... for residential development in 1868. Roads were named to commemorate the history of the estate, and between 1895 and 1915 approximately 200 houses were built.
This paste-up of chunks of the timetable shows trains every 30 minutes to Four Oaks, extended every hour to Lichfield City. Very occasionally journeys continued to Lichfield Trent Valley Station where connections were available with what we call the West Coast Main Line.
So that's something of the history of Butlers Lane station. But why does this little commuter halt to the north of Sutton Coldfield interest the fat bus bloke?
Answer : he went there on a day return trip on Wednesday last.
And things have changed quite a bit since these lads enjoyed a little trainspotting back in the late 50s or very early 60s.