Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway

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Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway
Leicester–Burton Line
Overseal and Moira
Moira
Donisthorpe
Measham
Snarestone
Coalville Town
Charnwood Forest Railway
Leicester–Burton Line
Hugglescote
Heather and Ibstock
Shackerstone Junction
Shackerstone
Market Bosworth
Shenton
Stoke Golding
Birmingham to Peterborough Line
Hinckley
Higham on the Hill
Trent Valley Line (WCML)
Nuneaton Abbey Street
Birmingham to Peterborough Line
Nuneaton
Coventry to Nuneaton Line
Trent Valley Line (WCML)

The Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway was a pre-grouping railway company in the English Midlands. Construction began in 1869 and the railway was opened in 1873.[1] The railway was built to serve the Leicestershire coalfield. It linked Moira and Coalville Town with Nuneaton.

Ownership[edit]

Until the 1923 grouping the railway was jointly owned by the Midland Railway and the London and North Western Railway.[1] It then became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, which withdrew passenger services in 1931.[1] Nationalisation in 1948 made the railway part of British Railways, which closed the line to freight traffic in 1971.[1]

Preservation[edit]

Part of the line between Shackerstone and Shenton has been re-opened as the Battlefield Line Railway, a heritage railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Speller, John. "Ashby & Nuneaton Joint Railway (L&NWR/MR)". John Speller's Web Pages. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 

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