1957

SO9971 : Gradient post at Summit of Lickey Bank, Blackwell

taken 67 years ago, near to Blackwell, Worcestershire, England

Gradient post at Summit of Lickey Bank, Blackwell
Gradient post at Summit of Lickey Bank, Blackwell
Post sited on the Down side. This is where all Up goods trains with loose-coupled wagons had to stop to have brakes applied (by hand) before train could begin the hazardous descent to Bromsgrove: 1-in-37.7 continuously for two miles. Almost all Up trains had to be assisted by banking engines, breaching the summit here in spectacular fashion.

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SO9971, 23 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Ben Brooksbank   (more nearby)
Date Taken
26 April 1957   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 24 April, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 991 718 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.6888N 2:0.8429W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 991 718
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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