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.
and the Stourbridge Lion
Excellent summary of these two locomotives, with contemporary accounts.
Search of Agenoria
An excellent site by Ian Grant, recording his photographic exhibition
"In Search of Agenoria" and providing much interesting historical
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.
A few photographs, taken by Terry Shakespeare, of the Stuart's Glass
Major Blackcountry site, offering comprehensive coverage of the Cradley
District, and Blackcountry in general.
Delaware & Hudson Canal and Gravity Railroad
Useful background information. Why the Stourbridge Lion was taken to
Active local history group pushing back the frontiers of Stourbridge
History and promoting many events and activities.
& Badsey Station
An interesting description of a rural O.W.W.R.station.
& Badsey Station Revisited
The wonderful lyrics of Flanders & Swann in their song 'Slow Train'
bemoaning the Beeching cuts of 1966.
Major site about this overlooked engineer, containing useful links.
Red House Glass Cone
Official site of Stourbridge's surviving glass cone.
History of the First Locomotives in America
The full text of this 1871 book, containing details of the
Scott, builder of Stourbridge
Records the details of this individual, and has links to genealogy resources
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.
Smith Castings Limited
Current owners of the Stourbridge Foundry, built in 1820, and still
continuing the tradition of Foundry Work within the original building.
Affects (Charlies Site)
Idiosyncratic view of Stourbridge
A potted history of the town, on the 'This is the Blackcountry' site
created by the local newspaper group
Steve Jones' photographs at Stourbridge Junction during the 1970s
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.
Thomas' Church, Stourbridge
Its present vicar, Canon Stephen Hutchinson, is an exceptional
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