Birmingham New Street Station: lnwrbns_str1779
Looking from the Queens Hotel across to Platform 3's
building showing a mixture of six-wheel coaching stock at the platform circa
1901. The date for the above photograph has been given as circa 1870 on the
NRM/SSPL websites. This has been challenged as being inaccuarate for a number
Murray Bartlett of the LNWR Society writes, 'From 30ft
1'' carriages Philip Millard. The carriages were designed by CA Park and placed
in service from 1887. The D419 Parcel sorting vans were authorised in June 1889
with 5 built in 1890 so the earliest possible date for the photo is after 1890
also all the carriages pictured have gas lamps so the date of 1901 could be
accurate. If a carriage number can be read a definite date is possible'.
Sandy Croall adds, 'the earliest date for the Dia, 419 Parcel Van with side
Corridor connection in the centre, would be 1890-91 (Corridor Connections
altered to the centre of the ends circa 1901)'. John Gowers writes, 'The
photograph appears in "North Western Album" by CC Dorman. The date given is
1901 and the photo is credited to L&GPR 5402'.