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Bromsgrove timetable 1979

This is the BR (Western Region) timetable for the period from 14th May 1979 to 29th September 1979 which shows a basic Monday to Saturday service of four trains per day with nothing on Sunday. The northbound service is particularly interesting as the first train of the day at 07:53 is an Inter-city service to Leeds, others are non-stop to Birmingham New Street whilst two stop at since disused Platform One at Barnt Green.

66162 at Bromsgrove

EWS Class 66 No.66162 is awaiting the arrival of a banking locomotive before proceeding up the Lickey Incline. The train is in the 'up' (to Derby!) loop at Bromsgrove at the head of wagons loaded with coal. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith on 24th September 2007.

170632 at Bromsgrove

In 2007, the normal power for the 'stopping' service operated by Central Trains was represented by this photograph of Class 170/6 three-car diesel multiple unit No.170632 on the 11:49 service from Birmingham New Street to Hereford. The train is standing at the 'new' Platform 2 which was built in 1969. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith on 24th September 2007.

Old platform at Bromsgrove

This photograph shows remains of the original alignment of Platform 1. When the station was built by the B&GR there were three lines through the station with the original Platform 2 (down) being offset on a loop. Following the end of steam traction and rationalisation which saw Platform 2 removed in 1969, and the mediocre service of 3 times per day all using Platform 1, the loop was removed. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith on 24th September 2007.

No.66055 banking at Bromsgrove

DB Schenker owned class 66 diesel locomotive No.66055 working hard as it banks train code No.6M96 05:50 Corby to Margam loaded steel coil wagons. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith on 28th November 2011.

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