The wonderful local rail historian and Brownhills Choral Society chronicler Ian Pell has been in touch to tell me that the book he mentioned, ‘Walsall Routes’ is now available to order from the publisher, as well as from Amazon.
The publishers have this to say about what promises to be a fascinating book :
The complex group of lines was a result of competition between many railways to win the industrial traffic of the area and thus we see herein a vast number of interesting junctions.
There is also a wide range of freight trains and depots, together with passenger stations of all ages.
The price is a pleasing £16 pounds, which is relatively cheap for such a work, and hopefully should be fairly widely available.
My apologies are due to Ian: in a previous post I gave the impression that this book was his work, which it clearly isn’t. Sorry for any confusion caused.