Tag Archives: Brownhills railway

The Crossing

Sorry, I’ve been a bit busy again this week, but I just thought I’d flag up a really lovely, quirky bit of local history that may otherwise pass you by. David Cresswell, Brownhillian, friend of the blog and rail enthusiast … Continue reading

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Heavy horses

Here’s something for fans of the steam trains which used to ply their trade along the lines of Brownhills. Reader and top bloke Dave Cresswell, who’s a founder member of, and top stalwart for the South Staffordshire Line restoration group, … Continue reading

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The trains don’t stop here anymore

Whilst having a mooch round the net the other day, I visited the excellent site curated by Dave Cresswell and Rob Taylor, dedicated to the past, present and future of the South Staffordshire railway line that used to run from … Continue reading

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On the right track?

Last week, whilst pottering over to Chasewater, I noticed the unusual sight of heavy plant operating on the old South Staffordshire railway line. Activity was clearly taking place between the former Charringtons oil depot at Newtown, just off the A5, … Continue reading

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Train in vain?

It’s been a long time since the settlements of Pelsall and Brownhills had a passenger rail link. When I was a child in the seventies, I remember watching freight trains rumble down the line that ran through the town, carrying … Continue reading

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