• Railways Around Bridgnorth (UK)

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  by rogerfarnworth
I have spent some time at the beginning of 2023 finding out as much as I can about the railways which served collieries either side of the River Severn south of Bridgnorth and which were served by the Severn Valley Railway.

Years before the Severn Valley Railway was constructed, tramroads brought coal and othe mine arisings down the the river for distribution around the country. The Tramroad served wharves on the river and Severn Trows took the load downstream.

This first article is about the Billingsley Plateway. .....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2023/02/11/ra ... rth-part-1
  by rogerfarnworth
Railways Around Bridgnorth again. .....

South of Bridgnorth in the valley of the River Severn were a series of collieries and associated sidings:

Alveley Sidings and Alveley Colliery with a private railway/aerial ropeway;
Highley Station;
Highley Colliery & Sidings;
The Billingsley Railway & Collery; and
Kinlet Colliery and Sidings.

These locations were all within the Wyre Forest Coalfield. All were connected to the GWR Severn Valley Railway (SVR). This next article looks at each of these locations in turn:

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2023/02/13/ra ... rth-part-2