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Perry Barr Station

LMS Route: Grand Junction Railway
LMS Route: Birmingham - Soho Road - Perry Barr - Birmingham

Perry Barr station was opened by the Grand Junction Railway on the line from Vauxhall to Stafford and beyond on 4th July 1837. For nearly sixty years it carried the name Perry Bar station until the extra 'r' in 'Barr' was added on 29th August 1894. The station remains open today, albeit in a different form, so it can claim to be one of the oldest stations in the county and Midlands.

Looking to Walsall beneath the temporary footbridge constructed as part of the A34 - Walsall Rd improvements
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DJ Norton
Looking to Walsall beneath the temporary footbridge constructed as part of the A34 - Walsall Rd improvements
Close up showing the track work at the Walsall end of the down platform and Perry Barr station's signal cabin
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DJ Norton
Close up showing the track work at the Walsall end of the down platform and Perry Barr station's signal cabin
View looking to Aston showing the temporary passenger bridge in front of the permanent passenger bridge
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DJ Norton
View looking to Aston showing the temporary passenger bridge in front of the permanent passenger bridge
Close up of the temporary up starting signal erected approximately two thirds of the length of the up platform
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Close up of the temporary up starting signal erected approximately two thirds of the length of the up platform
Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48175 has steam lifting from her valves as she passes through the station on a down freight
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M Mensing
Ex-LMS 2-8-0 8F No 48175 has steam lifting from her valves as she passes through the station on a down freight

Close up showing ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48175, the last of the second batch built by Crewe works, working hard
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Close up showing ex-LMS 8F 2-8-0 No 48175, the last of the second batch built by Crewe works, working hard
Close up showing the access to both platforms from the overbridge carrying the Walsall Old Road over the railway
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M Mensing
Close up showing the access to both platforms from the bridge carrying the Walsall Old Road over the railway
Ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-4T No 42586 is seen on a down New Street to Walsall local passenger service on 25th April 1955
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DJ Norton
Ex-LMS 4MT 2-6-4T No 42586 is seen on a down New Street to Walsall local passenger service on 25th April 1955
Map showing the location of Perry Barr station in relation to Wellington Road and Aston Lane
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Andy Doherty
Map showing the location of Perry Barr station in relation to Wellington Road and Aston Lane
Perry Bar Location 1888
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Map showing the juxtaposition of Perry Bar station to the surrounding area as seen in 1888