Wednesday, April 12, 2006

stourbridge junction station

and the radio mast seen from the train from Moor Street

on sundays an experimetal tramcar is in service

monument on Stourbridge Junction staion car park

PARRY PEOPLE CARRIER gas powered tramcar with a flywheel to store energy

Welcome to the World of Parry Technology

PPM 50 Specification

not walking weather

Geoff Lusher was our host and he is deputy Chairman of the Light Rail Transit Association

shutter delay when I tried to snap the FIXED DISTANT to the left

Stourbridge station for the second time and it had stopped raining so I decided to walk the route of the old railway which used to continue down to the canal basin

this road dips to go under a railway bridge which no longer exists

line of railway is cut by new ringway

I came down this slippery footpath by this old factory

Stourbridge Lion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Stourbridge Lion was a railroad steam locomotive. It was not only the first locomotive to be operated in the United States, it was also one of the first locomotives to operate outside of England, where it was manufactured in 1828."

Foster, Rastrick and Company : "was one of the pioneering steam locomotive manufacturing companies of England. It was based in Stourbridge, Worcestershire."

at the back of the pub by the bonded canal warehouse

canal stourbridge - Google Search

outdoor bookstall
too late - packing up the model railway

the organiser of the exhibition "the Modelex Shop. We are the manufacturers of the Modelex Range of Controllers and Automatic Modules. We also manufacture the Churchward Models range of etched kits & frets. An extensive range of electronic components.from LED's to switches.D plugs & sockets etc are stocked,together with a wide range of scratchbuilding materials including the ever popular 'Evergreen Range' "

walking back gas lamp typical of my childhood

and back up the HIgh Street, Stourbridge
Unitarinian Chapel from about 1740

a fine emporium
is this a georgian town hall?

Victorian Town Hall in Stourbridge
from the top deck of the number 9 bus

under the Stourbridge viaduct I mean to return to this subject

back in Birmingham and I got off the number 9 bus at Newhall Street

Sunday sailors negotiatingthe locks below

behind me offices to let in Newhall Street AND

the BT tower which is the tallest structure and one of my favourite subjects just visible from my kitchen window

Elkington, Mason and Son Electroplaters on the wall of the old Museum of Science and Industry

Electroplating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wright's associates, George Elkington and Henry Elkington were awarded the first patents for electroplating in 1840. elkington electroplate - Google Search

Elkington Family History and see JJupar Elkington one-name study

I was starving - MacDonalds does not take plastic cards so I tried this pub
NO meals but free snacks

The Queens Arms is opposite the Assay Office

free cheese, blood sausage, pickled onions were on the table to the right

The Birmingham Assay Office
One of the worlds foremost laboratories with over 230 years experience in precious metal analysis. The Birmingham Assay Office, Newhall street, is a UKAS accredited laboratory and has a wealth of expertise and experience in the analysis of metals.
The Birmingham Assay Office Website. and over 13 million articles weree hall marked in 2003 - note the anchor window
Basic Hallmarks Identification
The most accurate definition of a hallmark is the mark or marks stamped, impressed, ... anchor ( city mark for Birmingham),

The Queens Arms Newhall Street Birmingham

and then I went to the exhibition at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
see also
SNAPS ONE: ring 2 Stourbridge

SNAPS TWO: stourbridge junction station


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