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Curzon Street Excursion Station

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

Curzon Street Excursion station used by both the London & North Western Railway and the Midland Railway for excursions trains and trains to and from Sutton Coldfield and Sutton Park respectively. The raising of the former Grand Junction line between Vauxhall and Proof House Junction to allow trains to cross the former London & Birmingham line at the higher level to gain access to New Street made such ad-hoc arrangements redundant and resulted in its closure on 7th May 1893.

If you are interested in knowing more about Curzon Street Excursion 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.

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

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View of the island platform previously used for excursion traffic and now used for the transportation of fish
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NRM
View of the island platform previously used for excursion traffic and now used for the transportation of fish
Looking along siding No 1 which continued on to the island platforms of the former excursion station
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LW Perkins
Looking along siding No 1 which continued on to the island platforms of the former excursion station
Close up showing siding No 3 on the right splitting into two roads which continue through the transit shed
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LW Perkins
Close up showing siding No 3 on the right splitting into two roads which continue through the transit shed
Interior view of the former excursion station's island platform now being used for fish on 2nd February 1932
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NRM
Interior view of the former excursion station's island platform now being used for fish on 2nd February 1932
Part of an 1888 diagrammatic plan of Curzon Street Goods Station showing the sidings and warehouses
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R Foster
Part of an 1888 diagrammatic plan of Curzon Street Goods Station showing the sidings and warehouses