• The Railways of Telford

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

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  by rogerfarnworth
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/t ... ook-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!
  by rogerfarnworth
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/2022/07/07/th ... -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.”
  by rogerfarnworth
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. ....

  by rogerfarnworth
The LNWR Coalport Branch

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/2023/03/14/th ... e-station/
  by rogerfarnworth
The LNWR Coalport Branch again. ...

Just after publishing the first article about the branch, I received an email from David Clarke offering some photos from his collection This prompted another look for photos on my part.

This addendum to the first article is prompted by David's email and includes a few other items as well. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2023/03/24/th ... h-part-1a/