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« on: November 22, 2017, 07:01:42 PM »

Memories of your Railway experiances
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 07:42:04 PM »

Best means of travel. Always looked forward to going on a train pulled be a steam engine.
Toot Toot
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 08:30:39 PM »

Do the steam Plum trains still run from Evesham. About 50 box vans taking plums all over Britain.
Remember the Stratford on Avon Cannery. Crop picked in the morning in tins during the afternoon.
How fresh can you get.
In Evesham now the Spring Onions are pulled on Sunday and in the Supermarkets the following
Friday. Stale by the time you get them.
GROW YOUR OWN.
Gerald.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 08:03:42 PM »

As train spotters in the early days, we were more excited when we knew a steamer was coming. More time for anticipation as you could see the steam way off in the distance. And the smell and noise of he engine. Should be bottled and sold......
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 08:59:38 PM »

Hello Twm
Some allotments had the railway line on one side like BordesleyGreen, main London Line. The Driver would give you a toot and a wave
plus great views of the engines. Then we would go and pinch an apple or carrot.
Great days, how did we mange with no drugs.
Gerald.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 02:22:55 PM »

Why is it that most of us oldies were all train spotters in our childhood and found it great fun.
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 08:59:29 PM »

Hello Twm
Some allotments had the railway line on one side like BordesleyGreen, main London Line. The Driver would give you a toot and a wave
plus great views of the engines. Then we would go and pinch an apple or carrot.
Great days, how did we mange with no drugs.
Gerald.
On talking to may neighbour this week, he's 85 been farming all his life. We chatted about all the rail lines that were in our area. One of his memories as a child working on the family farm in the summer, was the 7pm mail train leaving Llanidloes station, and sounded the whistle as it pulled out. It was only then that they could go in for supper.

No drugs in those days we had too much to do....
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 09:01:43 PM »

Why is it that most of us oldies were all train spotters in our childhood and found it great fun.

I don't think it was always to do with the numbers, I think for me it was the experience, fascinated by the trains and still am, no train spotting these bays thogh
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 08:31:18 PM »

We used to bike it or walk it to the Dog at Water Orton sit on the wall and watch the steamers go past a lovely sight, smell and sound.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 10:03:29 AM »

Townie Brilliant,Was that Gerald or you wearing the short trousers
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 10:07:23 AM »

Used to do most of my spotting down at Bromford Bridge or Saltley Sheds sometimes at Aston Shed.
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 02:19:22 PM »

Townie Brilliant,Was that Gerald or you wearing the short trousers

Not me I think its Gerald  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2018, 03:09:12 PM »

Hello
In Water Orton our garden ended right at the side of the railway line. Used to get a wave from the drivers and the guard hanging
out of the guards van. I wonder how many fell out.
Did you know that when we started to use North Sea gas it was not strong enough. Trains of Methane Gas tankers used to go to
the back of the Lurgi Gas plant. It was put into big gas holders and fed into the gas mains. This was all Hush Hush.
Coleshill Railway Station now has a rather large car park. The Railway station in Water Orton I am told still looks the same.
My son had to do some business in Water Orton about 3 weeks ago, I never went because the old legs are not so good these
days. He said that compared to some parts of Birmingham it looked very good.
Please keep posting and encourage some friends to do so.
Best wishes,
Gerald.
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2018, 03:37:49 PM »

Gerald I'm trying to work out where you lived in Water Orton. Did you live over the bridge by the Dog and then turn left. 
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2018, 04:40:20 PM »

Hello Townie
If you are coming from Minworth you are right.
Gerald.
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