LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Tamworth
LMS Route: Nuneaton to Birmingham New Street
Washwood Heath Sidings: mrwhg631
Another view of Washwood Heath Sidings No 5 Signal Box with
the 'Running Road to Dug Out' sidings immediately behind the signal box.
Immediately behind this road can be seen a small wall with a handrail on top
which separated the sidings from the main Birmingham to Derby four-track line.
Bob Essery states, 'it appears that at first there was a ground frame at the
point where the reception lines came together before the wagons were pushed
over the hump and then into the various marshalling sidings. A signal box known
as Washwood Heath Up Sidings replaced this ground frame and there also
references (in Gough's The Midland Railway - A Chronology) to a north
and south signal box'. Bob further writes, 'I believe that, No 5 and No 6
signal boxes replaced the two earlier ground frames' but Bob has yet to be able
to confirm this.