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Train passes through Hammerwich

Posted by ROB on October 27, 2016 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (3)

New photo added in the Hammerwich heritage photo album. Big thankyou to Roy Aston for sending it in.

Shunting at Norton Junction

Posted by ROB on October 27, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

New Video uploaded

A remarkable 8mm amateur video of shunting at Norton Junction/Highbriges Yard (between Pelsall and Brownhills) in the 1960s.

From the Brownhills Blog - & Brownhills blog reader Charles Street

New video footage along the SSR line

Posted by ROB on October 27, 2016 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

New Video Footage along the SSR has emerged on Youtube

Walsall to Burton filmed in 1958, filmed from a DMU along the South Staffs Line.

New Home for Sign

Posted by ROB on October 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (1)


The Hammerwich LMS running-in board sign that was found folded in half amongst rubbish at Lichfield City has been given a new home, complete with a frame at Chasewater Country Park.

Although not in the best of condition, the sign is very much an original from Hammerwich Station. We can only assume, it was taken down when the new station signs were put up. It was then taken to the maintenance depot at Lichfield City to be disposed of.

When the g...

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LMSR Hammerwich Sign on Ebay

Posted by southstaffsrail on September 25, 2014 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (3)


A genuine London Midland Scottish Station Sign from Hammerwich Station went on eBay earlier last week.


The name sign from Hammerwich Station was found buried amongst other rubbish when the old Lichfield City Sidings was being cleared to make way for the future housing development. The rubbish was transferred to a adjacent scrap yard, when the eBay seller who worked at Lichfield City, claimed it.


The name sign would ha...

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Interesting Fact

Posted by southstaffsrail on September 25, 2014 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (2)

On the 24th June 2014, a total of 56 freight trains ran through Walsall and of these, 13 could have used the Walsall-Lichfield line (had it been there) to save mileage, fuel, time and MONEY!

Source:South Staffs Railway

Love On The Lichfield Line 1981

Posted by southstaffsrail on September 19, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

It has come to light that in about 1980 a group called 'Orphan' recorded a song called 'Love on the Lichfield Line' - the track was recorded in a Pelsall Recording Studio, so the 'Lichfield Line' referred to could actually be the South Staffs!

If you are interested you can listen to the track here:" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Love on the Lichfield Line


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Site Update

Posted by southstaffsrail on September 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Unfortunately we have not been able to upload any new content for a while, mainly because of issues with the website builder and the lack of space left on the server. We have been gathering images such as Hammerwich Latest and other news thought out this period.

We hope to resolve this issue within the next month, and start to update the site on a regular basis.

Check out our facebook site for updates

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37 pulls a NR 97 test train

Posted by southstaffsrail on May 19, 2014 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

37 425 and a class 8211 on the rear of 1Z19 test train from London Euston to Derby R.T.C.

A rare sight of a class 97 electric Network Rail test train, with two class 37's top & tail travelling along the Lichfield T.V Juc & Wichnor part of the South Staffs Line today (19.05.14)

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LNWR Hut Mystery

Posted by southstaffsrail on May 17, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Garden Hut Mystery – The Story so far -  May 2014

 The “Hammerwich Garden shed” being dismantled for its journey to Chasewater.  The Green base colour was subsequently d...

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