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Reply andy.mytton
8:27 PM on January 20, 2013 
hi rob/dave,keep the fantastic pics of hammerwich coming in every month,you have taken me right back with your latest jan pics,i moved to cornwall in 2001 and havent been back up since then,i found your site last year and was shocked to see the line mothballed,i was a monumental mason in lichfield and often worked in hammerwich churchyard sometimes all day as my boss back then,sadly passed away now, used to drop me off in his van and pick me up later on in the afternoon,on the one occasion i had finished the work and was waiting for him to pick me up so i decided to have a walk down the footpath and see what was down there as when working in the churchyard i used to see quite a lot of people walking past,i got to the bridge and saw the charrington trains going through,just wish now that i had a camera phone or something ,its amazing i lived in ivanhoe road for 30years,but never new that was part of the line,as a child would be playing in the garden in ivanhoe road and you kind off got use to the slow skreech , would look up and see the charringtons train grinding to a halt wainting to go through litchfield,sometimes it would be there for what seemed to be hours! ,so thanks rob for that pic from hammerwich station looking up towards the churchyard,nice one,keep them coming in,andy.
Reply mark
7:37 AM on January 21, 2013 
Hi Andy

There's a photo album on the site with photos of the Charringtons Oil Trains http://southstaffsrail.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=1299450
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Great you found the site, would be interesting to hear the rail operations of the oil trains. Ivanhoe Road,, thats on the Lichfield City Junction? (Anglesea Sidings and Lichfield -Sutton).
Reply ROB
2:40 PM on January 21, 2013 
Hi andy, Thank you for your kind comments. The Hammerwich Latest photos came about because every time myself, Dave or other members went down to Hammerwich, things changed on the line, such as metal theft and the work that Quattro Rail Division where doing. Its gone on from there, its a good historic record aswell as seeing the area in diffrent seasons.

Thats really great that you remember the oil trains going up and down the Angelsea Sidings branch, like Mark says, it will be very interesting to hear your storys of the line in the 1990's, with the rail operations etc. Ive created a new forum heading in the forum - South Staffordshire Line, to discuss the Charringtons oil train operations and the line as a whole.

Rob

andy.mytton says...
hi rob/dave,keep the fantastic pics of hammerwich coming in every month,you have taken me right back with your latest jan pics,i moved to cornwall in 2001 and havent been back up since then,i found your site last year and was shocked to see the line mothballed,i was a monumental mason in lichfield and often worked in hammerwich churchyard sometimes all day as my boss back then,sadly passed away now, used to drop me off in his van and pick me up later on in the afternoon,on the one occasion i had finished the work and was waiting for him to pick me up so i decided to have a walk down the footpath and see what was down there as when working in the churchyard i used to see quite a lot of people walking past,i got to the bridge and saw the charrington trains going through,just wish now that i had a camera phone or something ,its amazing i lived in ivanhoe road for 30years,but never new that was part of the line,as a child would be playing in the garden in ivanhoe road and you kind off got use to the slow skreech , would look up and see the charringtons train grinding to a halt wainting to go through litchfield,sometimes it would be there for what seemed to be hours! ,so thanks rob for that pic from hammerwich station looking up towards the churchyard,nice one,keep them coming in,andy.
Reply andy.mytton
6:37 PM on January 22, 2013 
andy.mytton says...
hi rob/dave,keep the fantastic pics of hammerwich coming in every month,you have taken me right back with your latest jan pics,i moved to cornwall in 2001 and havent been back up since then,i found your site last year and was shocked to see the line mothballed,i was a monumental mason in lichfield and often worked in hammerwich churchyard sometimes all day as my boss back then,sadly passed away now, used to drop me off in his van and pick me up later on in the afternoon,on the one occasion i had finished the work and was waiting for him to pick me up so i decided to have a walk down the footpath and see what was down there as when working in the churchyard i used to see quite a lot of people walking past,i got to the bridge and saw the charrington trains going through,just wish now that i had a camera phone or something ,its amazing i lived in ivanhoe road for 30years,but never new that was part of the line,as a child would be playing in the garden in ivanhoe road and you kind off got use to the slow skreech , would look up and see the charringtons train grinding to a halt wainting to go through litchfield,sometimes it would be there for what seemed to be hours! ,so thanks rob for that pic from hammerwich station looking up towards the churchyard,nice one,keep them coming in,andy.
Reply andy.mytton
6:57 PM on January 22, 2013 
rob on ebay type in hammerwich and look under completed listings and it shows an old hammerwich luggage lable,it had already sold before i saw it,shame,i dont know wheather you have seen one of those before,hope this is info to you.
Reply ROB
2:30 AM on January 23, 2013 
andy.mytton says...
rob on ebay type in hammerwich and look under completed listings and it shows an old hammerwich luggage lable,it had already sold before i saw it,shame,i dont know wheather you have seen one of those before,hope this is info to you.

Hi Andy

Yep. I was lucky to have purchased this from ebay http://southstaffsrail.webs.com/railwaycollections.htm
Reply Dave Cres
4:53 PM on January 24, 2013 
Glad you found us Andy and thanks for your kind comments.
Reply andy.mytton
9:24 PM on January 27, 2013 
ROB says...
wow ,glad you got it rob,gone to a good home ,nice one.
Hi Andy

Yep. I was lucky to have purchased this from ebay http://southstaffsrail.webs.com/railwaycollections.htm