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LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton

LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Lichfield

LMS Route: Birmingham New Street to Soho and Perry Barr

Curzon Street Engine House: lnwrcs4506

Curzon Street Goods Station with the original L&BR sheds to the immediate right of Hardwick's grand structure

Curzon Street looking southwards towards London. An interesting view because it shows the original train sheds in the centre and on the right, the excursion sheds which were later used for the transport of fish. Photographs of Curzon Street's goods yard are pretty rare. More so from this perspective. Cheffin recorded in 1840 that 'the roof is the finest in the world, some particulars of its various parts maybe interesting. It covers a space 217 feet long and 113 feet wide. It is formed of wrought iron, in two spans of 56 feet 6 inches each; and the length is divided into 33 bays or spaces between each principal rafter, making 34 double of 68 single sets of principals, - a double one being considered to go across both spans, or the whole width of 113 feet, and the single one going across the 56 feet 6 inches only. These principal rafters are supported by three tiers of open ornamental arched girders of cast iron columns, one at each side of the roof; and at the row next to the booking offices, the roof is firmly attached to the wall of that building'. The total weight of the cast iron in the station is 80 tons, the wrought iron 80 tons, the planking and slates 165 tons and taking into consideration the nails, screws, pins, bolts etc the total weight of the roof is 326 tons.