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Parkhead Viaduct

the Parkhead Viaduct is part of Dudley (Metropolitan Borough of) , Dudley (Town of) .

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End of the line

End of the line
Made by brianac37
Railway tracks end at Parkhead Viaduct on what was once part of the Dudley to Stourbridge Junction section of the Old Worse and Worse line which connected to the Great Western Railway. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton railway was a company authorised on 4 August 1845 to construct a railway line from the Oxford and Rugby Railway at Wolvercot Junction to Worcester, Stourbridge, Dudley, and Wolverhampton, with a branch to the Grand Junction Railway at Bushbury. This would be known as the Oxford-Worcester-Wolverhampton Line. The line was opened in stages between 1852 and 1853, and had connections to the Great Western Railway (GWR) at both ends. In 1860 the OWW amalgamated with the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway and the Worcester and Hereford Railway to become the West Midland Railway, which in turn was amalgamated into the GWR in 1863. According to L. T. C. Rolt the railway was nicknamed the Old Worse and Worse, and was a shocking railway. On 23 August 1858 there was a serious accident between Round Oak and Brettell Lane which resulted in the death of 14 people and serious injury of 50 more. A Sunday excursion train to Worcester of 45 carriages hauled by two engines suffered catastrophic failures of the couplings on two occasions, ultimately resulting in a third of the carriages running loose and becoming derailed[2]. It was described by Captain Tyler, the Board of Trade inspector, as Decidedly the worst railway accident that has ever occurred in this country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford,_Worcester_and_Wolverhampton...

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14728-1193696531-0-l
Made by Coopdevil
Railway viaduct over Dudley Canal Line No.2 at Dudley, England. Originally part of the route of the Great Western Railway the line has been abandoned here but there are some plans (of the I'll believe it when I see it kind) to incorporate the route into the network of the modern Midland Metro tram-system.

Parkhead Junction

Parkhead Junction
Made by brianac37
View of Parkhead Junction from Holly Hall Road. Left is the Grazebrook Arm and Bridge, centre is Parkhead Lock 1 and Bridge, right is Pensnett Basin and Bridge. Behind these is the Parkhead Railway Viaduct.

Park Head No.2 Lock - looking N

Park Head No.2 Lock - looking N
Made by esmerelda25
Directly behind is the Park Head viaduct and in the distance will be the entrance to Dudley Tunnel. To the left is the short Pensnett arm whilst to the right is the equally short Glazebrook arm.

20th February 2008 - Canal Bridge

20th February 2008 - Canal Bridge
Made by mrszooropa
I stood on the bridge at lunch today and watched the boat from the dudley canal trust navigate the locks. The ice was still frozen and it made a hell of a noise going through it.

Park Head viaduct and locks - looking S

Park Head viaduct and locks - looking S
Made by esmerelda25
Park Head viaduct was closed to rail traffic in 1993. Immediately beneath it is Lock No.2 and in the distance can be seen Blowers Green Pump House.

Pensnett Basin

Pensnett Basin
Made by brianac37
The Pensnett Basin and Bridge in the foreground with Parkhead Lock 1 Bridge and the Grazebrook Arm Bridge to the right, at Parkhead Junction.

Grazebrook Arm

Grazebrook Arm
Made by brianac37
The Grazebrook Canal Arm heads under the Parkhead Railway Viaduct in the direction of the old Grazebrook Works im Pear Tree Lane, Dudley.

Bench

Bench
Made by mrszooropa
This bench is alongside the parkhead locks on the dudley canal. I guess it is made out of one of the beams along the top of a lock gate.

Pensnett Basin and Parkhead Lock 1 bridges - looking N

Pensnett Basin and Parkhead Lock 1 bridges - looking N
Made by esmerelda25
View from Park Head Lock No.2 towards No.1. To the left is Pensnett Basin Bridge and in front is Parkhead Lock 1 bridge.

dudley

dudley
Made by nigelrenny
view from park head viaduct looking towards blowersgreen pumphouse, park head junction and st andrews church on the hill

Parkhead Lock 1 Bridge - looking N

Parkhead Lock 1 Bridge - looking N
Made by esmerelda25
Lock 1 is in the distance. Note the spelling of Parkhead varies from the signs seen elsewhere in this location.

Grazebrook Arm

Grazebrook Arm
Made by brianac37
The Grazebrook Arm joins the Dudley No 1 Canal at Parkhead Junction, near to the Dudley Canal Tunnel.

Pensnett Junction - Dudley No1 Canal, Birmingham Canal Navigations

Pensnett Junction - Dudley No1 Canal, Birmingham Canal Navigations
Made by imulford
Dudley Canal Trust's electric tug in the entrance to the Pensnett Canal - Dudley No.1 Canal

Park Head viaduct and Glazebrook Arm bridge - looking S

Park Head viaduct and Glazebrook Arm bridge - looking S
Made by esmerelda25
Park Head No.1 lock with the Grazebrook Arm bridge and park Head viaduct in the distance.

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40D_IMG_2217a
Made by andraycook
Jo walking up the Parkhead Locks towards Parkhead Viaduct, Dudley Canal, Blowers green

Glazebrook Arm Bridge - looking N

Glazebrook Arm Bridge - looking N
Made by esmerelda25
To the left is Park Head lock No.2 whilst the viaduct of that name is directly behind.

Pensnett Basin Bridge - looking N

Pensnett Basin Bridge - looking N
Made by esmerelda25
Situated to the left of the Parkhead Lock 1 and Grazebrook Arm bridges.

dudley

dudley
Made by nigelrenny
canal side seat made from an old lock beam park head locks

Grazebrook Arm Bridge

Grazebrook Arm Bridge
Made by brianac37
The Grazebrook Arm and Bridge at Parkhead Junction.



Nearest places of interest:

Holly Hall Estate
Dudley (Metropolitan Borough of)
Park Head Junction
Blowers Green Lock and Pumphouse
  Dudley Cemetery
Duncan Edwards Close
Scotts Green Island
St Augustine of Hippo Churchyard

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