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Hazelwell Station

LMS Route: Evesham to Birmingham

The line from Camp Hill to Kings Norton was originally built by the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway as part of its route to the south west. Hazelwell Station was however opened on 1st January 1903 by the Midland Railway, the successor to the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, but only stayed in service for short time being closed in 1941 for 'wartime economy measures' never to reopen. Since 1941 the Camp Hill Line has been used as a diversionary route for through passenger traffic avoiding New Street, holiday relief trains as well as being the main arterial route for goods traffic crossing Birmingham.

Looking along Hazewell station's up platform towards Camp Hill showing substantial structures on both platforms
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RS Carpenter
Looking along Hazewell station's up platform towards Camp Hill showing substantial structures on both platforms
Close up view of the up platform's building on Hazewell station showing the detail of the structure
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S Carpenter
Close up view of the up platform's building on Hazewell station showing the detail of the structure
View of Hazelwell station's down platform building showing the unusual cowlings fitted to all three chimneys
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RS Carpenter
View of Hazelwell station's down platform building showing the unusual cowlings fitted to all three chimneys
A 1907 view of Hazelwell Station looking towards Kings Heath which was just under a mile away
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Postcard
A 1907 view of Hazelwell Station looking towards Kings Heath which was just under a mile away
Close up showing the down platform's building which housed the passenger waiting rooms
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Postcard
Close up showing the down platform's building which housed the passenger waiting rooms

Looking towards Lifford from the Camp Hill end of Hazelwell Station's up platform on 19th August 1929
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DJ Norton
Looking towards Lifford from the Camp Hill end of Hazelwell Station's up platform on 19th August 1929
Close up showing the passenger facilities on Hazelwell Station's down platform and the gentlemen's toilets
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DJ Norton
Close up showing passenger facilities on Hazelwell Station's down platform and the gentlemen's toilets
Close up showing the near identical passenger facilities provided on Hazelwell's up platform
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DJ Norton
Close up showing the near identical passenger facilities provided on Hazelwell's up platform
View taken from underneath Cartland Road bridge on the up platform looking towards Camp Hill on 26th March 1950
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DJ Norton
View taken from underneath Cartland Road bridge on the up platform looking towards Camp Hill on 26th March 1950
View from Hazelwell station's up platform looking towards the Cartland Road bridge and Kings Norton
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DJ Norton
View from Hazelwell station's up platform looking towards the Cartland Road bridge and Kings Norton

Looking towards Camphill from Cartland Road bridge with the ramp to the up platform on the left
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DJ Norton
Looking towards Camphill from Cartland Road bridge with the ramp to the up platform on the left
View of the exterior of Hazelwell station on 27th August 1961 which fronted on to Cartland Road
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DJ Norton
View of the exterior of Hazelwell station on 27th August 1961 which fronted on to Cartland Road
Close up the exterior Hazelwell showing the entrance to the up platform and the footbridge
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DJ Norton
Close up the exterior Hazelwell showing the entrance to the up platform and the footbridge
Looking through Cartland Rd bridge through the disused station and on towards Camp Hill, Birmingham
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DJ Norton
Looking through Cartland Rd bridge through the disused station and on towards Camp Hill, Birmingham
Hazelwell signal box located beneath Cartland Road bridge on the down side of the Camp Hill to Kings Norton route
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RJ Essery
Hazelwell signal box located beneath Cartland Road bridge on the down side of the Camp Hill to Kings Norton route

Looking towards Lifford showing Hazelwell station's up refuge siding being used to store open wagons
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DJ Norton
Looking towards Lifford showing Hazelwell station's up refuge siding being used to store open wagons
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Black 5 No 44814 at the head of an express passes through the station on 5th May 1953
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DJ Norton
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 Black 5 No 44814 at the head of an express passes through the station on 5th May 1953
Ex-LMS 0-6-0 4F No 44411 passes Hazelwell signal box at the head of a Class E express freight service
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DJ Norton
Ex-LMS 0-6-0 4F No 44411 passes Hazelwell signal box at the head of a Class E express freight service
Ex-WD 2-8-0 No 90102 is seen running tender first towards Hazelwell signal box on 17th January 1954
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DJ Norton
Ex-WD 2-8-0 No 90102 is seen running tender first towards Hazelwell signal box on 17th January 1954
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Black 5' No 44917 is seen 'setting back' in to the down refuge siding at Hazelwell station
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DJ Norton
Ex-LMS 4-6-0 'Black 5' No 44917 is seen 'setting back' in to the down refuge siding at Hazelwell station

Ex-MR 0-6-0 3F No 43523 is seen running tender first on the up line towards Pineapple bridge on 4th March 1956
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DJ Norton
Ex-MR 0-6-0 3F No 43523 is seen running tender first on the up line towards Pineapple bridge on 4th March 1956
Ex-LMS 0-6-0 4F No 43941 is hauling a Class K stopping freight as it crosses the Worcester & Birmingham canal
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DJ Norton
Ex-LMS 0-6-0 4F No 43941 is hauling a Class K stopping freight as it crosses the Worcester & Birmingham canal
Ex-MR 0-6-0 3F No 43223 passes beneath Fordhouse Lane bridge on a Class K stopping freight of empty wagons
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DJ Norton
Ex-MR 0-6-0 3F No 43223 passes beneath Fordhouse Lane bridge on a Class K freight of empty wagons
British Railways 2-10-0 9F No 92046 passes Hazelwell's down refuge siding whilst at the head of a Class J train
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DJ Norton
British Railways 2-10-0 9F No 92046 passes Hazelwell's down refuge siding whilst at the head of a Class J train
BR Standard 2-10-0 9F No 92052 is seen at the head of a long goods train of empty open wagons in 1961
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M Mensing
BR Standard 2-10-0 9F No 92052 is seen at the head of a long goods train of empty open wagons in 1961

Maps and Diagrams

View of the gradient post near Proof House Junction showing the change in the descent towards New Street station
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Midland Railway
Part of MR Distance Diagram dated 1913 showing the two routes south from New Street to Kings Norton
Map showing the location of Hazelworth station and its juxtaposition with Cartland Road
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A Doherty
Map showing the location of Hazelworth station and its juxtaposition with Cartland Rd