LMS Route: Evesham to Birmingham
Northfield Station: mrn769
View of Northfield station schematic diagram showing the
location of Northfield goods yard and Hawkesley Mill sidings. The diagram shows
that most of the crossovers were trailing meaning that the train would need to
reverse to cross from one line to another. This was a safety precaution as
points with the blade facing a locomotive could in exceptional circumstances be
forced apart thereby derailing the train.