Well, it looked OK at first; and it did have cheapo prices for dates required by fbb and Mrs fbb. It was at Halesowen and fbb has never been there; and just down the road is Stourbridge with its odd little branch line from Junction to Town Station. So it looked a pleasant enough spot to break the tedious car journey from Isle of Wight to Abergynolwyn, near to Towyn (correct spelling, please : Tywyn!).
So, in a day or two, we look a little closer at Halesowen Station and its various links to the rest of the rail network. An there is a passing link with Blue Bird Toffee! But before we visit that hectic hub of ferroequinological happenings (?), a visit to the bus station is called for (while "the boss" acquires essential comestibles c/o ASDA).
And a fascinating on-line P.S. picture. This is Whtiehall Road, Halesowen in the early 1950s and before Earlsway (the other bit of the dual carriageway) was built.