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  1. mikeflan

    Birmingham buses

    Once upon a time many years back they would drive these old piano front buses into a field in Arley and use them as caravan holiday lets....as I know from a family holiday way back in 1946...somewhere in my archives I still have a photo of the event.......with the bus wheels removed and on...
  2. mikeflan

    Snow Hill Station

    Yes and from New Street station they had a very new never been seen before diesel multiple unit shipped in from the Eastern Region railway to be transported there....I'd had a day off school and it was official...ha ha....and I had a Kodak Brownie camera that I snapped a photo of the units sadly...
  3. mikeflan

    Moor Street Warehouse

    No I didn't wait in a long queue..ha ha....I got up at some really ridiculous hour to get there......I can only recall a few in front of me that were waiting........we were all thinking....should we be locked up ??? but then we saw the aftermath of the reported queues and we felt very much...
  4. mikeflan

    Moor Street Warehouse

    In my memories hidden away I remember Moor Street Warehouse so well.....my mom worked in town as a dressmaker and so did my aunt, my gran would take me to town every Tuesday (market day) and would meet both her daughters after and often we'd go in to Moor Street warehouse.....I always recall...
  5. mikeflan

    Snow Hill Station

    You just brought back some wonderful Midland red memories there Bob.......super times we are lucky to remember....Happy Days indeed
  6. mikeflan

    Gas Street basin

    That brings back childhood memories, when I lived at my grans in Selly Oak our #20 bus used to turn around using that building as the terminus, and you'd wait for the bus to come into Suffolk Street bus stop...the street was a cobbled surface...looked very dangerous when wet.
  7. mikeflan

    The City of Birmingham - 46235

    On a few occasions I've wondered if there were any original photos of this Locomotive being named officially at New Street Station in March 1945 by Alderman Wiggins-Davies ??? one would have thought there might be some tucked away in an library archive of Birmingham Mail perhaps ...
  8. mikeflan

    Moor Street Station

    Quite a bit of equipment that was for sure...........!!! Thanks for the photos...
  9. mikeflan

    Moor Street Station

    I wonder Does anyone remember the traverser that was there in the station ???? I wonder how many photos of that exist in someone's collection ??
  10. mikeflan

    Steam Locos

    Yes you've taken me back as well.......
  11. mikeflan

    Steam Locos

    Right on there Dave...a Crab for sure......looks so good......happy memories there for me
  12. mikeflan

    NewStreet Station 1967

    You're right...it was never shiny,,,,,,lol
  13. mikeflan

    NewStreet Station 1967

    Goodness me...that takes me back to the 1950's...that loco used to be on the Selly Oak ..Bournville.KN line so much, really takes me back to those spotting days for sure...so good to see a colour shot of it...many thanks
  14. mikeflan

    New Street Station Platform 1a 1950's

    That's one great photo.....many thanks
  15. mikeflan

    New Street Station Platform 1a 1950's

    Thank you for this.......I may be able to 'fudge' the picture about a bit....many thanks indeed Mike
  16. mikeflan

    New Street Station Platform 1a 1950's

    This is really a long shot I know, but I wondered if anyone that train spotted on New Street Station and standing on the end of Platform 6 , took any photos of locos waiting at the end of platform 1A...where the 'Glasgow' used to go from, what I'm after is what looks like an awful background of...
  17. mikeflan

    aston sheds

    We live in hope then !!!
  18. mikeflan

    aston sheds

    And I used to see it everyday and used to shout...'Wreck It !!1' Now....I wish I could see it lol
  19. mikeflan

    aston sheds

    The Derbyshire Yeomanry was NEVER rebuilt...it had a parallel boiler all through it's life
  20. mikeflan

    Monument Lane Station/Shed

    Fat Controller ????
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