LMS Route: Evesham to Birmingham
Alcester Station: mra1286b
Close up of image 'mra1286' showing the coal merchants
staithes, the Alcester Railway junction, and GWR engine shed. The site of the
former signal box installed at the expense of the Alcester Railway to protect
the junction can be seen on the right. The new LMS built signal box, placed
centrally within the confines of the station's trackwork, is seen on the left.
Its not known why the track to the GWR engine shed passed through the building.
It may have been designed to accommodate any coaching stock left overnight
although why this could not have been accommodated in front of the shed on the
approach from Great Alne is not known.