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LMS Route: Birmingham West Suburban Railway

Bournville Shed: mrb485b

Locomotives standing near to the shed building at Bournville were photographed from a northbound train on Saturday 1st June 1957

The road with the 3F 0-6-0 facing the camera is the coaling stage siding. To its right are three roads leading to the roundhouse, the first passing the water cranes and the coaling stage, the second leading straight to the shed and the third passing over the ash pit. The latter two have engines standing on them. Adjacent to the ash pit is a short siding, occupied by ash disposal wagons with a 3F 0-6-0 at their head. To the right of that engine is the home signal, operated from the signal box, controlling departures from the yard. Behind that, adjoining the engine house, are the shed's accommodation and storeroom block. The water tank above it was at the far end of the building. The upper quadrant main line home signal is, of course, for the train carrying the photographer. See image 'mrb485' for an overview of the main photograph

John Dews