Photo By D J Norton

Hampton-in-Arden Station

This station survives today and is on the line between Birmingham and Coventry.  It is between  Marston Green and Berkswell stations.

Exterior of Hampton-in-Arden Stn - 23/5/55

Exterior of Hampton-in-Arden Station 1955
Taken looking north from High Street, this fine building sadly does not survive today.  I particularly like the way the upper halves of the chimney stacks are twisted by 45 degrees from the main stack.

44713 Hampton-in-Arden Stn - 23/5/55

44713 Hampton-in-Arden station 1955
Looking north-east from the Birmingham bound platform, Class 5MT 4-6-0 'Black Five' 44713 is steaming towards Coventry.  Note the wooden footbridge linking the two platforms.  The signs above the entrances to the stairway say, "To Cross The Line & Way Out".

Hampton-in-Arden Stn - 27/6/61

Hampton-in-Arden station 1961
A nice west facing view from the bank at the side of the Coventry bound platform.  The location of the old station building with respect to the rest of the station is clear.

Hampton-in-Arden Box - 27/6/61

Hampton-in-Arden Box 1961
From south-east of the station, just visible under the bridge, this nice shot shows a DMU en route to Coventry.  Note the old LNWR signal between the engine and the box.  Is that little white hut to the far right the signalman's W.C.?

44867 Hampton-in-Arden - 27/6/61

44867 Hampton-in-Arden 1961
Looking the opposite way from the picture above and slightly further away from the station, it is clear that some sidings existed close to the signal box.  Another 'Black Five' is steaming towards Coventry.