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MRJ Issue 96
  • Passenger operations at Birmingham Snow Hill

    John Copsey


    In this issue we commence a study of passenger services at another of the Great Western's major stations, Birmingham Snow Hill. In fact, it is a story of the three stations constructed on that site, the last of which remained functional for as long as the first two together. In this first part, we shall study the first two stations and the traffic they served, pausing the story as the major rebuilding of the lines around Birmingham was under way, with the third station under construction.

    Tags: stations, traffic, West Midlands

  • Laira in the 'fifities

    Peter Kerslake


    Peter Kerslake considers Laira shed in the 1950s, with a delightful selection of photographs to illustrate his memories.

    Tags: engine sheds

  • '45XX' Class 2-6-2Ts at work - Part 2

    John Copsey


    The second part of the '45XX' article continues from the outbreak of the Second World War and through into the early BR period, to 1954.

    Tags: 45xx, locomotives

  • Wartime on Hatton Bank - Part 3

    John Copsey


    Further examples of railway photography courtesy of the Kidderminster Railway Museum taken at Hatton Bank during the Second World War.

    Tags: photos, Second World War / WW2, traffic