HANDSWORTH GALLERY 1

[Source: Terry Callaghan]

Standing at the down main platform is 2-6-2 tank No.4140, it is at the head of the 15.30 Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton Low Level service. Passengers are disembarking and the driver is looking back along the train.
Photo by Peter Shoesmith from Geoff Dowlings Flickr photostream
Reproduced with kind permission from Geoff Dowling and John Whitehouse


GWR City Class 4-4-0 No,3440 City of Truro approaches the station with the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society, Talyllyn (AGM) Special on 28 September 1957. The railtour ran annually to convey society members from London Paddington to Towyn for their annual general meeting. The loco worked through to Shrewsbury where former L&Y 2-6-2t 50871 and GWR Dukedog Class 4-4-0 9021 took the train forward.
Photographer unknown
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Looking in the Birningham direction, from the station footbridge, in the 1960s with GWR Collet Class 2-6-2t No.6672 heading a northbound freight.
Photo by John Mann


Looking south in the 1960s with the station now equipped with electric lighting and totems
Photo from the Jim Lake collection


Stanier 8F Class 2-8-0 No.48312 departs towards the station on 26 September 1964 with a train of four wheel tanks. The locomotive had just run round its train in the Queens Head Sidings.
Photo by Richard Postill from his Flickr photostream


Looking in the Birmingham direction during October 1965 from the Wolverhampton end of the down relief platform. New concrete lighting columns are being erected in an effort to modernise the station facilities.
Photo by John Alsop


Looking along platform 1 in the Wolverhampton direction in the mid 1960s following the closure of the main lines, seen here, the canopy would be removed from the building.
Photo from the Ted Burgess collection


Looking towards Birmingham along the main lines in the 1960s.
Photo by John Mann


GWR Collet Grange Class 4-6-0 No.6838 departs from the down relief platform with a northbound passenger working.
Photo from the Ted Burgess collection

Looking north in March 1967 along the down relief platform the first signs of neglect are apparent with weeds starting to grow on the surfaces.
Photo by Geoffrey Skelsey


Looking across from the goods yard in March 1967 with a Derby Suburban DMU standing in the down main platform.
Photo by Geoffrey Skelsey


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[Source: Terry Callaghan]



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