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Terry B

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Re: Saving Moor Street Station
« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2016, 04:04:35 PM »
Thanks townie for those pics of the traverser, especially the one with the tank engine on it. It brought back many memories!

I hope younger people now realise the difficulties there were when having to move the loco to the other end of the train when there was no third track to alllow free movement between the trains.

No such problems these days with driving cabs at both ends!

Diggory Jons

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« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2016, 09:25:16 PM »
Evening Townie and co

I hope you filled the tender with coal Townie and got the train on the move again. You are posting some great pictures please keep doing so.

Serious Warning.....We are running out of Sulphur in the earth in Britain. In Lincolnshire they have started spreading Sulpur on the
fields. Without minute traces of Sulphur our plants will fail to grow properly and become disease ridden.

Keep up the good work Townie...Take care...Diggory

Diggory Jons

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« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2016, 09:57:31 PM »
Hello Townie

The lad on the BSA Motor Bike has just knocked on the door. The telegram said 20 tons best Welsh steam coal will be dropped on Townies doorstep at six in the morning. You have also been issued with a brand new shovel and that will be left on top of the coal.

Horse liniment was what my Dad always used for back ache.

Best of luck and just keep shoveling....Kindest regards...Diggory

townie

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« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2016, 10:18:16 PM »
Diggory Have you never heard of slave labour I know the Poles work for nothing but I come from Zanzibar and in my country we don't shovel anything. We are not allowed, the reason we have no horse liniment for bad backs.
Was it a vision, or a waking dream?

Diggory Jons

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« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2016, 09:22:42 AM »
Morning Townie
That coal has got to be at Washwood Sidings for 11.00 am this morning. its for the Garret engine used there. Lets have your address and I will send some liniment.
Get shoveling and find, if you can, pitures of Washwood Heath sidings and engines please. Used to go there in the fifties.
Take care Diggory.

roy one

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Re: Saving Moor Street Station
« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2016, 10:23:39 AM »
train sidings


  this one is a bit bigger
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townie

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« Reply #50 on: September 25, 2016, 12:29:42 PM »
Washwood Heath Coal Bank

Was it a vision, or a waking dream?

Diggory Jons

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« Reply #51 on: September 25, 2016, 02:15:02 PM »
Hello Roy
The smaller picture is as black as a load of coal  !!!!

Good pictures
Diggory

Phil

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Re: Saving Moor Street Station
« Reply #52 on: September 25, 2016, 04:52:05 PM »
I'm not sure of it is on here or somewhere else that a mate of mine John Knight (signman on here) told the story of the booking hall sign that was rescued from Snow Hill station when it was demolished.

The sign was rescued by a company that was on the opposite side of Livery Street to the station, they in turn employed John to renovate the sign. I believe when Moor Street was renovated they donated the sign for use in the station and it now has pride of place over the main entrance.

The first photo is sign over the old booking hall entrance the second shows John renovating the sign, and the last shows it over the entrance at Moor Street.
Make Love Not War

Diggory Jons

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« Reply #53 on: September 25, 2016, 05:14:31 PM »
Townie and Phil
Great pctures, did we ever grow up and leave the steam age.

Glad to see all the coal at Washwood Heath, you can have a day off tomorrow Townie.
Best wishes...Diggory

townie

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« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2016, 06:27:34 PM »
Schematic of the layout of Washwood Heath Sidings

Was it a vision, or a waking dream?