Lichfield City Station opened in 1849 on what was then the LNWR line which
came down through Lichfield Trent Valley and, just to the south of Lichfield City, curved West
heading for Walsall. In 1884 the LNWR Sutton Coldfield To Lichfield Line was completed leading
to a junction just to the south of the station and placing Lichfield City Station at the hub
of the two routes. Later to fall under the auspices of the LMS, Lichfield City has retained
considerable character, see the original station building above shot in August 2003,
although it doesn't take much looking around to see that there have been considerable
changes over the years.
Above-left we are looking along the platforms towards Trent Valley and above-right
towards Shenstone - note the ornate canopy ironwork.
Above-left is the 'Engineers Siding' with a warning that Electric trains
should not attempt to enter! To the far right of the picture appears to be the area of the
goods sidings in the 1887 map - it is now occuppied by a skip-hire company but I did have a
look around and there still exists a disused weighbridge and a few bits and pieces hinting at
its previous function. Above-right we see the platform building waiting room from the
Birmingham platform looking towards Shenstone.