Chester and Crewe Railway
The Chester and Crewe Railway was an early British railway company absorbed by the Grand Junction Railway in 1840. The line was 11 miles (18 km) in length, the engineer was Robert Stephenson and the contractor for the work was Thomas Brassey. 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.
- "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)).
- Helps, Arthur The Life and Works of Mr Brassey, 1872 republished Nonsuch, 2006, page 106. ISBN 1-84588-011-0
- Whishaw, Francis (1842). The Railways of Great Britain and Ireland Practically Described and Illustrated (2nd ed.). London: John Weale. pp. 55–57. OCLC 833076248.
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