Picture 3-1 Jim Scott suggests South Ruislip but is puzzled by the lack of any buildings or canopy on what would be the underground side of the fence.
Picture 3-2 Jim Scott and Chris Lemon think this is Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay on the LNWR South Staffordshire Railway between Cannock and Bloxwich. Chris tells us it is the up platform taken from a diverted train during the line’s freight-only days. The line was later reopened to passengers and this station was replaced by one closer to Bloxwich at Landywood.
Picture 3-3 Chris Lemon has identified this as the half-buried former up platform at Cannock. The formation had been raised over the years when the passenger service was not running.
Picture 3-4 This might be in the same area as picture 3-3.
Picture 3-5 Some excellent detective work by Jim Scott leads to the possibility that this is Brindley Heath IB signal, where the line drops on an embankment toward Rugeley Town after coming out of the forested area over Cannock Chase, A look at Google Maps adds credence to this. Chris Lemon thinks this “looks right” but he didn’t drive down there when the box was open. Can anyone (another driver maybe) confirm?
Picture 3-6 A “Dub-Dee” on iron ore hoppers – enough here to identify the location?
Picture 3-7 Somewhere in the south-east we think.
Picture 3-8 A North Eastern Railway coaling stage – does anyone know it?
Picture 3-9 A distinctive piece of architecture perhaps?
Picture 3-10 We suspect this might be in the Lichfield area.
Picture 3-11 This might be Fleetwood shed, but confirmation would be nice:
Picture 3-12 Niall Fergusson (HMRS Caledonian Railway Steward) confirms Bevan Price’s thought that this is a Caledonian 782 class 0-6-0T fitted with a stovepipe chimney. Mike Morant suggests Kingmoor, Carlisle, as several were located there, and Niall mentions that some 439 class 0-4-4Ts went to the Chesterfield area in the 1950s, and this could be true of the 782 class locos. (It looks like a Markham Colliery PO wagon in the background.)
Picture 3-13 Nice bridge – taken from a brake van possibly?
Picture 3-14 As could this:
Picture 3-15 A junction and road bridge ahead.