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Moor Street Goods Station

GWR Route: Banbury to Wolverhampton
GWR Route: North Warwickshire Line

Moor Street Passenger Station (65) Moor Street Goods Station (39)
GWR Article - Operating Moor Street Station GWR Article - Electrical Labour-Saving Equipment
GWR Article - New Wagons for Banana Traffic GWR Article - New Coaches for Suburban Services
GWR Article - Traversing Tables GWR Article - District Inspector
GWR Service Time Table - Instructions Engine Whistle Codes

Moor Street Goods Station - The Sidings and Upper Shed

View of Moor Street goods yard looking in the direction of Tyseley with the passenger station located on to the left
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NRM
View of Moor Street goods yard looking in the direction of Tyseley with the passenger station located on to the left
A mixture of Great Western Railway open and van wagons on the siding roads at Moor Street Station in May 1915
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Great Western Railway
A mixture of Great Western Railway open and van wagons on the siding roads at Moor Street Station in May 1915
A closeup of the view down the cartway between the goods sidings adjacent to the topside shed at Moor Street
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Great Western Railway
A closeup of the view down the cartway between the goods sidings adjacent to the topside shed at Moor Street
The 6 ton fixed jib crane mounted on a concrete block and located in the upper level yard at Moor Street station
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GWR Magazine
The 6 ton fixed jib crane mounted on a concrete block and located in the upper level yard at Moor Street station
Ex-LMS 2MT 2-6-0 No 46457 is seen shunting wagons and parcel vans adjacent to Moor Streets upper goods shed in June 1966
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A Muckley
Ex-LMS 2MT 2-6-0 No 46457 is seen shunting wagons and parcel vans adjacent to Moor Streets upper goods shed

View of the travelling crane manufactured by Messrs Royce of Manchester which was designed to travel the 400 feet length of the upper level shed
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GWR Magazine
View of the travelling crane which was designed to travel the 400 feet length of the upper level shed
Close up of the traversing carriage slung under the beam and the jib crane which could lift up to one ton
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GWR Magazine
Close up of the traversing carriage slung under the beam and the jib crane which could lift up to one ton
Internal view of the stations' upper Goods Shed handling vegetable traffic with its overhead gantry crane
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NRM
Internal view of the stations' upper Goods Shed handling vegetable traffic with its overhead gantry crane
Internal view of the station's high level shed with its unloading platform and the mileage platform
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GWR Magazine
Internal view of the station's high level shed with its unloading platform and the mileage platform
Close up showing the office used by railway staff to record all the goods arriving at the high level shed
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GWR Magazine
Close up showing the office used by railway staff to record all the goods arriving at the high level shed

View showing wagons being moved on a traverser whilst in the background is the second wagon hoist to lower shed 'B'
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GWR Magazine
View showing wagons being moved on a traverser whilst in the background is the second wagon hoist to lower shed 'B'
Wagons being moved by using a combination of powered and dumb capstans in conjunction with wire ropes
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GWR Magazine
Wagons being moved by using a combination of powered and dumb capstans in conjunction with wire ropes
In the foreground is the Wagon Hoist to shed 'B' and behind the hoist to shed 'A' used to lower wagons to and from the low level sheds
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GWR Magazine
The Wagon Hoist to shed 'B' and behind the hoist to shed 'A' used to lower wagons to and from the low level sheds
Close up of one of the two wagon hoists provided by the GWR in 1924 to access the lower shed 'B' at Moor Street
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GWR Magazine
Close up of one of the two wagon hoists provided by the GWR in 1924 to access the lower shed 'B' at Moor Street
An official posed photograph showing a ten ton, wooden Mink A covered wagon on the twenty ton electric wagon hoist
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Great Western Railway
An official posed photograph showing a ten ton, wooden Mink A covered wagon on the twenty ton electric wagon hoist

Close up showing staff operating one of the three 20 ton electrically powered wagon hoists located at Moor Street
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Great Western Railway
Close up showing staff operating one of the three 20 ton electrically powered wagon hoists located at Moor Street
Mr A Facey, the Shunter, at the controls of the electrically powered 30 ton wagon hoist above Shed B warehouse
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CC Green
Mr A Facey, the Shunter, at the controls of the electrically powered 30 ton wagon hoist above Shed B warehouse
Henry Pooley & Son's mobile workshop for maintaining, servicing and calibrating of all GWR weighbridges
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A Ross
Henry Pooley & Son's mobile workshop for maintaining, servicing and calibrating of all GWR weighbridges
Ex-Great Western Railway 2-6-2T with a parcels train of long wheelbase covered wagons in platform 3
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CC Green
Ex-Great Western Railway
2-6-2T with a parcels train of long wheelbase covered wagons in platform 3
A view of the Chief Clerk's Office in the Good's Office, whose windows looked out on to Moor Street
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Great Western Railway
A view of the Chief Clerk's Office in the Good's Office, whose windows looked out on to Moor Street

Internal view of the General Goods Office located on the first floor of Moor Street Good’s Office
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Great Western Railway
Internal view of the General Goods Office located on the first floor of Moor Street Good’s Office
A road accident in Birmingham was reported in the May 1913 Great Western Railway Magazine
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GWR Magazine
A road accident in Birmingham was reported in the May 1913 Great Western Railway Magazine
An unused wagon label, pre-stamped for perishable goods from St Erth in western Cornwall to Moor Street goods depot
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Great Western Railway
An unused wagon label, pre-stamped for perishable goods from St Erth, Cornwall to Moor Street goods depot
Great Western Railway regulations governing the use of power capstans in goods depots
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GWR Notice
A copy of the Great Western Railway's regulations governing the use of power capstans in goods depots
The morning of 10th April 1941 showing the destruction of the annex adjacent to the Moor Street
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V Michel
The morning of 10th April 1941 showing the destruction of the annex adjacent to the Moor Street

A posed photograph showing a 10t wooden Mink 'A' covered wagon on one of the twenty ton electric wagon hoists
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C Jacks
A colour view from the cab of 350hp diesel shunter of the wagon hoists seen in British Railways Western Region days

Moor Street Goods Station's Banana Traffic

Shunter A Facey brings out of Moor Street's Shed 'B' one of the empty banana vans to the surface
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CC Green
Shunter A Facey brings out of Moor Street's Shed 'B' one of the empty banana vans to the surface
The Shunter draws out  the Banana Van out of the wagon hoist above Shed B using a rope and capstan
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CC Green
The Shunter draws out the Banana Van out of the wagon hoist above Shed B using a rope and capstan
The covered wagon is lowered by the electrically powered hoist into Moor Street's underground shed
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CC Green
The covered wagon is lowered by the electrically powered hoist into Moor Street's underground shed
A British Railways' covered van in Shed B, beside the banana ripening rooms belonging to Francis Nicholls Ltd
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CC Green
A British Railways' covered van in Shed B, beside the banana ripening rooms belonging to Francis Nicholls Ltd
In Moor Street's lower level shed 'B', a covered wagon is drawn by capstan on to the hoist
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CC Green
In Moor Street's lower level shed 'B', a covered wagon is drawn by capstan on to the hoist

Shunter A Facey guides the van off the hoist in lower level shed 'B' and on to the traverser
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CC Green
Shunter A Facey guides the van off the hoist in lower level shed 'B' and on to the traverser
With wrappers and stems removed, the last load of the bananas are being hung on the overhead conveyor
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CC Green
With wrappers and stems removed, the last load of the bananas are being hung on the overhead conveyor
A bag of green bananas is being stripped of its protective wrapping after arriving at the Ripening Rooms below Moor Street
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CC Green
A bag of green bananas is being stripped of its protective wrapping after arriving at the Ripening Rooms
Diagram of an insulated Van for the conveyance of Banana Traffic built by the Great Western Railway
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GWR Magazine
Diagram of an insulated Van for the conveyance of Banana Traffic built by the Great Western Railway

Moor Street Goods Station - The low level sheds

View beneath Moor Street Station and Goods depot showing there were two sheds at road level
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Great Western Railway
View beneath Moor Street Station and Goods depot showing there were two sheds at road level
An internal view of lower level shed 'B' under construction showing the two unloading platforms and one of the two fixed cranes on the left
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GWR Magazine
Internal view of lower level shed 'B' and its two unloading platforms and one of the two fixed cranes on the left
An internal view of shed 'A' still under construction showing the unloading platform on the left, the roadway in the centre and the office on the right
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GWR Magazine
An internal view shed 'A' still under construction showing the unloading platform on the left, the roadway in the centre
Photograph of the Shed B warehouse taken on 28th April 1970, with a ventilated wooden covered van
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CC Green
Photograph of the Shed B warehouse taken on 28th April 1970, with a ventilated wooden covered van
Under the ferroconcrete roof was the fruit wharf of shed B warehouse, where crates of produce were unloaded
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CC Green
Under the ferroconcrete roof was the fruit wharf of shed B warehouse, where crates of produce were unloaded
One of the Messrs Stothert & Pitt one ton fixed cranes sited in lower level shed 'B' for lifting goods from rail to road
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GWR Magazine
One of the Messrs Stothert & Pitt one ton fixed cranes sited in lower level shed 'B' for lifting goods from rail to road
Shed 'A's  Babcock & Wilcox walking crane which with its 30 foot jib could travel around the 'U' shaped platform
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GWR Magazine
Shed 'A's Babcock & Wilcox walking crane which with its 30 foot jib could travel around the 'U' shaped platform
View of Moor Street station's 30 ton traverser sited in the lower sheds that transferred wagons from the lift to the sidings or from the sidings to the lift
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GWR Magazine
View of the lower sheds' 30 ton traverser for transferred wagons from the lift to the sidings or vice-a-versa
SH Heywood & Company's traverser which was located in lower shed 'A' at the Park Street end of the shed
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GWR Magazine
SH Heywood & Company's traverser which was located in lower shed 'A' at the Park Street end of the shed
Demonstration of a covered wagon being moved by a 30 ton traverser whilst a van is seen standing in the cage of one of the two hoists located in shed 'B'
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GWR Magazine
A covered wagon being moved by the 30 ton traverser whilst a van is seen standing in the cage of one of the two hoists

One of Messrs S H Heywood wagon hoists provided by for raising and lowering wagons to the lower sheds
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GWR Magazine
One of Messrs S H Heywood wagon hoists provided by for raising and lowering wagons to the lower sheds
View of one of Moor Street's switchgear units built by British the Thomson Houston Company located adjacent to each hoist in the lower level sheds
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GWR Magazine
One of the switchgear units built by BTH and located adjacent to each hoist in the lower level sheds
Another view the station's subterranean goods shed and wooden staging between columns
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NRM
Another view the station's subterranean goods shed and wooden staging between columns
View of sacks of potatoes being loaded directly from the open 7 plank wagon on to Daimler lorries at Moor Streets lower goods shed
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NRM
Potatoes being loaded directly from the open 7 plank wagon on to Daimler lorries at Moor Streets lower goods shed
View of the potatoes being unloaded from an LMS open wagon on to timber staging for transhipment on to lorries at a later date
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NRM
View of the potatoes being unloaded from an LMS open wagon on to timber staging for transhipment by lorry

Under the arches of Shed B were two platforms each with a rail face and both had a one-ton electric crane
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Great Western Railway
Under the arches of Shed B were two platforms each with a rail face and both had a one-ton electric crane
View of Shed B below Moor Street Station providing covered storage and distribution facilities
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Great Western Railway
View of Shed B below Moor Street Station providing covered storage and distribution facilities
A shock absorber covered wagon being moved on the four rail, thirty ton traverser in low level shed B
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CC Green
A shock absorber covered wagon being moved on the four rail, thirty ton traverser in low level shed B
Close up of the covered wagon No B851720 being moved on Moor Street Goods Shed's traverser
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CC Green
Close up of the covered wagon No B851720 being moved on Moor Street Goods Shed's traverser
Moor Street's low level shed B where a line of covered wagons are seen waiting to be unloaded
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CC Green
Moor Street's low level shed B where a line of covered wagons are seen waiting to be unloaded

Plans and schematic drawings of Moor Street Goods Station

An October 1895 Fire Insurance map showing the Birmingham City end of the Bordesley Viaduct
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Birmingham Library
An October 1895 Fire Insurance map showing the Birmingham City end of the Bordesley Viaduct
Fire Insurance Map showing the layout of the different levels  of Moor Street Station and the surrounding areas
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R Ferris
Fire Insurance Map showing the layout of the different levels of Moor Street Station and the surrounding areas
Close up showing shed 'B', its boundary with Park Street on the left, Allison Street on the right and the stable block opposite on the other side of Allison Street
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R Ferris
Site plan showing the two lower sheds in relation to the main line to Snow Hill and Park Street and Allison Street
Map of Moor Street station surveyed during building work in 1914 before the station's layout was completed
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GWR Magazine
Map of Moor Street station surveyed during building work in 1914 before the station's layout was completed
Cross sectional view of Moor Street station showing the passenger station on the left, the upper goods yard on the right and the two lower sheds
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GWR Magazine
Cross sectional view of the passenger station and the upper goods yard plus the two lower sheds

Photographs of Moor Street Station (65) Photographs of Moor Street Goods Depot (39)
GWR Article - Operating Moor Street Station GWR Article - Electrical Labour-Saving Equipment
GWR Article - New Wagons for Banana Traffic GWR Article - New Coaches for Suburban Services
GWR Article - Traversing Tables GWR Article - District Inspector
GWR Service Time Table - Instructions Engine Whistle Codes