Norton Junction (Staffordshire)

Norton Junction was a railway junction and goods yard that served multiple coal lines and mineral lines to and from the local collieries and other industrial-related businesses, most notably Pelsall Steelworks and Walsall Wood Colliery.

Norton Junction
LocationNorton Canes, Cannock Chase District Council
United Kingdom
Coordinates52°40′07″N 1°58′03″W / 52.668620°N 1.967449°W / 52.668620; -1.967449Coordinates: 52°40′07″N 1°58′03″W / 52.668620°N 1.967449°W / 52.668620; -1.967449
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyMidland Railway and South Staffordshire Railway joint
Key dates
25 April 1879Opened
1964Closed

ClosureEdit

Traffic into the junction began to decline in the 1950s following closure of many local mines and collieries. The lines to Ryders Hayes, Brownhills and Hednesford closed in 1964 along with the entire junction.

Present dayEdit

The entire site has been built on by housing and roads but some of the trackbed can still be followed as far as Pelsall and Brownhills.

External linksEdit

  • "Norton Junction". The Railway Reinstatement Association. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  • "Walsall Wood Colliery Railway Line to Norton Junction". Oak Park Runners Blog. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  • "The trains don't stop here anymore". BrownhillsBob's Brownhills Blog. 19 March 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2019.