SK0500 : Aldridge station, with Society Special train, 1951

taken 68 years ago, near to Aldridge, Walsall, Great Britain

Aldridge station, with Society Special train, 1951
Aldridge station, with Society Special train, 1951
View eastward, towards Castle Bromwich and Birmingham New Street. This was a Stephenson Locomotive Society Special, formed of the auto-train, suitably strengthened, normally employed on the ex-Midland (Birmingham) - Castle Bromwich - Sutton Coldfield - Walsall line (closed 18/1/65); a branch had run from here - behind camera - to Brownhills (Watling Street) until 31/3/30. The locomotive is LMS-type Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T No. 41226 (built 11/48, withdrawn 9/64).
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Ben Brooksbank   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
26 May 1951   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 055 004 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.0979N 1:55.1782W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 055 004
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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