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  Topic: Old photos of Kidderminster & Stourport trams
Graham

Replies: 2
Views: 756

PostForum: Photographic Section   Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:59 pm   Subject: Old photos of Kidderminster & Stourport trams
Undated, presumably the first day of operation, 1898.
"In 1898 the 1st trams came trundling into Stourport.
Isaac Wedley said that everyone went wild on that day, with crowds waiting and queuin ...
  Topic: SVRLive website
Graham

Replies: 116
Views: 15080

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:23 pm   Subject: SVRLive website
Could the [url=http://media.wix.com/ugd/acbe94_165fd218dc4a4b34ab288951d185fbc4.pdf]Volunteer Staff Handbook be made available as a text pdf rather than an image pdf please? This would make it easier ...
  Topic: Jokes & Laughter
Graham

Replies: 161
Views: 90508

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:23 pm   Subject: Jokes & Laughter
There's far too many safety signs in the Joinery Shop at Bewdley, it's nowhere near as dangerous as they make out. I mean, I've been using woodworking machinery for years and I can count the number of ...
  Topic: Old photos of other local historic engineering
Graham

Replies: 6
Views: 257

PostForum: Photographic Section   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:12 pm   Subject: Old photos of other local historic engineering
And another one. Looks like there wasn't a lot of headroom, even between the bridges.

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  Topic: Old photos of other local historic engineering
Graham

Replies: 6
Views: 257

PostForum: Photographic Section   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:10 pm   Subject: Old photos of other local historic engineering
Ducking under the wires in 1924

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  Topic: Old photos of other local historic engineering
Graham

Replies: 6
Views: 257

PostForum: Photographic Section   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:08 pm   Subject: Old photos of other local historic engineering
1924 electric canal boat experiment in Kidderminster. See this thread https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2854/33125991113_f8071bb2b4_c.jpg
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  Topic: Old photos of other local historic engineering
Graham

Replies: 6
Views: 257

PostForum: Photographic Section   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:05 pm   Subject: Old photos of other local historic engineering
Kidderminster Wharf, undated.

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  Topic: Old photos of other local historic engineering
Graham

Replies: 6
Views: 257

PostForum: Photographic Section   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:00 pm   Subject: Old photos of other local historic engineering
A railway and steam connection this time.
A bit of internet research show British Railway Boatage had closed by 1954, so presumably this one is 1948-54, with the boat still in pre-nationalisation liv ...
  Topic: Old photos of other local historic engineering
Graham

Replies: 6
Views: 257

PostForum: Photographic Section   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:52 pm   Subject: Old photos of other local historic engineering
This one's got a railway connection. Undated, presumably pre-1948.
Described on Facebook as being near Kidderminster Lock, which is the one near the ring road by the traffic lights for Crossley Park. ...
  Topic: Jokes & Laughter
Graham

Replies: 161
Views: 90508

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:07 am   Subject: Jokes & Laughter
I met someone yesterday who I hadn't seen since I was a young trainspotter.
"Mr MaGoo" we used to call him, the nightwatchman at my local station. He was so short sighted he couldn't see fr ...
  Topic: Is there a radio silence?
Graham

Replies: 18
Views: 1351

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:13 pm   Subject: Is there a radio silence?
My suggestion that Facebook would be the best place to contact the people who are not posting on this forum was an attempt at ironic humour.
Sadly, I fear that the comment that "any idiot with a ...
  Topic: Chiltern DMUs for sale
Graham

Replies: 5
Views: 868

PostForum: Motive Power   Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:03 am   Subject: Chiltern DMUs for sale
I agree they should be saved rather than scrapped, I just think there's many other heritage railways that would have a greater need for a single car DMU.
Perhaps, one day, they will visit for a Diese ...
  Topic: Chiltern DMUs for sale
Graham

Replies: 5
Views: 868

PostForum: Motive Power   Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:03 pm   Subject: Chiltern DMUs for sale
I've never seen our five car DMU full. I think if we ever needed another DMU, it would be easier to split that one in to a three car and a two car set.
  Topic: Old photos of other local historic engineering
Graham

Replies: 6
Views: 257

PostForum: Photographic Section   Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:17 pm   Subject: Old photos of other local historic engineering
I'm interested in all sorts of old engineering and local history, not just railways, so I thought I'd start a collection of photos I find where the two coincide.

Most people familiar with the Sever ...
  Topic: Old photos of Bewdley
Graham

Replies: 9
Views: 1392

PostForum: Photographic Section   Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:02 pm   Subject: Old photos of Bewdley
Information from Facebook: Beyer goods 0-6-0 no. 334 approaching Bewdley from Shrewsbury in the early 1900s.
The foot bridge, erected in 1892, was removed in the 1930s it served the summer house, Wri ...
 
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