66957 at Bloxwich
66957 passes Bloxwich with 4V57 Rugeley - Stoke Gifford on Tuesday 23rd April 2013. The time is 16:21, and the train is running 29 minutes late. The semaphore was designated number 1 up home, number 2 being another semaphore to the rear, just the other side of the bridge in the background. Bloxwich box, and all of its signals, were abolished in August 2013. Regular coal trains to Rugeley power station ceased on Friday 19th February 2016, with one last coal arriving from Portbury on Thursday 28th April 2016. Having burnt the last of its stockpile the power station stopped generating electricity on Wednesday 8th June 2016. How quickly things become history.