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Date: 26/03/2007
Name: Andrew Hope
Email: audreybright@yahoo.ca
Location: Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
Website: www.hamiltonstampclub.com
Message:

Great to see pictures of West Brom, we visit the UK about every two years and always get to ride on the Metro to Snow Hill.
Keep up the great site.
Andrew and Janet Hope, ex from Brum and West Brom.


Date: 22/03/2007
Name: Brian
Email: bml4564@hotmail.co.uk
Location: Rubery, Birmingham
Website:
Message:

Hiya - great site and the Rubery - halesowen pictures brought back some memories. I lived in Raven Hayes Road in my childhood and remember the level crossing gates on the lane up to the Cock Inn. I always thought they were further up the lane from where your map shows the line crossing the lane, and in fact i would have sworn that the old house which still exists on the left (as the hill begins to climb to the pub) was the old crossing keepers house - strange how time distorts the memory. In the seventies i moved in a house in Charnwood Close (the first area of Frankley to be developed), not far from where you watched the Frankley site being built.Great site mate and some smashing pictures. Antbody know whats happened to the proposals for the Rubery Station to be rebuilt?


Date: 22/03/2007
Name: Craig
Email: Craig@nottinghamrail.com
Location: Nottingham
Website: http://www.nottinghamrail.com
Message:

Excellent site, very well presented.


Date: 20/03/2007
Name: sally simpson
Email:
Location:
Website:
Message:

Saw your pictures of hampton in arden station, there were proper waiting rooms there. My grandfather was the station Master there,he had awards for the best kept station and met the Queen when she visited there,hard to believe looking at it now.My Father has lovely photos of it.


Date: 01/03/2007
Name: Derek Sullivan
Email: dss001@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: London N7
Website: http://www.vidilife.com/index.cfm?f=profile.main&i
Message:

hello there, many years ago me and my pals used to spend nearly every free bit of time ' .. on the bank', the railway line from Ombersley Road B12 to Moseley Tunnel B13, our actual den was situated amongst the original stumps of the once Brighton Road halt stop - between Brighton Road and Runcorn Road. When we played there in the late 50's and early 60's all that was left were the large 12" square pilings that the platform once sat-on .. needless to say we sat upon them too!. Nearly every driver that went past gave us a cheary wave. Once or twice I was taken home by the local police to recieve the customary clip-around-the-ear but still it did not deter us, during the week it was pure freight, (mainly 9F's) long rakes of coal wagons and the 'new' first generation container wagons with the odd car platforms carrying hundreds of new mini's cars and vans, on a Saturday we would get the occasional diverted passenger train which looked so out of place on that particular line between Camp Hill and Redditch. These were often hauled by the 'new' diesels which made us just look and stare at these new beasts .. excellent site, thank you very much for your efforts, brings back great memories!

Derek Sullivan N7 (formely Brunswick Road B12)


Date: 17/02/2007
Name: Gaz Robinson
Email: gashouse@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: Rushall
Website: http://newtonroad.blogspot.com/
Message:

Hi there, this site goes from strength to strength. Excellent additional material too in the reader galleries, especially Walsall Wood, Aldridge and Rushall. Please see my blogsite for additional Newton Road pictures etc


Date: 04/02/2007
Name: mitch
Email: wanderers@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: cosely
Website:
Message:

we have found the daisy bank and bradley station and will send it to you asap


Date: 01/02/2007
Name: MITCH
Email: wanderers@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: COSELEY
Website:
Message:

HI MY DAD SAID THAT HE HAD A PIC OFF THE DASI BANK-BRAIDLY WELL WE ARE HAVING DIFICULTY LOCATING IT BUT WE WILL SEND YOU IT ASAP


Date: 17/01/2007
Name: Roger Chance
Email: webmaster@stourbridgebusinfo.co.uk
Location: Stourbridge
Website: www.stourbridgebusinfo.co.uk
Message:

Fantastic site, I have come across the site before, but have only just gone on broadband, so had more chance to look around the whole site without running up a massive phone bill. Wish I had gone on Brodband earlier. Great to see the old pictures and even see stations that I never knew existed such as Old Hill Halt and Pensnett.

Keep up the good work.


Date: 04/01/2007
Name: Derek L.Hunt
Email: d.demaine@tiscali.co.uk
Location: Bournville
Website:
Message:

Great Site. Shame Bournville Works trains were not mentioned.


Webmaster:

Thanks for the comment Derek - as the site is about the railways themselves and not the trains that operate(d) on them, I have avoided going into details about works locos etc. However, there is a postcard shot showing Cadbury 1 on the Postcards pages HERE.


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