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Hi-Res R1301

A view of Bromford Bridge looking north from the Bromford Lane overbridge. On the left are the private sidings of the Bromford Tube Company (Tube Investments Ltd) with a rake of internal user wagons loaded with tubes, some empty BR bogie bolsters with a couple of hybars (I think) on the far end, and a wooden bodied four wheel internal user sporting a red flag from the brake gear which I assume has been involved in relaying operations. Over on the right are the remains of Bromford Bridge station (with platforms on the goods lines) which was only opened on race days. The small platform (behind the semaphores) was the horse dock platform. The racecourse was located where the pylons and high rise flats now stand, and was closed (along with the station) in 1965. The fine Midland Railway signal box closed in September 1969. In the distance are the cooling towers of the Hams Hall power stations. Also in view is the Esso Sidings Shunting Frame. Today none of these features remain, and the view is obliterated by the M6 motorway bridge.

3rd August 1969

 

A higher resolution rescan of a Kodachrome II transparency.

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Taken on August 3, 1969