LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton
LMS Route: Birmingham
- Soho - Perry Barr - Birmingham
LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to
Monument Lane Shed: lnwrmlsh2187b
Close up of image 'lnwrmlsh2187' showing the shed's former
LNWR water tank with both of the coaling roads occupied by wagons. Its not
known whether the open wagon on the right is there to coal locomotives due to
the Coaling Tower being out of action or simply using the siding to be stored.
Monument Lane was almost from the outset too small to provide a full range of
facilities and services to its allocated locomotives. Tony Higgs recounts one
driver who visited the shed on a regular basis observing that, 'Everything was
squeezed - just room to get by here, get by there'. Tony noted too that the
locomotives 'after passing under the St Vincent Street road bridge, drivers
found themselves immediately in the shed yard, with the need to keep a careful
lookout for other movements'.