Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Stour Valley Railway

From Graces Guide

The Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Stour Valley Railway ran from the Grand Junction at Bushbury through Wolverhampton to Birmingham, and gave direct access to the last named from the North instead of by the somewhat circuitous route taken by the Grand Junction Railway.

It was authorised in 1846, and in 1847 was leased to the London and North Western Railway.

1852 The line was opened on June 1st. It's Birmingham terminus was in the present (1924) New-street Station - then called Navigation-street - which is entered through the North Tunnel, 760 yards long, and on a gradient falling 1 in 77.[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1924/09/26