ROWLEY REGIS STATION
Grid Reference: SO 980866
Although Rowley Regis (originally Rowley then Blackheath and Rowley Regis) is in Staffordshire this station is in Worcestershire on the Stourbridge to Birmingham line. The station opened 1st April 1867 along with the whole of the line from Old Hill to Galton and Handsworth Junctions.
There were sidings into the nearby A.E.I. works (in Worcestershire) and a locomotive was used on the internal railway system
Even a new coat of green paint does nothing to improve this most utilitarian of stations. Note the passenger waiting area.
Three-car Class 150 diesel multiple unit No.150017 (Nos.52117, 57209 and 57117) arrives on a train to Stratford-on-Avon to pick up a solitary passenger.
A welcome innovation here is a large free station car park.
All photographs taken by Andrew Smith on 1st September 2001.
This photograph shows Tyseley based three-car class 116 diesel multiple unit Nos.53851, 59376 and 53904 (set No.TS508) shortly after leaving Rowley Regis Station with a train to Birmingham New Street. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith on 8th July 1983.