The Grand Opening of Euston Station in London – 20 July 1837

Posted on July 19th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

At Euston-Grove on 20 July 1837, the terminus of the London and Birmingham Railway (LBR) was officially opened, with a special excursion train party comprising the directors of the LBR railway and their guests.

Sadly, however, the opening did not go entirely according to plan, and on the return jouney to Euston the train came to a very abrupt halt.

Here’s a newspaper report that was published just two days after Euston Station opened, that decribes the accident that marred the opening of the famous terminus.

historical newspaper report about The Grand Opening of Euston Station in London - 20 July 1837

Bucks Herald – Saturday 22 July 1837

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