LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Nuneaton
Birmingham New Street to Tamworth
Saltley Station: mrsalt994
Ex-MR 3F 0-6-0 No 43693 is banking the freight train headed
by ex-LMS 0-6-0 No 44659 bound for Bordesley Junction onto the former GWR line.
Bob Essery recounts in one of his Midland Journal articles that 'trains from
Washwood Heath would often spend a couple of hours at Duddeston Road before
being released to run up the Camp Hill line to Bordesley Junction. The
delay was due to the GWR not being able to accept the traffic and the MR
Control not wishing to be held responsible for any delay. Therefore the Midland
would line up the trains in readiness which was very wasteful.'