Not for years. I did meet Penny the Pendelino too!
Came out of Millennium Point car park today and Parker pointed out that the original wall of Curzon Street Station is still standing - but for how long?
Hi Barrie, My father did 50 years with the LMS, started in 1898 finished in 1948. He worked the markets as a young man until they promoted him to a lorry. During the 14-18 war he drove a steam wagon carrying shells from Kynocks to the railway, he told me that he had a man to walk in front of the wagon with a red flag. His district with the lorry was Bordesley- Yardley-Marston Green delivering small items to shops and farms in and around that area. GEFFHi Geff. Small world eh'. There is a photo of an LMS carter in one of the "Old Birmingham" books, its my old dad.
My old dad used to be a carter for the railways, and at one time he stabled his horse in Curzon Street. He worked for the LMS.