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Monument Lane Station

LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton
LMS Route: Birmingham - Soho Road - Perry Barr - Birmingham
LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Harborne

Monument Lane Station (20) Monument Lane Shed (78)

Monument Lane station was opened by the LNWR on their New Street - Wolverhampton High Level 'Stour Valley' line in 1854 and, along with the passenger station, facilities were also provided for a sizeable goods yard and loco shed. The station is especially interesting as it was maintained after closure to passengers as a ticketing stop as New Street was classed as an 'open station' (access to it being a public right-of-way) and so no ticket control was provided there. Thus, stations immediately ringing New Street were used for boarding trains and inspecting and/or selling passengers tickets (Five Ways was also retained in this manner). Furthermore, the Harborne Railway joined the LNWR line at Harborne Junction just along the line from this station and its trains used to stop here on their way to New Street thus it was an 'honorary' fifth station on the Harborne Railway before its destination at New Street. The station closed in 1958.

Andy Doherty

Monument Lane Station

View of ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58178 is seen shunting in Monument Lane New Wharf sidings on 27th July 1954
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Stations UK
Looking north from Looking north from Monument Lane road bridge towards Wolverhampton
Close up of the closed station's island platform building which accommodated the main passenger facilities
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Stations UK
Close up of the closed station's island platform building which accommodated the main passenger facilities
Close up showing the northern end of the platform with the carriage sheds seen in the distance
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Stations UK
Close up showing the northern end of the platform with the carriage sheds seen in the distance
Ex-LNWR 2-4-2T No 46757 stands at the down platform waiting to take forward the SLS special to Harborne
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PB Whitehouse
Ex-LNWR 2-4-2T No 46757 stands at the down platform waiting to take forward the SLS special to Harborne
Close up showing the timber framed bulding located at the northern end of the station's island platform passenger facilities
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LNWR Society
Close up of the timber bulding sited at the northern end of the station's island platform passenger facilities

Close up showing a typical ex-LNWR brick built lineside structure sited adjacent to Monument Lane road over bridge
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LNWR Society
Close up of a typical ex-LNWR brick built lineside structure sited adjacent to Monument Lane road over bridge
Close up showing Monument Lane's extra tall signal cabin and the front elevation of the station building
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HC Casserley
Close up showing Monument Lane's extra tall signal cabin and the front elevation of the station building
LMS railway photo
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Andy Doherty
Location map showing the juxtaposition of the station to the canal and with Cope Street and Monument Lane

Monument Lane Carriage Shed and Goods Shed and adjacent Sidings

Close up of Monument Lane carriage sidings and shed with a mixture of locomotives marshalling the stock
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DJ Norton
Close up of Monument Lane carriage sidings and shed with a mixture of locomotives marshalling the stock
An unidentified ex-LMS 2-6-4T locomotive is seen shunting the carriage shed circa 1950
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H Turvey
An unidentified ex-LMS 2-6-4T locomotive is seen shunting the carriage shed circa 1950
Looking towards Birmingham New Street with the main lines on the left and Monument Lane goods yard on the right
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Milepost 92½
Looking towards Birmingham New Street with the main lines on the left and Monument Lane goods yard on the right
Close up showing the track layout and the different types of buildings employed at Monument Lane goods yard
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Milepost 92½
Close up showing the track layout and the different types of buildings employed at Monument Lane goods yard
Close up showing part of the sidings leading up to Monument Lane station's goods sidings
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DJ Norton
Close up showing part of the sidings leading up to Monument Lane station's goods sidings

Close up showing a shunter signalling inside Monument Lane goods depot viewed from the elevated signal cabin
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DJ Norton
Close up showing a shunter signalling inside Monument Lane goods depot viewed from the elevated signal cabin
A 1929 view of the 'Dutch' barn erected in Donald Powell's newly opened timber yard located in Cope Street
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D Powell
A 1929 view of the 'Dutch' barn erected in Donald Powell's newly opened timber yard located in Cope Street
An unidentified ex-LNWR 3P 4-6-2T locomotive marshalls stock in Monument Lane carriage sidings circa 1929
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D Powell
An unidentified ex-LNWR 3P 4-6-2T locomotive marshalls stock in Monument Lane carriage sidings circa 1929

Locomotives seen at or near Monument Lane station

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5MT No 44914 is seen on the up goods line as it passes the carriage sidings on 27th June 1955
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DJ Norton
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5MT No 44914 is seen on the up goods line as it passes the carriage sidings on 27th June 1955
LNWR 2-4-0T No 2250 runs bunker first at the head of a local passenger service to New Street station circa 1877
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RH Bleasdale
LNWR 2-4-0T No 2250 runs bunker first at the head of a local passenger service to New Street station circa 1877
LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 1113 runs through the station at speed at the head of an up express service
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RS Carpenter
LMS 4P 4-4-0 Compound No 1113 runs through the station at speed at the head of an up express service
An unidentified ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 locomotive approaches Monument Lane station on a down express service
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DJ Norton
An unidentified ex-LMS 5MT 4-6-0 locomotive approaches Monument Lane station on a down express service
View of ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58178 is seen shunting in Monument Lane New Wharf sidings on 27th July 1954
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DJ Norton
View of ex-MR 2F 0-6-0 No 58178 is seen shunting in Monument Lane New Wharf sidings on 27th July 1954

Ex-LMS Fairburn 2-6-4T No 42267 is working an empty stock trip having just left New Street's north tunnel in 1951
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Joe Moss
Ex-LMS Fairburn 2-6-4T No 42267 is working an empty stock trip having just left New Street's north tunnel in 1951
Looking towards Birmingham New Street as an unidentified ex-LMS 4-6-0 5MT passes Monument Lane goods yard
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P Shoesmith
Looking towards Birmingham New Street as an unidentified ex-LMS 4-6-0 5MT passes Monument Lane goods yard
British Railways built 4-6-0 'Black 5' No 44716 is seen leaving New Street north tunnel in March 1961
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PJ Shoesmith
British Railways built 4-6-0 'Black 5' No 44716 is seen leaving New Street north tunnel in March 1961
Ex-LMS 6P 4-6-0 'Rebuilt Royal Scot' No 46155 'The Lancer' is seen approaching Monument Lane station
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DJ Norton
Ex-LMS 6P 4-6-0 'Rebuilt Royal Scot' No 46155 'The Lancer' is seen approaching Monument Lane station
Ex-LMS 3P 2-6-2T No M49 leaves Monument Lane with a  local passenger service to New Street on 21st May 1948
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HC Casserley
Ex-LMS 3P 2-6-2T No M49 leaves Monument Lane with a local passenger service to New Street on 21st May 1948

An ex-LNWR 1F 0-6-2T locomotive passes through the station making a lot of smoke on a Class 2 service
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LNWR Society
An ex-LNWR 1F 0-6-2T locomotive passes through the station making a lot of smoke on a Class 2 service

Monument Lane Station (20) Monument Lane Shed (78)