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|Name: ernst berkhout|
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...
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..
|Name: ALFRED HASTINGS|
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
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
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.
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.
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.
|Name: Guy Sheppard|
|Location: Near Exeter|
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.
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!
|Name: Chris Sambrook|
Hi. Just stumbled across the site via link from Made in Birmingham site. Excellent. Many thanks.
|Name: Brett King|
|Location: North Walsham,Norfolk|
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.
|Name: Jason Matthews|
|Location: West Midlands|
Very good site. I like the other reader's galleries.
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.
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!