RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WEST BLACK COUNTRY

       
 

 

 
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Stourbridge Junction
While this site is under construction the following is a link to its predecessor, which will be deleted when the information is transferred to this site.
http://www.tom.cockeram@clara.net

Agenoria and the Stourbridge Lion
Excellent summary of these two locomotives, with contemporary accounts.
http://www.dudleymall.co.uk/loclhist/agenoria.htm

In Search of Agenoria
An excellent site by Ian Grant, recording his photographic exhibition
"In Search of Agenoria" and providing much interesting historical information.
http://www.lostlabours.co.uk/agenoria/home.htm

The Bridge Line Historical Society
Official site of the Delaware & Hudson Railway, which followed its canal namesake, and is the oldest transportation company, in America, although now owned by Canadian Pacific.
http://www.bridge-line.org

Virtual Brum
A few photographs, taken by Terry Shakespeare, of the Stuart's Glass Cone.
http://www.virtualbrum.co.uk/stourbridge.htm

Cradley Links
Major Blackcountry site, offering comprehensive coverage of the Cradley District, and Blackcountry in general.
http://www.cradleylinks.com/home.html

The Delaware & Hudson Canal and Gravity Railroad
Useful background information. Why the Stourbridge Lion was taken to America.
http://www.minisink.org/delhud.html

History of Wollaston
Active local history group pushing back the frontiers of Stourbridge History and promoting many events and activities.
http://www.communigate.co.uk/bc/historyofwollaston/index.phtml

Littleton & Badsey Station
An interesting description of a rural O.W.W.R.station.
http://www.badsey.net/will/station.htm

Littleton & Badsey Station Revisited
The wonderful lyrics of Flanders & Swann in their song 'Slow Train' bemoaning the Beeching cuts of 1966.
http://www.badsey.net/will/station_rev.htm

John Urpeth Rastrick
Major site about this overlooked engineer, containing useful links.
http://www.kylenano.demon.co.uk/rastrick.htm

The Red House Glass Cone
Official site of Stourbridge's surviving glass cone.
http://www.redhousecone.co.uk/default.htm

The History of the First Locomotives in America
The full text of this 1871 book, containing details of the Stourbridge Lion
http://www.railroadextra.com/apindex.html

Francis Scott, builder of Stourbridge
Records the details of this individual, and has links to genealogy resources
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/mpscott/page5.htm

The Rainhill Trials, October 1829
Excellent site presenting contemporary accounts of the the trails, in which Stephenson's Rocket proved the practicability of the steam locomotive.

http://www.resco.co.uk/rainhill/index.html

Sydney Smith Castings Limited
Current owners of the Stourbridge Foundry, built in 1820, and still continuing the tradition of Foundry Work within the original building.
http://www.sidneysmith.co.uk/index.html

Stourbridge Affects (Charlies Site)
Idiosyncratic view of Stourbridge
http://www.c70.btinternet.co.uk

Stourbridge History
A potted history of the town, on the 'This is the Blackcountry' site created by the local newspaper group
http://www.thisistheblackcountry.co.uk/the_black_country/stourbridge/info/history.html

Stourbridge Junction
Steve Jones' photographs at Stourbridge Junction during the 1970s
http://www.samsonrail.com/gallery/stourbridgejunction.html

The Stourbridge Line Excursions
No joke. If you are taking a trip to the USA why not ride the rails where the Stourbridge Lion first made its historic trip.
http://www.waynecountycc.com/trhome.htm

St. Thomas' Church, Stourbridge
Its present vicar, Canon Stephen Hutchinson, is an exceptional character
http://www.st-thomas.freeuk.com/history.htm

The Wolverhampton Railway Gazette
Recollections of a lost magazine, published in the 1980s, containing many interesting articles about railways in the Wolverhampton area.
I am pleased to say I have a number of these in my collection
http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/articles/Railway%20Gazette/WRG.htm