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Netherton Tunnel Branch Canal

Description: Links the BCN Main Line with the Dudley Canal, via Netherton Tunnel.

History: Built to relieve pressure on the Old Dudley Tunnel. The first sod of the Branch was turned by Lord Ward on the last day of 1855. Opened on 20 August 1858.

January 1855

The first sod of the Branch was turned by Lord Ward on the last day of 1855.

January 1858

Opened on 20 August 1858.

 

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