GW 2-8-2T at Swansea East Dock Locomotive Depot for SS6693
View northward, in the sidings on the north side of East Dock. One of several Locomotive Depots in the Swansea area, this Depot was the ex-GWR one serving the Docks traffic. Coded 87D under BR in the Neath Division, in 1954 it had an allocation of 35:- 3 2-8-2T, 7 2-8-0T, 6 0-6-2T, 16 0-6-0T and 3 0-4-0T: it was closed in 6/64. Collett 2-8-2T No. 7248 was a 10/38 rebuild of Churchward 2-8-0T No. 4249 built 4/16. The 2-8-2Ts and 2-8-0Ts were employed on the heaviest coal trains, mainly on relatively short journeys in South Wales but often they went much further afield into England. In the background is Kilvey Hill (632 ft.).
Swansea East Dock railway yards, with engine-&-brake
View westward, towards the (former) Riverside station: ex-GWR and Rhondda & Swansea Bay Railway. The engine with brakevan is Collett '4200' 2-8-0T No. 5221 (built 5/24)
Ex-Swansea Harbour Trust 0-4-0T at Danygraig Depot
No. 1098 was acquired by the GWR in 1923, having been built by Peckett in 10/18, it was renumbered 1145 by BR and withdrawn in 7/59. It was another of the many strange Dock Tanks at Swansea. (See also SS6993 : Danygraig Locomotive Depot, with ex-Powlesland & Mason dock tank).
Collett GWR 0-4-0 Dock Tank at Danygraig Depot
No. 1105 was one of the relatively modern GWR Dock Tanks, built 8/26 and lasting until 1/60. See also SS6993 : Danygraig Locomotive Depot, with ex-Powlesland & Mason dock tank
Swansea East Dock engine in 1960
Ex G.W.R . Pilots at Danygraig Engine Shed
Danygraig Locomotive Depot, with ex-Powlesland & Mason dock tank
The former Rhondda & Swansea Bay Railway Danygraig Depot at Swansea Docks was unique for its strange locomotives. No. 942 was an 0-4-0T taken over by the GWR in 1924: it was built by Hawthorn, Leslie in 1903, renumbered 1153 by BR/WR and withdrawn in 10/55. In 1947 Danygraig (DG) Depot (coded 87C by BR) had an allocation of 32:- 1 2-8-0T, 1 0-8-2T, 15 0-6-0T, 2 0-6-2T and 13 0-4-0T. of which no less than 13 were acquired (non-GWR) engines.
FA10169 Cl 0-6-2T No. 408 (ex TVR) at Swansea East dock 17/4/38
FA10714 Cl 0-4-0ST No. 1338 (ex CR) at Swansea East dock 31/7/60
FA10715 Cl 0-4-0ST No. 1151 (ex P&MR) at Swansea East dock 31/7/60
HU00543 Cl 0-4-0ST No. 1151 (ex P&MR) at Swansea East dock 4/8/63
JAY1000 Cl 0-4-0T No. 1144 (ex SHT) at Swansea East Dock 15/8/54
Engine and wagon close to the houses in Danygraig.
GWR 56xx 5623 Swansea Eastern Depot 11 Nov 1962
Swansea Eastern Depot 11 Nov 1962
SR Bullied "West Country" or "WC" Class 4-6-2 No.34099 "Lynmouth", withdrawn at Swansea (East Dock) and awaiting being moved to Bird's Morriston scrapyard,
SR Maunsell Class "U" 2-6-0 No.31617 (ex-SR No.A617) with 4,000 gll tender (beyond which is "N" 2-6-0 No.31810 (ex-SECR No.810; SR No.1810 with a 3,500 gll tender), withdrawn at Swansea (East Dock) and awaiting being moved to Bird's Morriston scrapyard, c.mid 1964.
SR Maunsell Class "W" 2-6-4T No.31913 (ex-SR No.1913) withdrawn at Swansea (East Dock) shed, 12/64 on its way for scrapping at Birds, Morriston.
GWR Churchward "43XX" Class 2-6-0 No.7300, withdrawn at Swansea (East Dock) shed, 10/64
GWR Collett "72XX" Class 2-8-2T No. 7235 withdrawn at Swansea (East Dock), c.Summer 1964
SR Maunsell Class "N" 2-6-0 No.31819 (ex-SECR No.819; SR No.1819) with one smoke deflector removed, withdrawn at Swansea (East Dock) and awaiting being moved to Bird's Morriston scrapyard, c.mid 1964
GWR Collett "Hall" Class 4-6-0 No.4916 "Crumlin Hall" with original draughting and Collett 4,000 gll tender, withdrawn at Swansea (East Dock), 10/64
GWR Collett "Hall" Class 4-6-0 No.6913 "Levens Hall" with Improved Draughting, withdrawn at Swansea (East Dock), 10/64
Swansea (East Dock) Shed, c. early 1964. The shed and yard are packed with 57XX Class 0-6-0PT's plus a few 94XX 0-6-0PT's
LMS Ivatt Class "2MT" 2-6-2T No.41317 at Swansea (East Dock) Shed, c.late 1964.