1939/40 Engine transfers

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D9500
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1939/40 Engine transfers

Post by D9500 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:28 pm

I have just been given a copy the March 1940 issue No133 Railway observer and have been trying to workout the depot codes
For the GWR locos.

I know the usual codes that were used but have no idea about the ones in the magazine,the following is how they are shown.

Eng. Dep. Eng. Dep. Eng. Dep
1163. 108. 2446. 37. 3291. 119

Can anyone help with depot numbers.

RichardCoulthurst
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Re: 1939/40 Engine transfers

Post by RichardCoulthurst » Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:51 pm

I addition to the letter codes (such as ABDR for Aberdare) the GWR also used numeric codes for their running sheds.

A list of these (together with a lot of other useful information) can be found in the following link:

http://www.greatwestern.org.uk/m_in_gwr_sheds.htm

D9500
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Re: 1939/40 Engine transfers

Post by D9500 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:56 am

Many thanks for the link much appreciated

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