Local railway company crests

Rail Around Birmingham
& the West Midlands

Rail Around Birmingham & the West Midlands

 

Bookmark and Share

Email Newsletter:

Name:

Email:

Subscribe 
Unsubscribe 

Sign-up for the free RAB newsletter to be informed of the latest site news and updates.


Rustic farmhouse dining tables, oak benches and handcrafted oak furniture.
www.diningtableandbenches.co.uk


Stourbridge Junction Middle Signal Box
Station Menu
 
Railway News
 

Rail Around Birmingham Guestbook

~ Sign the Guestbook ~

Please feel free to add a comment on the site, request further material, recommend a site to visit or ask a question: I will, providing I know, answer the questions on the Guestbook and if you fill-in your email address, I hope other readers will chip-in with answers too!


Number of entries displayed on this page: 10

Date: 15/11/2006
Name: ernst berkhout
Email: e.berkhout@uva.nl
Location: amsterdam
Website:
Message:

Very nice & informative site! Having visited the Birmingham area - especially the southern part of the BCN - a year a ago, this website expertly answers the questions that had arisen about i.e. the area around Granville Street Station and Dudley Port Low Level Station!
Google Earth even thinks the latter is still served by an active connection...


Date: 06/11/2006
Name: Richard
Email: richard@barnardusa.net
Location:
Website:
Message:

Lovely site. One quick question. With the rail lines heavily used, roads jammed and passenger traffic taking off, why isn't anyone looking into re-opening the Wombourn branch? It's not even built on...Any thoughts? You say you get lots of letters about it, what do they say? Just information? Just curious..


Date: 30/10/2006
Name: ALFRED HASTINGS
Email: alfiehast@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: SHIRLEY
Website:
Message:

DOES THE TUNNEL THAT USED TO TAKETHE RAILWAY
FROM HALESOWEN TO OLD HILL STILL EXIST. IF
I AM RIGHT THERE WAS ONE BE FORE OLD HILL
TUNNELL


Date: 25/10/2006
Name: Brian
Email: gloslines@yahoo.co.uk
Location: Cheltenham
Website:
Message:

In response to Ben\'s question about a station at Cofton. There was a temporary station there in the very early days of the Birmingham & Gloucester railway September 1840 until December 1840. The structure was then moved to Camp Hill. A good book about this is The Birmingham and Gloucester Railway by PJ Long & WV Awdry


Webmaster:

That's fascinating Brian, I don't recall ever coming across a mention of that station but will certainly investigate further and see if I can get a firm location. If you happen to know the exact spot, please let me know.

Date: 25/10/2006
Name: Sue
Email:
Location:
Website:
Message:

The photograph of Knowle and Dorridge Station is taken looking towards Birmingham, not Leamington Spa. I used to cross the footbridge shown daily in the 1950s and 60s. The photographer is standing on platform 2, with platform one and the booking hall across the line, and Station Approach beyond.


Webmaster:

Well-spotted Sue! Thanks for that, appear to have got my bearings wrong when I was commenting on the 1885 shot on the Postcards page.

Date: 22/10/2006
Name: Guy Sheppard
Email: guysheppard@supanet.com
Location: Near Exeter
Website:
Message:

Andy
Well done in getting the guestbook up and running again - looks like you have sorted out the problem of those who trashed it with spam.
Just found a set of photos which may interest people - they can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/loose_grip_99/sets/72157594227939322/.

I worked briefly in Birmingham in the mid 1970's and remember Snow Hill exactly as depicted here - unfortunatly I never had a camera and there was not enough time in my lunch hours to properly explore it.
Keep up the good work.


Webmaster:

Guy, it took a while but I finally got around to coding a Guestbook from scratch with a few built-in safety measures that, touch wood, up until now have prevented any unsavoury spamming messages from appearing.

Thanks for the URL also, many interesting pics on there. In fact, I was so taken that I've started a gallery on there too!

Date: 21/10/2006
Name: Chris Sambrook
Email: sambrook126@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: Birmingham
Website:
Message:

Hi. Just stumbled across the site via link from Made in Birmingham site. Excellent. Many thanks.


Date: 07/10/2006
Name: Brett King
Email: brettking1uk@aol.com
Location: North Walsham,Norfolk
Website:
Message:

Great site,some of the photos bring back memories of trainspotting in the 50's & 60's.
I shall definately be using your site again.
Thanks


Date: 03/10/2006
Name: Jason Matthews
Email: jmmatthews_99@yahoo.com
Location: West Midlands
Website:
Message:

Very good site. I like the other reader's galleries.


Date: 27/09/2006
Name: Ben
Email:
Location:
Website:
Message:

Excellent site very interesting and informative.
Was there ever a station at Cofton? And if so where was it? Also where were the location of the 3 stations at Lifford I have found these stations particularly hard to work out.


Webmaster:

Thanks for the entry Ben. I've never come across a station at Cofton (there was one at Coughton, however). The nearest to Cofton would have been the Halesowen Railway's Longbridge Station and Barnt Green.

Regarding the trio of Lifford stations, click on the 'Map' link at the bottom of the Lifford Wharf page HERE

Hope this helps!


Pages <<  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25  >>


Google
 
Web www.railaroundbirmingham.co.uk