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HS2 work unearths Stephenson-designed railway turntable

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Old 11th March 2020, 08:25
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HS2 work unearths Stephenson-designed railway turntable

HS2 work has unearthed an old Robert Stephenson-designed railway turntable in Birmingham.

Excavations at the former Curzon Street station, which is set to be a new station for HS2, exposed the structure thought to date from 1837.

Archaeologists are now working to expose remains of the former Grand Junction Railway terminus.

The discovery was described as "extraordinary" by an HS2 spokesman.


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Old 11th March 2020, 10:05
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Yes, an amazing find, but presumably it will be removed or covered again by the new building work?
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Preservation of this piece of history is essential for future generations.
I'm sure that a suitable in-fill will be used to preserve and support the structure without damaging any details.
It would be good if there was a way of exposing part of the structure to enable station customers to enjoy this amazing piece of history.
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