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London & Birmingham and Great Junction Railway Stations

LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton
LMS Route: Birmingham - Soho Road - Perry Barr - Birmingham
LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Lichfield

London & Birmingham and Great Junction Railway Stations (20) Curzon Street Engine House (8)
Curzon Street Excursion Station (5) Curzon Street Goods Station (83)

If you are interested in knowing more about Curzon Street Station you can do no better than to read Richard Foster's series of books on Birmingham New Street - The Story of a Great Station including Curzon Street published by Wild Swan Publications Ltd of Didcot. I would like to take this opportunity of crediting Richard Foster as being the source for much of the rich information provided in the captions to the photographs.

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A lithograph of Hardwick's original station building seen shortly after the opening of the L & B
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JC Bourne
A lithograph of Hardwick's original station building seen shortly after the opening of the L & B
LMS railway photo
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Anon
View of the London & Birmingham's Curzon Street station with the departure platform on the right
View of the L & B station with the arrival platform on the left and the departure platform on the right circa 1838
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Osbourne
View of the L & B station with the arrival platform on the left and the departure platform on the right circa 1838
A lithograph showing Joseph Franklin's Curzon Street frontage to the Grand Junction Railway's station
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Anon
A lithograph showing Joseph Franklin's Curzon Street frontage to the Grand Junction Railway's station
View from the GJR station's departure platform looking towards Curzon Street with the booking office on the left
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LMS Magazine
View from the GJR station's departure platform looking towards Curzon Street with the booking office on the left

A 1932 view of part of the GJR station's departure platform with the entrance to the booking office in the centre
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Public Records Office
A 1932 view of part of the GJR station's departure platform with the entrance to the booking office in the centre
View of the L & B station master's house which was located in Top Yard at the end of the sidings
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Birmingham Post
View of the L & B station master's house which was located in Top Yard at the end of the sidings
View of the former station master's residence with the retaining wall to Grosvenor Street behind
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LMS Magazine
View of the former station master's residence with the retaining wall to Grosvenor Street behind
View of the station's main building and former hotel extension as seen on 17th September 1938
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FE Box
View of the station's main building and former hotel extension as seen on 17th September 1938
View of the top of the ornate columns and coved ceilings provided within the restaurant of the Queen Victoria's hotel
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NRM
View of the top of the ornate columns and coved ceilings provided within the restaurant of the Queen Victoria's hotel

View of the foot of the main staircase between the columns on the ground floor within Hardwick's building
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B Matthews
View of the foot of the main staircase between the columns on the ground floor within Hardwick's building
An internal view of the entrance hall to Hardwick's building showing some of the decorative features circa 1938
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N Howell
An internal view of the entrance hall to Hardwick's building showing some of the decorative features circa 1938
View looking along Curzon Street towards Lawley Street with Franklin's ornate screen wall on the right
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Birmingham Libraries
View looking along Curzon Street towards Lawley Street with Franklin's ornate screen wall on the right
View of the Grand Junction Vauxhall Viaduct crossing Lawley Street as seen from the L&B line circa 1839
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Anon
View of the Grand Junction Vauxhall Viaduct crossing Lawley Street as seen from the L&B line circa 1839
Plan showing the booking office and passenger facilities at the L & B's Curzon Street station
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Anon
Plan showing the booking office and passenger facilities at the L & B's Curzon Street station

Plan of the approach and layout of Curzon Street station's train shed and its Engine House as seen in 1838
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Anon
Plan of the approach and layout of Curzon Street station's train shed and its Engine House as seen in 1838
Plan of the approach and layout of Curzon Street station's train shed and its Engine House as seen in 1852
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Anon
Plan of the approach and layout of Curzon Street station's train shed and its Engine House as seen in 1852
Plan of the approach and layout of Curzon Street station's train shed and its Engine House as seen in 1846
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Anon
Plan of the approach and layout of Curzon Street station's train shed and its Engine House as seen in 1846
Close up showing the 1846 plan of the extended Engine House and the new relocated carriage shed
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Anon
Close up showing the 1846 plan of the extended Engine House and the new relocated carriage shed
Close up showing the L & B station's platforms and the arrival platform of the Grand Junction station
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Anon
Close up showing the L & B station's platforms and the arrival platform of the Grand Junction station

London & Birmingham and Great Junction Railway Stations (20) Curzon Street Engine House (8)
Curzon Street Excursion Station (5) Curzon Street Goods Station (83)