In the recent rush of news posts, things have been slipping a bit, and in the melee that resulted, I’ve not had chance to alert readers interested in local railway history to a great collection of images posted recently on the fascinating Chasewater Railway Museum blog.
The images, posted a couple of weeks ago, feature shots of local railways, and I’ve never seen them before – the come via the collections of Ian Pell and Peter Stamper, who have generously donated them for use by the museum.
Above, Brownhills Railway Station from the bridge, showing more detail of the building than I’ve seen before. Note the infamous Superalloys chimney on the skyline. Below, the disused Walsall Wood Station from the rail bridge on High Street, as a train passes. Those are the spoil heaps of Walsall Wood Colliery in the distance. But what are the vehicles in the yard?
The images raise some interesting questions, like where exactly was the one below taken? And for more of that, click through to the wonderful post featuring the full collection of images here.
Thanks to Chasewater Railway for sharing the photos, but most of all, thanks to Ian and Peter for donating them; these are wonderful and sure to be of interest to all local history enthusiasts.
Anything to add? Please feel free – either comment here or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.