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Date: 01/07/2011
Name: Roger Hutton
Email: Rogerbenjibunnyrog@yahoo.co.ukRogerbenjibunny
Location: Middx
Website: Rogerbenjibunnyrog@yahoo.co.uk

Hi. just found your site and think its great. I was a fireman at stratford-on-avon (western)in 1955 went to old oak common(london)in 1960 left the railway in1965 best wishes Roger Hutton.

Date: 12/06/2011
Name: Dave
Email: oldshutterbug@y7mail.com
Location: Australia

Thank you for this great website, it brings back so many memories of growing up in the Longbridge area and my train spotting days near the Austin Motor Factory, after living in Oz for 54 years I still get homesick when I look at this website, congratulations on the work put into the website that has made it so enjoyable.

Date: 23/03/2011
Name: David Inman
Email: steamedup@supanet.com
Location: Knutsford Cheshire

Hi Andy,found your site whilst searching for Monument Lane Loco Shed. I congratulate you on the time and effort put into this site.
I was a Bham lad until I joined the regular army in 1949. During my school years, many happy hours were spent at Handswoth & Smetwick station I note is now a metro stop, still even a tram running on rails on an old trackbed is an improvement on nothing.
I started work for BR in 1955/57 at the above mentioned shed rather late in life, but I wouldnt have missed the thrill of the footplate, on expresses to London/Liverpool and m/chester, easy it was not, but an experience none the less.
Will return to this site time and time again, I thank you Dave.


Many thanks for your recollection David, please feel free to post any memories you have on the website as I'm sure readers, and myself, would love to hear them.

Date: 19/02/2011
Name: dave sherwood
Email: sherwood_dave@yahoo.co.uk
Location: birmingham england

just to say what an excellent site this is and how much i enjoy it

Date: 03/02/2011
Name: Wayne Burton
Email: wburton17@verizon.net
Location: Florida USA

Hi Steve, I have sent you e-mail but to no avail. Yes I remember the old monkey run, my brother and I spent many a good hour there, I used to live in Ward End so we got there pretty quick on our bikes.I have been in Florida now for the last 48 yrs. Yours wayne Burton

Date: 31/01/2011
Name: Mal Robinson
Email: malcolm.robinson1@ntlworld.com
Location: Lincoln UK

Hi, new to home computing and just found this excellent site. Interested in the area as I spent 12 years at New Street upto 2001 as a train despatcher. Andrew, wondering if you are the same person who used to be a DSM at New Street sometime between 1989 and June 2001.


Hi Mal, no I'm not that Andy Doherty - although he seems to have worked his way around the West Midlands rail network and I often get asked that question!

Date: 30/01/2011
Name: Wayne Burton
Email: wburton17@verizon.net
Location: Florida USA

Love this site, I will keep coming back

Name: John Ellard
Email: j.f.ellard@talktalk.net
Location: Bilston

My Grandfather and uncle worked at Darlaston Goods Station for most of their working lives.
If my memory serves me correctly, this station (or was it just a goods yard?) was located off Bentley Road South in Darlaston, on the line from Bescot to Willenhall.
There is not a record of this station on this website.
Does anyone else recall this goods station please? I think it was part of LNWR before they amalgamated to become LMS


Not sure about the goods facility to which you refer however, there was an LNWR goods station off the Darlaston Loop near Wednesbury and can bee seen on the Wednesbury Town page as the buildings are still extant - although no longer rail-connected. Could that have been the site?

Date: 10/10/2010
Name: Alan Davis
Email: lliam45@hotmail.com
Location: Darlaston

I was talking to Ron Derry this morning, I told him about this site. Peter Melllings told me about it.

Date: 16/09/2010
Name: Alan Downes
Email: a-dcdownes@bigpond.com
Location: Australia

Nice to be able to view some of the places I knew when I worked on BR at Walsall

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