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Re: train stations in brum
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2009, 01:58:33 PM »
Albert

A couple more photos of Birmingham Central Goods Station. Am I right in thinking the main entrance & offices (second photo) were in Suffolk St.

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Re: train stations in brum
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2009, 07:06:51 PM »
Suffolk Street is right Phil,yes.
Albert.

Off topic,but I am engrossed and enchanted by the Brummie Pubs thread,Phil.Memories are a wonderful thing,aren`t they.Who was it who said you can`t dwell in the past?Really? O0

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Re: train stations in brum
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2009, 08:03:26 PM »
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If there is any particular pub that you would like to see, just ask you never know I might have a photo.

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Re: train stations in brum
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2009, 08:09:05 PM »
Hockley BR Station in the days of steam and Hockley Midland Metro Station. I know which I preferred. Not that I have anything against the Metro in fact I think it should be expanded to take in all of Birmingham and the Midlands.

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Re: train stations in brum
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2009, 11:33:53 PM »
Here's a more forlorn picture just before demolition of the station and depot

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Re: train stations in brum
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2009, 11:39:54 PM »
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Is that one of yours?

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Re: train stations in brum
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2009, 12:19:21 AM »
Yes Phil it is. It would have been taken at a weekend, and I think that in the week there was still that last service going to wolves low level from the side entrance of snow hill, but it wouldn't have been running on the weekend. The sheds of the depot were demolished not long after. As before I'm not exactly sure when I took it. It was on nthe same film as the ones showing the jewellery centre built but not yet occupied, with the houses being knocked down around it still. Her is theview in the other direction.
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Re: train stations in brum
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2009, 08:58:08 AM »
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So thats Pitsford St to the right and Vyse Street going over the bridge?

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Re: train stations in brum
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2009, 09:10:00 AM »
On the second photo yes, that'll be right
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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2009, 09:16:14 AM »
And that's where the new(ish) Midland Metro Station is now isn't it?

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Re: train stations in brum
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2009, 11:05:26 AM »
Albert

Did you ever get across here, it fascinates me as it reminds me of one of those old wooden trestle bridges that were always collapsing or being blown up in the old wetern films.

It is the Dowery Dell Viaduct on the Halesowen Railway at Frankley sometimes known as the Huntington Viaduct. I believe it was demolished in 1965. Information thanks to Mikejee who located it for me some time back when I couldn't as the card itself names it as Downey Den Viaduct.

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