Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway
The Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway (S&BR) opened on 12 November 1849. The company formed originally as the Shrewsbury & Wolverhampton, Dudley & Birmingham Railway in 1844. It became Shrewsbury & Birmingham Railway in 1847.
The first section of the S&BR, which was between and Oakengates and Wellington opened on 1 June 1849. The section from Wellington to Shrewsbury, which was shared with the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company, opened on the same date. The S&BR was extended to Wolverhampton on 12 November 1849. The S&BR merged with the Great Western Railway (GWR) on 1 September 1854.
Shrewsbury and Wellington Joint Railway
The Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company, built the Stafford to Shrewsbury Line, and leased it to the London and North Western Railway (LNWR). The LNWR and GWR ran the Shrewsbury-Wellington section as a joint railway, known as the Shrewsbury and Wellington Joint Railway.
The line today
The line is still used today as the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury Line.
- 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 [permanent dead link][permanent dead link].
- 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
- Stafford Road railway station: closed 1852
- Dunstall Park railway station
- Wolverhampton temporary station; between 12 November 1849 and 24 June 1852
- Wolverhampton High Level Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Stour Valley Railway Stour Valley Line between 24 June 1852 and 13 November 1854.
- Wolverhampton Low Level Great Western Railway Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Dudley Railway from 14 November 1854.
- Birmingham Snow Hill railway station.
- MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863 pp 353,864
- http://www.telfordsites.co.uk/telford/railway/mkt-drtn.html[permanent dead link]
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