LMS Route: Evesham to Birmingham
GWR Route: North Warwickshire Line
GWR Route: Banbury to Wolverhampton
Birmingham New Street - Southern Approaches:
Looking towards Camp Hill station and goods yard with
Bordesley Junction Signal Box controlling the connecting lines to the GWR on
the left. The four lines are: connecting down line, connecting up line, Midland
down line and Midland up line. In the foreground on the Midland up line the end
of a point blade can just be seen. This was to accommodate banking engines
originating from the GWR reversing back to the GWR lines. Trains from the GWR
would approach the MR' line via the up connecting line. Once the banking engine
had reached the road bridge it would stop as it was no longer needed, it being
down hill to Washwood Sidings. The banking engine would then need to rejoin the
GWR but needed to do this by reversing back on the connecting down line.
Therefore a second set of points was needed originating on the MR up line -
just behind the photographer - and ending just in front of the camera.