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Five Ways Station

LMS Route: Birmingham West Suburban Railway

Five Ways station was opened as part of the Midland Railway's Birmingham West Suburban Railway in 1885 and remained in service until 1944 when it became a casualty of the competition with local bus services and the need to rational scarce resources during the Second World War.

View looking towards Birmingham New Street taken on 4th July 1954 just ten years after the station closed
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View looking towards Birmingham New Street taken on 4th July 1954 just ten years after the station closed
Close up of the Birmingham end of Five Ways station with Bath Row tunnel seen behind the road bridge
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Close up of the Birmingham end of Five Ways station with Bath Row tunnel seen behind the road bridge
Aerial view of the now abandoned Five Ways station's down platform viewed from Islington Row bridge
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Lens of Sutton
View of the now abandoned Five Ways station's down platform viewed from Islington Row bridge
View of the entrance to Bath Row tunnel at Five Ways station looking towards New Street station
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DJ Norton
View of the entrance to Bath Row tunnel at Five Ways station looking towards New Street station
Close up showing the small brick waiting room erected on Five Ways station's down platform
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Close up showing the small brick waiting room erected on Five Ways station's down platform

View of ex-LMS 0-6-0 3F No 43675 taking water as it runs tender first to New Street station on 24th May 1953
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View of ex-LMS 0-6-0 3F No 43675 taking water as it runs tender first to New Street station on 24th May 1953
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45566 'Queensland' passes the now abandoned Five Ways station at the head of an up train
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RS Carpenter
Looking along the double track main line to Kings Norton with the single line on the left for Central Goods in 1955
LMS Stanier 2-6-2T No 117
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PB Whitehouse
LMS Stanier 2-6-2T No 117 leaves Five Ways station with a Birmingham to Redditch local passenger service
Close up showing the fireman topping up the tender of ex-MR 0-6-0 3F No 43675 before running on to New Street
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Close up showing the fireman topping up the tender of ex-MR 0-6-0 3F No 43675 before running on to New Street
Stranger in the camp as ex-LNER B1 design, No 61315 heads a Birmingham-West Country holiday relief
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P Riley
Stranger in the camp as ex-LNER B1 design, No 61315 heads a Birmingham-West Country holiday relief

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Jubilee' class No  45577  'Bengal' is seen at the head of a train running wrong road on the up line
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Ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Jubilee' class No 45577 'Bengal' is seen at the head of a train running wrong road on the up line
Ex-MR 1F 0-6-0T No 1700 rests between shunting duties on the freight only line to Central Goods Yard
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PB Whitehouse
Ex-MR 1F 0-6-0T No 1700 rests between shunting duties on the freight only line to Central Goods Yard
Ex-MR 0-6-0 3F No 43203 is seen standing on the down line running towards Church Road Junction
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Ex-MR 0-6-0 3F No 43203 is seen standing on the down line running towards Church Road Junction
Stanier 4-6-0 5MT No 44745 is seen working hard at the head of a down express service to Gloucester
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Stanier 4-6-0 5MT No 44745 is seen working hard at the head of a down express service to Gloucester
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45566 'Queensland' passes the now abandoned Five Ways station at the head of an up train
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Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45566 'Queensland' passes the now abandoned Five Ways station at the head of an up train

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45572 'Eire' passes through the former Five Ways station at the head of a down express
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DJ Norton
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45572 'Eire' passes through the former Five Ways station at the head of a down express
Map showing the location of Five Ways Station in relation to Islington Row and the surrounding streets
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A Doherty
Map showing the location of Five Ways Station in relation to Islington Row and the surrounding streets
Diagram showing the junction between the Birmingham West Suburban Railway and the Central Goods station branch
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J Copsey
Map showing the junction between the Birmingham West Suburban Railway and the Central Goods branch