Posted in Architecture, Railways & Trains, Re-blog

9 ‘Lost’ Railway Stations

Love railways, and especially old stations.

Heritage Calling

1. Birmingham Snow Hill


This fine Edwardian station was demolished in 1977 despite a public outcry.  The historic fabric was razed and trains on the old Great Western line to Leamington were terminated at Moor Street – originally devised as an overflow station for Snow Hill. However, the damage to cross-city services was so severe that the station was rebuilt, in a smaller, far more utilitarian idiom, in 1987 – a mere ten years after the station had disappeared.

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Owl image Michael Gäbler [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. The coffee image is public domain.

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