We have received a number of photographs from Steve’s collection and are sorting out those which will be added to our collection. There are also photos on other subjects which we may well post over time.
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Between September 2000 and September 2001 an enormous amount of work was done on the Chasewater Railway, from the old station being closed and demolished to make way for the M6 Toll Road to the new station being open for business!
Well done everyone involved, especially, as far as this blog is concerned, photographer Jim Higgins.
The first three photos in this selection show what a mess was left when the old station came down. What to do about it – stick a motorway through it! It didn’t quite happen that way, more like – shift your railway so we can build a motorway!
The fourth photo shows a line put in to move the rolling stock from the old depot to the new one., as shown in the next two photos.
The final three show the beginings of the new Brownhills West station and yard.
Our thanks again to the family of Arthur (Jim) Higgins for giving this collection to the Chasewater Railway Museum.Old Brownhills West,New Brownhills West staion,