1960

SO9971 : Blackwell: summit of Lickey Bank, with Up express

taken 64 years ago, near to Blackwell, Worcestershire, England

Blackwell: summit of Lickey Bank, with Up express
Blackwell: summit of Lickey Bank, with Up express
View SW, towards Bromsgrove, Worcester, Gloucester and Bristol. Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 No. 44962 (built 6/46, withdrawn 12/67) thunders past the cottages as it breasts the summit of the Lickey Bank (two miles at 1-in-37.7 from Bromsgrove), with a Paignton - Birmingham relief express. On the Down side is the Box for the shunters who had to pin down wagon brakes of descending goods trains; note the relevant notice-board. Blackwell station (closed 18/4/66) is just behind the camera. See also SO9971 : Gradient post at Summit of Lickey Bank, Blackwell.

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SO9971, 23 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Ben Brooksbank   (more nearby)
Date Taken
18 August 1960   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 24 April, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 991 719 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.7104N 2:0.8076W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 991 719
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph (Fourth Visitor for SO9971) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
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