Thursday, 23 October 2014

Worcester Shrub Hill, 20th October 2014

A visit to "The Worcester Patch" to see the signals and operations here, which are expected to change significantly in 2020 when the signalling is centralised.

Worcester Shrub Hill is a shadow of its former self, there are many more passenger journeys at Foregate Street. A new Worcester Parkway station is proposed for the point near Norton Bridge and Spetchley where the Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton line crosses the Birmingham and Gloucester.

180106 departs from Shrub Hill past signal SH10 with 1P38 08:38 to Paddington (delayed and with cancelled start from Great Malvern)
A view looking south past Worcester Shrub Hill Station box (GWR Type 11 box of 1935) towards Norton Bridge Junction. Freight Avoiding Lines to the far left are still in use.
Until 1973 this was the area controlled by Worcester Shrub Hill Junction.
180102 departs from Shrub Hill for Great Malvern with 1W12 06:48 from Paddington, running 5 minutes late.
Signal SH80 is believed to be the last working survivor of a "banjo" signal.
43187 arrives with 1W00 08:22 Paddington - Hereford.

More pictures on One Drive.

For more information on the Worcester signalling: 
On Worcester Parkway: one two three