PRIESTFIELD GALLERY 1

[Source: Terry Callaghan]

Ex-GWR Collett 0-6-0 No2059 complete with an R.O.D. tender accelerates away from Priestfield station in around 1957 with the guard and his passenger leaning out of their Toad brakevan.
Photo by Barry Price
Reproduced from his Flickr photostream under Creative Commons Licence

A 1950s general view of the former OWWR platforms, despite being close to a major town, Wolverhampton didn't become a city until 2000, the station has a certain rural feel to it
with its simple buildings.
Photo from the John Mann collection


An ex-GWR Prarie Tank blows off some excess steam as it awwaits the road towards Wolverhampton, in the late 1950s, the loco is propelling a standard BR brakevan.
Photo from the John Mann collection


Looking down from the George Street overbridge at Priestfield Junction signal box in the early 1960s, the signalman has a plentiful supply of coal in the bunker adjacent to the box.
Photo from the John Mann collection


A Derby Suburban DMU, complete with speed whiskers, departs the station heading in the Wolverhampton direction during June 1961. Problems with the new units led to steam being re-introduced for a short period whilst rectification work took place.
Photo reproduced with kind permission from the N.R.M. and Science & Society Picture Library
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A Hawksworth designed 0-6-0PT heads in the Birmingham direction with a mixed freight in the early 1960s having just passed through Priestfield, the diminutive waiting shelter can just be glimpsed through the Ward Street overbridge.
Photo by Barry Price
Reproduced under Creative Commens Licence from his Flickr photostream


The quaint waiting room provided for passengers heading towards Wolverhampton (on the main line) or Dudley (on the former OWWR). The pristine looking station is viewed from the
George Street overbridge.
Photo from the John Mann collection


Looking along the Dudley platform in the Wolverhampton direction the gap between the two running lines indicates the line being constructed to Broad Gauge.
Photo from the John Mann collection


Looking towards Wolverhampton in the 1960s, note the white line just extends for a short distance along the Wolverhampton platform as only short local trains operated via the former OWWR at this point.
Photo by John Mann


BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 No. 73020, a Weymouth engine, takes the sharp curve through Priestfield with the 10.45 SO Wolverhampton - Weymouth on 24th July 1965.
Photo by David Rostance from his Flickr photostream

Looking towards Wolverhampton in the 1960s along the sharply curving main lines, both were fitted with check rails.
Photo from the John Mann collection

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[Source: Terry Callaghan]



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