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Trainspotting

Yorkshire Loco Sheds: 1960 & 1964

 Page 1: 1960

 
  DAY 1: SUNDAY 23rd OCTOBER 1960: 
 
After a drive north east from the Midlands in the family Morris Oxford, my father, myself, and my brother, presented ourselves at the Foreman's office at Doncaster shed. The usual request was made, with the usual result. Over a period of some 10 years, we never had a single shed permit but were always granted permission. Father had the gift, and was also able to talk us in to quite a few signal boxes visits. Never once were we turned down. On this occasion a  spare driver was provided as an escort. Very nice fellow, very informative, until father, without thinking, mentioned that he had always been a Great Western fan, and what good engines the Kings and Castles were. But the tour nevertheless continued, and we were allowed to climb on to the footplates of a variety of engines.
 
  DONCASTER SHED (36A): 
 
60021 Wild Swan 60113 Great Northern
60023 Golden Eagle 60114 W P Allen
60026 Miles Beevor 60119 Patrick Stirling
60029 Woodcock 60136 Alcazar
60032 Gannet 60139 Sea Eagle
60144 Kings Courier
60049 Galtee Moor 60149 Amadis
60156 Great Central
60523 Sea Eagle 60157 Great Eastern
60158 Aberdonian
70035 Rudyard Kipling
 
60810    V2 61001    B1 61800    K3 63618    O4 67780    L1 90001    WD
60826 61055     61813 63677 67784 90133
60845 61121 61829 63698 67787 90424
60849 61124 61856 63858 90450
60852 61128 61883 63934 68020    J94 90537
60870 61157 61887 63952 68069 90636
60905 61158 61890 63958 68071
60908 61193 61895 63981 68962 48422    8F
60928 61213 61963 63985 68963
60935 61250 68976 D5654   Brush
60936 61256 62014    K1 64874
60943 61326 62034 64987 68508    J69 D3443
60961 61386 62067 D3481
64185    J6 92169    9F D3482
92171 D3649
64354    J11 92172
92199 D2107
 Total 96
  
Having thanked the Shed Foreman, we drove the 30 or so miles to York, found lodgings, and proceeded to York shed, where permission was once again granted, though this time we were allowed to make our own way round.

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  YORK SHED (50A):  

 
60028 Walter K Wigham 60502 Earl Marischal
60515 Tehran
60121 Silurian 60522 Straight Deal
60132 Marmion 60524 Herringbone
60138 Boswell 60526 Sugar Palm
60140 Balmoral 60529 Pearl Diver 
60153 Flamboyant
61000 Springbock
60847 St Peters School York 61002 Impala
60872 Kings Own Yorks Light Infantry 61018 Gnu
61039 Steinbock
70007 Coeur de Lion 61041 Roedeer
 
45607 Fiji
 
60831    V2 61049    B1 61475 B16/2 63974    O2 44207    4F 82026  Std
60837  61053 44236
60856 61068 61417 B16/3 65874   J27 D253   EE4
60864 61086 61448 65883 90026    WD D258
60879 61107 61454 65888 90045 D259
60895 61122 61463 90211 D281
60907 61170 61467 44841   5MT 90217 D283
60914 61198 61476 45268 90467
60918 61229 45269 90663 D3240
60925 61273 61832    K3 90667 D3940
60939 61288 61919 43056  Ivatt
60941 61291 61925 43096 92055    9F D2046
60954 61388 61972 92058 D2159
60963 48432    8F 92148 D2245
60975 61421  B16/2 62009    K1 48645 92220 D2269
60982 61437 62038
61438 62061 46480  2MT
Total 105 
 

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  DAY 2: MONDAY 24th OCTOBER 1960: 
 
The plan for Monday was a rail trip to Darlington in the morning, and some trainspotting at York in the afternoon. So we caught the 9.51am from York, the  "North Briton" Leeds to Glasgow service, hauled by Class A3 4-6-2 no 60036 Colombo. We returned from Darlington almost immediately on the 10.48am train, a Newcastle to Kings Cross service, with Class A4 4-6-2 no 60015 Quicksilver.   

Having arrived back at York at 11.38am, we remained on York station until 2.35pm.

 
  YORK RAILWAY STATION: 11.38am to 2.35pm: 
  
UP TRAINS (SOUTHBOUND):
11.48: 90011 (WD 2-8-0) passed on an up freight.
12.07: 61927 (K3 2-6-0) was seen on a light engine movement.
12.23/12.27: 60084 Trigo (A3 4-6-2) called on the 9.55am Newcastle-Liverpool.
12.27: 61475 (B16 4-6-0) was seen on a light engine movement.
12.33: D207 (EE type 4) passed on the 8.30am Talisman (9)
12.48: 45269 (5MT 4-6-0) left on the 12.48pm York-Bristol (11)
1.43: D251 (EE type 4) passed on the 10.00am Flying Scotsman (11)
2.02: 61893 (K3 2-6-0) passed on a freight from the Scarborough line.
2.05: 60064 Tagalie (A3 4-6-2) was seen on a Parcels service.
2.09: 60083 Sir Hugo (A3 4-6-2) passed on the Northumbrian (12)
2.20: 60511 Airborne (A2 4-6-2) called on a Newcastle-Liverpool service.
2.31: 70007 Coeur de Lion (BR 7 4-6-2) left on the 12.05pm Newcastle-Colchester (8+3v) 
 
DOWN TRAINS (NORTHBOUND):

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12.10: 43076 (Ivatt 2-6-0) passed on a freight to the Scarborough line.
12.33: 44823 (5MT 4-6-0) arrived on the 10.15am Manchester Victoria-York.
12.34/12.38: D271 (EE type 4) called on a Kings Cross-Newcastle service (9)
12.50: 45557 New Brunswick (Jubilee 4-6-0) arrived on the 7.54am Worcester-York (7)
1.22: D201(EE type 4) passed on the 10.00am Flying Scotsman (11)
1.38: 45698 Mars (Jubilee 4-6-0) arrived on the 10.30am Liverpool-Newcastle.
1.44: 60948 (V2 2-6-2) arrived on a Kings Cross-Newcastle service (8) 
1.53: D276 (EE type 4) left on the the Kings Cross-Newcastle (8) (Loco change)
1.58: D253 (EE type 4) left on the 10.30am Liverpool-Newcastle (Loco change)
2.02: 61892 (K3 2-6-0) passed on a freight to the Scarborough line.
2.31: D240 (EE type 4) passed on the 11.00am Kings Cross-Glasgow
 
At 2.35pm, we ended our Trainspotting session, frankly disappointed. York station was not as busy as we had expected, and there far too many services that had gone over to English Electric type 4 operation. In the afternoon we drove down to Challoners Whin, and found a spot with a good view of the junction. Here is what we saw:

 

4.13: 45572 Eire (Jubilee 4-6-0) passed on the 10.20am Bristol-York (11)
4.26: D259 (EE type 4) passed on the 10.00am Lowestoft-Newcastle (8)
4.44: 60019 Bittern (A4 4-6-2) passed on a Kings Cross-Newcastle service (11)
 
The only Up line service we saw was at 4.48, 63721 (O4 2-8-0) on a freight
 
And that concluded our Trainspotting for the day.
 
  DAY 3: TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER 1960: 
 
Our final day. We were expected home in the Midlands by late afternoon, which gave us a full morning freel. So what about Leeds? We could try Copley Hill and Holbeck sheds, which were close to one another. On a Tuesday morning, they were hardly likely to be full of locomotives,  but we had not done either shed before. Come to think of it, none of us had ever been to Leeds before.
 
  COPLEY HILL SHED (56C): 

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60010 Dominion of Canada  60118 Archibald Sturrock
60130 Kestrel
60061 Pretty Polly
60069 Sceptre 60809 The Snapper
60081 Shotover 60841
60103 Flying Scotsman 60930
 
61189 Sir William Gray
61115    B1 61320 63436    Q6 64203    J6 68925    J50 40074  2-6-2T
61129 61339  64268 68984 40112
  68988
Total 23
 
And just down the road at Holbeck:
 
  HOLBECK SHED (55A): 
 
70032 Tennyson 45561 Saskatchewan
70044 Earl Haig 45565 Victoria
70053 Moray Firth 45568 Western Australia
70054 Dornoch Firth 45593 Kolhapur
45608 Gibraltar
46130 The West Yorkshire Regiment 45659 Drake
46145 The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment 
 
44662    5MT 44888 73168   BR5 43016  Ivatt 48159    8F 92123    9F
44666 44919 73170 43052 48283 92137
44756  44941 43124 48399
44824 44943 42771  Crab 48532 42409    4P
44854 45272 42798 44520    4F 47420    3F  
44570 46493   2MT
D2272
Total 41 
 
And so ended day 3 of our 1960 Yorkshire tour. And what a tremendous success it was.
 

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