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Shutt End Railway

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Shutt End Railway in Kingswinford, England a pre-Victorian railway that ran coal from local collieries and bricks from a local brickworks to the canal system.

As built the Shutt End Railway was a true hybrid railway, consisting of locomotive haulage and self-acting inclines, there being no need for any fixed engines.The first train to run upon the line was hauled by the Agenoria built by Foster, Rastrick and Co.

The line was opened in 1829

It was a mineral line extending from a collieries near Kingswinford, such as Corbyn's Hall[1], to a basin in the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, a distance of 3.12 miles. It was opened on the 2nd June 1829 and used the Agenoria locomotive.

The Shutt End Railway later became part of a larger system known as the Pensnett Railway

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Sources of Information

  1. Stourbridge history [1]
  • [2] Catalogue of the Mechanical Engineering Collection in the Science Division ...