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Date: 25/09/2006
Name: Dan
Email:
Location: Birmingham City Centre
Website: www.bwdp.org/
Message:

I saw a very slow train on the railway in digbeth yesterday (sunday), it was spitting out endless pullution and moving at snail pace. I just wanted to say that I'm pleased that most trains these days are cleaner on the environment and I hope we can keep improving things. Nice website by the way, although the navigation has a problem on Netscape 7 on Unix (test it on the Sun computers in Birmingham Central Library).

Regards

Dan


Webmaster:

Website navigation has been tested on Netscape, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Windows and works fine in all of them, including on Macs - not sure about Unix though: don't have that environment to bug-hunt!

Date: 24/09/2006
Name: Phil Madeley
Email: pdmadeley02@hotmail.com
Location: Brownhills
Website:
Message:

Hi all,
I am just writing to say that I am currently thinking about trying to create a charity group that aims to rebuild the stretch of line from walsall to lichfield. The line will hopefully become a historically run branchline and would hopefully look something like the severn valley in years to come but not quite on that scale. I would appreciate your views on the idea.
thanks


Webmaster:

Great idea Phil, if there's anything I can do to help, let me know. However, it would be a rather large undertaking, both financially and physically, so I hope you know what you are letting yourself in for! Might I recommend contacting the Chairman of Chasewater Railway if you want a bit of advice?

What do other readers think?

Date: 13/09/2006
Name: andy tot
Email: benny2308@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: brierley hill
Website: www.mysite.co.uk
Message:

brilliant site. love the old pictures. lived in old hill for 15 years and never knew about old hill high street station (and i lived round the corner from the old station) very interesting reading on the old station sites. brilliant work keep it up!!!!


Webmaster:

Thanks for the feedback Andy, more content is on the way - just putting the finishing touches to a selection of sites around the Wolverhampton area.

Date: 05/09/2006
Name: Tony Woodward
Email: tony.woodward@esab.co.uk
Location: Saffron Walden
Website:
Message:

Found this to be a very interesting site that brought back lots of memories. I spent a lot of time on Northfield, Kings Norton and especially Selly Oak stations. Could not count the hours spent on New Street and Snow Hill as well. I do still have a few photos - mostly black and white - taken in the 60's as a schoolkid. If you could contact me, I would appreciate it as there are many stories - some might even be relevant - that I would like to pass on. Remember the 'Blood tub' at Snow Hill with Athelhampton Hall on duty as if it were yesterday.

Thanks and keep it up - even if the odd idiot seems to creep in from time to time.

Tony Woodward


Date: 11/08/2006
Name: STEVE BOTTRILL
Email: STEVE45XXX@BTINTERNET.COM
Location: BIRMINGHAM
Website:
Message:

HELLO GREAT SITE VERY INTERESTING DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY PHOTOS/MEMORIES OF BROMFORD BRIDGE AND THE MONKEY RUN?


Date: 30/07/2006
Name: Lee
Email: zugchef@leeseisenbahnen.de
Location: Germany
Website: www.leeseisenbahnen.de
Message:

I am choo-chooing through the net
and am giving a big wave to this
beautiful website!
I have also a HP and I'd be glad,
if you'd also gave me a visit.
:-) Lee


Date: 30/07/2006
Name: mick
Email:
Location: Stirchley
Website:
Message:

HAVE JUST FOUND YOUR SITE. BRILLIANT.Your quite right about the plank across the Worcester canal at Bournville.I spent many an hour on the wooden steps at Bournville station watching both mainline and Cadbury trains


Date: 26/07/2006
Name: Craig
Email:
Location: Stirchley, Birmingham
Website:
Message:

This website is fantastic. Seeing the pictures of what should still be Hazelwell station started a trail of thinking for me. That whole line should not be used for Freight. They should bring back passenger services. :(

Great site :-D


Webmaster:

Quite agree Craig - a review of the Camp Hill line has been undertaken and a further preliminary feasibility study is currently being conducted in relation to reopening the line, and several of its stations, for passenger traffic: may all come to nothing, but fingers crossed!

Date: 26/07/2006
Name: Patrick Prinn
Email: patjprinn@pacific.net.au
Location: NSW Australia
Website:
Message:

I have enjoyed RAB for many months now and I am visiting West Midlands in September this year to see my relatives.As a kid in the forties I was an avid Train spotter of GWR & LMS locomotives and I am going to see steam locos at Severn Valley Railway and Tyseley. Once again your Website is fantastic, keep up the good work. Regards Patrick Prinn


Date: 24/07/2006
Name: Mike Adler
Email:
Location:
Website:
Message:

very interesting and useful. I'll be back for further looks from time to time



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