Hi Weste and thanks very much indeed for all your advice and suggestions. They are all very valid but sadly we have already tried most of those fields of enquiry. Part of my interest is to collect the information long term for a model railway of Sedgeley Jn, but that is only a part of the research. I have chatted with signalmen and traincrew who worked the line but cannot get back to the days prior to cessation of traffic into Coneygre. We do know that the service that called there was half past ten at night in 1963. The train went up to Dudley, shunted, then came down towards Sedgeley Jn, where the guard would get off and use the ground frame to allow the engine to shunt wagons in and out. The guard would then hand the control back to Sedgeley Jn signal box, then his engine known as "target 63" would work up on the Stour Valley to shunt Albion and Oldbury before returning to Bescot.
My mate has a huge amount of railway paperwork and i have visited Coseley a few times - the last full week in fact, but not sure how much they have kept prior to the big move. I have looked at a 1960 telephone directory for the area, but nothing for Tow & Rhodon.
Thanks again Weste.
Phil aka Wyrleybart