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The Railways of Telford

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    A recent gift (December 2021) from a valued colleague, to mark my pending retirement and my move to Telford, was 'Railways of Telford' by David Clarke

    https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/12/26/the-railways-of-telford-part-1-a-book-review

    This is my review of the book which, as you will read, should become a primer for me for exploring Telford and Wrekin and the wider area of East Shropshire!
     
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    The Wellington & Severn Junction Railway (W&SJR) - Part 1


    This is the first post about the different railway routes in Telford. The W&SJR ran through Lawley and Dawley which are within a mile or so of our home in Malinslee, Telford.

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/07/0...n-railway-wsjr-part-1-wellington-to-horsehay/

    “The Wellington and Severn Junction Railway … was built between 1857 [and] 1861 and formed part of the Wellington to Craven Arms Railway. For much of its working life, it was operated by the Great Western Railway and subsequently the Western Region of British Railways.”
     
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    The last post on this thread looked at the length of the W&SJR from Wellington Station to Horsehay & Dawley Station. This next post covers the length from Horsehay & Dawley Station to Lightmoor Station. ....

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/?p=34673
     
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    The LNWR Coalport Branch - Part 1

    After the construction of the Wellington and Severn Junction Railway (W&SJR) and it being included in the GWR network, the LNWR found it necessary to take an interest in the Shropshire Canal as an alternative means of accessing the area.

    The industrial areas immediately North of the River Severn were served by a whole series of tramroads which linked to the River Severn or to the Shropshire Canal and eventually to the W&SJR. Increasing problems with the Shropshire Canal led the LNWR to conclude that it needed to replace it, and the Coalport Branch was the result.

    This is the first of a series of articles about the line:

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2023/03/1...the-lnwr-part-1-hadley-to-malins-lee-station/
     
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    Thank you, D1039.
     
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    Roger, I wonder if when you were researching the Lilleshall Co and associated nearby railways if you ventured into Priorslee Village?.
    This short stretch of rail has been embedded in the road since I moved to the area nearly four decades ago. I can't vouch for the provenance of this though I have no reason to suspect it isn't a genuine route, but this is looking towards Oakengates and behind me would have led to the former Lawn Colliery.



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    Hi jsm8b

    I still have the area to the North and East of Hollinswood Sidings to look at. It might be a few months before I do so as I now have to pull a talk together for the Oakengates History Group.

    I would say that it is highly likely that the short section of track was once part of the Lilleshall Company network.

    Best wishes

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