricroft Previously 10C, became 9H
26G 1950–1955 Belle Vue (Manchester) Previously 13B, became 26F
27 Liverpool Bank Hall (10 June 1950 to 9 September 1963)
27A 1950–1963 Liverpool (Bank Hall) Previously 23A, became 8K
27B 1950–1963 Aintree Previously 23B, became 8L
27C 1950–1963 Southport Previously 23C, became 8M
27D 1950–1963 Wigan (L&Y) Previously 23D, became 8P
27E 1950–1963 Walton Previously 13F, became 8R
27F 1950–1961 Brunswick (Liverpool) Previously 8E
28 Blackpool (10 June 1950 to 1 April 1952)
28A 1950–1952 Blackpool Central
Sub-shed Blackpool North
Code 24E until 10 June 1950 and from 1 April 1952
28B 1950–1952 Fleetwood Code 24F until 10 June 1950 and from 1 April 1952

Eastern Region[edit]

Code Dates[1] Shed Comments
30 Stratford
30A 1950–1973 Stratford
Sub-sheds Bishops Stortford (1959–1960), Brentwood (to 1957), Canning Town (to ?), Chelmsford (to ?), Clacton (1959–1963), Colchester (1967–1968), Enfield (to 1960), Epping (to 1957), Hertford East (1960), Ilford, Palace Gates (to 1954), Spitalfields (to ?), Ware (to ?), Wood Street (to ?), Temple Mills (to 1964), Walton-on-the-Naze (1959–1963)
Became SX, later SF
30B 1950–1960 Hertford East
Sub-sheds Buntingford (to 1959)
Became sub-shed of 30A
30C 1950–1959 Bishops Stortford Became sub-shed of 30A in 1959
30D 1950–1956 Southend (Victoria) Became sub-shed of 30A
30E 1950–1959 Colchester
Sub-sheds Braintree (to ?), Clacton, Kelevedon (to 1951), Maldon (to ?), Walton-on-the-Naze
Reopened as sub-shed of 30A 1967
1968–1973 Colchester Became CR
30F 1950–1967 Parkeston Quay
31 Cambridge
31A 1950–1973 Cambridge
Sub-sheds Ely (to ?), Huntingdon East (to .1961), Saffron Walden (to 1958), Thaxted (to 1952)
Became CA
31B 1950–1973 March
Sub-sheds King's Lynn (1960–1962), South Lynn (1960–c.1961), Wisbech (1952–?)
Became MC, later MR
31C 1950–1960 King's Lynn
Sub-sheds Hunstanton (to 1958), South Lynn (1959–1960),Wisbech (to 1952)
Became sub-shed of 31B
31D 1950–1959 South Lynn Became sub-shed of 31C
31E 1950–1959 Bury St Edmunds
Sub-shed Sudbury
31F 1958–1960 Peterborough Spital Bridge Previously 35C
32 Norwich
32A 1950–1973 Norwich
Sub-sheds Cromer High (to 1954), Dereham (to 1955), Swaffham (to ?), Wells (to 1963), Wymondham (to ?), Yarmouth South Town (1959–1962)
Became NO, later NR
32B 1950–1968 Ipswich
Sub-sheds Aldeburgh (to 1956), Felixstowe (to 1959), Framlingham (to 1952), Laxfield (to 1952), Stowmarket (to ?)
32C 1950–1962 Lowestoft
32D 1950–1959 Yarmouth South Town Became sub-shed of 32A
32E 1950–1959 Yarmouth (Vauxhall)
32F 1950–1959 Yarmouth Beach
32G 1950–1959 Melton Constable
Sub-sheds Cromer Beach, Norwich City
33 Plaistow
33A 1950–1959 Plaistow
Sub-sheds Upminster (to 1956)
Became sub-shed of 33B in 1959[6]
33B 1950–1962 Tilbury
Sub-sheds Plaistow (1959–1962)
33C 1950–1962 Shoeburyness
34 Kings Cross (1950–1973)
34A 1950–1963 Kings Cross
34B 1950–1961 Hornsey Became sub-shed of 34G
34C 1950–1961 Hatfield
34D 1950–1973 Hitchin Became HI
34E 1950–1958 Neasden
Sub-sheds Aylesbury, Chesham
Became 14D
1958–1968 New England
Sub-shed Spalding (to 1960)
Previously 35A
34F 1958–1963 Grantham Previously 35B
34G 1960–1973 Finsbury Park
Sub-shed Hornsey (1961–1971)
Became FP
35 Peterborough (until 1958)
35A 1950–1958 New England
Sub-sheds Bourne (to 1953), Spalding, Stamford (to 1957)
Became 34E
35B 1950–1958 Grantham Became 34F
35C 1950–1958 Peterborough Spital Bridge (was 16B 1949-1950)[6] Previously 16B, Became 31F
36 Doncaster
36A 1950–1973 Doncaster Became DR
36B 1950–1958 Mexborough
Sub-shed Wath Electric Depot (from 1952)
Became 41F[6]
36C 1950–1973 Frodingham Became FH
36D 1950–1958 Barnsley Became 41G
36E 1950–1965 Retford
Sub-shed Newark (to 1959)
37 Ardsley (until 1956)
37A 1950–1956 Ardsley Became 56B
37B 1950–1956 Copley Hill Became 56C
37C 1950–1956 Bradford (Hammerton Street) Became 56G
38 Colwick (until 1958)
38A 1950–1958 Colwick
Sub-shed Derby (to 1955)
Became 40E
38B 1950–1958 Annesley Became 16D
38C 1950–1958 Leicester (GC)
Sub-shed Leicester (GN)
Became 15E
38D 1950–1958 Staveley (GC) Became 41H
38E 1950–1958 Woodford Halse Became 2G
39 Gorton (until 1958)
39A 1950–1958 Gorton
Sub-sheds Hayfield (to ?), Macclesfield, Dinting
Became 9H
39B 1950–1955 Darnall (Sheffield) Became 41A
40 Lincoln
40A 1950–1973 Lincoln Became LN
40B 1950–1973 Immingham
Sub-sheds New Holland and Grimsby to 1960s
Became IM
40C 1950–1956 Louth
40D 1950–1958 Tuxford Became 41K
40E 1950–1958 Langwith Junction became 41J
1958–1966 Colwick Previously 38A, became 16B
40F 1950–1964 Boston
Sub-shed Sleaford (to ?)
41 Darnall
41A 1950–1964 Darnall (Sheffield) Previously 39B, became 41B
1964–1973 Tinsley Became TI
41B 1958–1964 Sheffield Grimesthorpe Previously 19A
1964–1965 Darnall (Sheffield) Previously 41B
41C 1958–1961 Sheffield (Millhouses) Previously 19B
1963–1973 Wath Previously sub-shed of 41F
41D 1958–1965 Canklow Previously 19C
41E 1958–1965 Staveley (Barrow Hill)
Sub-sheds Sheepbridge, Staveley New Works, Staveley Old Works
Previously 18D
41F 1958–1964 Mexborough
Sub-shed Wath Electric Depot (1958–1963)
Previously 36B
41G 1958–1963 Barnsley Previously 36D
41H 1958–1965 Staveley (G.C.) Previously 38D
41J 1958–1966 Langwith Junction Previously 40E
1966–1973 Shirebrook West Became SB
41K 1958–1959 Tuxford Previously 40D

North Eastern Region[edit]

The North Eastern became part of an enlarged Eastern Region in 1967, however the shed codes remained unchanged.

Code Dates[1] Shed Comments
50 York
50A 1950–1967 York Became 55B
50B 1950–1960 Neville Hill
Sub-shed Ilkley (to 1959)
Became 55H
1960–1970 Dairycoates (Hull)
Also used for Hull (Alexandra Dock) until closed in 1963.
Previously 53A and 53B.
50C 1950–1959 Selby
1960–1973 Hull (Botanic Gardens) Became BG
50D 1950–1959 Starbeck
Sub-shed Pateley Bridge (to 1951)
1960–1973 Goole
50E 1950–1963 Scarborough
50F 1950–1963 Malton
Sub-shed Pickering (to 1959)
50G 1950–1959 Whitby
51 Darlington
51A 1950–1973 Darlington
Sub-shed Middleton-in-Teesdale (to 1957)
Became DN
51B 1950–1958 Newport
51C 1950–1967 West Hartlepool
51D 1950–1958 Middlesbrough
Sub-shed Guisborough (to 1954)
51E 1950–1959 Stockton
51F 1950–1965 West Auckland
Sub-shed Wearhead (to 1954)
51G 1950–1959 Haverton Hill
51H 1950–1958 Kirkby Stephen Became 12E
51J 1950–1963 Northallerton
Sub-shed Leyburn (to 1954)
51K 1950–1958 Saltburn
51L 1958–1973 Thornaby Became TE
52 Gateshead
52A 1950–1973 Gateshead
Sub-sheds Bowes Bridge (to 1962), Heaton (1963–1967), North Blyth (1967)
Became GD
52B 1950–1963 Heaton Became sub-shed of 52A
52C 1950–1965 Blaydon
Sub-sheds Alston (to 1959), Hexham (to 1959), Reedsmouth (to 1952)
52D 1950–1969 Tweedmouth
Sub-shed Alnmouth (to 1966)
52E 1950–1966 Percy Main
52F 1950–1967 North Blyth
Sub-sheds Rothbury (to 1952), South Blyth (1967)
Became sub-shed of 52A
52G 1958–1967 Sunderland
Sub-shed Durham (1958)
Previously 54A
52H 1958–1967 Tyne Dock Previously 54B
52J 1958–1959 Borough Gardens Previously 54C
1964–1973 South Gosforth Became GF
52K 1958–1965 Consett
53 Hull (until 1960)
53A 1950–1960 Hull (Dairycoates) Became 50B
53B 1950–1960 Hull (Botanic Gardens) Became 50C
53C 1950–1960 Hull (Alexandra Dock) Included Springhead until 1958
53D 1950–1958 Bridlington
53E 1950–1951 Cudworth
1956–1960 Goole Previously 25C, became 50D
Sunderland (until 1958)
54A 1950–1958 Sunderland
Sub-shed Durham
Became 52G
54B 1950–1958 Tyne Dock
Sub-shed Pelton Level (to ?)
Became 52H
54C 1950–1958 Borough Gardens Became 52J
54D 1950–1958 Consett Became 52K
Leeds Holbeck (from 1957)
55A 1957–1973 Leeds (Holbeck)
Sub-shed Stourton (1967–c.1972)
Previously 20A
55B 1957–1967 Stourton Became sub-shed of 55A
1957–1973 York Previously 50A, became YK
55C 1956–1966 Farnley Junction Previously 25G
1967–1973 Healey Mills Previously 56B
55D 1957–1971 Royston Previously 20C
55E 1957–1967 Normanton Previously 20D
55F 1957–1967 Manningham (Bradford) Previously 20E
1967–1973 Hammerton Street (Bradford) Previously 56G, became HS
55G 1957–1967 Huddersfield Previously 25B
1967–1973 Knottingley Previously 56A
56 Wakefield/Knottingley (from 1956)
56A 1956–1967 Wakefield Previously 25A
1967–1973 Knottingley Became KY
56B 1956–1965 Ardsley Previously 37A
1966–1967 Healey Mills Became 55C
56C 1956–1964 Copley Hill Previously 37B
56D 1956–1967 Mirfield Previously 25D
56E 1956–1964 Sowerby Bridge Previously 25E
56F 1956–1967 Low Moor Previously 25F, became 55J
56G 1956–1958 Hammerton Street (Bradford) Previously 37C, became 55F

Scottish Region[edit]

Code Dates[1] Shed Comments
60 Inverness
60A 1950–1973 Inverness
Sub-sheds Dingwall (to 1962), Fortrose (to 1951), Kyle of Lochalsh (to 1962)
Became IS
60B 1950–1966 Aviemore
Sub-shed, Boat of Garten
Now used by the Strathspey Railway
60C 1950–1964 Helmsdale
Sub-sheds, Dornoch (to 1960), Tain (to 1959)
60D 1950–1962 Wick
Sub-shed, Thurso
60E 1950–1964 Forres
61 Aberdeen
61A 1950–1967 Kittybrewster (Aberdeen)
Sub-sheds Alford (to ?), Ballater (to 1966), Fraserburgh (to 1965), Macduff (to 1951), Peterhead (to 1965)
61B 1950–1966 Aberdeen (Ferryhill) Became AB
61C 1950–1966 Keith
Sub-sheds Banff (to 1964), Elgin
62 Thornton Junction
62A 1950–1969 Thornton Junction
Sub-sheds, Anstruther (to 1960), Burntisland (to ?), Ladybank, Methil (to ?)
62B 1950–1967 Dundee Tay Bridge
Sub-sheds, Arbroath (to 1959), Dundee West (to 1963), Montrose (to ?), St. Andrews (to 1960), Tayport (to 1951)
1967–1973 Dundee Former Dundee West reopened, became DE
62C 1950–1966 Dunfermline
Sub-sheds, Alloa (to 1967), Inverkeithing (to ?), Kelty (to c.1955), Loch Leven (to 1951)
Became DT
63 Perth
63A 1950–1969 Perth
Sub-sheds Aberfeldy (to 1965), Blair Atholl (to 1965), Crieff (to 1958), Forfar (1959–1964)
63B 1950–1960 Stirling
Sub-sheds Killin, Stirling Shore Road
Became 65J
1960–1970 Fort William
Sub-shed Mallaig (to 1961)
Previously 65J, became 65H
63C 1950–1959 Forfar
Sub-shed Brechin, Ballaculish
Became sub-shed of 63A
1959–1963 Oban
Sub-shed Ballachulish
Previously 63D
63D 1950–1955 Fort William Became 65J
1955–1959 Oban
Sub-shed Ballachulish
Previously 63E, became 63C
63E 1950–1955 Oban
Sub-shed Ballachulish
Became 63D
64 St. Margarets/Millerhill
64A 1950–1967 St. Margarets (Edinburgh)
Sub-sheds Dunbar (to 1963), Galashiels (to c.1962), Hardengreen (to ?), Leith Central (1955 to 1959), Longniddry (to ?), North Berwick (to 1958), Peebles (to 1955), Penicuik (to 1951), Polton (to 1951), Seafield (to 1962), South Leith (to 1955)
1967–1973 Millerhill Became MH
64B 1950–1973 Haymarket Became HA
64C 1950–1965 Dalry Road
64D 1950–1960 Carstairs Became 66E
64E 1950–1960 Polmont
Sub-shed Kinneil
Became 65K
64F 1950–1966 Bathgate
64G 1950–1966 Hawick
Sub-sheds Jedburgh (1950), Kelso (to 1955), Riccarton (to 1958), St. Boswells (to 1959)
64H 1959–1972 Leith Central Previously sub-shed of 64A
65 Eastfield
65A 1950–1973 Eastfield (Glasgow)
Sub-sheds Aberfoyle (to 1951), Helensburgh (1960–1961), Kilsyth (to 1951), Kipps (1962), Lennoxtown (to 1951), Motherwell (from 1972), Parkhead (1962) Polmadie (from 1972)
Became ED
65B 1950–1966 St. Rollox
65C 1950–1962 Parkhead Became sub-shed of 65A
65D 1950–1964 Dawsholm
Sub-sheds Dumbarton, Stobcross (1950)
65E 1950–1962 Kipps Became sub-shed of 65A
65F 1950–1973 Grangemouth Became GM
65G 1950–1964 Yoker
65H 1950–1960 Helensburgh
Sub-shed Arrochar (to c.1959)
Became sub-shed of 65A
1970–1973 Fort William Previously 63B, became FW
65I 1950–1961 Balloch
65J 1950–1960 Fort William
Sub-shed Mallaig
Previously 63D, became 63B
65K 1960–1964 Polmont Previously 64E
66 Polmadie
66A 1950–1972 Polmadie
Sub-sheds Motherwell (from 1967), Paisley (to ?)
Became sub-shed of 65A, later PO
66B 1950–1963 Motherwell
Sub-shed Morningside (to 1954)
Became sub-shed of 66A
66C 1950–1973 Hamilton Became HN
66D 1950–1966 Greenock (Ladyburn)
Sub-shed Princes Pier (to 1959)
66E 1960–1963 Carstairs Previously 64D, reopened 1966–1967 then became a stabling point
66F 1962–1967 Beattock Previously 68D
67 Corkerhill
67A 1950–1973 Corkerhill Became CK
67B 1950–1966 Hurlford
Sub-sheds Beith (to ?), Muirkirk (to 1964)
67C 1950–1973 Ayr Became AY
67D 1950–1973 Ardrossan
67E 1962–1966 Dumfries Previously 68B
67F 1962–1968 Stranraer Previously 68C
68 Carlisle Kingmoor
68A 1950–1966 Carlisle (Kingmoor)
Sub-shed Durran Hill
Became 12A
68B 1950–1962 Dumfries
Sub-shed Kirkcudbright (to 1955)
Became 67E
68C 1950–1962 Stranraer
Sub-shed Newton Stewart (to 1959)
Became 67F
68D 1950–1962 Beattock
Sub-shed Lockerbie (to 1951)
Became 66F
68E 1951–1958 Carlisle Canal Previously 12B, became 12D

Southern Region[edit]

Code Dates[1] Shed Comments
70 Nine Elms
70A 1950–1967 Nine Elms
70B 1950–1970 Feltham
70C 1950–1967 Guildford
Sub-shed Reading S.R. (1962–1964)
70D 1950–1963 Basingstoke
1963–1973 Eastleigh
Sub-sheds Fratton, Lymington (to 1967), Southampton Docks (from 1966)
Previously 71A, became EH
70E 1950–1962 Reading (SR) Became sub-shed of 70C
1962–1967 Salisbury Previously 72B
70F 1954–1959 Fratton Became sub-shed of 71A, later FR
1963–1973 Bournemouth Previously 71B, became BM
70G 1954–1957 Newport (I.O.W.) Previously 71E
1963–1967 Weymouth Previously 82F
70H 1954–1973 Ryde (I.O.W.) Became RY
70I 1950–1966 Southampton Docks Previously 71I, became sub-shed of 70D
71 Eastleigh (until 30 September 1963)
71A 1950–1966 Eastleigh
Sub-sheds Andover Junction (to 1957), Fratton (from 1959), Lymington (to 1967), Southampton Terminus (to 1967), Winchester (to 1969)
Became 70D
71B 1950–1963 Bournemouth
Sub-sheds Dorchester (1955–1957), Hamworthy Junction (to 1954), Swanage (to 1966)
Became 70F
71C 1950–1955 Dorchester Became sub-shed of 71B
71D 1950–1954 Fratton
Sub-sheds Gosport (to 1953)
Became 70F
71E 1950–1954 Newport (I.O.W.) Became 70G
71F 1950–1954 Ryde (I.O.W.) Became 70H
71G 1950–1958 Bath (S&D)
Sub-sheds Branksome, Radstock
Became 82F
1958–1963 Weymouth Previously 82F, became 70G
71H 1950–1958 Templecombe (S&D)
Sub-sheds Highbridge (to c.1955)
Became 82G
1958–1959 Yeovil Pen Mill Previously 82E
71I 1950–1963 Southampton Docks Became 70I
71J c.1955–1958 Highbridge Became sub-shed of 82F
72 Exmouth Junction
72A 1950–1966 Exmouth Junction
Sub-sheds Bude, Exmouth, Launceston (to c.1958), Lyme Regis, Okehampton (to c.1961), Seaton (to 1963.
Became 83D
72B 1950–1962 Salisbury Became 70E
72C 1950–1963 Yeovil Became 83E
72D 1950–1958 Plymouth Friary
Sub-shed Callington
Became 83H
72E 1950–1963 Barnstaple
Sub-sheds Ilfracombe, Torrington (to 1959)
Became 83F
72F 1950–1963 Wadebridge Became 84E
73 Stewarts Lane/Hither Green
73A 1950–1962 Stewarts Lane Became 75D
73B 1950–1962 Bricklayers' Arms
Sub-sheds New Cross Gate (to 1952)
73C 1950–1973 Hither Green
Sub-shed Redhill (1965–?)
Became HG
73D 1950–1959 Gillingham Became sub-shed of 73J
1963–1973 St Leonards Became SE
73E 1950–1964 Faversham
73F 1958–1973 Ashford
Sub-shed Ramsgate (locomotives, 1959–1960), St Leonards (to 1963?), Tonbridge (1962–1965)
Became AF
73G 1958–1973 Ramsgate Previously 74B. EMUs only from 1959, became RM
73H 1958–1961 Dover
Sub-sheds Folkestone (to 1961)
Previously 74C
73J 1958–1965 Tonbridge
Sub-sheds Gillingham(1959–1960)
Became sub-shed of 73F
74 Ashford (until 13 October 1958)
74A 1950–1958 Ashford
Sub-sheds Canterbury West (to 1955), Rolvenden (to 1954), St Leonards (1958)
Became 73F
74B 1950–1958 Ramsgate Became 73G
74C 1950–1958 Dover
Sub-sheds Folkestone
Became 73H
74D 1950–1958 Tonbridge Became 73J
74E 1950–1958 St Leonards Became sub-shed of 74A
75 Brighton
75A 1950–1973 Brighton
Sub-sheds Eastbourne (1952–1965), Horsham (1959–1964), Newhaven (to 1955), Three Bridges (1964–1965), Tunbridge Wells West (1963–1965)
Became BI
75B 1950–1965 Redhill
Sub-sheds Tunbridge Wells West (1965)
Became sub-shed of 73C
75C 1950–1966 Norwood Junction
1966–1973 Selhurst Became SU
75D 1950–1959 Horsham Became sub-shed of 75A
1962–1973 Stewarts Lane Previously 73A, became SL
75E 1950–1964 Three Bridges Became sub-shed of 75A
75F 1950–1963 Tunbridge Wells West Became sub-shed of 75A, later 75B and finally shed TW under TOPS. Now used by Spa Valley Railway
75G 1950–1952 Eastbourne Became sub-shed of 75A

Western Region[edit]

Code Dates[1] Shed Comments
81 London
81A 1950–1973 Old Oak Common
Sub-shed Southall (1968–1973)
Became OC
81B 1950–1964 Slough
Sub-sheds Aylesbury (1950), Marlow (to 1962), Watlington (to 1957)
81C 1950–1968 Southall
Sub-shed Staines (to 1952)
81D 1950–1973 Reading
Sub-sheds Basingstoke WR (1950), Henley-on-Thames (to 1958)
Became RG
81E 1950–1965 Didcot
Sub-sheds Newbury (to ?), Wallingford (to 1956), Winchester Chesil (to 1953)
81F 1950–1973 Oxford
Sub-sheds Abingdon (to 1954), Fairford (to 1962)
Became OX
82 Bristol
82A 1950–1973 Bristol, Bath Road
Sub-sheds Bath (to 1961), Taunton (from 1968), Wells (to 1963), Westbury (from 1968), Weston-super-Mare (to 1960), Yatton (to 1960)
Became BR
82B 1950–1964 St Philips Marsh Became PM
82C 1950–1973 Swindon
Sub-sheds Andover Junction (to 1952), Chippenham (to 1964), Malmesbury (to 1951), Marlborough (to 1961), Faringdon (to 1951)
Became SW
82D 1950–1963 Westbury
Sub-sheds Frome, Salisbury WR (1950)
Became 83C
82E 1950–1958 Yeovil Pen Mill Became 71H
1958–1965 Bristol, Barrow Road Previously 22A
82F 1950–1958 Weymouth
Sub-shed Bridport
Became 71G
1958–1966 Bath S&D
Sub-sheds Branksome (to 1963), Highbridge (1958), Radstock
Previously 71G
82G 1958–1963 Templecombe Previously 71H, became 83G
83 Newton Abbot
83A 1950–1973 Newton Abbot
Sub –sheds Ashburton (to 1958), Kingsbridge (to 1961), Tiverton Junction (1963–1964)
Became NA
83B 1950–1968 Taunton
Sub -sheds Barnstaple Town (to 1951), Bridgwater (to 1960), Minehead (to 1956)
83C 1950–1963 Exeter
Sub-sheds Tiverton Junction
1963–1968 Westbury
83D 1950–1963 Plymouth, Laira
Sub-sheds Launceston (1958–1962), Plymouth Docks (to c.1951), Princetown (to 1956)
Became 84A
1963–1967 Exmouth Junction
Sub-sheds Bude (to 1964), Callington (1963), Exmouth (1963), Lyme Regis (1963), Seaton (1963)
Previously 72A
83E 1950–1963 St Blazey
Sub-sheds (to 1962), Looe (to ?), Moorswater (to 1960)
Became 84B
1963–1965 Yeovil Town Previously 72C
83F 1950–1963 Truro Became 84C
1963–1964 Barnstaple Junction
Sub-shed Ilfracombe
Previously 72E
83G 1950–1963 Penzance
Sub-sheds Helston, St Ives (to 1961)
Became 84D
1963–1966 Templecombe Previously 82G
83H 1958–1963 Plymouth Friary
Sub-shed Callington
Previously 72D
84 Wolverhampton (until 1963) Plymouth (from 1963)
84A 1950–1963 Wolverhampton, Stafford Road
1963–1973 Plymouth, Laira Previously 83D, became LA
84B 1950–1963 Wolverhampton, Oxley Became 2B
1963–1973 St Blazey Previously 83E, became BZ
84C 1950–1963 Banbury Became 2D
1963–1965 Truro Previously 83F
84D 1950–1963 Leamington Spa Became 2L
1963–1973 Penzance
Sub-shed Helston (1963)
Previously 83G, became PZ
84E 1950–1963 Tyseley Became 2A
84F 1950–1963 Stourbridge Junction Became 2C
84G 1950–1961 Shrewsbury
Sub-sheds Builth Road, Clee Hill (to 1960), Coalport, Craven Arms, Knighton, Ludlow (to 1951)
Became 89A
1961–1963 Kidderminster
Sub-shed Cleobury Mortimer (to 1962)
Previously 85D, became 2P
84H 1950–1963 Wellington (Salop)
Sub-sheds Crewe Gresty Lane, Much Wenlock (to 1951)
Became 2M
84J 1950–1961 Croes Newydd
Sub-sheds Bala, Penmaenpool, Trawsfynydd
Became 89B
84K 1950–1958 Chester Became 6E
1958–1960 Wrexham Rhosddu Previously 6E
85 Worcester
85A 1950–1973 Worcester
Sub-sheds Evesham (to 1963), Hartlebury (to ?), Honeybourne (to 1965), Kingham (to 1962), Ledbury (1961–1964), Moreton in Marsh (to ?)
Became WS
85B 1950–1973 Gloucester, Horton Road
Sub-sheds Brimscombe (to 1963), Chalford (to 1951), Cheltenham Malvern Road (to 1963), Cirencester (to 1964), Lydney (to 1964), Tetbury (to 1964)
Became GL
85C 1950–1961 Hereford
Sub-sheds Kington (to 1951), Ledbury, Leominster, Ross-on-Wye
Became 86C
1961–1964 Gloucester, Barnwood
Sub-sheds Dursley (to 1962), Tewkesbury (to 1962)
Previously 85E
85D 1950–1961 Kidderminster
Sub-shed Cleobury Mortimer
Became 84G
1961–1964 Bromsgrove
Sub-shed Redditch
Previously 85F
85E 1958–1961 Gloucester, Barnwood
Sub-sheds Dursley, Tewkesbury
Previously 22B, became 85C
85F 1958–1961 Bromsgrove
Sub-shed Redditch
Previously 21C, became 85D
86 Newport / Cardiff
86A 1950–1963 Newport, Ebbw Junction Became 86B
1963–1973 Cardiff Canton Previously 86C, became CF
86B 1950–1963 Newport, Pill
1963–1973 Newport, Ebbw Junction Previously 86A, became EJ
86C 1950–1961 Cardiff, Canton Became 88A
1961–1964 Hereford Previously 85C
86D 1950–1961 Llantrisant Became 88G
86E 1950–1968 Severn Tunnel Junction
86F 1950–1961 Tondu
Sub-shed Bridgend (1950)
Became 88H
1961–1964 Aberbeeg Previously 86H
86G 1950–1967 Pontypool Road
Sub-sheds Abergavenny (1954–1958), Branches Fork (to 1952), Pontrilas (to 1953)
86H 1950–1961 Aberbeeg Became 86F
86J 1950–1961 Aberdare Became 88J
86K 1950–1954 Abergavenny
Sub-shed Tredegar
1954–1960 Tredegar
87 Neath / Swansea
87A 1950–1965 Neath, Court Sart
Sub-sheds Glyn Neath (to 1964), Neath, Bridge Street (to 1964)
1969–1973 Swansea, Landore Previously 87E, became LE
87B 1950–1964 Port Talbot, Duffryn Yard
1964–1973 Margam Became MG
87C 1950–1964 Swansea, Danygraig
87D 1950–1964 Swansea, East Dock
Sub-sheds Gurnos (1959–1962), Upper Bank (1959–1962)
87E 1950–1969 Swansea, Landore Became 87A
87F 1950–1965 Llanelly
Sub-sheds Burry Port (to 1962), Llandovery (1959–1964), Pantyffynon (to 1964)
87G 1950–1964 Carmarthen
Sub-shed Newcastle Emlyn (to 1952)
87H 1950–1963 Neyland
Sub-sheds Cardigan (to 1962), Milford Haven (to 1962), Pembroke Dock, Whitland
1963–1969 Whitland
87J 1950–1963 Fishguard
87K 1950–1959 Swansea, Victoria
Sub-sheds Gurnos, Llandovery, Upper Bank (1950–1957)
88 Cardiff
88A 1950–1957 Cardiff (Cathays)
Sub-shed Radyr
1957–1961 Radyr
Sub-shed Cardiff Cathays
Became 88B
1961–1963 Cardiff Canton
Sub-shed Cardiff East Dock (1961–1962)
Previously 86C, became 86A
88B 1950–1961 Cardiff East Dock Became 88L
1961–1962 Cardiff Cathays
Sub-shed Radyr
Previously 88A, became 88M
1962–1968 Radyr
88C 1950–1964 Barry
88D 1950–1964 Merthyr Tydfil
Sub-sheds Dowlais Cae Harris, Dowlais Central (to 1960), Rhymney
1964–1965 Rhymney
88E 1950–1964 Abercynon
88F 1950–1967 Treherbert
Sub-sheds Ferndale (to 1964), Pwllyrhebog (to 1951)
88G 1961–1964 Llantrisant Previously 86B
88H 1961–1964 Tondu Previously 86F
88J 1961–1965 Aberdare Previously 86F
88K 1961–1962 Brecon Previously 89B; no locomotives were allocated to Brecon after 1959
88L 1962–1963 Cardiff East Dock Previously 88B and sub-shed of 88A
88M 1962–1964 Cardiff Cathays Previously 88B
89 Oswestry (until 1963)
89A 1950–1961 Oswestry
Sub-sheds Llanfylin (to 1952), Llanidloes (to 1962)
Became 89D
1961–1963 Shrewsbury Previously 84G, became 6D
89B 1950–1959 Brecon
Sub-shed Builth Wells (to 1957)
1961–1963 Croes Newydd Previously 84J, became 6C
89C 1950–1963 Machynlleth
Sub-sheds Aberayron (to 1962), Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth VoR (to ?), Portmadoc, Pwllheli
Became 6F
89D 1961–1963 Oswestry Previously 89A, became 6E

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Harris, Roger (1985). The Allocation History of BR Diesels and Electrics (2nd ed.). Bromsgrove: Roger Harris.
  2. ^ Railway Magazine March 1959 p. 204
  3. ^ Reed, Brian (1975). Diesel-Hydraulic Locomotives of the Western Region. Newton Abbot: David and Charles. ISBN 0-7153-6769-2.
  4. ^ Jennison, John (2009). The Book of the Warships. Clophill: Irwell Press. p. 99. ISBN 978-1906919115.
  5. ^ Ian Allan Locoshed Book 1969
  6. ^ a b c Bolger, Paul (1982). BR Steam Motive Power depots ER. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-1193-1.

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