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Bewdley history before preservation: Resize, gallery and add photos
== Bewdley history before preservation ==
[[File:Bewdley railway station 1795793 c24b1cba.jpg|thumb|200px300px|right|Bewdley station in 1963 (Geograph)]][[File:PGH BewdleyGoods.jpg|thumb|200px|right|An up goods passes Bewdley in April 1962 (PG Hindley)]][[File:Bewdley1898.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Bewdley Station in 1898]]
*1862 Bewdley has a population of 2900<ref>[[Bibliography | Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway, J. Randall, 1863]]</ref> (Population; 10869 in 2001)<ref>[ 2001 census]</ref>
*1862: When the Severn Valley Line opened, Bewdley was a crossing point and was deemed a principal station, being provided with a goods shed and goods yard. Construction of the [[Wyre Forest Line | Tenbury and Bewdley Railway]] and the [[Kidderminster Loop Line]] had already been authorised, and the station was always planned to be a junction.
*1970: Passenger services to Kidderminster and Hartlebury ended on 5 January, ending the pre-preservation use of Bewdley Station. 
<gallery>File:PGH BewdleyGoods.jpg|An up goods passes Bewdley in April 1962 (PG Hindley)File:Bewdley1898.jpg|Bewdley Station in 1898File:Bewdley Britain From Above 1930.jpg|Aerial view of Bewdley in 1930File:Bewdley Britain From Above 1952.jpg|Aerial view of Bewdley in 1952</gallery>
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|+ Traffic statistics for Bewdley (including Northwood Halt), selected years prior to 1939

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