The items shown below are part of my personal collection of railway memorabilia. Some of
them are useful resources for studying the area's railways and others are just more of a fascinating
read. As I'm sure you will appreciate, it is not possible for me to publish on this site the full contents
of each item - although I'm sure that would be of interest - so I propose that if there is anything
of specific interest, please let me know and I will scan it and email it to you. If I can come up with any
way to display the items in greater detail I will do so.
A Railway Clearing House diagram of Birmingham & Bordesley's central railway junctions
depicting company ownership of each line.
LNWR zinc paycheck no.557. Not in the greatest condition but an interesting relic nonetheless.
A sign of days gone by: platform tickets! This one from Birmingham Snow Hill in
post-GWR days before its untimely closure and 1980s resurrection.
This 1995 leaflet promotes the opening of the Jubilee Line in Birmingham with information on
the line and a map. Click on the image to read the entire leaflet.
One of my favourite items: a 3rd Class Windmill End to Longbridge return issued during BR days for 'Workmens Trains'
that were the only passenger carrying services post-1919 between Halesowen and Longbridge serving
the Austin Motor Company works.
Another interesting item is this LMS New St to Alcester ticket: mainly for the 'via Redditch'
recognition of the days when the station was a through route.
A 1964 single Castle Bromwich - Birmingham New Street ticket: of particular interest due to the closure of
the former station in 1968.
An undated Hampton in Arden - Lea Hall 2nd class single.
Of particular interest is this 2nd class single from 11/11/68 for Coleshill to Saltley. Coleshill
(originally Forge Mills) closed in 1965 and Saltley in 1968.
Another long-gone station, this undated 'Ocean Passenger' ticket including dockyard fees, covers the journey
from Wolverhampton Low Level to Plymouth.
This interesting item is a LNWR parcel way bill dated '6th Jan 1886' for an item travelling for 6d from
New Street to Chester Road.