LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton
Marston Green Station: lnwrmg2817a
Close up of image 'lnwrmg2817' showing the approach to the
station, the entrance to the goods yard and the remains of the cattle dock. The
dark grey 'post' on the right by the points is in fact the ground frame which
under the authority of the signal cabin controlled access to the goods yard.
The ground frame itself was protected by a key retained at the signal cabin and
because the loop line and shunting neck could only be accessed via points and
signals directly controlled by the signal cabin. The siding on the right is
protected by a loading gauge, a shaped piece of metal suspended from a
cantilevered post, which ensured that any goods placed in an open wagon did
foul structures along the line. Behind the cattle dock appear to be two raised
huts similar in profile to a covered van. These would be used to store goods
which needed protection from inclement weather.