In 1852 the OWWR opened a station called 'Netherton' when their line to Dudley opened.
When a further line to Old Hill was opened in 1878, the original 'Netherton' station was
moved further north of the new junction and was re-named 'Dudley Southside & Netherton'
Access was originally at the tunnel-end of the station, but this proved unpopular as
it meant a steep desent down to the platform!
The problem was eventually overcome when a new Booking Office and access ramp were
built at the 'New Road' end of the station. This is the 'Booking Office' that still remains
to this day.
The station was re-named 'Blowers Green' in 1921 and lasted until 1962 when it finally closed.
The Beeching Axe closed the nearby Dudley station just a couple of years later in 1964.
The interior shots I've taken are of the aforementioned 'Booking Office'
There are no remains of any trackside buildings / platforms etc etc
Blowers Station as it looks today from New Road.
A picture I found on the net. c1962.
The corner of the Booking Office can just be seen through the steam.
This was taken, late 80's / early 90's.
Although Frieght has taken over the line, the corner of the Booking Office can still be made out
in the left of the shot, above the train.
Looking from the tunnel towards the old station today... yup, totally over-grown!
Looking down from the Booking Office to where the platform would of been.
Hmmmm... an empty Vimto can on the track!
Interior shots of the Booking Office....