Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ashby & Nuneaton Joint Railway
Leicester to
Burton upon Trent Line
Overseal and Moira
Moira
Donisthorpe
Coalville Town
Measham
Charnwood Forest Rly
Leicester to
Burton upon Trent Line
Snarestone
Hugglescote
Heather and Ibstock
Shackerstone Junction
Shackerstone
Battlefield Line Railway
Market Bosworth
Shenton
Stoke Golding
Higham on the Hill
Trent Valley Line
(West Coast Main Line)
Birmingham to
Peterborough Line
Nuneaton
Abbey Street
Nuneaton
Coventry to
Nuneaton Line
Hinckley
Trent Valley Line
(West Coast Main Line)
Birmingham to
Peterborough Line

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. 

External links[edit]