Aldridge Station lay on the Midland line between Water Orton and
Wolverhampton. Sadly my father didn't spend much time
photographing this particular line. The station closed to
passengers in December 1964.
Aldridge Stn - 13/6/55
eastward view of the station building, opened in 1879. The road
bridge carries Walsall Road over the line. Note the water tank
close to the bridge.
W End of Aldridge Stn - 13/6/55
turned through 180 degrees after taking the picture above, my father
took this westward view of the station. It shows that the
on the Wolverhampton bound platform was far less grand than that on the
opposite platform. This view also shows the signal box, some
sidings to the far right and what Rail
Around Birmingham says is the roof of a goods shed poking up above
the wagons. The road bridge in the far distance carries
I had assumed this picture was taken on a Sunday due to the engineering
works ongoing but 13 June 1955 was a Monday. I thought a close
up of the works might be of interest to some.
Aldridge-Cannock Branch nr Aldridge - 13/6/55
line lead to Walsall Wood and Brownhills (Midland) stations. My
father's reference to Cannock probably relates to the fact that it also
served several collieries in the Cannock area. It was opened in
1882, closed to passengers in 1930 and singled in 1940.
Wire-Operated Points nr Aldridge - 13/6/55
|A close up
of the points seen in the centre of the picture above, unusual by
virtue of being wire operated.