Rail Enthusiast - Terry Hyde

Terry Hyde is a Blackcountryman and during his early years, he and his best friend David Wilson became train spotters and managed to travel around the area and photograph some of the most unique images of engines and trains that were busy in the Black Country.

Terry has donated his archive of railway photographs to the  Black Country Society.  The photographs were taken between 1959 - 1963, just before the railways were hit by the Beeching cuts.

Terry grew up in Ball Fields, Horseley Heath and his first railway memories were seeing trains pass under and over the bridges in New Road, Great Bridge; and watching the shunting engine in the works of Horseley Bridge and Thomas Piggott from the end of his playground at Great Bridge Infants School. By the mid-1950s, when old enough to embark on outings with fellow enthusiast David Wilson. Their bicycles would take them to desirable railway locations such as Stafford, Lichfield, Rugeley, Rugby, and the Lickey Incline. 

 

 

Standard class 2, 78008 leaves Daisy Bank and Bradley station with a local from Wolverhamp
Pannier tank 6418 passes Blowers Green Junction with an auto trailer in June 1962..jpg
In the summer of 1960 `Super D` 49410 is about to pass under Horseley Road while banking a

Standard class 2, 78008 leaves Daisy Bank and Bradley station with a local from Wolverhampton to Stourbridge in July 1962, the final month of this service.

Jubilee class 45739  Ulster is about to deprt for York from Birmingham New Street in March

Jubilee class 45739  Ulster is about to depart for York from Birmingham New Street in March 1962.

Pannier tank 6418 passes Blowers Green Junction with an auto trailer in June 1962.

Castle class 5072 Hurricane climbs the bank from Wednesbury towards Hill Top tunnel in Jun

Castle class 5072 Hurricane climbs the bank from Wednesbury towards Hill Top tunnel in June 1962.

In the summer of 1960 `Super D` 49410 is about to pass under Horseley Road while banking a frieght train from Great Bridge to Dudley.

A Wolverhampton to Stourbridge Junction local train heads towards Dudley having just depar

A Wolverhampton to Stourbridge Junction local train heads towards Dudley having just departed from Tipton Five Ways station in July 1962, during the last few days of that service.

B1 class 61258 heads a returning Lincoln - Dudley Zoo excursion through Great Bridge North

B1 class 61258 heads a returning Lincoln - Dudley Zoo excursion through Great Bridge North station in July 1960.

A diesel railcar approaches Windmill End Halt on the `Bumblehole Branch` between Old Hill

A diesel railcar approaches Windmill End Halt on the `Bumblehole Branch` between Old Hill and Dudley in 1962.

6828 Trellech Grange brings a frieght from the Wombourne branch past Baggeridge Junction s

6828 Trellech Grange brings a frieght from the Wombourne branch past Baggeridge Junction signal box in May 1962.

Standard class 2, 78008 leaves Daisy Bank and Bradley station with a local from Wolverhamp

Standard class 2, 78008 leaves Daisy Bank and Bradley station with a local from Wolverhampton to Stourbridge in July 1962, the final month of this service.

`Super D` 49377 trundles through Dudley Port with a ballast train in April 1961, with Telf

`Super D` 49377 trundles through Dudley Port with a ballast train in April 1961, with Telford`s New Line Canal running parallel on the right.

6946 Heatherden Hall heads a Wolverhampton bound express down the bank from Swan Village

6946 Heatherden Hall heads a Wolverhampton bound express down the bank from Swan Village  into Hill Top tunnel in July 1962.