EPW005369 ENGLAND (1921). Longbridge Motor Works, Longbridge, from the south-east, 1921

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Title [EPW005369] Longbridge Motor Works, Longbridge, from the south-east, 1921
Reference EPW005369
Date March-1921
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Place name LONGBRIDGE
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 401195, 276992
Longitude / Latitude -1.9824380770567, 52.390571369241
National Grid Reference SP012770

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In 1922 a scheme was prepared for widening about 2½ miles of this line between Longbridge and Barnt Green, which included the tunnel, by the addition of two new lines on the Eastern or down side. The tunnel was too tight in gauge to permit the use of modern wide carriage stock, and as the height of the ground above rail level was only about 70 feet it was decided to open out the tunnel and accommodate both the existing and new lines in an open cutting. In May 1928 there was a terrible accident The tunnel prematurely collapsed on some workers causing the tragic deaths of four workers. Source Austin Railways.

Paul
Friday 4th of December 2020 02:04:44 PM
Deep cutting of Bristol - Birmingham rail line

PURCELL
Friday 24th of January 2014 10:19:44 AM
Frankley water supply reservoir

PURCELL
Sunday 17th of November 2013 10:15:16 AM
Railway line to Rubery and Halesowen

PURCELL
Sunday 17th of November 2013 10:14:11 AM
where Burnville college now stands

ypres
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 10:20:07 AM
Notice how the railway went into a tunnel,,, the ventilation shafts can be seen,,the tunnel collapsed and had to be dug out.it had gone before the 1928 pics were taken

ypres
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 10:17:35 AM
It did colapse but unfortunately some workers who were digging it out at the time to facilitate the addition of extra tracks lost their lives.

Paul
Thursday 5th of July 2012 01:02:07 AM
http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docsummary.php?docID=1910 here you will find the goverment report on the incident.

Paul
Thursday 5th of July 2012 01:09:40 AM

ypres
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:43:16 AM
where McDonalds now stands

ypres
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:38:18 AM
does anybody know what building this was

ypres
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:37:10 AM
I think it was Longbridge pumping station ?

Deswill
Monday 2nd of July 2012 09:54:11 PM
Yes It was a Water pumping station. A really beautiful work of architecture.

Paul
Thursday 5th of July 2012 01:06:05 AM
It was a pumping station. There were a pair of water workers cottages in front on the Bristol road. We lived nearby and never had power cuts during the 70s blackouts due to the importance of the water supply. Sadly all were demolished mid 70's.

balln
Monday 18th of November 2013 09:50:14 PM
It was a pumping station. There were a pair of water workers cottages in front on the Bristol road. We lived nearby and never had power cuts during the 70s blackouts due to the importance of the water supply. Sadly all were demolished mid 70's.

balln
Monday 18th of November 2013 09:50:17 PM

ypres
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:29:38 AM
Thurlestone road

ypres
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 08:55:42 AM
This Is actually Now on the widened railway cutting. But Thurlestone Road is nearby very close. Notice how the Slope for dearmont is very gradual nothing like the one in six or so we have today. They moved an awful lot of earth here .

Paul
Thursday 5th of July 2012 01:26:22 AM
Hollymoor Hospital

Barry Barcrest
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 11:25:03 AM
My great-grandfather assisted in the construction of the tower; he was a bricklayer's hod-carrier, and got involved in a fist-fight at the top when it was almost complete!

emu-star
Thursday 20th of November 2014 07:43:42 PM

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dont forget you can turn the marker pins off by pressing hide pins up by select group...

ypres
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 10:37:51 AM
Taken about two in the afternoon judging by the shadow direction

ypres
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:32:25 AM