madannie77

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  1. You are right. Before being renumbered in 1973 or 1974 (can't remember exactly when) the 47 and 48 were numbered 150 and 151.
  2. Rotated those images for you, RLongden, to save us all from having to crane our necks. I love that first shot of all the bridges. Must take a stroll along the canal next time I am in Sheffield - it has been a long time since I wandered out that way.
  3. 1924 6-inch map showing the aerodrome, although very little of what was a very large site seems to remain. Some more info and maps at http://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/5642-coal-aston-aerodrome-and-alcock-and-brown/#comment-34747
  4. Been here before, in 2011 Looks like my email correcting at the time had no effect and the error has remained and is spreading as the image and text appears elsewhere.
  5. Indeed It was, and still is, 194 Holme Lane: Malin Bridge Inn in the A-Z lists
  6. Cropped from a September 1952 photo of a tram on Exchange Street:
  7. The figure is Vulcan by Boris Tietze, made in 1962. Click on the small image on the linked page for larger images of the work.
  8. I think I have got this one at last . I am fairly sure that the two houses on the right are 14 and 16 Sheffield Road, part of a block of 4 houses between the Burns Hotel and the works beyond, more or less opposite Tinsley Tram Depot. In 1925 14 Sheffield Road was a newsagent, and it looks like one here as well. I am surprised that despite the proximity to Weedon Street and Tinsley Depot I can only find one picture which seems to confirm my thoughts which is on the Tramway Museum website: http://ntm.adlibhosting.com/detail.aspx?parentpriref=#
  9. About here, then. Looks like the right place to me.
  10. A browse through the galleries on the Killamarsh Heritage Society website brings up this: Plantation House, which is clearly the same building as in the original post. Shown on this 1898 map as Lock House, but nearby are Plantation Cottages. It is also named Lock House on a 1946 map of the same area
  11. There was certainly one in the new building at the High Street/ Change Alley junction (Picture Sheffield) built after Hitler flattened the previous buildings. Later shot of Blaskeys after that building had become part of Castle Square
  12. More about the Ro-railer here and here (pdf file) It appears to have been a failure, working for only a few weeks before a front axle failure put it out of service on the rails for good.
  13. According to railcar.co.uk the DTCLs built for what became the Class 105 & 106 units were originally given the class number 141 when TOPS was introduced in the early 1970s, as listed above by HistoryDude. There were also some TCLs (for the three car sets) classified as 170s. I was unaware of those designations until HistoryDude's post, but I am now enlightened thanks to railcar.co.uk, where there is also a list of the class numbers allocated to all of the first generation DMU vehicles. Cravens also built the Class 112 & 113 DMUs (50 cars of each type in total). These were built in 1960 and all withdrawn from use by the end of 1969.
  14. Looks spot on to me. I note that in 2008 the building on the left still looked like it did in the Picture Sheffield Image: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.4469726,-1.4857485,3a,75y,55.49h,64.3t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sy9vdjGDntClCOkA4yOHQrw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  15. About here then, neddy?