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Cardiff East Dock

Shed Information

Date Shed Closed to Steam: 02/08/1965

OS Map Ref: ST19757495

 

1948 or First Allocation from Cardiff East Dock - Total 99

 

31 a
33
36 a
37 a
47
51
52 a
53
54
55 b

61
66 a
68
72
73
74 a
92
93
94
155

210
212
259
269 a
285
297
397 a
604 a
605
610

611
681
682
683
684
1610
1884
1888
1897
2022

2048
2086
2123
2124
2130
2140
2141
2147
2724
2754

2781
3400 a
3401 a
3402 a
3403 a
3404 a
3405 a
3406 a
3407 a
3408 a

3409 a
3707 b
4618 b
4630 b
6700 a
6701 a
6702 a
6703 a
6704 a
6705 a

6706 a
6707 a
6708 a
6709 a
6721 a
6744 a
6751 d
6765 d
6767 d
6770 d

6771 d
6773 d
6778 d
6779 d
7751
8414 a
8416 a
8429 a
8441 a
8451 a

8457 a
8458 a
8478 a
8484 a
8489 a
8743
9494 a
9677 b
9679 b


Locos Withdrawn from Cardiff East Dock - Total 169

 

33
35 a
36 a
37 a
38 a
39 a
40 a
41
42
43
44
47
51
52 a
53
54
55 b

56 a
58 a
59 a
61
63 a
65 a
66 a
67
68
72
74 a
78
82
83
92
93
94

155
204
208
210
212
236
259
269 a
279
282
290
317
320
321
324
335
352

371
374 a
389 a
408
604 a
605
610
611
681
682
683
684
1705
1884
1888
1897
2022

2123
2124
2130
2140
2141
2147
2724
2754
2781
2875
2891 a
3654 b
3738 b
3748 b
3755 b
3790 b
3804 a

3822 a
4090 f
4135
4242
4270
4272
4612 b
4623 b
4633 b
4639 b
4663 b
4918
4936
4953
5015
5029
5043 f

5073 b
5081 c
5092 a
5097 c
5202
5208
5217
5220
5222
5224
5225
5227
5229
5231
5233
5234
5261

5683
5749
5937
5938
5952
5972
5984
6682 a
6703 a
6705 a
6706 a
6708 a
6709 a
6744 a
6747 a
6820
6826

6837
6860
6863
6869
6912
6914
6935
6936
6939
6945
6950
6987
7016 c
7202
7811
7826
7903

7916
7923
8425 a
8445 a
8452 a
9625 b
9651 b
9671 b
9676 b
9678 b
9681 b
92003
92219 b
92220 b
92232 b
92248 b


Locos 1948 or First Allocation and Withdrawn from Cardiff East Dock - Total 49

 

33
36 a
37 a
47
51

52 a
53
54
55 b
61

66 a
68
72
74 a
92

93
94
155
210
212

259
269 a
604 a
605
610

611
681
682
683
684

1884
1888
1897
2022
2123

2124
2130
2140
2141
2147

2724
2754
2781
6703 a
6705 a

6706 a
6708 a
6709 a
6744 a


Images for Cardiff East Dock Shed

GWR/RR Class R 0-6-2T Outside Cardiff East Dock Shed 1957
Date Photo Taken: 24/03/1957
Date Uploaded 03/08/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: D. K. Jones
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Great Western Railway/Rhymney Railway development of Class R 0-6-2 tank by Hurry Riches, No. 38 stands outside Cardiff East Dock Shed on 23 March 1957. The loco was withdrawn in October 1957.


GWR Cardiff East Dock Shed 1958
Date Photo Taken: 1958
Date Uploaded 03/08/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: D. K. Jones
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A general view of Great Western Railway's Cardiff East Dock shed in 1958 with various locos.


BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92220 at Cardiff East Dock Shed 1964
Date Photo Taken: 14/08/1964
Date Uploaded 04/07/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92220 'Evening Star' at Cardiff East Dock Shed on 14th August 1964. Designed by Robert Riddles and built at Swindon Works, it entered traffic in March 1960, being named at Sthe works on March 18, 1960 by K.W.C. Grand, Esq., a member of the British Transport Commission. It was withdrawn from 88B Cardiff East Dock shed in March 1965, after a working life of only five years but was subsequently preserved as part of the National Collection.

It was the last steam locomotive to be built by British Railways and holds the distinction of being the only British main line steam locomotive earmarked for preservation from the date of construction. It was the 999th locomotive of the whole British Railways Standard range. Though the last to be built, it was not the last 9F numerically as Crewe had already completed engines with higher numbers (up to 92250). It was equipped with a BR1G type tender and given BR Brunswick green livery, normally reserved for passenger locomotives, and was completed with a copper-capped double chimney. All other members of the class of heavy freight locomotives were painted unlined black. On 8 September 1962 it hauled the last Pines Express over S&DJR metals. It was recorded hauling passenger express trains at over 90 mph.

A schoolboy trainspotter wearing the traditional spotters 'anorak' and trousers poses in the cab of the loco.


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