Monday, February 16, 2009

Aldridge Junction Box


A great view of Aldridge Junction signal box taken from the upside platform of the station in the early 1900s. The 'box was closed in May 1969 and demolished in July of the same year. Note that this platform was longer than it's downside counterpart.

A second Midland Railway locomotive can be seen coming off the Walsall Wood branch on the right of the picture, and the backs of houses along Station Road can be made out at left.

3 comments:

Regan said...

Thats a great one, a rare view. Presumably Aldridge Box was closed with the opening of Saltley PSB.

CollectedInterest said...

Excellent shot, like the driver's 'pork pie' hat too!

the Guroo said...

Ordnance Survey maps from the 1880s show a signal box near Dumblederry Road bridge. Whether there were originally two boxes or one that was resited to the station I don't know.