Lichfield City https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/ Lichfield City Class 116 copyright ©southstaffsrail https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188604307 188604307 Class 45 'Peak' view of Lichfield City, platform 1 1S33 was a Scottish destination of a diverted SW/NE, The people on the platform had probably been bused from Tamworth to make a connection copyright ©southstaffsrail https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=175000408 175000408 Looking North Two DMU units wait at Lich City https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105003280 105003280 A view looking south of Lichfield City No2 Signal Box Copyright-Roger Shenton https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105003276 105003276 Inside Lichfield City Signal Box Interior of Lichfield City No1 Box. The interior of Lichfield City signal box showing the block shelf above the lever frame. Friday 21st December 1990 Lichfield City No1 signal box was located at the Birmingham side of Upper Saint John Street underbridge between the Down and Up Platform lines, and was a London and North Western Railway Type 4 design which opened in 1885 fitted with a 50 lever London and North Western Railway Tumbler frame. Lichfield City No2 signal box closed on 25th November 1973 and No1 box was renamed Lichfield City controlling all the remaining signalling at Lichfield City station. Closure came on 9th October 1992 when signalling between Aston North Junction (exclusive) and Lichfield Trent Valley Junction (exclusive) passed to Aston Signalling Centre The block shelf carries (left to right) an illuminated track diagram, a power indicator, a British Railways Standard absolute block instrument from/to Four Oaks signal box, a London Midland and Scottish Railway closing switch, a pair of bardic lamps and a British Railways Standard absolute block instrument from/to Lichfield Trent Valley Junction signal box. Attached to the front of the block shelf are a series of semaphore signal arm repeaters and indicators, sealed releases and pointdetection indication from David A. Ingham, original photographer unknown https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=115188051 115188051 Signals at Lichfield City View from No1 Signal Box from the south. South Staffs Line is to the left. Lichfield City signal box (left to right) 5, 6, 10 and 12 signals protect the junction between the Walsall and Sutton lines on the approach to Lichfield City station. Friday 21st December 1990 Lichfield City No1 signal box was located at the Birmingham side of Upper Saint John Street underbridge between the Down and Up Platform lines, and was a London and North Western Railway Type 4 design which opened in 1885 fitted with a 50 lever London and North Western Railway Tumbler frame. Lichfield City No2 signal box closed on 25th November 1973 and No1 box was renamed Lichfield City controlling all the remaining signalling at Lichfield City station. Closure came on 9th October 1992 when signalling between Aston North Junction (exclusive) and Lichfield Trent Valley Junction (exclusive) passed to Aston Signalling Centre Both brackets are London Midland and Scottish Railway two doll balanced brackets on a tubular main stem. The left bracket carries (left to right) 5 signal (Dn Walsall Home To Dn Main) and 6 (Dn Walsall Home To Dn Platform). The right bracket carries (left to right) 10 (Dn Sutton Inner Home To Dn Main) and 12 signal (Dn Sutton Inner Home To Dn Platform) with 8/11 signal below it. 12 feet above rail level on the main stem is a white diamond which indicates to the driver that his train is occupying a track circuit that indicates his presence to the signalman which was added on 2nd November 1958 when a new down Sutton outer home signal (9 signal) was provided 440 yards in rear of the inner homes for acceptance purposes 8/11 signal cleared in conjunction with the two stencil indicator below it. When 8 signal (Dn Sutton Warning To Dn Platform) cleared a W indication was given, and when 12 signal (Call On To Dn Platform) cleared a C indication was given The 20 mph cut out speed restriction indicator on the Down Sutton line applies to a permanent speed restriction between 13mile 37chains and 17mile 39chains. The restriction through Lichfield City station was only 39chains long, the mileage changed where the Down Sutton line joined the Down Walsall line from 13mile 43 chains to 16mile 57chains from David A. Ingham, original photographer unknown https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=115188052 115188052 Lichfield City Lichfield City signal box was located at the Birmingham side of Upper Saint John Street underbridge between the Down and Up Platform lines. Friday 21st December 1990 from David A. Ingham, original photographer unknown https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=115188053 115188053 Looking towards Shenstone from David A. Ingham, original photographer unknown https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=115188054 115188054 North approach to Lichfield City from David A. Ingham, original photographer unknown https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=115188055 115188055 Sandfields Pumping Station Aerial view of Sandfields water works https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105003278 105003278 Lichfield City Station, 1800's Engrave picture https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105003279 105003279 from David A. Ingham, original photographer unknown https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=115188056 115188056 from David A. Ingham, original photographer unknown https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=115188057 115188057 Sandfields with the Lichfield canal on the left View taken from South Staffs Water Works. The old Lichfield Canal on the left, with the South Staffs Line on right. Sectional Appendix January 1931, Supplement No.1, January 1st 1933 Page 229 (pg 14) ? Amend ? Sidings connected with Running Lines which are worked under Special Arrangements: - Waterworks ? Lichfield City ? Connected with Up line; electrically controlled from No.1 box, where key is kept. After use key must be left at Anglesea Sidings box. Guards of trains calling at the siding for traffic purposes must, before the engine is uncoupled, in addition to applying the hand brake in van, apply the brakes on a sufficient number of wagons next to the brake van to prevent the possibility of the trains running back. Interestingly, due to the siding only being worked in the Up direction the key was returned to Lichfield via Anglesea Siding box. https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105003277 105003277 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ingythewingy/4916112484/ https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=115188058 115188058 Crab Crab passing Lichfield City on northbound freight. LNW goods shed in the background & MetCam DMU. Copyright/source- http://www.flickr.com/photos/16749798@N08/3164001657/ https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=115188059 115188059 Photo taken at the platform Lichfield City from southbound, DMU for New Street via Sutton Coldfield http://www.flickr.com/photos/loose_grip_99/216265939/ https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=115188714 115188714 Lichfield City 1972 6V86 Class 25 heading southbound with Guiness tanks. copyright ©southstaffsrail https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=157532241 157532241 Lichfield City 1972 1622 Heading southbound with loaded coil copyright ©southstaffsrail https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=157532242 157532242 Lichfield TV Junction Rom River was the steel fabrication works on the down side of the Low Level - I think it's still there but has long since ceased having rail traffic. It was served by a trip working from Bescot via the SS but this altered to Toton after closure - it was a nice little train. This view shows the empties climbing the spur at TV Jct again. Copyright-NickAllsop https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=157534135 157534135 Ballast Train 1986 Approching Lichfield City, Ballast/ engineering train heading for Anglesea Sidings 1986 Copyright-NickAllsop https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=157533965 157533965 Lichfield City Sidings,1994 DX 68304 A (Geismar) stables in the engineers siding, shortly after the creation of the Cross City Line. copyright ©southstaffsrail https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159330821 159330821 DMU at Platform 1, June 1985 150 001 copyright ©southstaffsrail https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159330822 159330822 DMU at Platform 1, June 1985 150 001 copyright ©southstaffsrail https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159330823 159330823 DMU at Platform 2, June 1985 copyright ©southstaffsrail https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159330824 159330824 EMU aproches platform 2, 1994 310109 copyright ©southstaffsrail https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159330825 159330825 from David A. Ingham, original photographer unknown https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159442335 159442335 from David A. Ingham, original photographer unknown https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159442336 159442336 from David A. Ingham, original photographer unknown https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=159442337 159442337 Lichfield City Sidings (1984) Taken from the footbridge, looking in the direction of Birmingham/ Walsall C.Peter Taylor https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=162341860 162341860 Lichfield City Totem Sign https://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=162387558 162387558