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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2018, 01:07:36 PM »

Hello
Here I am at Snow Hill about to get on the 7.00pm Pullman to Pddington.
I will be in London in about 2 hours and on the Tube to Russel Square.
A great comfortable journey.
What Memories.
Gerald.
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2018, 07:42:26 PM »

I used to travel out of Snow Hill for a change to London. I think i got off at Marylebone. It used to be less crowded than the west coast main line.

Have a good stay in London
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« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2018, 08:49:34 AM »

My first train spotting was at Snowhill. A grey, drizzly day during the school holidays, bored and probably getting under everyone's feet. I was given some change (1d comes to mind?) and persuaded to get the tram to town and "collect train numbers". Or something along those lines.

Can't remember if I also made it to New Street that day or later, but anyway I know that got me started.

I don't have any photos of Snowhill. But here's one showing what my tram was like. This was taken at the Wylde Green terminius, probably early 50s, although I'd have got on at Erdington by the Post office.

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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2018, 09:08:38 AM »

Here are another couple from the Bluebell Railway:

1. At Sheffield Park.



2. Night scene at Horsted Keynes.



Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2018, 12:26:07 PM »

Hello Terry

I am testing the modify now with some spelling mistakes. Take you dog for a walk before bedtime.
Gerald.

Hello Terry
I will now try to correct mistakes.
It has worked and allowed me to correct mistakes.

Townie
Will you also have a look please...Many thanks...Gerald.
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2018, 02:25:55 PM »

Thanks Gerald, but how long did you allow between starting the original and clicking Send on the edited version? I think that even as little as ten minutes later I got this message preventing it.



I don't understand why there is any limit preventing an author from amending or deleting his or her own post. Typos and other errors or desirable changes can come to light at any time. But at least an hour should be allowed IMO.

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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2018, 06:57:34 PM »

My first train spotting was at Snowhill. A grey, drizzly day during the school holidays, bored and probably getting under everyone's feet. I was given some change (1d comes to mind?) and persuaded to get the tram to town and "collect train numbers". Or something along those lines.

Can't remember if I also made it to New Street that day or later, but anyway I know that got me started.

I don't have any photos of Snowhill. But here's one showing what my tram was like. This was taken at the Wylde Green terminius, probably early 50s, although I'd have got on at Erdington by the Post office.


I don't ever remember going on a tram. I can remember the tram lines in the street. I think there was a tram at the Science Museum. You could press a button and you would hear a recording of a tram travelling.
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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2018, 07:07:38 PM »

Tam,you missed out,the thrill of going down the Bristol Rd dual carriageways on the front of an open fronted tra on the way to the Lickey hills,that was so fast.Today they would call it au some.
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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2018, 07:27:36 PM »

Edifi What year was you train spotting at Snow Hill? I'll see what I can come up with.
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