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Birmingham, England, HS2 Work Unearths 1837 Railway Turntable

Posted by Jean-Yves on Mar 17, 2020

HS2 work has unearthed a Robert Stephenson-designed railway turntable in Birmingham. Excavations at the former Curzon Street station, which is set to be a new station for HS2, exposed the structure thought to date from 1837.

Archaeologists are now working to expose remains of the former Grand Junction Railway terminus. The discovery was described as “extraordinary” by an HS2 spokesman. The remains show evidence of the base of the central turntable, the exterior wall and the inspection pits that surrounded it.

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