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LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton

LMS Route: Birmingham-Soho-Perry Barr-Birmingham

Winson Green Station: lnwrwg2270

A Park Royal DMU stands on the down platform and ex-LMS 2-6-4T No 42309 on the Perry Barr route's up platform in 1955

A Park Royal DMU stands on the down platform and ex-LMS 2-6-4T No 42309 on the Perry Barr route's up platform in 1955. The station has still retained its passenger waiting room on the down platform on the Wolverhampton route. The Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) was, it was hoped, be the answer to the problem of competing with road transport on lower passenger density routes. Diesel Multiple Units offered flexibility as they could operate in two, three, four or six car configurations and only required two people to operate it (although the second man in the cab - the fireman - did remain for many years indicating the power of the union ASLEF). They were also considered much cleaner although they were by no means pollution free.

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