RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WEST BLACK COUNTRY

 
   
 

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Stourbridge Junction Site History

 

  In 2003 I obtained the 84F.com domain name, and this site was created, as a development of the first Stourbridge Junction website at http://www.tom.cockeram.clara.net

This earlier site still contains some useful information, especially items from Mark & Moody's publication, Stourbridge and its Industries, of 1903.

Following steady enlargement during 2003 and 2004, pressures of work and life generally, brought progress to halt.

During 2005 some additional items were added in the pre 1820s section regarding early industrial railways.

I have recently determined to continue the site's development, and in order to make it easier to find these later additions I will make general reference to new entries in the table below.

November 2007

1844 Worcester Chronicle articles regarding proposed railways to the Blackcountry.

1870 County Express article telling of GWR Engine Shed move to Stourbridge

1891 Letter to the Times, by Sir John Fowler

September 2007
New entries from the County Express for 1869. These generally focus around the usual crop of accidents, some railway excursions, and attempts to obtain a new Goods Station at Rowley. Also covered are one or two items of industrial news, and discussion of the abandonment of the proposed Stourbridge Town Branch.

 

Tom Cockeram - September 2007