LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Nuneaton
Birmingham New Street to Tamworth
Lawley Street Goods Depot: mrls941a
Close up of image 'mr941' showing the new weighbridge and
office and other offices relating to handle freight traffic. Behind the
weighbridge is a horse drawn trailer complete with a container. Both of the
motorised vehicles seen in the photograph are tractor units with trailers.
These articulated lorries offered a degree of maneuverability that was unable
to match that of horse drawn vehicles but they compensated by being able to
move larger and heavier loads much more quickly. Also seen above on the right
are four teller type windows presumably used to issue dockets and receipts.