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GWR Route: Banbury to Wolverhampton

Moor Street Station: gwrms1721

A typical 1920ís scene at Birmingham Moor street with an unidentified Great Western Railway 0-4-2T class 517 tank locomotive with two eight wheel auto-trailer coaches in platform 3

A typical 1920’s scene at Birmingham Moor street with an unidentified Great Western Railway 0-4-2T class 517 tank locomotive with two eight wheel auto-trailer coaches in platform 3, while on the right in platform 2 is a Great Western Railway 2-6-2T class 39XX prairie tank locomotive with a suburban passenger train. The auto-services were normally routed over the North Warwickshire Line (NWL) with one of the trailers being timetabled to be detached at Shirley. The larger locomotives hauled the suburban services on the main line terminating at either Solihull or Leamington and also along the NWL with stops at principle stations and terminating at Stratford. By the mid 1930’s the more powerful 2-6-2T large prairie tank locomotives were being used on virtually all the suburban passenger services from Moor Street.

Robert Ferris

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