Chester and Crewe Railway

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The Chester and Crewe Railway was an early British railway company absorbed by the Grand Junction Railway in 1840.[1] The line was 11 miles (18 km) in length, the engineer was Robert Stephenson and the contractor for the work was Thomas Brassey.[2] It was the absorption of this company that led the Grand Junction Railway to building its locomotive works at Crewe, which led to Crewe becoming a major railway town.


  1. ^ "Grand Junction Railway". Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser. British Newspaper Archive. 12 February 1840. Retrieved 24 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ Helps, Arthur The Life and Works of Mr Brassey, 1872 republished Nonsuch, 2006, page 106. ISBN 1-84588-011-0

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