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Rotton Park Road railway station was a railway station in Birmingham, built by the Harborne Railway in 1874 and operated by the London and North Western Railway.
It served Summerfield and part of the Edgbaston area of Birmingham and was located near to the junction of Rotton Park Road and Gillott Road.
Initially single track, the steady growth in traffic meant that a passing loop was installed in 1903, when a spur to Mitchells & Butlers Brewery was also added. However, from the beginning of the 20th century, the introduction of road transport, especially Birmingham Corporation Tramways, caused passenger numbers to fall away.
In 1923, the Harborne Railway, together with its operators the LNWR, became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) at the grouping. The station closed in 1934, and there is little evidence of the station on the ground today. The trackbed through the station is now part of the Harborne Nature Walk.
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The cache is a nano, so you may need some tweezers. Please be careful not to drop it, as it may be lost. The pathway is accessible for wheelchairs, but the cache location itself may not be.