RAILDATE 2024.04.05

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The Weekly Poser: Where is this?

This is probably Britain's smallest city railway terminus, which I visited yesterday. It's quite busy, with five trains per hour. A single car unit is circled, and the substantial recently-renovated station buildings are in the foreground. Where is it?

Bonus: There are two previous names for this station. Can you name them?

Last week's Where is this?

Please identify the railway yard in the centre of the picture.

Answer: Bescot. Congratulations are due to the following for their correct answers: Colin Penfold, Bryn Pitcher, Dave Goodyear, Paul Hopper, Peter Binnersley, Jim Allwood, Simon Wass.

The yard is now managed by DB Cargo and remains a strategic hub in the heart of the Midlands, well connected by mixed-use and dedicated freight lines. The M5 and M6 motorways are also shown. West Bromwich, Wednesbury and Walsall are all great manufacturing towns, as shown by the clustering of commercial buildings in the picture.


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