West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway

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The West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway (WELCPR) was an early railway company in south London between Crystal Palace station and Wandsworth, which was opened in 1856.wikipedia
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Crystal Palace railway station

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The West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway (WELCPR) was an early railway company in south London between Crystal Palace station and Wandsworth, which was opened in 1856. To coincide with the reopening of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham Hill on 10 June 1854, the LB&SCR opened a short spur line linking a new Crystal Palace station to Sydenham station on the Brighton main line from London Bridge.
The station was opened on 10 June 1854 by the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway (WEL&CPR) to take the crowds to the relocated Palace.

London, Brighton and South Coast Railway

London Brighton and South Coast RailwayLB&SCRLBSCR
Throughout its brief existence the railway was operated by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) to which it was leased in 1858 and sold in 1859.
Schuster also encouraged an independent concern, the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway (WEL&CPR), to construct a new line extending in a wide arc round south London from the LB&SCR Crystal Palace branch to Wandsworth in 1856 and to Battersea in 1858 with a temporary terminus at Battersea Pier.

London Victoria station

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This relatively short line was of considerable importance to the history of railways of south London as it was the first line to create a corridor from the south and east towards Westminster and led to the development of London Victoria railway station.
While this was under construction the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway also planned a line from Crystal Palace, to a new station at Battersea Wharf, at the southern end of the new Chelsea Bridge.

Beckenham Junction station

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The line would also continue in an easterly direction towards Beckenham and Bromley.
The station was opened by the Mid-Kent Railway (MKR) on 1 January 1857 as the terminus of the line from Lewisham; it became a junction on 3 May 1858 when the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway Farnborough Extension line from Crystal Palace to Shortlands was opened.

Balham station

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The West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway opened a station named Balham Hill on 1 December 1856, at which time the line ran between Crystal Palace and Wandsworth Common.

Streatham Hill railway station

Streatham HillStreatham Hill station
The railway station was opened by the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway on 1 December 1856, originally being named 'Streatham'.

New Wandsworth railway station

New WandsworthNew Wandsworth station
The station was opened by the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway on the 29 March 1858 when the railway extended its line from Wandsworth to Pimlico.

East Kent Railway

East KentEast Kent Light Railway
This line connected with the East Kent Railway, which then obtained running powers over the WEL&CPR, providing it with an entry into London.
The route to Victoria station, London, via the Mid-Kent line and the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway opened on 1 November 1861.

London, Chatham and Dover Railway

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In 1860, the East Kent changed its name to be become the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LC&DR).
On 3 March 1858 the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway (WELCPR) opened the extension of their line from Norwood (Crystal Palace) to Beckenham Junction (opened as Beckenham) and Shortlands (opened as Bromley).

Grosvenor Road railway station

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The planned connection to the L&SWR never happened, and the railway continued parallel to the L&SWR line and then turned north to a station close to the River Thames at Battersea Wharf, misleadingly called Pimlico, which opened on 29 March 1858.
It was at the end of a 3 mi extension of the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway from Wandsworth Common.

West Norwood railway station

West NorwoodWest Norwood station
The station was opened as Lower Norwood on 1 December 1856, as part of the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway.

London

London, EnglandLondon, United KingdomLondon, UK
The West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway (WELCPR) was an early railway company in south London between Crystal Palace station and Wandsworth, which was opened in 1856.

Wandsworth

Wandsworth, LondonWandsworth, SurreyWandsworth Town
The West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway (WELCPR) was an early railway company in south London between Crystal Palace station and Wandsworth, which was opened in 1856. The WELCPR was an independent company that aimed to create an additional line from Wandsworth to the LB&SCR station at Crystal Palace and thence to Norwood Junction, whence it would have running powers over the LB&SCR to East Croydon railway station.

Pimlico

Pimlico RoadPimlico, LondonPimlico Race Course
The planned connection to the L&SWR never happened, and the railway continued parallel to the L&SWR line and then turned north to a station close to the River Thames at Battersea Wharf, misleadingly called Pimlico, which opened on 29 March 1858. The line was extended in 1858 to a station at Battersea Wharf which was misleadingly named Pimlico.

Westminster

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This relatively short line was of considerable importance to the history of railways of south London as it was the first line to create a corridor from the south and east towards Westminster and led to the development of London Victoria railway station.

The Crystal Palace

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To coincide with the reopening of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham Hill on 10 June 1854, the LB&SCR opened a short spur line linking a new Crystal Palace station to Sydenham station on the Brighton main line from London Bridge.

Sydenham railway station (London)

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To coincide with the reopening of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham Hill on 10 June 1854, the LB&SCR opened a short spur line linking a new Crystal Palace station to Sydenham station on the Brighton main line from London Bridge.

Brighton main line

Brighton lineQuarry Linemain line
To coincide with the reopening of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham Hill on 10 June 1854, the LB&SCR opened a short spur line linking a new Crystal Palace station to Sydenham station on the Brighton main line from London Bridge.

London Bridge station

London BridgeLondon Bridge railway stationJubilee line station
To coincide with the reopening of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham Hill on 10 June 1854, the LB&SCR opened a short spur line linking a new Crystal Palace station to Sydenham station on the Brighton main line from London Bridge.

Norwood Junction railway station

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The WELCPR was an independent company that aimed to create an additional line from Wandsworth to the LB&SCR station at Crystal Palace and thence to Norwood Junction, whence it would have running powers over the LB&SCR to East Croydon railway station.

Arrangements between railroads

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The WELCPR was an independent company that aimed to create an additional line from Wandsworth to the LB&SCR station at Crystal Palace and thence to Norwood Junction, whence it would have running powers over the LB&SCR to East Croydon railway station.

East Croydon station

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The WELCPR was an independent company that aimed to create an additional line from Wandsworth to the LB&SCR station at Crystal Palace and thence to Norwood Junction, whence it would have running powers over the LB&SCR to East Croydon railway station.

Bromley South railway station

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The line would also continue in an easterly direction towards Beckenham and Bromley.

London and South Western Railway

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The intention was also to link the northern end of the railway to the London and South Western Railway at a point south east of Clapham Junction, whence trains would continue to Waterloo.

Clapham Junction railway station

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The intention was also to link the northern end of the railway to the London and South Western Railway at a point south east of Clapham Junction, whence trains would continue to Waterloo.