Midland Main Lines

North of Birmingham

to Bescot and Litchfield including the Chase Water Railway

ISBN:978 1 908174 55 0
First Published:22 February 2014
Authors:Vic Mitchell
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history



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The former Midland Railway from Brownhills to Water Orton is visited first. Next we travel on one of Britain's first main lines, the Grand Junction Railway's route between Bescot and Aston.

Finally, we journey from Birmingham New Street to Lichfield Trent Valley, with views both old and new.

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Conduit Colliery1
Chasewater Railway2-5
Brownhills Watling Street6-7
Walsall Wood8-10
Sutton Park18-21
Sutton Coldfield Town22-23
Water Orton29-33
Bescot Stadium37
Bescot Freight Yard38-42
Bescot Steam Depot43-47
Bescot Diesel Depots48-52
Tame Bridge Parkway53-54
Newton Road55-56
Handsworth Wood60-61
Soho Road62
Soho Pool63
Perry Barr64-67
Birmingham New Street71-75
Birmingham Curzon Street76-77
Gravelly Hill87-88
Chester Road92-94
Wylde Green95-97
Sutton Coldfield98-101
Four Oaks102-105
Butlers Lane106-107
Blake Street108-109
Lichfield City113-116
Lichfield Trent Valley117-120

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