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PhilipInCoventry
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166 of 198  Thu 18th Aug 2016 4:42pm  
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Hi M.R. Hi all Wave Simple answer no. It was a whistle stop tour where I went on to visit the Old Springfield brewery in Wolverhampton.
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167 of 198  Thu 18th Aug 2016 5:41pm  
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On 17th Aug 2016 7:30am, PhilipInCoventry said: Hi & morning all, Wave I am up with the lark this morning & about to disappear into the wilds of Cheshire.
Did you get lost again, then? Remember Warwick? Roll eyes Atherstone, Wolverhampton - not in the wilds of Cheshire! Wink Thumbs up I'm only jealous, remembering our days out of the past Sad
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168 of 198  Thu 18th Aug 2016 6:29pm  
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Hi M.R, Wave I did travel via Crewe & spent all of twenty minutes there, waiting for my train to Wolverhampton.
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169 of 198  Fri 19th Aug 2016 3:04pm  
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Lovely colours in the trees, brought alive by this week's sunshine Smile St Edburg's, Bicester
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170 of 198  Fri 19th Aug 2016 6:58pm  
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Hi all Wave Today, being a very wet day, did not put me off my out & about ventures. I selected what I call dry routes, which paid off as I did not get a soaking at any point, in fact I kept mostly very dry. I was out from 9am, only coming home at 5pm. I will share a few pictures of the Shakespeare line as it is called which stretches from Spring Road to Stratford via Henley in Arden. These pics, recorded on my ancient cam-phone I hope give something of the delight that I felt, sat eating my piece, even though it was raining heavy. The station, Shirley, partly maintained by a team of volunteers looks just as though we were viewing in the fifties, except for the bright red colour. The canopies did not leak as can be seen, the platforms dry, in spite of very heavy rain. I say bright red colour with tongue in cheek, because this line was operated jointly, the Midland & GWR who shared the line for many years. Warwickshire railways web-site history notes. Last of all, a picture from that fabulous railway web-site, of Grange class loco at the head of an express charging through Shirley.
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171 of 198  Tue 23rd Aug 2016 4:22pm  
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Hi all Wave Continuing my thread of visiting stations along the Shakespeare line, Hall Green was my choice this morning. Hall Green has special memories for me of happy times with extended family who live there. Some times we don't realise how good times have been. Final picture from sixty years ago, of a the equivalent of my train today, a stopper! The picture from the fabulous Warwickshire Railways web-site.
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172 of 198  Wed 24th Aug 2016 4:08am  
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How nice Philip, glad you enjoyed your day - and the memories it brought you. It's a good job you are not 'into' planes, goodness knows where you would turn up. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Wave
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173 of 198  Fri 26th Aug 2016 7:34pm  
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Hi all Wave An errand to Birmingham on Thursday morning, a rainy, misty day until later in the afternoon, I had a couple of free hours in the middle of the day, so I popped to Dorridge again to record some pictures. A friend on You-Tube is considering modelling Dorridge & asked me for some pictures of the area. Dorridge is an interesting subject to model as it has so may typical railway features. The above picture shows a Chilterns three coach train to Leamington, which is held in the up loop. The reason being shown above as a Cross-country express to the south coast passes it at speed. Dorridge has two relief down lines that pass to the right of the platform in the next picture, which is facing in the opposite direction. They can both be seen in both of the above pictures, the one nearest to the platform also behaves as a holding siding for the frequent shuttle service that operates through Birmingham Moor Street. If I was considering a fresh start on a new model, Dorridge would be quite high on my list of preferences. It offers so much operating interest for as well as frequent passenger trains, freight trains are seen thundering through the station. So much so that this freight caught me out, being almost on top of me before I could get my cam-phone out I have always enjoyed watching railway operations, which are an expression of logic, as well as critical path technology, CTP as it was one time known.
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174 of 198  Thu 15th Sep 2016 5:41pm  
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Hi all Wave My out & about today took me to Galton Bridge for a photo take as well as delivering a parcel to a friend in Shirley. I have not forgotten our fish & chip time, Midland Red, at Dorridge, but I have to tell you how nice the fish & chips are from Shirley. Yum & yum. My picture of where the suspension bridge over the canal joins the brick arch over the West coast mainline. The next two pictures are views from where I sat munching a small portion of Cod & Chips from Shirley I do realise that these are not everyone's idea of idyllic views & relaxing, but this is so much of my comfort zone. I even changed trains at B'ham international so that I arrived at Coventry station at a time to coincide with my memories of leaving school in an afternoon. What a sad case I hear so many of you say. I saw Flying Scotsman loco in Tyseley yard but not well enough to record a picture, as I went by on a train from Shirley.
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175 of 198  Thu 15th Sep 2016 6:26pm  
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The views look good to me Cheers
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176 of 198  Fri 16th Sep 2016 1:47am  
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They do look good, and understandable for an enthusiastic train hopper ! Big grin
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177 of 198  Mon 19th Sep 2016 11:06pm  
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Hi all Wave I had some lovely company today during my bit of volunteering. A four year old & his granddad enjoyed a trip to Stourbridge. A change of circumstances meant that I had a lot of free time today, so what a delight to see the delight enjoyed by this couple. I will post a couple of pictures. I knew today was going to be a good day, as when we boarded the No 9a to the railway station, there sat on the bus was a favourite forum friend. It doesn't get any better than that.
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178 of 198  Tue 20th Sep 2016 3:59am  
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Lovely Philip, I hope that little boy remembers his day out with his Grandpa as well. Wave Maybe if his Grandpa was a forum member they could see themselves. Happy
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179 of 198  Fri 24th Mar 2017 2:48pm  
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Following my visit to the city last week, on my way home I stopped off in Stoneleigh - amazingly, having lived for some years a couple of miles up the road in Finham, I am certain that I have never set foot in the village before Oh my What a delightful place it is, and in the very short time I spent there I felt I'd been transported back a couple of hundred years I didn't get all around the village or down to the river - but I aim to do so when next in the area Here's a selection of photos I hurriedly took - enjoy Thumbs up
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180 of 198  Fri 24th Mar 2017 4:33pm  
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Very picturesque MR. Is there any significance when people place peahens on their roofs as I noticed on one of your photos No.6. Usually on thatched roofs.
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