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The Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway
Stourbridge Signal Box
The signalbox closed on 24 August 2012, as part of a wider network modernisation programme to centralise signalling operations. The signals at the station are now controlled from the West Midlands Signalling Centre in Saltley, Birmingham.
As railway staff have to date been seen entering and leaving the box it must still have some use. Maybe a rest room for line workers?
Signal box from the end of platform 2, note the Class 173's in the distance, theunit on the right passing through the junction on its way into Junction station, the other stabled in the sidings
Another view of the signal box from the station approach road looking very grey on a very wet afternoon in 2015
Taken from the north end of the then platforms 1 & 2 the 1970's the remnants of the yard were still busy stabling locomotives, DMU's and wagons.
Also taken from the north end of the then platforms 1 & 2 but in the mid 1980's little has changed in the ten or so intervening years. Note today the siding far right no longer exists
THE RAILWAY REINSTATEMENT ASSOCIATION
The Victorian viaduct can be seen in all its mgnificence across the small park with the River Stour running behind the undergrowth far right of the picture
Final span crossing the road with Stambermill Close off to the right