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Date: 25/06/2007
Name: Jim
Email: j_mcnly@yahoo.com

Informative! I plan to be in the area next month, now I can do some train-spotting! Thanks!

Date: 12/06/2007
Name: john carter
Email: korkycarter@aol.com'
Location: tipton

your pictures of spon lane station bring back great memories. finishing school at spon lane dashing down to the station and jumping up onto the brige wall shown in your picture to do some train spotting. oh yes it was all so simple then !!!. brilliant site keep up the good work..

Date: 05/06/2007
Name: Tony Newman
Email: central@copper.net
Location: Ontario
Website: http://steamcentral.tripod.com/

The square mellow stone building on the header page looks like it could have been built by a distant descendant of one of the Nabatean craftsmen who created Petra. Just a personal opinion of course. Interesting, well done site.

Date: 03/06/2007
Name: buyban
Email: fort@qmail.com
Website: http://t35.imess.net

Very good website you have here, After the visit I put my step in to your guestbook.

Date: 02/06/2007
Name: Sean

Great site i have always wondered if the building at the top of my road used to be a train station and it turns out i was right and it was the Hazelwell station and to find out the was a whole line operating through Moseley and Kings Heath. Very intresting site.

Date: 06/05/2007
Name: Ron Abbotts
Email: Ron.Abbotts@overlyme.demon.co.uk
Location: Torquay

Great to see your latest additions,Andy,particularly the Longbridge shots. Wonder how many train spotters are still around who enjoyed that area as kids early in World War II when,for a change,we could bike up Lickey Road,turn left into Lowhill Lane and watch Austin's latest output from Cofton Hackett,the Fairey Battle taking off for test flights from the airstrip that ran parallell with the road.

A bit later in the war if you were watching rail traffic from Groveley Lane bridge you could see major sections of their second war product the Short Stirling bomber being wheeled across the public road from a shop on the north side to that on the south.

But all this never fully replaced keeping an eye on what the LMS were doing

Best Wishes


Date: 29/03/2007
Name: Chris Edwards
Email: Baggieboy1@Blueyonder.co.uk
Location: Tipton.West Midlands

What a great web site, seeing the pictures of Smethwick west station was sad as i had spent a lot of my younger days watching and catching trains from here,i have a few pictures taken in the late 80's of trains at this station and also the signal box,if interested.
p.s what happened to the signal box after closure was it domolished for good or did one of the preserved railways take it away for future use?.

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

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

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

Excellent site, very well presented.

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