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Date: 24/11/2007
Name: Sharon
Email: sharonfountain@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: Solihull
Website: http://solihullparanormal.webeden.co.uk
Message:

Hi,

Is it possible to do a Paranormal Investigation at Tyseley Station?


Date: 16/11/2007
Name: Richard
Email: mailings35@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: Dudley
Website:
Message:

Hi there, just wanted to compliment you on the site. Living now in the Dudley area I've always thought it such a shame to see the disused lines all over the place so it was a real joy to find your site and be able to look into the history of them, many thanks.


Date: 27/10/2007
Name: S. Heeley
Email:
Location: wednesbury
Website:
Message:

HI IT,S NICE TO STILL SEE PHOTO,S OF WHAT WAS THE OLD ROUND OAK LINE. TAKEN BY ANDY WILLIAMS. AS I REMBER WATCHING THE TRAINS PASS BY AS A CHILD THROUGH WEDNESBURY. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. BEST WISH,S ALL.


Date: 21/10/2007
Name: Richard Mills
Email: rwmills@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: Telford UK
Website:
Message:

While looking at Googleearth noticed a point of interest was \"Daisy Bank Station\" if I remember correctly this was actually \"Bradley and Coseley Station\". Its position is incorrectly shown as it should be farther up the line just past the Great Western. My parents Dick and Winnie Mills kept the Great Western from 1960 to 1965 after my mother\'s Uncle and Aunt Albert and Elsie Owen died.

From the small car park just at the front of the pub a path led down onto the station platform, the backyard of the pub overlooking the path and platform.


Date: 28/09/2007
Name: Bob French
Email: grelfrench@rogers.com
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Website:
Message:

Just came across your site by chance and am feeling very nostalgic. I was a trainspotter in the late 40s and 50s, living in Hall Green close to the GWR Stratford line. However, the LMS lines/trains held more appeal and I would bike all over to find them.
I was interested to see your references to the Camp Hill line, which my 29A bus passed under going into town. Never saw any passenger trains on it but occasional freight trains, including a huge Beyer-Garret loco once. Also found your history and photos of the Curzon St area fascinating; I hope the old station building is preserved.
With such overcrowded highways the UK is ripe for a revival of trains and trams. Perhaps some of those under-used lines and neglected stations will get a new lease on life (but I'm not holding my breath).


Date: 19/09/2007
Name: richard redwwod
Email: rickred111@sbcglobal.net
Location: union missouri usa
Website:
Message:

i have lived in the states for 41 yrs but was born in aldridge.staffs
i remember very well taking the train from aldridge to birmingham,(it cost 11d return)
i used to go to the bullring in birmingham to buy pet mice lol


Date: 17/09/2007
Name: Ron Abbotts
Email: Ron.Abbotts@overlyme.demon.co.uk
Location: Torquay
Website:
Message:

Ian Moris raises an interesting point. The Handbook of Railway Stations for 1904 lists a siding at Selly Oak station into the Patent Enamel Company.

This is confirmed in the history of that company at www.streetjewellery.com/home/patent.html

This states that the factory was demolished in the 1960s. Perhaps the track went even before that?


Date: 14/09/2007
Name: Ian R Morris
Email: ian.r.morris@nexiasolutions.com
Location:
Website:
Message:

I was a student at the University of Birmingham in the early 70s and remember with affection the faded glory of the old Selly Oak station swept away for the new frequent diesel unit service. I wonder if your photo of the single track bridge at Selly Oak was to access a goods yard. My recollection is that the ground levels by the station would allow this and the entrance road to the station was unnecessarily large for a suburban station. Congratulations on an interesting site. I particularly like clicking on the map to go to the location.


Date: 14/08/2007
Name: Keiran Hancock
Email: terencehancock@btinternet.com
Location: stoke-on-trent
Website:
Message:

The bit about the sub-station 'Curzon Street B.R' is very interesting. You are right about b.r meaning brittish rail. That sub supplies the station at 11,000v. When the station dissapears the sub dissapears! i have a great interest in sub-stations and pylons and i have the diagram of this sub. i do not kno if that substation is there anymore. If anyone knows, please tell me as this would be great. I have just e-mailed some one i know whos an electrical engineer from the MEB as seen on the sign in the pic, know known as central networks e.on to see if its still there. You can tell if its a meb sign because its white on the bottom and the central networks signs are all yellow. if anyone knows where to get a meb sign e-mail me for my adress. i would love one for my collection. terencehancock@btinternet.com.


Date: 13/08/2007
Name: PAUL RICHMOND UNDERWOOD
Email:
Location: Aldridge
Website: punderwoods@talktalk.net
Message:

I served my apprenticeship as a fitter at Aston M P D 1956-1963 Nice site with good photo's



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