#OnThisDay 31 December


In 1835 a ‘Grand Connection Railway’ was advertised in the Worcester Journal, seeking capital of £800,000 and intended to run via Stourport, Kidderminster, Stourbridge and Dudley to Wolverhampton

In 1858 the Board of the Severn Valley Railway agreed to pay an additional £20,000 to build the railway to double track width

In 1968 future resident 42968 was withdrawn from service by  BR

In 1977 the frame of 3205 was lowered onto the wheels using the 30 ton steam crane

In 1988 the total number of passengers carried in a single year exceeded 200,000 for the first time


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