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Selly Oak Station

LMS Route: Birmingham West Suburban Railway

Selly Oak station opened in 1876 on the Midland Railway's Birmingham West Suburban Railway branch to serve the burgeoning suburbs of Selly Oak and Bournbrook. The station was completely rebuilt in 1978.

Looking towards Birmingham New Street from the Kings Norton end of Selly Oak station's up platform
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Looking towards Birmingham New Street from the Kings Norton end of Selly Oak station's up platform
Close up showing Selly Oak's main station building sited on the up platform looking towards New Street
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Close up showing Selly Oak's main station building sited on the up platform looking towards New Street
A black and white version of Selly Oak station looking towards Birmingham New Street station
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A black and white version of Selly Oak station looking towards Birmingham New Street station
Close up showing Selly Oak station's main station building on the up platform and the new toilet extension
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Close up showing Selly Oak station's main station building on the up platform and the new toilet extension
Close up showing Selly Oak station's original brick built passenger facilities located on the down platform
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Close up showing Selly Oak station's original brick built passenger facilities located on the down platform

Looking to Birmingham showing Selly Oak station  centred in the middle of the sidings on both sides
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Looking to Birmingham showing Selly Oak station centred in the middle of the sidings on both sides
Close up showing the juxtaposition between Selly Oak station's up platform and the up sidings
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Close up showing the juxtaposition between Selly Oak station's up platform and the up sidings
Close up showing Selly Oak station's sidings and goods shed with it's internal platform clearly evident
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Close up showing Selly Oak station's sidings and goods shed with it's internal platform clearly evident
View of the Worcester - Birmingham Canal being drained adjacent to Bristol Road bridge during May 1955
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View of the Worcester - Birmingham Canal being drained adjacent to Bristol Road bridge during May 1955
Close up showing Selly Oak station's weigh bridge office and some of the yard's coal merchant facilities
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CClose up showing Selly Oak station's weigh bridge office and some of the yard's coal merchant facilities

Looking towards Bournville from the Birmingham end of the up platform showing the new timber waiting room
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Looking towards Bournville from the Birmingham end of the up platform showing the new timber waiting room
Close up showing the replacement timber waiting room erected on Selly Oak station's down platform
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Close up showing the replacement timber waiting room erected on Selly Oak station's down platform
View of Selly Oak station's built brick replacement signal box some six months prior to be fitted out with its frame
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View of Selly Oak station's built brick replacement signal box some six months prior to be fitted out with its frame
Ex-MR 0-6-0 3F No 43435 is seen on short working as it passes Selly Oak's new signal box prior to it entering service
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Ex-MR 0-6-0 3F No 43435 is seen on short working as it passes Selly Oak's new signal box prior to it entering service
Close up showing Selly Oak station's new signal box being fully fitted out some six days prior to be commissioned
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Close up showing Selly Oak station's new signal box being fully fitted out some six days prior to be commissioned

View of Selly Oak station's newly commissioned signal box and the demolition of the original 1885 structure
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View of Selly Oak station's newly commissioned signal box and the demolition of the original 1885 structure
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 45662 'Kempenfelt' passes through Selly Oak station on a down express service on 9th April 1959
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Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 45662 'Kempenfelt' passes through Selly Oak station on a down express service
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 45602 'British Honduras' passes through Selly Oak at speed with a Bristol express
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Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 45602 'British Honduras' passes through Selly Oak at speed with a Bristol express
British Railways built 4-6-0 B1 No 61394 passes through Selly Oak station as it works a through service from Bristol
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British Railways built 4-6-0 B1 No 61394 passes through Selly Oak station as it works a through service from Bristol
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 45656 'Cochrane' is seen thundering past Selly Oak signal box on 14th February 1954
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Ex-LMS 4-6-0 5XP No 45656 'Cochrane' is seen thundering past Selly Oak signal box on 14th February 1954

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 45651 'Shovell' stands at Selly Oak station's down advanced starter signal
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Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee Class No 45651 'Shovell' stands at Selly Oak station's down advanced starter signal
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Black 5' No 44920 is seen working an express service 'wrong road' on 17th February 1957
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Ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Black 5' No 44920 is seen working an express service 'wrong road' on 17th February 1957
Ex-LMS 4-4-0 2P No 40463 is seen piloting ex-LNER 4-6-0 B1 No 61195 light engine on 19th April 1954
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Ex-LMS 4-4-0 2P No 40463 is seen piloting ex-LNER 4-6-0 B1 No 61195 light engine on 19th April 1954

Maps and Diagrams

View of the gradient post near Proof House Junction showing the change in the descent towards New Street station
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Part of MR Distance Diagram dated 1913 showing the two routes south from New Street to Kings Norton
Map showing the location of Selly Oak station and its juxtaposition with the Bristol Road
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Map showing the location of Selly Oak station and its juxtaposition with the Bristol Road