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Soho EMD

Post by Steve Blick on Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:35 pm


Wellington Street
B18 4NR

Soho TMD is on the Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton line, about 2 miles west of New Street station.

The depot is best viewed from the train - look to your left after leaving Birmingham New Street station, and you will see the depot before reaching Smethwick Rolfe Street station.

From the M5, junction 1, take the A4252 dual carriageway ( Kenrick Way ), continuing over the 1st island. At the 2nd roundabout, turn left onto the A457 Tollhouse Way and proceed for about 1.5 miles, passing Smethwick Rolfe Street station on your left. At reaching the 1st island, take the 1st exit into Cranford Street ( B4135 ), and, at the 1st set of traffic lights, turn left into Winson Green Road ( A4040 ) and then 3rd left into Wellington Street. Just before reaching the railway bridge, park up and climb the grass bank. From here, the shunter can be seen, as it usually parked by the fuel point. The photo below, will give you some indication of what to expect, although vegitation may hamper a clear view in the spring and summer. ... /08805.jpg

Alternatively, for a further view of the depot and shunter, head back to the main road, and upon reaching the bend in the road, take the footpath on your right, situated between two scrapyards. On reaching the canal towpath, turn right and continue under the mainline. From here, a front end view of the depot can be seen. To view the rear of the shed, continue following the towpath around to the right and climb the bank. From this position though, the shunter may be hidden by the depot buildings.

Note:  Upon parking the car, do not leave any valubles on show, as the area is not the best.

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