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SideTracked - Water Orton

Hidden : 01/31/2018
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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SideTracked - Water Orton

You are looking for a magnetic small tin containing a log book. Please bring your own writing device.

Water Orton train station was first opened in 1842 by the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway on its line into Birmingham Lawley Street from Whitacre Junction.

However the Midland Railway built a cutoff line from slightly further west to a junction at Kingsbury in 1909 and the station was resited.[1] Although the distance saved was only a mile-and-a-quarter, the junctions at Water Orton and Kingsbury could be taken at a much higher speed than the original one at Whitacre.

An interesting side note is that a freak tornado in Birmingham in 1996 damaged the wooden staircase. Rather than remove and replace the stairs, the damaged staircase was repaired in situ resulting in a zig zag appearance. Local residents approved of this and it was left as it is found today. (Credit Wikipedia)

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