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Hampton to Whitacre - Lineside and Miscellaneous Images

LMS Route: Hampton in Arden to Whitacre

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Looking south from Bridge No 1 with the Whitacre distant signal just visible beyond Coleshill Road bridge
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RS Carpenter
Looking south from Bridge No 1 with the Whitacre distant signal just visible beyond Coleshill Road bridge
Bridge No 6 - one of the river bridges built with timber - looking towards Coleshill with Hampton beyond
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JM Ryan
Bridge No 6 - one of the river bridges built with timber - looking towards Coleshill with Hampton beyond
Bridge No 6 - A 1963 view showing the piers built to carry a double track bridge across the River Blythe
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TH Messenger
Bridge No 6 - A 1963 view showing the piers built to carry a double track bridge across the River Blythe
Bridge No 8 - Looking towards Whitacre with Coleshill station just beyond the curve as seen on 24th September 1920
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RS Carepenter
Bridge No 8 - Looking towards Whitacre with Coleshill station just beyond the curve as seen on 24th September 1920
Bridge No 8 - The handsome skewed bridge still used as an occupation bridge for animals etc as seen in 1963
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TH Messenger
Bridge No 8 - The handsome skewed bridge still used as an occupation bridge for animals etc as seen in 1963

Looking from Bridge No 8 towards Whitacre with Bridge No 9 carrying the railway over the river in the middle distance
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RS Carpenter
Looking from Bridge No 8 to Whitacre with Bridge No 9 carrying the railway over the river in the middle distance
Bridge No 9 - View of the timber bridge carrying the line over the River Blythe as seen on 24th September
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RS Carepenter
Bridge No 9 - View of the timber bridge carrying the line over the River Blythe as seen on 24th September
Bridge No 9 - The remains of the timber built bridge as viewed from the northern abutments in 1951
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TH Messenger
Bridge No 9 - The remains of the timber built bridge as viewed from the northern abutments in 1951
Bridge No 12 - The timber supports and tressles are all that remain of the timber bridge as seen in 1951
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TH Messenger
Bridge No 12 - The timber supports and tressles are all that remain of the timber bridge as seen in 1951
Bridge No 13 - Looking towards Whitacre as the line curves to the left as it passes Hawkeswell Farm in 1920
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RS Carpenter
Bridge No 13 - Looking towards Whitacre as the line curves to the left as it passes Hawkeswell Farm in 1920

Bridge No 16 - Looking towards Whitacre in 1920 some fifteen years before it failed causing the line to close for good
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RS Carpenter
Bridge No 16 - Facing Whitacre in 1920 some fifteen years before it failed causing the line to close for good
Bridge No 16 - A 1948 view of the timber tressles now stripped of the parapet with the track lifted on either side
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ES Tonks
Bridge No 16 - A 1948 view of the timber tressles now stripped of the parapet with the track lifted on either side
Bridge No 17 - Looking north showing some of the hundred and eighty crippled wagons stored on the branch in 1949
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NRM
Bridge No 17 - Looking north showing some of the hundred and eighty crippled wagons stored on the branch in 1949
An unidentified MR 3F 0-6-0 is seen at the head of the Whitacre to Hampton goods train as it approaches Packington road over bridge
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NRM
Bridge No 18 - An unidentified MR 3F 0-6-0 is seen at the head of the Whitacre to Hampton goods train
Bridge No 21A - A non-railway bridge, erected in Packington Park as a substitute for an estate bridge in 1954
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RS Carpenter
Bridge No 21A - A non-railway bridge, erected in Packington Park as a substitute for an estate bridge in 1954

Bridge No 12 - Looking towards Coleshill with a single wagon standing on Packington's siding in 1920
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RS Carpenter
Bridge No 22 - Looking towards Coleshill with a single wagon standing on Packington's siding in 1920
Bridge No 22 - Looking through Chester Rd bridge to Packington sidings which has one wagon stabled on it
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NRM
Bridge No 22 - Looking through Chester Rd bridge to Packington sidings which has one wagon stabled on it
Bridge No 22 - Looking south towards Hampton as the line curves towards Bickenhill and the Coventry Road
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RS Carpenter
Bridge No 22 - Looking south towards Hampton as the line curves towards Bickenhill and the Coventry Road
Bridge no 22 - View showing the span of the bridge carrying the Chester Road has been reduced by 1956
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JM Ryan
Bridge no 22 - View showing the span of the bridge carrying the Chester Road has been reduced by 1956
Bridge No 22 - A 1956 view of crippled wagons and covered vans stored on a siding adjacent to the Chester Road
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JM Ryan
Bridge No 22 - A 1956 view of crippled wagons and covered vans stored on a siding adjacent to the Chester Road

Close up showing  a Victorian four-wheeled coach probably once used for storage and mess purposes
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NRM
Bridge No 22 - The end of the track at the Chester Road bridge which formed a long siding from Hampton
View facing Hampton in 1956 showing the buffer stop which formed the end of the long siding from Hampton
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JM Ryan
View facing Hampton in 1956 showing the buffer stop which formed the end of the long siding from Hampton
Bridge No 24 - Looking towards Coleshill from the bridge carrying Coventry Road over the railway in 1921
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RS Carpenter
Bridge No 24 - Looking towards Coleshill from the bridge carrying Coventry Road over the railway in 1921
Bridge No 24 - Looking to Hampton from the bridge carrying the A45 or Coventry Road over the railway
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P Hopkins
Bridge No 24 - Looking to Hampton from the bridge carrying the A45 or Coventry Road over the railway
Bridge No 25 - Looking towards Hampton from the occupation bridge used by farmers to cross the railway
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RS Carpenter
Bridge No 25 - Looking towards Hampton from the occupation bridge used by farmers to cross the railway

Bridge No 25 - Looking to Whitacre with the Hampton Distant signal on the left as seen on 1st April 1921
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RS Carpenter
Bridge No 25 - Looking to Whitacre with the Hampton Distant signal on the left as seen on 1st April 1921
A 1951 view of the 4 Mile Post at a point later to be occupied by a gas processing plant
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L Ellis
A 1951 view of the 4¼ Mile Post at a point later to be occupied by a gas processing plant
A mile post sign mounted on top of some early Victorian rail near Coleshill station on 8th July 1951
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JM Ryan
A mile post sign mounted on top of some early Victorian rail near Coleshill station on 8th July 1951
British Railways built 2MT 2-6-0 No 46446 at the head of the last proper train to work the branch in 1951
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L Ellis
British Railways built 2MT 2-6-0 No 46446 at the head of the last proper train to work the branch in 1951

B&DJR Announcement of the opening of the railway between Birmingham and Derby via Hampton
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R Waring
B&DJR Announcement of the opening of the railway between Birmingham and Derby via Hampton
An 1840 B&DJR timetable of trains from Derby to Birmingham and London via Hampton
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R Waring
An 1840 B&DJR timetable of trains from Derby to Birmingham and London via Hampton
A Midland Railway Notice dated April 26th 1855 barring the keeping of Poultry, Pigs and other animals at Stations
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R Waring
A Midland Railway Notice dated April 26th 1855 barring the keeping of Poultry, Pigs and other animals at Stations
A Midland Railway Order stating that an Exhibition of Fare Tables for Passengers must now be displayed at stations
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R Waring
A MR Order stating that an Exhibition of Fare Tables for Passengers must now be displayed at stations
A table of revenue from 1872 to 1922 for the Midland Railway stations at Whitacre, Coleshill and Hampton
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Birmingham Reference Library
A table of revenue from 1872 to 1922 for the Midland Railway stations at Whitacre, Coleshill and Hampton

An 1853 Timetable showing five passenger trains plus one goods each way between Hampton and Whitacre
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R Waring
An 1853 Timetable showing five passenger trains plus one goods each way between Hampton and Whitacre
An 1856 Timetable showing four down and three up passenger trains between Hampton and Whitacre
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R Waring
An 1856 Timetable showing four down and three up passenger trains between Hampton and Whitacre
An 1877 Timetable showing four mixed trains plus one passenger service each day between Hampton and Whitacre
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R Waring
An 1877 Timetable showing four mixed trains plus one passenger service between Hampton and Whitacre
An 1877 Timetable showing the reduced service of one mixed train between Hampton and Whitacre each day
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R Waring
An 1877 Timetable showing the reduced service of one mixed train between Hampton and Whitacre each day
The 1916, and very last timetable, still shows just one service per day between Hampton and Whitacre
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R Waring
The 1916, and very last timetable, still shows just one service per day between Hampton and Whitacre

A list of fares from Hampton to Coleshill, Whitacre, Kingsbury, Tamworth, Burton and Derby in November 1840
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R Waring
Fares from Hampton to Coleshill, Whitacre, Kingsbury, Tamworth, Burton and Derby in November 1840
Schematic drawings of B&DJR 1839 First and Second Class carriages and a Midland Railway Third Class Carriage
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R Waring
Schematic drawings of B&DJR 1839 First and Second Class carriages and a Midland Railway Third Class Carriage