Sunday, October 30, 2011

Streetly Station

An excellent early photographic postcard portraying Streetly station as it appeared probably during the 1920s/30s, kindly supplied by Richard C. An almost busy scene !

The picture is taken from the Thornhill Road bridge looking towards Walsall. The train is at the up platform with the steamer running tender-first, and what looks like four clerestory coaches in tow.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Jocko set free! (For a worthy cause)

On the first of October 2005 there was a charity event held at Walsall Railway Club with all proceeds going to breast cancer charities. During this day 08709 was named Molly's Day, Molly being the young daughter of a Bescot driver who had sadly lost her mother to this illness.

The naming took place in Walsall Midland Yard and this photo shows the loco passing Pleck Junction while making its way to Walsall.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Last of the 'Bones'

EWS-liveried 58050 'Toton Traction Depot', the last Class 58 in the series, is seen passing through Sutton Park in the late 1990s with an up empty MGR set, maybe bound for Daw Mill. The class were all withdrawn by 2002, a number being hired out for use in France and Spain.

Thanks to JT for the photo.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

1990s Tamping Machine

A typical tamper of the era, seen on the down at the Aldridge crossover, late 1990s.

Photo JT.


Bridges B55 and B56 provide an artistic backdrop as 37518 runs light through Aldridge in the early 1990s, probably en route Bescot.

The loco survives in preservation on the East Lancashire Railway.

Photo JT.

Tyseley Tour

Tyseley Class 115/116 unit, set T402, is seen passing through Aldridge in the late 1980s.

This was in connection with a Tyseley Open Day event of that time and the shuttle was running between Tyseley and Walsall.

Photo's JT.

Tyseley Tour Two

A second unit, T403, is seen on the up at Aldridge, having left Walsall a few minutes previously.

Photo's JT.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Celebrity Cement

Tata Steel-liveried 60099 passes Walmley with 6M82 Walsall-Tunstead on 30th September 2011.