RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WEST BLACK COUNTRY

 
 

 

 

 

The Advertiser
AND BRIERLEY-HILL AND STOURBRIDGE GAZETTE


SATURDAY, 2nd., OCTOBER, 1858

The Local Intelligence
STOURBRIDGE


NEW RAILWAY FACILITIES.—On Monday morning last, Mr. Sherriff, the general manager of the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton Line, came over from Worcester to see the commencement of a work which has long been talked of, and will now be actively carried on till completed – the laying down of rails between the bottom of High-street and the Amblecote cutting. This will be a great accommodation and saving to Messrs. Keep and Watkins, and John Bradley and Co., through whose extensive iron works this line will run, and indeed the general public; for a luggage station will be erected, affording easier access than the now distant one. The passengers, however will still reap no benefit, and still have to traverse a distant line between the town and the station. At the end of last year there seemed a probability of improvement in this respect, the Company having advertised their intention to apply to Parliament next (the past) session for power to abandon part of the present route, and bring a loop down near to the town, which would have conferred a great boon on all travellers, but told too flattering a tale, and persons have still to walk out mile out of the town to get to the station.