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Steam loco at Aston No. 2 signalbox
c1959 Keith Berry

Steam loco at Aston No. 2 signalbox

Aston, Birmingham view map

Taken from Lover's Walk alongside the embankment that leads to
Aston Station from Witton Station. I don't know when the signal-
box disappeared but I'm fairly certain that it's not there now.

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Cheryl Lavill 02-Jun-2014 21:44
I am Gary Lavill , I regularly visited number 7 Lovers Walk with my Mom Dorothy Lavill & Grandma Vera Lavill to visit Great Grandma nanny Bates. I always remember the Grandfather Clock as you opened the front door. If you turned around in the doorway you could see the signal box.
Ethan 24-Jul-2013 06:51
There's certainly a great deal to know about this issue. I love all the points you made.
graham 21-Jan-2012 04:21
wow amazing i lived directly opposite here on grosvenor rd in the early 60's as a kid , this is is a bit before my time but can regognise lovers walk easily :)
denisebrain57 19-Oct-2009 14:32
Great site,lived at 1st court lovers walk in the 1950,s remember rollerskating down to main road.
trevor morris 20-Sep-2009 17:22
I lived in church lane aston next to the vicarage over the road from the old serpentine fairground which was at the back of aston church.seeing the photo of the signal box I can remember climbing over the fence of sleepers and I found some detonators used in foggy weather on the railway lines.I took them back to the Queens Road bombsite and proceed to try and blow them up by putting them on blocks of concrete and slamming another slab ontop of it I only suceeded blowing one up and that was enough for me,did my ears ring ,no wonder I,m deaf now.great site bought back some happy memories of aston.
Ed Purcell 04-May-2009 23:08
Brilliant! I never thought anyone would take a picture of that. I loved my frequent walks along there and the train spotting. I'm not sure that is the loco - a leeds loco would be unlikely through Aston unless it was a diversion day between Wichnor Junction and Birmingham when the York - Bristol line traffiic came through Aston.
Guest 02-Apr-2008 09:01
I lived in Lovers Walk (correct name) in the early 60s the entire Train station was re-furbished in the mid 60s and the wooden sleepers that held back the embankment were replaced with more modern concrete slat type fence.
Keith Berry23-Feb-2008 03:49
Nice info; thanks Keith.
Keith Hoban 22-Feb-2008 22:41
Great picture, the locomotive is a 4-6-0 jubilee class the number appears to be 45639 named ‘Raleigh’ this locomotives home shed would have been 55A Leeds (Holbeck)
a regular visitor to Birmingham