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Trains (past, present and future) in Birmingham and West Midlands

Birmingham & West Midlands Trains - With People with Passion we're building gallery & collection of posts looking at the past, present & future of the region's trains.

This is a community owned project with wonderful contributions from our People with Passion. 

What we found out

What difference has it made

Project dates

25 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2021

Contact (for more details)

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ freetimepays.com

04 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (November 2017)

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Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (November 2017). London Midland 139 002

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04 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013)

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Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013). London Midland 139 002

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04 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013)

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Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013). London Midland 139 002

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04 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013)

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Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013). London Midland 139 002

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04 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013)

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Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013). London Midland 139 002

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04 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013)

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Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013). London Midland 139 002

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04 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013)

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Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013). London Midland 139 002

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04 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013)

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Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Town (April 2013). London Midland 139 002

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04 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Junction (November 2017)

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Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Junction (November 2017). London Midland 139 002.

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04 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Junction (April 2013)

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Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Junction (April 2013). London Midland 139 002.

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04 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Junction (April 2013)

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Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Junction (April 2013). London Midland 139 002.

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04 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Junction (April 2013)

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Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Junction (April 2013). London Midland 139 002.

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04 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Junction (April 2013)

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Stourbridge Shuttle at Stourbridge Junction (April 2013). London Midland 139 002.

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05 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

Chiltern Railways 165019 at Birmingham Moor Street Station

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Chiltern Railways 165019 at Birmingham Moor Street Station. February 2014.

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05 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

Chiltern Railways 165020 passing Tyseley Station

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Chiltern Railways 165020 passing Tyseley Station. December 2013.

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05 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

Chiltern Railways 165005 passing Acocks Green Station

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Chiltern Railways 165005 passing Acocks Green Station. January 2017.

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05 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

Chiltern Railways 165007 at Solihull Station

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Chiltern Railways 165007 at Solihull Station. May 2013.

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05 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

Chiltern Railways 165005 passing Widney Manor Station

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Chiltern Railways 165005 passing Widney Manor Station. February 2013.

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05 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

Chiltern Railways 165005 at Dorridge Station

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Chiltern Railways 165005 at Dorridge Station. January 2017.

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05 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

Chiltern Railways 165023 at Hatton Station

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Chiltern Railways 165023 at Hatton Station. March 2017.

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05 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

Chiltern Railways 165005 passing Warwick Parkway Station

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Chiltern Railways 165005 passing Warwick Parkway Station. April 2019. Not stopping here.

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05 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

Chiltern Railways 165023 at Warwick Station

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Chiltern Railways 165023 at Warwick Station. May 2016.

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05 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

Chiltern Railways 165018 at Leamington Spa Station

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Chiltern Railways 165018 at Leamington Spa Station. Seen October 2011.

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05 May 2019 - Elliott Brown

165035 Chiltern Railways at Stratford-upon-Avon Station

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165035 Chiltern Railways at Stratford-upon-Avon Station. January 2013. This train would take passengers to London Marylebone via Leamington Spa.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Bromsgrove Station - West Midlands Railway 323216

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Bromsgrove Station - West Midlands Railway 323216. November 2018. With electrifcation to Bromsgrove complete, I made my 3rd visit to the town on the Cross City Line. Before was on Class 170's on the New Street to Worcester via Bromsgrove line. The new station opened in 2016.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Redditch Station - London Midland 323210

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Redditch Station - London Midland 323210. First visit January 2013. Southern terminus of the Cross City line.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Alvechurch Station - London Midland 323219

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Alvechurch Station - London Midland 323219. February 2016.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Barnt Green Station - London Midland 323217

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Barnt Green Station - London Midland 323217. Been to this station twice. First time April 2015.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Longbridge Station - London Midland 323212

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Longbridge Station - London Midland 323212. April 2012. I've used this station multiple times in the past.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Northfield Station - West Midlands Railway Class 323

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Northfield Station - West Midlands Railway Class 323. November 2018.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Kings Norton Station - London Midland 323212

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Kings Norton Station - London Midland 323212. April 2012. I used to start going on the Cross City line from here!

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Bournville Station - London Midland 323215

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Bournville Station - London Midland 323215. October 2011 before I'd even had a ride on the Cross City line. Near the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Selly Oak Station - West Midlands Railway 323204

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Selly Oak Station - West Midlands Railway 323204. Snow during December 2017 after West Midlands Railway took over from London Midland.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

University Station - London Midland 323208

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University Station - London Midland 323208. July 2017 while I was on the Big Sleuth hunt.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Five Ways Station - London Midland Class 323

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Five Ways Station - London Midland Class 323. Seen from Bath Row during January 2015. I later had a go at using Five Ways Station during April 2015, but didn't get any Class 323 photos at that time!

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham New Street Station - West Midlands Railway 323204

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Birmingham New Street Station - West Midlands Railway 323204. August 2018 was the first time I saw the Class 323 in new orange and white livery. I caught this train from Bournville, and took photos after I got off at New Street!

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Duddeston Station - London Midland 323218

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Duddeston Station - London Midland 323218. I went here during May 2012 for my first visit to the Birmingham Museums Collections Centre. The first station on Cross City Norton after Birmingham New Street. Some interesting face sculptures here. Caught this train from Kings Norton.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Aston Station - London Midland 323208

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Aston Station - London Midland 323208. From my January 2016 visit to the station. Been in 2012, 2016 and 2017. The line diverts here, one line to Walsall, the other towards Lichfield.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Gravelly Hill Station - London Midland 323212

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Gravelly Hill Station - London Midland 323212. April 2015. The station close to the northern end of Spaghetti Junction!

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Erdington Station - London Midland 323207

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Erdington Station - London Midland 323207. My May 2014 visit to Erdington that started with Chester Road ended with using Erdington Station. Was thinking of going there again in December 2018, but I ended up at Chester Road!

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Chester Road Station - West Midlands Railway 323221

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Chester Road Station - West Midlands Railway 323221. I had got the 11A bus to Erdington, then walked up Orphanage Road to the Josiah Mason bust and ended up walking up Chester Road to use that station for a second time. This visit December 2018.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Sutton Coldfield Station - London Midland 323211

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Sutton Coldfield Station - London Midland 323211. Seen from my first visit to Sutton Coldfield during January 2017. I went again in August 2017 on the Big Sleuth trail.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Four Oaks Station - West Midlands Railway 323204

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Four Oaks Station - West Midlands Railway 323204. In the new orange livery during October 2018.

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Lichfield City Station - London Midland 323207

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Lichfield City Station - London Midland 323207. While I've used this station twice, I have only taken an exterior photo of a train here on my first railway visit to Lichfield in 2012. In 2016 I only took the interior!

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29 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Lichfield Trent Valley Station - London Midland 323214

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Lichfield Trent Valley Station - London Midland 323214. One of my first rides on the Cross City Line was all the way to Lichfield in January 2012. Lichfield Trent Valley is the northern terminus. Although Lichfield City is closest to the city centre.

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23 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Moor Street Station - West Midlands Railway 170633 and 172 345

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Birmingham Moor Street Station - West Midlands Railway 170633 and 172 345 in the old London Midland green livery during March 2018. These trains were later recoloured orange!

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23 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways 168003

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Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways 168003. Seen March 2018. Selfridges and the Rotunda can be seen from here.

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23 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

West Midlands Railway Class 172 departing Birmingham Moor Street Station

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West Midlands Railway Class 172 departing Birmingham Moor Street Station. Seen during March 2018 from the top of Moor Street Car Park. Was heading over the Bordesley Viaduct in the direction of Tyseley. It could either be going on the line to Dorridge, or the line to Stratford-upon-Avon.

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23 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways 68008 Avenger

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Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways 68008 Avenger. Seen during January 2017. Oh that's where Nick Fury got the idea for the Avengers name! (see Captain Marvel). At platform 4.

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23 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways 68010 Oxford Flyer

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Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways 68010 Oxford Flyer. Seen January 2017. Named as such after Chiltern opened a new line to Oxford from London Marylebone. At platform 4. Platform 5 on the right remains unrestored with no new tracks, but hopefully it will be in the 2020s?

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23 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways 68009 Titan

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Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways 68009 Titan. At platform 3 during New Years Day January 2016. The Class 68's replaced the Class 67's on the Chiltern Mainline between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone!

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23 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways 168003 and 165019

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Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways 168003 and 165019. At platforms 3 and 4 during February 2014.

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23 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways Class 165 and Class 67

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Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways Class 165 and Class 67. August 2013. At platform 3 was Chiltern Railways 165019. Before the Class 68's, Chiltern inherited the Class 67's. This on was 67017.

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23 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Chiltern Railways 168214 at Birmingham Moor Street Station platform 3

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Chiltern Railways 168214 at Birmingham Moor Street Station platform 3. Seen on a foggy day during November 2012. You could hardly see the Pavilions on this day! Ticket barriers and exit are round to the right. This train was for Leamington Spa.

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23 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways 168108

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Birmingham Moor Street Station - Chiltern Railways 168108. Seen at platform 4 during November 2011. Pavilions building behind (now convered to a Primark). Selfridges to the left.

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23 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Moor Street Station - London Midland 172 342

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Birmingham Moor Street Station - London Midland 172 342. November 2011 at platform 2. I had just got off this train (at the time). Heading over to the Chiltern Railways platform 3 / 4. The Shakespeare Line.

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23 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Moor Street Station - buffers

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Buffers at the newly reopened platforms 3 and 4 during December 2010 at Birmingham Moor Street Station. Services to Leamington Spa and London Marylebone stop here from Chiltern Railways. Also used by Vintage Trains for specials.

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29 Nov 2018 - Elliott Brown

Virgin Trains Traindeer

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Virgin Trains Traindeer. Virgin Trains Pendolino 390 112 - Traindeer (Virgin Star). Seen December 2014 at Birmingham New Street Station.

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