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STAMBERMILL VIADUCT

Grid Reference: SO 900844

Stambermill Viduact on the former Oxford Worcester Wolverhampton Railway (OWWR) lies just north of Stourbridge Junction Station shortly after the junction with the Lye and Birmingham Snow Hill line. It spans the valley of the River Stour which formed the county boundary between Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

Stambermill Viaduct

Stambermill Viaduct

Stambermill Viaduct

Photographs taken by Andrew Smith on 17th October 2013.

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It is an impressive brick-built structure which is clearly of GWR origin. According to Bob Pixton the original OWWR-built viaduct was made of wood. The current 190-yard brick-built viaduct was opened on 10th May 1882 and is slightly to the south of the original.

REF: Oxford Worcester & Wolverhampton,Part Two, Bob Pixton, Runpast, ISBN 1 870754 60 3, 2004

Stourbridge Junction Station

Stourbridge Locomotive Sheds

Stambermill Viaduct is a very difficult place to take a decent photograph, not just becuase of the shortage of trains but also the lack of a decent vantage point. The photographs above show class 66 diesel locomotive No.66001 top and tailing with class 60 diesel locomotive No.60020 on Bristol to Round Oak  Pathfinders special on 2nd Jan 2016. The photographs were taken Stephen Owen who has kindly given permission for them to be used on this site.
 
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