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Plaxton/Volvo W116DOP: Northfield - 2008

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In the mild afternoon temperatures of Sunday 27th January 2008, Travel West Midlands Plaxton President number 4116 (registration W116DOP) climbs the shallow gradient of Frankley Beeches Road with a Gannow-bound 61 service.

BX02AVN and M256MRW Night Shot in Snow: Longbridge - 2004

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Taken on a night when Birmingham's roads dramatically and almost instantly froze, this remarkable image shows two static buses at the Tessall Lane junction of Bristol Road South, Longbridge. The date was 28th January 2004.

St Martin's Church and Birmingham Bull Ring Construction

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One of the most exciting things about the period of redevelopment for the Birmingham Bull Ring, was the scope it gave to photograph features of the city from unusual vantage points.

Virgin HST Power Car 43079

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Near the site of the new Bromsgrove railway station, we timehop back to Sunday 24th June 2001, and the era of the Virgin red HST. This southbound Cross Country service is led by power car 43079, and is seen passing what was then Newton Works, in the early evening.

Cross Country HST Power Car 43207

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On the very fine spring day of 18th May 2010, the Worcestershire district of Stoke Prior bears witness to a CrossCountry HST set, tailed by power car 43207 (nearest the camera).

Chiltern Railways Class 165 Number 165033

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The stunning summer weather of Wednesday 12th July 2006 creates an attractive scene at Bentley Heath, near Dorridge, as Chiltern Railways Class 165 number 165033 heads for London.

A News Crew Report on the Birmingham Bull Ring Opening - 2003

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4th September 2003, and the new dawn for Birmingham's Bull Ring Centre, as the rebuilt commercial complex sees its official opening.