GWR Route: Banbury to Wolverhampton
GWR Route: North Warwickshire Line
Birmingham Snow Hill Station: gwrbsh1750
Great Western Railway 4-6-0 40xx (Star) class No 4058
Princess Augusta with an express headcode indicated by the two white lamps on
the buffer beam. These white painted headcode lamps were introduced gradually
after December 1936 (previously they were painted red). No 4059 was built in
July 1914 and had outside steam pipes fitted in October 1944, so date will be
between 1936 and 1944. Purporting to be Birmingham Snow Hill (probably because
of the large lantern windows in the background), however the platform
arrangement and lattice roof girders are not right for this location. Can
anyone identify the location and a more accurate date?
A contributor wrote 'The photo is at Shrewsbury - that part
of the roof has now been removed (see
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2202736 for a BR-era view
when the roof was still there).'
Robert Ferris replies. 'I believe this is correct -
the low level roof is the same construction with open lattice girders and
consulting John Hodge's book on the North & West route volume one confirms
the platform layout and distinctive round platform indicator boards.'