Elliott Brown

Passion Points: 8535

16 Feb 2019

West Midlands Railway 153364 - Leamington Spa Station

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Tags: Chiltern Railways Class 153 Coventry to Leamington Spa branch line Warwickshire West Midlands Railway Train Leamington Spa Leamington Spa Station 

West Midlands Railway 153364 - Leamington Spa Station. Having caught a Chiltern Railways Class 168 from Solihull. Next it was time to get a Class 153 to Kenilworth on the 3rd May 2018. As the new station had opened.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

16 Feb 2019

West Midlands Railway 153364 - Kenilworth Station

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Tags: Class 153 Kenilworth Warwickshire West Midlands Railway Kenilworth Station Coventry to Leamington Spa branch line 

West Midlands Railway 153364 - Kenilworth Station. The new station finally opened in May 2018 and I travelled to the station via Leamington Spa on the 3rd May 2018. A long time coming for this station! Delayed from 10th December 2017.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

16 Feb 2019

London Midland 153375 at Coventry Station

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Tags: Class 153 Coventry Coventry Station Coventry to Nuneaton branch line London Midland Train 

London Midland 153375 at Coventry Station. This Coventry visit during October 2017 to go to the Coventry Canal. Looking ahead to the opening of Kenilworth, but that station didn't open until May 2018. This train was heading to Nuneaton.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

16 Feb 2019

London Midland 153334 and 153354 at Bedworth Station

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Tags: Class 153 Coventry to Nuneaton branch line London Midland Warwickshire Bedworth Bedworth Station Train 

London Midland 153334 and 153354 at Bedworth Station. On the last day that London Midland ran their franchise on 9th December 2017, it took me three trains to get to Bedworth from Birmingham and 3 back! I got this train from Coventry and then later back to Coventry.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

16 Feb 2019

London Midland 153354 at Nuneaton Station

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Tags: Class 153 London Midland Warwickshire Nuneaton Nuneaton Station Train Coventry to Nuneaton branch line 

London Midland 153354 at Nuneaton Station. I first tried the Nuneaton to Coventry branch line during May 2015. After a visit to Nuneaton (Birmingham New St to Nuneaton Cross Country) I went back to Coventry on this train via Bedworth.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

16 Feb 2019

West Midlands Railway 153334 at Birmingham Snow Hill Station

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Tags: Birmingham Snow Hill Station Class 153 Class 170 Snow Hill Snow Hill lines West Midlands Railway Snow Train 

West Midlands Railway 153334 at Birmingham Snow Hill Station. 11th December 2017 was the launch day of West Midlands Railway. I got West Midlands Railway 170634 and 153334 from Jewellery Quarter to Birmingham Snow Hill on snowy day in the city. Delays due to the snow.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

16 Feb 2019

West Midlands Railway 153364 arriving at Cannock Station

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Tags: Chase Line Class 153 Class 170 Staffordshire West Midlands Railway Cannock Cannock Station Cannock Chase Train 

West Midlands Railway 153364 arriving at Cannock Station. 170513 was at the back. This visit was during April 2018. Electrification of the Chase line was well under way by then. I got this train back to Birmingham New Street and sat in the Class 170 train at the back.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

16 Feb 2019

London Midland 153366 at Aston Station

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Tags: Aston Class 153 Class 170 London Midland Chase Line Train Aston Station Cross City line 

 London Midland 153366 seen at Aston Station with a Class 170 behind it. Seen in August 2012. I was heading to Perry Barr that day. This train was probably going towards Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley on the Chase Line. I got off a Cross City line train at Aston.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

16 Feb 2019

Arriva Trains Wales 153323 at Wolverhampton Station

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Tags: Arriva Trains Wales Class 153 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Station Train 

Arriva Trains Wales 153323 at Wolverhampton Station, seen while I was on a train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street. This train had probably been to Birmingham International before returning to Wales. October 2013.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Transport, People & community, Architecture

16 Feb 2019

London Midland 153371 arriving at Shirley Station

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Tags: Class 153 Class 170 Haslucks Green Road London Midland Metropolitan Borough of Solihull Shirley Shirley Station Solihull Train West Midlands Railway 

London Midland 153371 arriving at Shirley Station. New bridge on Haslucks Green Road.  170633 was behind. I caught this train on the 6th April 2017 towards Birmingham Moor Street. It was going to Worcester Forgate Street.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

14 Feb 2019

The Old Fire Station from the Helipad opposite Aston University

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Tags: Aston University Corporation Street helipad James Watt Queensway Lancaster Circus The Old Fire Station West Midlands Fire Service Headquarters 

The Old Fire Station from the Helipad opposite Aston University. This view April 2014 when a crane went up to turn it into student accommodation. Formerly the West Midlands Fire Service Headquarters from 1935. Grade II listed. Between Lancaster Circus and Aston Street.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

14 Feb 2019

The Jekyll & Hyde - Steelhouse Lane

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Tags: Birmingham pubs Pub Steelhouse Conservation Area Steelhouse Lane The Jekyll & Hyde Pub Mitchells & Butlers The Queen's Head 

The Jekyll & Hyde - Steelhouse Lane. This view from February 2010. Built in the 1960's. The site of The Queen's Head pub. 28 Steelhouse Lane. The Queen's Head was a Mitchells & Butlers pub.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, People & community, Architecture

14 Feb 2019

Juvenile Court - Steelhouse Lane

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Tags: Steelhouse Conservation Area Steelhouse Lane Juvenile Court Newton Street 

Juvenile Court - Steelhouse Lane. Seen November 2009. Corner of Newton Street. Built in 1930 by Peacock & Bewlay of brick with stone dressings, the corner nicely turned by Ionic pilasters. Children's Act 1908 led to Children's Court's being built across the country.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, People & community, Architecture

14 Feb 2019

Fountain Court - Steelhouse Lane

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Tags: Steelhouse Conservation Area Steelhouse Lane Fountain Court Inns of Court 

Fountain Court - Steelhouse Lane. November 2009. Four shields in the centre that represents Lincoln's Inn, Inner Temple, Middle Temple and Gray's Inn. Built 1963-64 by Holland W Hobbiss & Partners.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, People & community, Architecture

14 Feb 2019

Birmingham Children's Hospital - Steelhouse Lane

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Tags: Birmingham Children's Hospital Birmingham General Hospital Steelhouse Conservation Area Steelhouse Lane 

Birmingham Children's Hospital - Steelhouse Lane. Built as the Birmingham General Hospital  between 1894 and 1897 by William Henman. Seen November 2009. The General Hospital closed down in 1995. The Children's Hospital moved from Ladywood Middleway here in 1998.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, People & community, Architecture

14 Feb 2019

Steelhouse Lane Police Station

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Tags: Steelhouse Conservation Area Steelhouse Lane Steelhouse Lane Police Station Victoria Law Courts 

Steelhouse Lane Police Station. Seen November 2009. It closed down in 2017 when the police station moved into the refurbished Lloyd House (WMP HQ). Built 1897. Also the rear of the Victoria Law Courts.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, People & community, Architecture

14 Feb 2019

Boston Tea Party - Corporation Street

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Tags: Boston Tea Party Corporation Street Steelhouse Conservation Area Court Restaurant 

Boston Tea Party - Corporation Street. Seen June 2016. Built as the Court Restaurant at 184 Corporation Street. By the architect G H Rayner built in 1882. Was at one point Yate's Wine Lodge.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, People & community, Architecture

14 Feb 2019

Pitman Building - Corporation Street

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Tags: Corporation Street Steelhouse Conservation Area Pitman Building Murdoch Chambers and Pitman Chambers 

Pitman Building - Corporation Street. August 2017. The Grade II* listed Murdoch Chambers and Pitman Chambers. 1896-7, by J Crouch and E Butler. Arts and Crafts style. Site of the first Health Food Store in the UK in 1898. James Henry Cook opened it here. Lawyer offices above Fast food below

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

14 Feb 2019

Methodist Central Hall - Corporation Street

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Tags: Central Methodist Hall Corporation Street Methodist Central Hall Steelhouse Conservation Area 

Methodist Central Hall - Corporation Street. You can also call it the Central Methodist Hall. Seen May 2009. Grade II* Listed Building. Built 1903 to 1904 by E and J A Harper. Red
brick and terracotta. One side is on Ryder Street. And the back on Dalton Street. A future hotel?

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

14 Feb 2019

County Court - Corporation Street

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Tags: Corporation Street County Court Steelhouse Conservation Area 

County Court - Corporation Street. Corner with Newton Street. May 2009. Grade II Listed Building. Built 1882 by James Williamson Stone. In an Italiante palazzo style.

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Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, People & community, Architecture

14 Feb 2019

Corporation Street from the County Court to the Old Fire Station

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Tags: Central Methodist Hall Corporation Street County Court Methodist Central Hall Steelhouse Conservation Area The Old Fire Station Victoria Law Courts West Midlands Fire Service Headquarters 

Corporation Street from the County Court to the Old Fire Station. Victoria Law Courts and the Central Methodist Hall are on opposite sides of the road, May 2009.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

13 Feb 2019

Victoria Law Courts - Corporation Street

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Tags: Corporation Street Queen Victoria Steelhouse Conservation Area Steelhouse Lane Victoria Law Courts 

Victoria Law Courts - Corporation Street. Seen in May 2009. A Grade I listed building. Built 1887-91. Architects was Sir Aston Webb and Ingress Bell. Red brick and terracotta. There is a statue of Queen Victoria at the front. Now the Birmingham Magistrates Court.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, People & community, Architecture

12 Feb 2019

Sidebotham's Trap Works - Black Country Living Museum

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Tags: Black Country Black Country Living Museum Dudley George Tangye Richard Tangye Tangye Tangye Brothers Tangyes Limited 

Sidebotham's Trap Works - Black Country Living Museum. The visit in August 2011. The stamping, pressing and punching machines are driven by lineshafting from a single cylinder gas engine of 1906, built by Tangye’s of Smethwick.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

12 Feb 2019

Titford Pumphouse - Titford Canal

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Tags: George Tangye Oldbury Richard Tangye Sandwell Tangye Tangye Brothers Tangyes Limited Titford Pumphouse Titford Canal Langley Green 

Titford Pumphouse - Titford Canal. Near Oldbury / Langley Green in Sandwell, West Midlands. And on the Oldbury Locks. A Tangye gas engine was installed here in 1930.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, People & community, Architecture

11 Feb 2019

Tangye Fire Engine at the Birmingham Museum Collections Centre

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Tags: Birmingham Museum Collection Centre George Tangye Manual Fire Pump Richard Tangye Tangye Brothers Tangyes Limited Tangye fire engine 

Tangye Fire Engine at the Birmingham Museum Collections Centre. Seen May 2012. I think it is the same one that is now at the Birmingham History Galleries (later moved by autumn 2012 to BM & AG). Was in the garage area with the old cars. Made in 1880.

Passions : History & heritage, Civic pride, Photography, Transport, People & community

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