LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Nuneaton
Birmingham New Street to Tamworth
Saltley Station: mrsalt423
Looking towards Water Orton along Saltley station's down
platform with Saltley Sidings Signal Box and adjacent sidings in the distance.
The island platform was well equipped with waiting rooms and booking office
reflecting the usefulness of the station in the late 19th century when it was
rebuilt to accommodate a much higher level of usage. The station building was
built to the LNWR's late 19th century design using prefabricated timber panels
and the roof and canopy being an integral unit. As was common with many
stations near to the centre of Birmingham, the development of public transport
in the post-World War One period in the form of buses and trams led to the
decline of the station as services were not as frequent or as convenient. To
the right of the platform the bridge carrying the lines over the canal can be
seen whilst the nearby canal wharf and reservoir was to be found behind the
buildings seen on the left and beyond the running line by about 150 yards.