1879

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February

12th. Stapleton Road Gas Works connected to the GWR mainline.

April

30th. Portishead Dock opened.

September

28th. Clevedon branch converted from Broad Gauge to Standard Gauge.

October

16th. Original (temporary) Sharpness station closed.
17th. Second Sharpness station opens.
17th. Severn Railway Bridge opens.

Exact date unknown

Yatton engine shed opens.
Timber bridge over Feeder Canal replaced by iron bow-string girders.