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Top site. Am enjoying exploring it. Does anyone know what line Brooke End signal box was on? Is it somewhere near Pensnett?
|Name: Stuart Holmes|
Hi. I have been a fan of railways since I had my Hornby as young lad. I love visiting this site and seeing how much effort you have put in to log both the current and also the sadly missing bits of our railway heritage. Keep up the great work
|Name: chris fletcher|
Great to see pics of how things have changed. As a lad in Birmingham I have fond memories of Langley Green (complete with branch to A&W in Oldbury), and the original station at Stourbridge Town - including when a single car DMU ran through the buffers depositing a pile of bricks and its front bogie in the street below.
hi just remembring old tyseley station still the same as when i was a lad now living in spain there are no old locos to go and see do miss the open days keep up the good work
|Name: Mike Adler|
Very informative site. I have an N Gauge model railway layout based around the West Midlands in the late 1950s/early 1960s so the site is extremely useful for photos etc. to help with my layout scenics
|Name: R WESTWOOD|
|Location: Bescot area|
Looking at position of former Newton road stn , the stn was nearer to Newton rd bridge .End of Water lane to jcn of the old Newton road.Behind the undergrowth and hedge there is a gap which i think was the pathway down to the stn.The pic is of Charlemont rd/ray hall lane crossing and there was a signal box there some years ago called NEWTON CROSSING.
There were 3 versions of the station; two adjacent to Newton Road and the other where the photographs were taken on the Newton Road Station page which stood between 1863 - 1902 which I focused on as it is a more interesting site for photographs.
|Name: Mal Robinson|
Hi, just discovered your excellent site as I am new to home PC and the Web. Brings back memories as I worked the platforms at New Street 1989 to 2001. Enjoying looking at some of the familiar locations. Are you by chance the Andy Doherty who was a station manager at New Street? Thanks for a great site. Regards, Mal.
|Name: Glyn Roberts|
Only just discovered this website - what a gem ! Looking at the old photos makes you think - Why didn't I take more photos at the time ? Simply because you didn't see a need to - you thought the stations and locomotives would be there for ever.
I lived between Wrexham and Chester and loved to travel on the Birkenhead - Paddington expresses in the early '60s. Only six coach trains from Chester usually but made up with a further rake, including a restaurant/buffet car, at Wolverhampton Low Level. Engine change as well of course, usually to a King. I remember well the white painted slogan on the brewery wall as you approached the Low Level station 'Butlers Ales - Pride of the Midlands' Arrival at Snow Hill was always something special - a great station, sadly missed. I have recently acquired a couple of jig-saw puzzles depicting Snow Hill in steam days which I am looking forward to completing. The replacement station does nothing for me I'm afraid - I've visited it a couple of times but find myself just standing there trying to imagine what it used to look like. Very sad.
Sometimes I used to get off the train at Snow Hill and have a look around Birmingham and sometimes I went through to Paddington. After a quick bite to eat in London I used to board the next available service back and I usually stood in the corridor by a open window for most of the time (both ways). Needless to say I was rather tired and face-blackened with my hair full of bits of soot when I finally arrived home but it had been worth it. To be by an open window as the train raced through stations with the sound of the engine steaming hard being amplified by the platform roof - words can't adequately describe it but if you've done it you'll appreciate what I'm saying.
Many thanks to the Webmaster and best wishes to all lovers of this former Great Western main line.
|Name: Alan Dudley|
This is a fantastic site which I shall spend many hours visiting. I am particularly interested in Dudley station (note the surname) which I remember as a child, when sadly it was coming to the end of its useful life. My ambition, time and energy permitting, is to recreate a working model of it in it's heyday, and although I have some memories and old photo's, I need track and signalling plans, building plans, timetables etc.. so would be grateful of any contributions in this regard.
|Name: Phil Edwards|
A fascinating site. Some really interesting info. One of my earliest memories is standing on the platform at Soho & Winson Green Station watching steam engines thundering past - 50 or so years ago.!