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|Name: Ron Abbotts|
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
|Name: Chris Edwards|
|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?.
|Name: Andrew Hope|
|Location: Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada|
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.
|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?
Excellent site, very well presented.
|Name: sally simpson|
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.
|Name: Derek Sullivan|
|Location: London N7|
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)
|Name: Gaz Robinson|
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
we have found the daisy bank and bradley station and will send it to you asap
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