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Steam trains - love them... now!  When I was little I was terrified of them.

1960's Steam Train from Paddington arriving at Birmingham Snow Hill Station 04/06/61 : Engine No. 6012 "King Edward VI " By Tony Gillett

Apologies for image quality - better than no photo at all ? Edited in Adobe Photoshop 8 CS Thanks to Tony Gillett and Neil Dimmer Old 60's steam train pictures on this site www.steamlocomotives.photos.gb.net/ BETTER QUALITY SHOT OF THE STEAM TRAIN HERE www.flickr.com/photos/norbet/3207414595/

45111 sets off from Birmingham New Street with the 3.53 pm to Norwich

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45111 sets off from Birmingham New Street with the 3.53 pm to Norwich

Snow Hill 1972 re-scan (R,013) | Standing in the bay of the … | Flickr

Snow Hill 1972 re-scan (R,013)

Standing in the bay of the once grand Snow Hill station a single W550xx railcar is waiting to work a service to Wolverhampton Low Level. This 'service' stopping at all stations on the route was almost an insult to the bygone era and was a token gesture by British Railways until they could be rid of the line. Snow hill station has had the main tracks torn up and crudely filled in with rubble, the end nearest Colmore Row was in use as a car park. Experience suggests that when nationalised…

5101 class no.4155. Birmingham (Snow Hill) 17 April 1964 | Flickr

5101 class no.4155. Birmingham (Snow Hill) 17 April 1964

re-scanned at 3200dpi. March 2011. This is from a film taken with a camera where, unknown to me, the shutter had jammed open and the exposure was determined by the reflex mirror viz.1/30 sec. Most of the shots are irretrievable.

Birmingham Snow Hill Station January 1975 | A telephoto shot… | Flickr

Birmingham Snow Hill Station January 1975

A telephoto shot looking south of Snow Hill station from the abandoned trackbed, three years after total closure. Bay platform 4, from where the last services ran, is on the right with main line platforms 5/6 Down and 7/8 Up in the centre followed by bay platforms 9 & 10 and Up platforms 11/12 on the far left. As this view shows the level drops quite steeply northwards. The beams of Henrietta Street bridge are in the foreground

No.6926 'Holkham Hall' passing Birmingham (Moor Street). 8… | Flickr

No.6926 'Holkham Hall' passing Birmingham (Moor Street). 8 June 1963

The SR coaching stock indicates an inter-regional working, probably Weymouth or Southampton to Wolverhampton. I don't whether the loco was not running well, but the words 'Lord Elpus' are chalked on the side of the smoke box! re-scanned negative at 3200dpi. July 2011

View of the removal of the main bridge girders that carried the Harborne branch over the Birmingham Navigation canal

Harborne Junction: View of the removal of the main bridge girders that carried the Harborne branch over the Birmingham Navigation canal

View of the removal of the main bridge girders that carried the Harborne branch over the Birmingham Navigation canal

No.6011 'King James l' Birmingham (Snow Hill). 14 April 19… | Flickr

No.6011 'King James l' Birmingham (Snow Hill). 14 April 1962

scanned negative at 3200dpi. September 2011 The sun struggling to illuminate the scene of smoke, grime and shadow.

Birmingham Snow Hill West Midlands 15th August 1976

I haven't posted a shot of the old Great Western Railway 1912 Snow Hill for a long time although I did upload a view similar to this of the eastern, Snow Hill, side of the abandoned GWR station but from a viewpoint further to the right. The significance of this particular Sunday morning scene is the fact it shows the entrance to "Snow Hill Station Parking" on the left. It's obvious that the line and station were built on a hill (Snow Hill presumably) dropping down quite sharply northwards…

An elevated view of Harborne Junction taken from Northbrook Street showing the overbridge carrying the branch over the canal

Harborne Junction: An elevated view of Harborne Junction taken from Northbrook Street showing the overbridge carrying the branch over the canal

An elevated view of Harborne Junction taken from Northbrook Street showing the overbridge carrying the branch over the canal

View of the skew bridge carrying the railway over the Birmingham Navigation Canal seen on 12th April 1940

Harborne Junction: View of the skew bridge carrying the railway over the Birmingham Navigation Canal seen on 12th April 1940

View of the skew bridge carrying the railway over the Birmingham Navigation Canal seen on 12th April 1940

Ex-LNWR 2-4-2T No 46757 is seen at the head of a two-coach SLS special to Harborne on 3rd June 1950

Harborne Junction: Ex-LNWR 2-4-2T No 46757 is seen at the head of a two-coach SLS special to Harborne on 3rd June 1950

Ex-LNWR 2-4-2T No 46757 is seen at the head of a two-coach SLS special to Harborne on 3rd June 1950

Looking towards Wolverhampton from the rear of a DMU with the Harborne branch seen climbing on the left

Harborne Junction: Looking towards Wolverhampton from the rear of a DMU with the Harborne branch seen climbing on the left

Looking towards Wolverhampton from the rear of a DMU with the Harborne branch seen climbing on the left

View of the junction between Harborne Railway and the Stour Valley line seen in 1949

Harborne Junction: View of the junction between the Harborne branch's single line and the Stour Valley's double tracked main line seen in 1949

View of the junction between Harborne Railway and the Stour Valley line seen in 1949