1947 to 1950

These are locos seen by Colin Major in the late 1940s. I don’t believe the list contains everything he saw, but just the locomotives he copped; which is somewhat disappointing, but beggars can’t be choosers.

Colin lived in Cambridge, and would have been aged around 15 at the time these lists commenced. Whether he could see the railway from his home, or just paid regular visits, I don’t know.

The majority of the records will be from Cambridge, but he does seem to have visited Peterborough and Grantham occasionally; and as he becomes a little older his destinations are farther afield.

The shed allocations are as Colin has written them, and I have made no effort to interpret them in more modern terms. Most ought to be self evident anyway. The appearance of many ‘foreign’ locos at Cambridge was due to the route being used by locos heading for/returning from overhauls at Stratford. They appeared to be moved overnight, and spent the day in sidings at Cambridge as a ‘staging post’.


23 Dec 1947 Cambridge KL 8082
23 Dec 1947 Cambridge 15B 8645
24 Dec 1947 Cambridge 2B 2957
30 Dec 1947 Cambridge BOS 8658

5 Jan 1948 Cambridge SL 2543

5 Feb 1948 Cambridge LIN 8529

7 Feb 1948 March DON 1125
7 Feb 1948 March GOR 4810
7 Feb 1948 New England DON 525
7 Feb 1948 New England YK 1452
7 Feb 1948 New England FRO 3482

8 Feb 1948 Grantham FRO 3478

9 Feb 1948 Grantham GHD 45
9 Feb 1948 Grantham HTN 966
9 Feb 1948 Grantham DON 1247
9 Feb 1948 Grantham YK 1419
9 Feb 1948 Grantham CLK 2193
9 Feb 1948 Grantham FRO 3475
9 Feb 1948 Grantham FRO 3494
9 Feb 1948 Grantham IMM 3917
9 Feb 1948 Grantham CLK 79204

10 Feb 1948 Grantham RET 1211
10 Feb 1948 Grantham ARD 3241
10 Feb 1948 Grantham LNG 3925
10 Feb 1948 Grantham CLK 78525
10 Feb 1948 P’boro New Eng IPS 1253
10 Feb 1948 P’boro Spital Br 2A 8929

28 Feb 1948 Cambridge CAM 1285
28 Feb 1948 Cambridge Cam 1286

10 Mar 1948 Cambridge BOS E8528

12 Mar 1948 Cambridge KX E530
12 Mar 1948 Cambridge LIN E8376

13 Mar 1948 P’boro New Eng STR 1264
13 Mar 1948 P’boro New Eng IMM 1284
13 Mar 1948 P’boro New Eng MEL 2533
13 Mar 1948 P’boro New Eng NOR 2599
13 Mar 1948 P’boro Spital Br 2D 2888
13 Mar 1948 P’boro Spital Br 5A 4772
13 Mar 1948 P’boro Spital Br 2A 5404
13 Mar 1948 P’boro Spital Br 18A 8205

17 Mar 1948 Cambridge 12B 4392

29 Mar 1948 Cambridge 17B 395
29 Mar 1948 Cambridge NWE 4246
29 Mar 1948 Cambridge IPS 8212
29 Mar 1948 Cambridge SL 8488
29 Mar 1948 P’boro New Eng IMM 1720
29 Mar 1948 P’boro New Eng GHD E528
29 Mar 1948 P’boro New Eng NWE E893
29 Mar 1948 P’boro Spital Br 2A 5379

4 Apr 1948 Cambridge CAM E1301

6 Apr 1948 P’boro New Eng NWE 78522
6 Apr 1948 P’boro Spital Br 17B 456
6 Apr 1948 P’boro Spital Br 2C 3098
6 Apr 1948 P’boro Spital Br 21A 3339
6 Apr 1948 P’boro Spital Br 16C 3894
6 Apr 1948 P’boro Spital Br 17A 4031
6 Apr 1948 P’boro Spital Br 18B 4104
6 Apr 1948 P’boro Spital Br 19A 4308
6 Apr 1948 P’boro Spital Br 18A 7972
6 Apr 1948 P’boro Spital Br 18A 8002
6 Apr 1948 P’boro Spital Br 8B 9075

7 Apr 1948 Grantham LIN 1281
7 Apr 1948 Grantham CLK 3022
7 Apr 1948 Grantham CLK 3700
7 Apr 1948 Grantham LEI 5018
7 Apr 1948 Grantham GRA E3243

8 Apr 1948 Grantham YK 901
8 Apr 1948 Grantham DON 1265
8 Apr 1948 Grantham LIN 1280
8 Apr 1948 Grantham CLK 1283
8 Apr 1948 Grantham YK 1467
8 Apr 1948 Grantham RET 4759

9 Apr 1948 Grantham DON 1246
9 Apr 1948 Grantham DON 1249
9 Apr 1948 Grantham CLK 1282
9 Apr 1948 Grantham CLK 1732
9 Apr 1948 Grantham DON 2854
9 Apr 1948 Grantham GHD E527

10 Apr 1948 Grantham YK 1416
10 Apr 1948 Grantham YK 1441
10 Apr 1948 Grantham CLK 3192
10 Apr 1948 Grantham ANN 3801
10 Apr 1948 P’boro New Eng BOS 1725
10 Apr 1948 P’boro New Eng NWE 1950
10 Apr 1948 P’boro New Eng TUX 4293
10 Apr 1948 P’boro New Eng MEX 63833
10 Apr 1948 P’boro New Eng MEX 77022
10 Apr 1948 P’boro Spital Br 20F 406
10 Apr 1948 P’boro Spital Br 3D 2616

12 Apr 1948 Grantham HTN 802
12 Apr 1948 Grantham IMM 1728
12 Apr 1948 Grantham CLK 1750
12 Apr 1948 Grantham CLK 3720
12 Apr 1948 Grantham CLK 3851
12 Apr 1948 Grantham LNG E3221

30 Apr 1948 Cambridge SL 8484

1 May 1948 Peterborough
1 May 1948 Peterborough 2D 464
1 May 1948 Peterborough GHD 811
1 May 1948 Peterborough YK 868
1 May 1948 Peterborough DON 3891
1 May 1948 Peterborough 3E 4514
1 May 1948 Peterborough DON 4835
1 May 1948 Peterborough 2A 5033
1 May 1948 Peterborough 2A 5375
1 May 1948 Peterborough 2A 5441
1 May 1948 Peterborough 15C 8728
1 May 1948 Peterborough CAR 60091 (b)
1 May 1948 Peterborough NWE 60533
1 May 1948 Peterborough MAR E1300

4 May 1948 Cambridge LIN 1269
4 May 1948 Cambridge LIN 68537

5 May 1948 Cambridge 2E 4491
5 May 1948 Cambridge 21A 4525
5 May 1948 Cambridge STR 67713

7 May 1948 Cambridge LEI 68491

18 May 1948 Cambridge MEL 62523

21 May 1948 Cambridge CAM 7221

4 Jun 1948 Cambridge MAR 61904

7 Jun 1948 Cambridge COP 2881

19 Jun 1948 Stratford 14B 155
19 Jun 1948 Stratford MAR 1884
19 Jun 1948 Stratford COW 5352
19 Jun 1948 Stratford PKS 5365
19 Jun 1948 Stratford NOR 5394
19 Jun 1948 Stratford WOR 5426
19 Jun 1948 Stratford IPS 5510
19 Jun 1948 Stratford COL 5531
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 6417
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 6770
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 7192
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 7197
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 7210
19 Jun 1948 Stratford COL 7217
19 Jun 1948 Stratford 14B 7260
19 Jun 1948 Stratford NOR 7665
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 7680
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8125
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8126
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8127
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8128
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8129
19 Jun 1948 Stratford LOW 8130
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8135
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8168
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8169
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8174
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8221
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8370
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8381
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8507
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8519
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8520
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8521
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8534
19 Jun 1948 Stratford SH 8538
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8545
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8549
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8556
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8563
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8569
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8574
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8575
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8576
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8577
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8589
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8591
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8596
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8608
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8629
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8630
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8633
19 Jun 1948 Stratford COL 8636
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8639
19 Jun 1948 Stratford NOR 8641
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8647
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8648
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8652
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8663
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8667
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8668
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 8669
19 Jun 1948 Stratford KX 8822
19 Jun 1948 Stratford KX 8862
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9233
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9601
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9603
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9609
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9612
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9613
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9617
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9620
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9626
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9633
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9645
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9665
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9666
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9669
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9673
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9679
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9685
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9700
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9705
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9708
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9710
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9728
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 9731
19 Jun 1948 Stratford YB 65558
19 Jun 1948 Stratford COL 65564
19 Jun 1948 Stratford IPS 67128
19 Jun 1948 Stratford COL 67196
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 67705
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 67708
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 67710
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 67711
19 Jun 1948 Stratford LIN 68385
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 68662
19 Jun 1948 Stratford HSY 68783
19 Jun 1948 Stratford KX 68802
19 Jun 1948 Stratford KX 68884
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 69604
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 69615
19 Jun 1948 Stratford HAT 69695
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR 69706
19 Jun 1948 Stratford 70867
19 Jun 1948 Stratford 70874
19 Jun 1948 Stratford 78580
19 Jun 1948 Stratford 78605
19 Jun 1948 Stratford 78675
19 Jun 1948 Stratford 79205
19 Jun 1948 Stratford 79233
19 Jun 1948 Stratford COL E7195
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR E8619
19 Jun 1948 Stratford STR E9684

24 Jun 1948 Cambridge 1A 9436

25 Jun 1948 Cambridge MAR 61875

29 Jun 1948 Cambridge HAY 60012

2 Jul 1948 Cambridge STR 67722

16 Jul 1948 Cambridge 2C 8445

17 Jul 1948 Cambridge STR 67723
17 Jul 1948 Cambridge KX 69519

19 Jul 1948 Peterborough SKN 1220
19 Jul 1948 Peterborough YB 2561
19 Jul 1948 Peterborough FRO 3731
19 Jul 1948 Peterborough 15A 4160
19 Jul 1948 Peterborough 21A 4545
19 Jul 1948 Peterborough 18A 7995
19 Jul 1948 Peterborough 2A 9441
19 Jul 1948 Peterborough KX 9524
19 Jul 1948 Peterborough COP 60536
19 Jul 1948 Peterborough COP 60537
19 Jul 1948 Peterborough GHD 60538
19 Jul 1948 Peterborough HSY 63773
19 Jul 1948 Peterborough HSY 63872

20 Jul 1948 Cambridge 10C 5444

23 Jul 1948 Cambridge 1A 49438

24 Jul 1948 Cambridge 2C 8441
24 Jul 1948 Cambridge STR 67703

28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 1109
28 Jul 1948 Neasden WFD 1131
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 1164
28 Jul 1948 Neasden WFD 1943
28 Jul 1948 Neasden 14C 2335
28 Jul 1948 Neasden WFD 3046
28 Jul 1948 Neasden 14A 3049
28 Jul 1948 Neasden 14A 7217
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 7420
28 Jul 1948 Neasden 14A 7435
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 8172
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9055
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9059
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9070
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9076
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9259
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9302
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9318
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9341
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9358
28 Jul 1948 Neasden KX 9496
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9800
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9801
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9806
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9809
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9819
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9820
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9821
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9822
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9824
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 9825
28 Jul 1948 Neasden 14A 43800
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 61077
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 61163
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 61169
28 Jul 1948 Neasden WFD 63127
28 Jul 1948 Neasden WFD 63183
28 Jul 1948 Neasden WFD 63186
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 67438
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 67706
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 67707
28 Jul 1948 Neasden KX 67715
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 67717
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 67720
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 67725
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 67726
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 69060
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 69354
28 Jul 1948 Neasden KX 69514
28 Jul 1948 Neasden KX 69567
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 69804
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 69811
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 69814
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 69818
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 69826
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA 69828
28 Jul 1948 Neasden FEL 77030
28 Jul 1948 Neasden WFD 77061
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA E1140
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA E4394
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA E9053
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA E9058
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA E9065
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA E9068
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA E9283
28 Jul 1948 Neasden NEA E9801
28 Jul 1948 Stratford station 14B 1208
28 Jul 1948 Stratford station STR 7215
28 Jul 1948 Stratford station STR 9611
28 Jul 1948 Stratford station STR 9641
28 Jul 1948 Stratford station STR 9681
28 Jul 1948 Stratford station STR 9730
28 Jul 1948 Stratford station STR 61745
28 Jul 1948 Stratford station STR 69699
28 Jul 1948 Stratford station STR E9610
28 Jul 1948 Stratford station STR E9668

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