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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2014, 11:08:47 AM »
27 bus northfield via westheath via kingsheath
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2014, 11:11:37 AM »
62 went to the Lickies
 
63 went to Rubery

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2014, 11:15:47 AM »
yea Roy the 27 being a single deck also went past Cadburys because of the low bridge and under the low bridge in Quarry Lane Northfield

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2014, 11:29:56 AM »
48 49  went to Alcester lanes end via mosley road via kingsheath me thinks
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2014, 11:34:52 AM »
I think the 95 went from the City Centre to Ladywood.
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2014, 12:12:07 PM »
48 49  went to Alcester lanes end via mosley road via kingsheath me thinks

48, 49 & 50 were the Moseley Road routes, roy: the 50 went to Alcester Lanes End via Moseley Road & Alcester Road; and I think either the 48 or 49 went to town from Moseley Village but veered off down Leopold Street.
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2014, 12:15:04 PM »

 In the late 50's I think it was the 18 went to the top of the Holloway.
 
There was also an 18a that went towards the Holloway but I'm not sure where it turned around
 
If it's the same #18 that I'm thinking about, at the other end it terminated at The Valley pub in Yardley Wood and got there via Alcester Lanes End.    A route I've never been on.
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2014, 12:17:52 PM »
malc did not the 50 go to the maypole  and where did the 48 and 49 turn round I had got it in my head it was by the dog track and was that not Alcester lanes end  put it down to age on my part ok malc
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2014, 12:22:57 PM »



 ;D ;D ;D  It's not your age Roy it seems to me every time folk got used to a bus route they would change the number,,,,your right about the 13 it ended up at Ravenshill Rd in Yardley Wood.
 
It later got renumbered as #3, at the same time as the #24 became the #2.
 
#3 must be the most kicked-about route number there ever was.    I think it started out as a Harborne route via Ridgacre Road; then it replaced the #13; after that it became a lengthened version of the old #29 route but carried on past the Baldwin to Solihull; and now it's a daytrippers' dream that seems to wind its way from Knowle to Wythall via Solihull.    Apologies for any errors  -  I'm doing all this from memory. :-[
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2014, 12:29:12 PM »
In the sixties the number 3 ran from the city, I'm not sure if it was Bull Street or Colmore Row to the junction of Ridgacre Lane and Quinton Rd West.
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2014, 12:31:07 PM »
malc did not the 50 go to the maypole  and where did the 48 and 49 turn round I had got it in my head it was by the dog track and was that not Alcester lanes end  put it down to age on my part ok malc
 
You're right about the #50, roy, it DID eventually go to the Maypole but I was thinking about the route as it was immediately after the trams had gone, when it used to terminate at a turning circle just past the dog track entrance at Alcester Lanes End.    The turning circle is still there today but is now unused.     Can't help you with the #48 or #49 as I never used them.
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