Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway


Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway

The Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway opened on 12 November 1849. It merged with the Great Western Railway in January 1 September 1854.

The company formed originally as the Shrewsbury & Wolverhampton, Dudley & Birmingham Railway in 1844, it became "Shrewsbury & Birmingham Railway" in 1847.

When the section from Shrewsbury to Wellington, which was shared with the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company, opened on 1 June 1849, the railway began to run trains to and from Oakengates.

The railway finally opened on 12 November 1849 and is still used today as the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury Line.

Route

*Shrewsbury railway station, Shrewsbury.
*Joint line with Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company
*Abbey Foregate railway station; opened 1 June 1849 closed 30 September 1912.
*Upton Magna railway station, Upton Magna.
*Walcot railway station, Walcot.
*Admaston railway station; opened 1 June 1849.
*Junction with Wellington and Drayton Railway from 1867 [http://www.telfordsites.co.uk/telford/railway/mkt-drtn.html] .
*Wellington
*Junction with Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company.
*Oakengates railway station.
*Oakengates tunnel - see Oakengates railway station
*Madeley Junction Coalbrookdale branch.
*Shifnal railway station.
*Donington/Cosford railway station
*Albrighton railway station.
*Codsall railway station.

*Wolverhampton High Level Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Stour Valley Railway Stour Valley Line till 13 November 1854.
*Wolverhampton Low Level Great Western Railway Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Dudley Railway from 14 November 1854.

*Birmingham New Street railway station.

External links

* http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/articles/railways/S%20and%20B.htm
* http://www.telfordsites.co.uk/telford/railway/mkt-drtn.html


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