1962

SP1089 : Railway and industrial panorama at east end of Washwood Heath Sidings

taken 62 years ago, near to Gravelly Hill, Birmingham, England

Railway and industrial panorama at east end of Washwood Heath Sidings
Railway and industrial panorama at east end of Washwood Heath Sidings
View westward - before the M6 was built, on the ex-Midland Birmingham - Derby main line at the east end of the Up Yard of the great Washwood Heath complex. A new Diesel, Type 4 (later Class 46) No. D139 (built 11/61, withdrawn as No. 46002 in 9/81) is passing with a brake-tender - needed for working loose-coupled freight trains. Behind it are a BR 9F 2-10-0 and Stanier 8F 2-8-0. The cooling-towers of Nechells Power Station are prominent in the background.

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SP1089, 51 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Ben Brooksbank   (more nearby)
Date Taken
5 September 1962   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 June, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 106 894 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.1546N 1:50.6457W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 106 894
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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