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London and Birmingham Railway

The London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom, which existed between 1833 and 1846. The railway line that the company built and owned between London and Birmingham, which opened in 1838, was one of the first intercity railway lines in the world and the first railway line to be built into London.

The line was built by the famous engineer Robert Stephenson. It started at Euston Station in London, and traveled north until it reached Rugby, where it turned west through Coventry and then to Birmingham. The L&BR company was merged into the London and North Western Railway in 1846 and the line is today still operating as a major part of the West Coast Mainline.



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