View of the 'incline machine' used to handle large crowds of passengers arriving back from their holiday excursions. The description 'incline machine' is that found on Ordnance Survey maps and presumably derives from the LNWR's own description of what is essence a ramp. The timber-built structure was open above its waist with iron bars instead of glazing. There was a dog-leg half way up the ramp where it turned ninety degrees to the left on the level and then turned ninety degrees to the right before continuing to the exit located on Warwick Road as seen in image 'lnwrcov626'. Built in 1901-4 as part of the extensive alterations the ramp illustrates the large numbers of passengers that used the railways during the factory holiday period. The London and Birmingham Railway water column can be seen at the end of the down platform.
Photograph by HW Robinson © Steam Archive