LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton
Tile Hill Station: lnwrth4474
An updated version of an 1841 map of Allesley Lane Gates
showing a 'Police Box' and two railway cottages. Signalmen are still known as
'Bobbies' reflecting the time when railway police controlled the departure and
arrival of trains. The railways were controlled by policemen who were
responsible for carrying out the duties that we associate with signalmen today.
The above map was provided by Russell Burridge who copied two huge 4ft x 2ft
folders showing in detail the route as surveyed in 1841 by Binns & Clifford
of Birmingham, and updated by F Wood of Rugby in 1863 and then by others up
until circa 1875.