Saturday, April 09, 2011
The main route from the bottom of the Lickey Incline to Gloucester is covered in this excellent book. The historical background is provided and the railway, its trains and infrastructure, are shown as it was in the past and with more recent views plus maps of the junctions and stations on the way. The branch from Ashchurch to Great Malvern and Tewkesbury is also covered, with all photographs having detailed informative captions.
(Middleton Press 'Midland Main Lines' Series)
94xx class 8409+9493 banking through Bromsgrove station. 2 March 1963, originally uploaded by ricsrailpics.
Hawkesworth pannier tanks - when labour was relatively cheap and the BR time and motion people had one assumes not looked at the Lickey Incline operations! Picture and copyright by Richard Postill - excellent photographer with a very good collection of heritage/archive railway pictures from the 1960s
Lickey bankers returning through Bromsgrove. 25 January 1964, originally uploaded by ricsrailpics.
Riddles designed British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 92118 starts to descend the Lickey Incline in the 1960s.
Image copyright 2011, The Steve Jones Collection.
(Originally featured on the now defunct 'OldBuffers' website.)