Goodman's Yard, Wishaw, nr Sutton Coldfield

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Goodman's Yard, Wishaw, nr Sutton Coldfield

Post by Steve Blick on Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:51 pm


Moveright International
Dunton Park
Dunton Lane
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B76 9QA

Formed in 1984, Moveright International deals with the transportation of many things, locos included. With his love of trains, Andrew Goodman's yard is host to a number of railway memorabilia, stored and visiting locos, aswell as having a workshop to help in the restoration of steam engines.

You will find the occasional visiting loco, en-route to and from various locations from across the country. Railway Support Services are also on site, these undertaking repairs for Serco, Bombardier and Mendip Rail LTD aswell as providing shunter hire.

By Car - From the M42 junction 9, take the A446 towards Lichfield. After about 0.5 miles, turn left into Dunton Lane ( signposted Wishaw ). The main entrance to the yard is situated on your right.

If the gate is closed, proceed on further down the lane, turning right into the Rye Farm, situated just around the bend in the road. From here, make your way through betwen the buildings, bearing right and the yard will be in front of you, just after passing the static cafe.

By Rail - The nearest station is Coleshill Parkway, which is roughly just over 3.5 miles away. If arriving from the Birmingham direction, make your way through the car park and follow the road out towards the industrial estate. Obviously, if coming in from Nuneaton, then you'll need to cross the mainline. At the T-junction, turn left and continue along, tunning left again at the island. At the next island, take the 3rd exit, following the signs for the A446 and M42. Once reaching the motorway junction, proceed as per driving directions. At the time of writing ( August 2011 ), it seems that no buses pass along this route to Wishaw. Walking Time - approx 1hr 30 mins.

Notes - Upon visiting the yard, it would be a good idea to email or phone Mr Goodman first. Contact details are provided in the link to his website. However, if you are planning a weekday visit and do not wish to contact him, there will be somebody around to ask anyway. Refusal isn't likely, provided you ask before wandering around. The wearing of hi-viz vests and boots are not necessary.

If your visit is on a weekend, it is likely that you will not be able to gain entrance. The farm gates will most likely to be locked, as will the yards main gate. However, if the latter are open, please be aware that you could get locked in, as these are electronic and will possibly close behind you !

Vantage Points - If you do visit during the weekend and find that the main gate is shut, any visiting locos could very well be viewed from here anyway. Obviously, this all depends on whether any HGV trailers are blocking the view. Nothing at all can be seen from the Rye Farm gate, as this is situated at the other side of the yard.

Due to the ever increasing growth of the surrounding hedgerows, spring and summer visits will give you no view of the yard at all. Autumn and winter visits may give you a slightly better view, but given the thickness of the bushes, this is highly unlikely.

Photos - View from main gate.
Inside the yard.

Maps - Road.
Birds eye.
Ordnance survey.

Current Allocation:

08411 - BR blue
08580 - EWS
08593 - EWS
08632 - Dark grey
08706 - EWS
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08738 - EWS Euro light grey
08752 - EWS
08802 - EWS
08846 - Bombardier blue ( carries 003 )
08939 - EWS Euro light grey
08995 - EWS
09015 - EWS
47484 - GWR green

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